Job Information Finance Assistant - Sulaymaniyah NGO Information
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Governorate Sulimaniyah
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Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2020-02-11
Requirements
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
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Minimum Experience 1 Year
Required Travel
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No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2020-02-11
Deadline Date 2020-02-24
Location
[Sulaymaniyah,Iraq ]
Description

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we collaborate to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within now and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps works in places of transition, where conflict, disaster, political upheaval, or economic collapse present opportunities to build more secure, productive, and just communities. Providing emergency relief in times of crisis, we move quickly to help communities recover and build resilience to future shocks, and promote sustainable change by supporting community-led and market-driven initiatives. Recognizing both the great potential and the complex challenges faced by the Middle East, since 1989 Mercy Corps has been implementing a range of humanitarian assistance and development programs tailored to the specific needs of the region and of those communities where we work. Mercy Corps has worked across Iraq’s 18 governorates since 2003, implementing relief and development programming, more than a third of which has focused on the specific needs of refugees and displaced persons. Mercy Corps Iraq current goal is to work with new and existing civil society, public and private sector partners to meet immediate and long-term needs by strengthening communities’ ability to rebuild amidst increasing crisis. Mercy Corps Iraq focuses on (1) a relief-to-resilience pathway to meet the needs of conflict-affected communities leveraging agency expertise in conflict management and civil society development (2) a humanitarian response that empowers conflict-affected populations to meet their own needs (3) partnering with conflict-affected adolescents to address their diverse needs, promoting leadership and linkages with civil society.

General Position Summary

Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Finance Director and working closely with the Finance Officer and other MC Iraq finance staff, the Finance Assistant will ensure the accuracy and completeness of Mercy Corps accounting records and will have primary responsibility for managing the monthly accounting cycle.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Record daily cash transactions in Mercy Corps accounting software system “Navigator”.
  2. Maintain custody of the office cash, make payments of approved transactions, (Cashier).
  3. Perform weekly and month end cash counts per the Mercy Corps Field Finance Manual.
  4. Archive Mercy Corps (finance) documents
  5. Other month close tasks as assigned, including submission of required month end supporting documentation, Navigator reports, etc.
  6. Monitor advances/ advance ageing report. ( responsible person of advances)
  7. Make sure that all supporting documentation is prepared and filed according to MC procedures.
  8. Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  9. Performing field payments / cash distribution - outside the office when requested.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: N/A

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Finance Officer

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Finance team, Procurement, Administration and Logistics Team, Program team.

 

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • One year or more of accounting or bookkeeping experience, including experience with double-entry accounting
  • Computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Familiarity with computerized, double-entry accounting software
  • Strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail
  • Minimum oral and written English skills, Arabic language skills

Success Factors:

A clear understanding of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential. The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required. A demonstrated ability to work quickly, accurately, meet deadlines, and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary. Recognition of and discretion in the sensitivities of the program is of crucial importance.

 

How To Apply

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES:

Successful candidates should meet the education and experience requirements in the position descriptions for the vacant positions. S/he must be self- motivated, creative, tolerant, and able to work in difficult, stressful environments and follow Mercy Corps procedures. S/he must respect diversity and gender equality at the workplace.

Interested candidates should submit their CVs to the email address mcerbilhr@gmail.com before the deadline indicated below.

Please indicate on the subject of the email the title of the position you are applying for, for full position description for the noted posts, please visit websites NCCI and F-Job.

ALL APPLICATIONS/ CVs SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY February 24th, 2020 at 16:00.

Mercy Corps will review CV’s and applications on a rolling basis (i.e., as applications are submitted).

Potential candidates for the post will be contacted for an interview and processed according to Mercy Corps Human Resources policies and procedures. As soon as qualified candidates are identified the positions will be closed automatically. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for potential interview. Any documents submitted will remain with Mercy Corps and will not be returned to candidates. 

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer. Females are highly encouraged to apply.

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