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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: BA in accounting from recognized university,


Organization: Dan Church Aid (DCA)


Salary : Negotiable based on level/relevance of education, experience and ..




Application Dead line:2016-04-12


Dan Church Aid (DCA)
is a legally registered international NGO (Charities and Societies Agency Certificate # 1083) engaged in development and humanitarian assistance to poor rural people in Ethiopia in partnership with Ethiopian NGOs and civil society organizations.

Dan Church Aid invites competent professionals to apply for a Roving Finance Officer position to manage for the project DCA has with its partners.

Main Responsibilities: The Roving Finance Officer will be responsible for monitoring all financial records relating to DCA project in the partner organizations at Field location and Addis. He/She is also responsible for ensuring all financial procedures are followed in accordance with Donor and DCA financial guidelines and legal/regulatory requirements. The Roving Finance Officer, under the guidance of DCA finance coordinator, will have a functional supporting role to the partners.

Summary of key duties

  • Conduct monitoring visits to all DCA Ethiopia’s partners at both Addis and field locations, supervising financial records, and giving technical support to the finance personnel.
  • Conduct compliance spot check and ensure that expenditure are in line with the Donor budget, donor guidelines, and DCA procurement and financial guidelines.
  • Review payment documents to ensure that it is coded properly and are supported by adequate documentary evidence.
  • Review periodic financial report of DCA partners’ and compile partners reports for second level review.
  • Ensure adequate cash is maintained by DCA and partners, facilitate fund transfers when needed,
  • Prepare VAT exemption request for DCA and its partners,
  • Prepare and summarize quarterly expenditure plan, list of accruals for DCA and partners for submission to Donors,
  • Provide tailored accounting /Finance trainings for partners staff; both on job and formally organized,
  • Work closely with the DCA program staff, other departments within DCA and partner organizations,
  • Inform Immediate supervisor any incidence of financial miss handling or miss-use without reasonable delay,
  • Collaborate with other finance unit staff and perform other duties when assigned /delegated,


Key Qualifications/skills:

  • BA in accounting from recognized university, 
  • At least five years of experience in similar or related development work in INGO environment,
  • Knowledge and application accounting software (Peachtree, SUN, …etc)
  • High level of accuracy, attention to details
  • Ability to deliver task on deadline
  • Very good knowledge and application of MS-Office, especially excel.
  • Good English communication skill (Written and spoken)
  • Experience of working with USAID, ECHO, UNOCHA/HRF, DANIDA, … donors,
  • Very good training and coaching capacity and experience; experience in supervising and guiding staff
  • Willing to undertake extensive travel and willing to remain out of Addis for extended field trip arrangements,
  • Team oriented, flexible and creative approach; keen to take initiative where appropriate
  • Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities
  • Accountable to:-Finance coordinator

Terms of Employment: One year with a possibility of extension

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, with regular (75%) travel to project sites

Salary: Negotiable based on level/relevance of education, experience and within the frame work of DCA

              Ethiopia salary scale

Deadline for Application: April 12, 2016

Interested and qualified applicants should mail their applications letter, together with a non-returnable CV and contact details of at least three references, to  with the subject line “Roving Finance officer” or hand deliver at the DCA office along the Ethio-China Frendship Avenue, Wollo Sefere, opposite Tebaber Berta building.

DCA is an equal opportunity employer and all interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race gender, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation. Please don’t mention your religious or ethnic affiliation in your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.







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