Finance and Admin Officer

iDE Nepal

Detailed Job description / requirements:

iDE is a global organization that advances market-based approaches in agriculture; finance; and WASH to create income and livelihood opportunities for low-income rural households. iDE has worked in Nepal since 1992. iDE is recruiting various positions for the CSISA COVID-19 Response and Resilience Activity (2021-2023), a buy-in program under the USAID-funded CSISA project in Nepal. 

The CSISA COVID-19 Response and Resilience Activity mainly aims to support rapid response and resilience-building from the second wave of COVID-19 in Nepal’s agri-food systems. Key areas of intervention will focus on provision of access to finance for micro small- and medium-scale agricultural input and services provision businesses, recovery, and response in the postharvest value chain, with emphasis on financial products to benefit businesses involved in perishable farm product marketing and distribution, and expansion of digital banking services supporting socially distanced agricultural finance transactions. Emphasis will be placed on reaching smaller businesses that are verified to be women-owned or operated with specialized loan products. In addition, the intervention will focus on sustaining agricultural mechanization services through geographical expansion to new districts in which CSISA is not currently working on COVID-19 response, while also working to increase national food security and bolster agricultural economies in times of crisis. 

Position Title: Finance and Admin Officer

Required No: One 

Duty station: Nepalgunj, Banke

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Regional Program Team Leader, the Finance and Admin Officer (FAO) will be responsible for financial management, budget control, accounts maintenance, financial reporting, coordinating logistics arrangement of day-to day administrative support functions; which also include the supervision and execution of the accounting and administrative tasks of the entire field/district offices as described below.    

Major duties and responsibilities:

Financial:

  • Ensure all the financial transactions are properly accounted for and duly approved.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact in dealing with the activities related to financial management, such as budget, banking, procurement, accounting, taxation, financial reporting. 
  • Responsible for ensuring sound cash-flow management and funds availability for program activity implementation based on the approved work plan and budgets. 
  • Ensure proper accounting, record keeping, and financial reporting to the Country Office as per the set procedure and timeline. 
  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of GoN, iDE, and the donor. 
  • Settlement of the travel advances and travel expense reports of the staff, other payments to the program personnel, vendors, and other claimants. 
  • Perform month/period-end closing procedures, including allocation of shared costs, accounts reconciliation, and updating the schedules. 
  • Liaison with the auditors regarding all types of audits. 
  • Supervise, monitor, and mentor the support staff.  
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisors. 

Administrative:

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for the logistical and administrative aspects of the regional office for all programs.  
  • Maintain a comprehensive assets register for all program properties by donors, funding sources and facilitate the annual inventory verification.
  • Maintain and update the proper records of staff, consultants, contracts, vendors etc. 
  • Vehicle management for the field level activities and maintaining a logbook.

Key Requirements: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting with three years of experience in the relevant field.
  • Good understanding of financial management, specially on budgeting, financial reporting, and compliance practices of non-profit organizations.
  • Good computer skills including spreadsheets. 
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Sound knowledge on Income Tax and Labour Laws of Nepal.
  • Hands-on experience of FAMAS accounting software is preferred.
  • High degree of integrity and responsibility.
  • Good spoken and written skills in both English and Nepali.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link: 

Finance and Admin Officer (Nepalgunj Based) 

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Job Overview

Category Accounting and Finance
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 3+ years
Education Graduate (Bachelors)
Posted Date 19 Nov, 2021
Apply Before 30 Nov, 2021
City Nepalgunj, Banke