Finance Officer

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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2022
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Organizational Overview:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research, technology, communication, and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development and humanitarian challenge in more than 70 countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response team is responding to the humanitarian emergency in Tigray, focusing on emergency health, nutrition and WASH activities to support the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality.

Job Summary:

Ensure that financial transactions are carried out, reported and documented in a timely manner in accordance with general accounting principles, and FHI 360 and donor guidelines


  • Maintains completion of workbooks accounts, as per FHI 360 policies.
  • Checking of all payment claims to ensure compliance of FHI 360 policy & procedures, valid Scheme of Delegation, FHI 360 Donors compliance requirements, In-country law and any other official regulatory authority.
  • Ensures that all payments are properly coded to record against active projects and complete authorization of respective
    Budget Holder as per FHI 360 Scheme of Delegation.
  • Ensures that all program implementation activities require direct or indirect involvement of disbursement of incentives,
    contractors, beneficiaries should safe guarded by segregation of duty.
  • Prepares Bank and cash GFAS, financial data entry on daily basis.
  • Ensures that daily financial matters are handled in a systematic, accurate and transparent manner.
  • Monitors cash & bank flows on daily basis and maintain close coordination with financial institutions to ensure smooth cashflows. Safeguard FHI 360 cash from assessed/known risks.
  • If due to unforeseen reasons institutional banking system services are not available, alternative arrangements should be arranged with prior consent of Finance Manager and Response Coordinator.
  • Assists Field Office & Country Office finance teams during internal & external audit, donor specific audit, any authorized third-party review of financial records.
  • Maintains working relationship with FHI 360 partners and support Field Office & Country Office to ensure smooth financial implementation of projects through partners.
  • Escalates any noted financial risks and fraud activities directly to Senior Finance Officer, Finance Manager and Response
  • Reviews official e-mails daily, respond to queries from colleagues and external authorities in a timely and
    appropriate manner, and ensure any problematic issues are raised with the line manager at the earliest opportunity.
  • Responsible for professional direction/delegation/supervision/accountability of reporting staff as per Job Descriptions or any official documentation.
  • Confirms that payments related to procurement have the necessary documentation as outlined in FHI 360 procurement
    policies and procedures for all goods and services.
  • Maintenance of a proper and transparent filling system of all documents relation to finance.
  • Confirms availability of funds before authorization of project expenditures.
  • Ensures all financial transactions have the required supporting document

    Applied Knowledge & Skills:

    • Applies a thorough knowledge of financial management, investment capital, and risk analysis, debt management, and investment analysis, legal and regulatory compliance pertaining to the respective industry.

    • Proficient knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Fundamentals.

    • Proficiency in spreadsheet software required.

    • Has a thorough knowledge of external regulations as well as internal corporate policies and procedures.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.

    • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data, identify/resolve errors and prepare reports.

    • Ability to motivate and work well with others.

      Problem Solving & Impact:

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