Finance Officer / Field Assistant

Astha Nepal

Details / requirements:

Vacancy Announcement

Association for Social Transformation and Humanitarians Assistance (ASTHA Nepal), was established on 1996  with the objective to contribute to the socioeconomic transformation of the country for the upliftment of living standard of rural people by enhancing their awareness on socio-economic, cultural and environmental issues through various development programs related to awareness raising, entrepreneurship development, community infrastructure development, environment protection, skill development and sustainable development of natural systems. The rationale behind the inception of ASTHA is the realization that the problems of poverty and rural backwardness cannot be addressed through efforts of the government alone and complementary programs and initiatives should come from the non-governmental sector as well. The basic purpose of ASTHA, therefore, is to work with the poor, Dalits, indigenous, and disadvantaged people, and their organizations/groups at the grassroots level as a mechanism for enhancing their capacity for rural development. 

We are recruiting young, energetic, highly motivated candidates for implementing the Transforming the Cookstove Market in Nepal project which is funded by Livelihoods Venture and Partnership with Practical Action Nepal and implemented by ASTHA Nepal. This Project is going to be implemented in 4 districts of Sudurpashim province of Nepal namely Achham, Doti, Dadeldhura, and Baitadi.

Position: Finance Officer

Location: Based at the project office in Dadeldhura (Overseeing operations in 4 Districts: Achham, Doti, Dadeldhura and Baitadi)

No. of Vacancy/s: [1]

Duration: Up to September 2027

Direct Report to: Project Coordinator



Minimum Qualifications and Experiences

Sector Knowledge

Duty station


Finance Officer – 1

  • Bachelor Degree of Commerce, Business Studies or Equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in independently handling budgeting, financial accounting, planning and analysis in I/NGO and preferably. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of MS office Package (Word/Excel/PowerPoint etc.) & Internet
  • Experience of working in a computerized accounting environment like IPAS, FAMAS.
  • Experience of working corporate pay and Straigh2Bank.
  • Ability to lead financial management of the project/program and make the linkage of this with overall financial management of the organization.
  • General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Good command of English & Nepali languages (written & spoken)
  • Practical knowledge of project budgeting, accounting & reporting
  • Able to articulate and communicate ideas well verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of tax and compliance
  • Demonstrated Mentoring, Orientation & Training Skill
  • Good interpersonal, problem-solving & time management skills
  • Willingness to work under pressure with tight deadlines and to travel across the project areas.
  • Review the cookstoves sales document.
  • Assisting in the preparation of budgets.
  • Managing records and receipts.
  • Reconciling daily, monthly, and yearly transactions
  • Reviewed the documents and Processing for payment.
  • In-depth knowledge of government policy and process.
  • Assist to project team and Board of organization.
  • Resolve financial disputes raised by the project teams.
  • Being a key point of contact for other departments on financial and accounting matters
  • Supporting the Project Coordinator and executives with projects and tasks when required.
  • Timely reporting, scan document uploading and timely response of funding partner’s feedback.
  • Assist to organization for developing and revision of budget and policy procedure.
  • Orientation to project staff about related policy and procedure.
  • Asist to internal an external auditor.
  • Officer Based Position with frequent travel to field.

Position: Field Assistant

Location: Based in the field (PurbiChauki RM Doti and Chaurpati RM Achham)

No. of Vacancy/s: [1]

Duration: Up to September 2027

Report to: Cluster Field Officer

Essential skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • Completed 10+2 education with a minimum of 2 years of experience in social mobilization. 
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and can collaborate effectively with community members in coordination with all sector staff at both cluster and local levels. 
  • Previous experience in mobilizing communities at the grassroots level, implementing initiatives, and facilitating various sessions is advantageous. 
  • Familiarity with computer and mobile phone-based surveying is a plus. 
  • Holding a two-wheeler driving license would be advantageous.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist in executing the operational plan for the cookstove project. 
  • Generate demand for cookstoves through social mobilization, coordinating with beneficiaries, Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), and other stakeholders. 
  • Arrange demonstration events and facilitate marketing campaigns through sales points for clean cookstoves. 
  • Verify cookstove sales and usage through household visits and phone interviews with a randomly selected 30% of households, assessing sales, usage, and maintenance. 
  • Implement project activities utilizing a digitalization approach with the use of mobile applications.
  • Support in organizing and facilitating workshops, seminars, and training sessions at the field level as per the plan. 
  • Support in building the capacity of cookstove users and mobilizing community members for program effectiveness. 
  • Encourage and support last-mile distributors and local technicians to carry out the task effectively and efficiently. 
  • Assist in developing necessary formats, tools, manuals, and materials for the program. 
  • Conduct regular visits to program areas, establishing and strengthening connections with local stakeholders as well as with the representatives of the local governments. 
  • Facilitate field visits for the project and stakeholder teams. 
  • Conduct regular monitoring and gather data and information, preparing monthly, quarterly, and event-based progress reports. 
  • Compile case studies, success stories, and features. 
  • Share lessons learned and best practices with relevant staff members to enhance performance. 
  • Maintain regular coordination with the project team. 
  • Undertake any additional responsibilities assigned by the Cluster Field Officer.

Organizational Policies, Safeguarding, and Code of Conduct

  • Ensure that all involved acting on the organization’s behalf are aware of the Safeguarding Policy, Diversity, and Dignity in the Workplace Policy, Code of Conduct, Fraud Policy, and Whistleblowing policy.
  • Ensure beneficiaries whom we work with are aware of the safeguarding policy including the reporting lines when appropriate.
  • Be responsible that anyone acting on our behalf has signed up to the Safeguarding and Code of Conduct policies.
  • Ensure our ethics and values, as set out in our Code of Conduct and related policies, including safeguarding, are embedded in team culture, and well-modeled by others. Ensure that reporting structures are well promoted and respond to all concerns appropriately.
  • Responsible for gender-responsive behaviour in all actions and decisions. Ensure non-discriminative behaviour based on gender, age, sex, race, ethnic background, culture, disability, nationality, religion, and marital status. Is sensitive and adaptable to gender and social inclusion.


Potential candidates are invited to apply by submitting an application letter indicating the position, along with an updated CV including contact information for two referees. Applications should be sent to and must be received no later than 16 June 2024. ASTHA NEPAL encourages a diverse workforce and practices affirmative action in favor of candidates from Women, Dalits, Janajatis, Madhesi and people with disabilities. Individuals from these backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. ASTHA NEPAL retains the right to cancel, postpone, or modify the entire recruitment process without the obligation to provide any specific reasons.

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Category Accounting and Finance, Development and Project, Finance & Administration
Openings 2
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 10 Jun, 2024
Apply Before 16 Jun, 2024
City Dadeldhura, Doti, Achham