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Program Finance Manager – Gode, Somali Region Of Ethiopia

Job Description:

Program Finance Manager

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia

Category: Accounting and Finance

Location: Gode, Somali

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Program Finance Manager – Gode, Somali Region Of Ethiopia

Who we are:

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an

International Non-governmental organization

and a member of SOS Children’s Villages

International Federation. The organization

started its humanitarian work with the opening

of its first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of

Ethiopia in 1974. The organization has been

providing life-saving provisions such as food, water and health services for a very

significant number of children devastated by severe drought and the subsequent famine.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront

Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and are at risk of losing their parental

care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and

community based organizations across seven program locations; SOS Children’s Villages

Ethiopia aspires that every child grows up with love, respect and security.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Program Finance Manager who will be responsible for leading and

implementing financial policies and activities and provide support to staff and local

partners at the program location.

What we provide…

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing

professional space to grow and advance your career!

Your role….

As a Program Finance Manager, you will be in charge of the following:

Ensuring that the accounting records of the organization adhere to the organizational

policies, procedures and guidelines and the governing rules and regulations of the

Ethiopian government

Designing and using sound internal financial control system to safeguard assets, records

and documents of the organization

Communicating of financial policies and procedures within the organization, and with

other stakeholders as necessary

Identifying departmental and individual financial management training needs of

program location staff and delivering customized trainings to address the identified


Supervising and checking that all financial activities including payments, transfers of

funds, payroll, controlling cash and other current accounts, bank reconciliation

statements, liabilities for correctness & timely delivery

Ascertaining that program/project payments are made within the grant period and as

per approved budget line items

Ensuring that required documentation and authorization is present to effect payment

Preparing and submitting monthly electronic and hard copy reports with supporting

documentation to SOS children’s Villages Ethiopia National Office finance department.

Monitoring operating/administrative expenses and external funds and identifies issues

for discussion with program management team

Preparing periodic reports of the public funded projects/ Earmarked projects.

Ensuring that all financial and accounting related files and records reflect high

professional standards

Preparing cash flow forecasts on monthly and quarterly basis and plans for timely

preparation and replenishment for local partners and others as necessary and applicable.

Assisting program staff with budgeting out activities in accordance with the work plan

prepared by the project teams

Carrying out budget utilization comparison periodically as per the directives thereon.

Controls expenditures against budget.

Ensuring sufficient funds are available at all times to meet the project’s needs by

submitting monthly cash advance requests to National office finance department.

Ensuring timely deposit of all collections

Verifying monthly bank reconciliation statements for program location bank accounts

Facilitating audit of accounts by internal and external auditors.

Participating in coordinating monitoring visits and site support as and when deemed


Conducting periodical monitoring visit of the finance VS physical activities of projects.

Supporting on timely securing of project implementation budget from donors including

locally funded projects.

Provide finance related capacity-building support/activity to CBO’s and CCSC’s.

Job Requirements

Up for the challenge…

Then check out our criteria’s:

The must haves:

BA Degree in Accounting

Minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience

Excellent verbal and written communication skill

Proficient computer skills

Collaboration skills, problem solving and analytical skills

Ability to manage and priorities a varied workload and work to deadlines

Excellent command over English

Accounting software knowledge

Leadership skill

How to Apply

Excited to take on an new Adventure. Then send us your application through



Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

“Our selection process is a reflection of our engagement and dedication to acquire talents

that promote a safe and enabling environment for children and young people”

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