Project Accountant

Oromia Environment, Forest and Climate Change Authority would like to invite qualified applicants for the following position

Position: Project Accountant

Number of employees required for the post: Three (03)

Key duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Accountant will be responsible for planning and executing all activities related to financial management of the OFLP in the assigned zones and woredas as per the financial standards and procedures of the Government and the World Bank Interactional Development Association

Specific Tasks

  • Under the guidance and oversight of the respective OFLP Lead Facilitator/OEFCCA office head and jointly with the respective OFLP implementing sector offices, assists ¡n preparing the joint annual budget
  • Leads proper management of accounting records and financial transactions in line with the standards and formats accepted by the FDRE and the Bank.
  • Ensures that the financial resource allocated under the OFLP grant is used properly for planned activities
  • Prepares and submits financial monitoring reports to the Oromia REDD+ Coordination Unit, to respective head of zonal OEFCCA office and other implementing sectors, also provides financial data for the preparation of progress reports;
  • Leads preparation and submission of documentation of expenditure, bank reconciliation statements, and any other supporting documents to account for the amount advanced;
  • Manages and controls all disbursements to ensure effective OFLP implementation in the assigned zones and woredas
  • Leads and prepares monthly and annual cash flow projections and monitors effective disbursement of funds;
  • Liaises with OFLP external auditors to be recruited by the ORCU for effective and efficient auditing of the accounts;
  • Ensures proper control over all program assets and maintenance of proper systems and procedures
  • Performs other tasks assigned by the respective Lead Facilitator.

Supervision and Coordination

The Project Accountant will be based at the selected Zonal office of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Authority and closely works with respective OFLP lead facilitator, Zonal office of Finance and. Economic Cooperation (ZoFEC) and Financial Management Specialist and Assistant of ORCU basedin Addis Ababa. S/he reports to the respective OFLP Lead Facilitator and head of ZoEFCCA.

Required skills, competence and experience:

The main skills, competencies and experience required by the OFLP Project Accountant are summarized below:

MA/BA degree in Financial Management, Business Management or relevant fields obtained from recognized university;

Practical experience in financial management of four years for MA and six years for BA;

Experience of working for projects financed by external donors is an asset;

Knowledge of financial policies and procedures of the World Bank is an important asset; Knowledge of computerized financial management system;

Proven analytical and evaluative skills, including the ability to independently provide well-researched analyses on key financial management issues and problems;

Knowledge of country conditions generally and of financial management-related legislation, systems and practices;

General knowledge of training methods is an asset;

Strong communication skills and persuasiveness in presenting, negotiating and resolving highly complex issues, both orally and in writing in English (ability to write and speak in Afaan Oromoo will be mandatory)

Strong interpersonal skills and orientation as a team member

Duration of Contract: The OFLP Project Accountant will be recruited initially for a period of 12 months, to be extended based on performance.

Remuneration: Attractive and negotiable based on applicant’s qualification and experience.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their application and CV with non-returnable copies of supporting documents in 10 working days of this announcement to the Human Resource Management and Development Directorate of Oromia Environment, Forest and Climate Change Authority located at 7th floor Oromia Office premises Sarbet Area Finfinne.

Oromia Environment, Forest and Climate Change Authority

Phone: 251-113-85200

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