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Finance Manager (Re Announced)

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About ASLO:

ASLO is an Afghan non-governmental, non-political, non-profit and non-partisan organization and has the status of legal entity. The organization was informally established in 2012 and was officially registered with the ministry of economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 2013.

ASLO is currently working in the Following sectors in Afghanistan:

•          Humanitarian aid

•          Agriculture and livestock.

•          WASH and Sanitation

•          Health & nutrition

•          Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

•          Education

•          Rural development and social protection.

•          Child protection

•          Research and Survey project performance and evaluation, training and capacity development,

•          Gender equality/equity.

•          Food security

•          Emergency response and supporting refugees and IDPs and returnees,

•          Legal Aid and access to justice

Job Description:

  • Position Summary

ASLO is looking for a strong and dedicated Finance and Grants Manager to lead and manage its finance, grants, and internal and external compliance functions.

  • Key Areas of Responsibilities:

Finance and Grants Manager will be expected to perform the following specific responsibilities:

Finance and Grants Management (60%)

  1. Development of robust financial control system (policies, manual, guidelines, reconciliations, cash management, etc.) that is in line with country laws and WCC standards.
  2. Review all transactions to ensure accurate data entry into ledger accounting system (NetSuite), lead improvement and system enhancement work, ensuring good housekeeping.
  3. Lead on country budgeting; monitor spending and support program team with preparation of accurate and realistic donor budgets.
  4. Lead on financial reporting to HQ and donors. Focus on continuous improvement to ensure that reports are of high quality.
  5. Ensure full compliance to applicable taxes, and country labor and financial laws.
  6. Ensure full compliance with donor agreements, in relation to spending and reporting.
  7. Monitor partner’s financial management as it relates to ASLO-funded projects, ensuring compliance with War Child and donor rules and regulations.
  8. Conduct at least twice a year monitoring/audit of the local implementing partners if any.

System Improvement (20%)

  1. Review of current finance, grants, operational policies and systems and lead on development and ensuring these policies (manual, guidelines, bank reconciliations, cash management, HR, procurement, etc.) are up to date, accurate and aligned with acceptable international standards.
  2. Support program and operation staff to instill a practices of internal spot check and audit functions, provide guidelines on best practices and ensure country team are accountable for compliance to internal policies and procedures.
  3. Support HR and Logistics team to ensure that all policies and procedures are following financial control systems.

Capacity building and team management (10%)

  1. Conduct capacity need assessment of finance and grants team (each staff member); and prepare capacity building plan through coaching, mentoring and tailor-made trainings.
  2. Ensure roles are responsibilities are clearly understood by each team member.
  3. Ensure effective team management structure and processes are in place. (e.g., individual staff annual performance objectives are set, weekly team meetings, teamwork plan, 1:1 meeting, written record to track progress on performance, and take disciplinary actions where required.)
  4. Staff recruiting where required.
  5. Ensure that non-finance program managers have full understanding of financial policies and procedures.

Strategic support to SMT (10%)

  1. Actively contribute to the senior management team (SMT); by providing timely and accurate information analysis on the financial health of the Afghanistan office.
  2. Assist the Country Director and SMT with country strategic planning, annual planning, programmatic and geographical expansion.

Job Requirements:

  • Academic Background and Knowledge
  • Masters in finance or in business administration with specialization in finance or accounting.
  • At least 5 years of senior management experience both finance, grants and administration including developing and implementing financial and operational policies and control procedures with preference in the non-profit sector.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of successful financial management with preference in conflict or post-conflict zones
  • In-depth knowledge of Afghanistan taxation, labor laws, and financial reporting requirements for NGOs
  • Demonstrable experience of building capacity of staff
  • Previous experience in Afghanistan is mandatory.
  • Pashtu or Dari language skills is mandatory.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants submit their Curriculum vitaes (CVs) via (vacancies@aslo.org.af) noting else than the vacancy number should be mentioned in the subject line i.e. “ASLO-HRM-54”  Otherwise applications will not be considered.  Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for the written test and/or interview. If you are not contacted two or three weeks after the closing date, please know that your application has not been successful for the post.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Note: If you do not receive any response two weeks after the interview/written test please know that you are not selected to the next stage.

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