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JOB TITLE: Project Finance Officer

REPORTS TO: Project Coordinator CSA Project


LOCATION:   Kulito town, Halaba zone,SNNPR

DURATION & HOURS: Up to 31 March 2023 with possibility of extension based on performance and funding availability

MONTHLY BASE SALARY: GBP 522 (Five Hundred Twenty-Two Pound Sterling) 


The field finance and admin officer position are part of the project field team office directly reporting to a field project coordinator and has matrix reporting relation with head office. The position officer will ensure a smooth running of the project office finance function including financial control, processing payments, The Officer will administer financial resources including annual budgeting and actual reports and logistics management.




  • Verify pre and post financial transactions at field office level (for completeness, accuracy, availability of budget, ensuring compliances), and submit to Senior Project Finance Officer at country office (CO)
  • Prepare cash books on time with quality, and submit to the Program Finance Manager
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation on time and with quality, and submit to the Farm Africa country Office.
  • Liaising with banks for all finance matters
  • Follow up on the timely settlement of staff advances by closely working with Program finance manager -CO and report to the CO advances long overdue
  • Support the finance manager at Country office in preparing monthly cash forecast & transfer request ensuring accuracy & timeliness
  • Review the detail of budget monitoring report (BMR) together with PC, communicate any adjustments on a timely manner, ensure the availability of budget for any transaction ahead; and advice the PC on timely utilization of budgets
  • Ensure all relevant staff members of field office are informed of donor requirements; and work closely with program and other support functions to ensure compliance
  • Prepare checks and effect payments for trainings and other payments  approved by the project coordinators
  • Support other finance related activities as needed and others assigned by the immediate supervisor   

These essential functions are not to be interpreted as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required. All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.

Job Requirements




Education, qualifications & other knowledge

BA or above in accounting or related fieldsTraining on financial application systems such as SUN, Peachtree
Knowledge of employment legislation in Ethiopia 
Good understanding and firm belief in gender equality and issues in rural communities 


At least four years relevant experience in Finance role with similar responsibilities in an NGO or private enterprisePrevious INGO work experience in rural areas

Skills & abilities

Skills in budgeting and maintaining accountsSkills in financial application systems
Strong computer skills and experience working with accounting software 
Computer literacy, excellent record keeping and report writing 
Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills 
Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
Good team building skills and the ability to work in a multi partner approach 
Strong analytical, organisational and IT skills 
Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision, prioritize tasks and to take initiative 
Strong sense of integrity and personal commitment to the goals and values of Farm Africa 
Skills in working as part of a team 

Our Values

Investing in smallholder farming is the number one way to combat poverty in rural Africa. Farm Africa is a leading NGO specialising in growing agriculture, protecting the environment and developing businesses in rural Africa.

EXPERT: Expertise and insightful evidence-based solutions are at the heart of everything Farm Africa does.

GROUNDED: Our teams and partners work closely with local communities, engaging them in every level of decision-making.

IMPACTFUL: We deliver long lasting change for farmers, their families, and the environments they live in.

BOLD: We model innovative approaches and are not afraid to challenge strategies that are failing.

Those who meet the above requirements should submit their short CV (maximum of 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing [email protected] with the subject Project Finance Officer by 4 December 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Farm Africa does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (E.g. Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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