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Finance Officer – Surge

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
  • Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Jakarta
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  • Please note that this vacancy is for talent pool

    Organizational Context

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people each year through its 190 members of National Societies. The organization acts before, during and after disasters, crises and health emergences in order to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. IFRC’s work is guided by seven Fundamental Principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality) and by Strategy 2020, which voices the organization’s collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that presently confront humanity.

    As one of the five decentralized parts of the IFRC Secretariat, the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) leads the support to National Societies of 38 countries – including Bangladesh – through eight Country Offices and five Country Cluster Support Teams.

    The assigned person will be base in TO BE CONFIRM depending of location of operation.

    Job Purpose

    The Finance Officer, under overall supervision of the Finance Coordinator, is responsible for overall delivery of financial and administrative support, ensuring the proper use of Federation resources according to established procedures. S/he will support the work of various departments in order to ensure the operation works effectively and efficiently.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Expenditure and Liabilities

    • Validate and reconcile individual contractor’s payments to ensure payments are in accordance with the agreement and completion of actual work.
    • Maintain Accounts payable module to records commitments and liabilities for goods or services.
    • Support FAM on preparing commitment & potential expenses on monthly basis

    Financial Reporting

    • Prepare retrospective expenditure
    • Prepare list of contracts and follow up result from system
    • Compiling Salary Coding from all location
    • Checking National Society Document
    • Banking Maintenance

    Budgeting and Budgetary control

    • Support FAM on monitoring budget by completing actual expense on budget template on monthly basis
    • Support FAM during budget revision cycle

    Internal Control

    • Performing timely monthly closing review and checks
    • Ensure Federation Internal Control Systems are in place and complied with.
    • Look for any irregularities that may lead to potential loss to Federation’s asset & support on quarterly/ yearly stock check
    • Alert management for any potential weakness in the implementation of activity/procedure that may lead to potential loss to Federation if proper action is not taken.
    • Ensure all supporting document is available before post to book
    • Updating NS Document database
    • Support asset management

    Technical Responsibilities:

    • Ability to use and produce a report using Fedbudget software.
    • Ability to use and generate a proper report using Business Object.
    • Coordination with Program Managers on any finance related issue.

    Job Requirements

    • Professional /academic qualification in finance, accounting and administration services (min. graduation degree in commerce)
    • Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent
    • Minimum 3 Years work experience in a finance or accounting and administrative roles
    • Experience of working with Federation accounting and administrative systems are preferred
    • Experience of local commercial & contractual systems are preferred
    • Experience of project cycle using participatory methodologies are preferred
    • Experience in writing narrative and financial reports are preferred
    • Experience in Administration
    • Advanced skills in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word processing and accounting packages)
    • Knowledge and experience of CODA are preferred
    • Experience of and ability to use manual accounting systems
    • Skills in training and developing staff
    • Fluently spoken and written English are preferred



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