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Ethiopian Catholic Church Social and Development Commission (ECC-SDCO)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Finance and Administration Head


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Hawassa, Ethiopia 



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Full time

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Job Description:

The Ethiopian Catholic Church Social and Development Commission

Finance and Administration Head
Location: Hawassa

JOB SUMMARY: The Finance and Admin Head is responsible for the overall management and provision of key support services within the area of finance and administration. The post holder will provide direct management support to finance, budget and project compliance necessary to all government and donor policies, and standard accounting practices. He/she will lead a comprehensive restructuring measure of all Hawassa Catholic Secretariat Financial managing system. She/ he ensures that administration strategies, policies, procedures and guidelines are implemented and regularly updated and also sees to it that Ethiopian labor law and other regulations are complied with. The post holder prepares and summit period financial and admin reports to his immediate supervisor.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and controls the operations of the department
  • Establish computerized data-base on human, financial, logistics and materials resource of ECC-SDCO Hawassa
  • Coordinate capacity and training need assessment of ECC-SDCO of Hawassa staff and ensures that such needs are incorporated in the overall human resource development plan.
  • Ensures that financial systems and documents are in compliance with laws, policies, standards and regulations and with generally accepted accounting principles and practices;
  • Designs and uses sound internal control system to safeguard assets records and documents of the Organization;
  • Ensures that transactions are coded, analyzed and recorded in appropriate books of accounts;
  • Participates in all grant agreement negotiation and all budgets of new grant proposals;
  • In collaboration with the project units prepares annual and quarterly budgets;
  • Reviews the annual budget of the organization, exercise budgetary control, and analyze variance in the budget;
  • Ensures proper and timely supply of finance, human and material resource and other utilities to all work units SDCO, and monitors proper utilization of same;
  • Ensures that accounts are closed, financial reports are prepared and audited on time;
  • Prepares quarterly, biannual and annual financial report to be submitted to partners and donors
Personnel Administration:
  • Ensures that ECC-SDCO HRM policies are properly implemented throughout all working units of the organization
  • Monitors the staff performance appraisal is conducted on time for all staff of the organization;
Materials management:
  • Ensures that all supplies purchased/donated are received by Goods Receiving Note, are properly handled, and issued by Store Issue Voucher upon requests;
  • Ensures that comprehensive annual inventory is carried out and appropriate action is taken as per the result of the inventory taken;
  • Ensures vehicle utilization as per the organizations policies and procedures and pursues timely vehicle repair and maintenance.
Staff Management:
  • Supervises, leads, guides and supports staff under his/her supervision
  • Conduct periodic appraisal of finance and HR staff under his/her supervision
  • Ensures that Gender responsiveness and promotion is adequately treated in recruitment, promotion and transfer and other HR development
Terms of employment: 1 year contract with possibilities of renewal based on performance
Reports to: ECC-SDCO of Hawassa branch office Director
Duty station: Hawassa

Job Requirements:

Education/Training: MA/BA in accounting
Work Experience: BA or Master’s Degree in accounting, 8 years for BA holder of which 4 years in senior position with National/ international NGOs, 6-years work experience for MA holder of which 3 years in senior position with National/International NGOs

Technical and other skills
  • Knowledge of managing Multi-donor funds;
  • Good communication and presentation skills;
  • Integrated knowledge and understanding of human resources concepts practices, systems, and procedures;
  • Ability to interact and deal with people;
  • Using Peachtree software is mandatory
  • Excellent planning, organizing. analyzed and decision making skills;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English

How To Apply:

Letter of application, CV, relevant credentials (education. work experience)
The applications can be submitted to AWCS office or email address:
Fax: +251 0462202348
P.o.Box: 12, email:
Deadline: Oct. 19, 2017
Only short listed applicants will be contacted
Documents will not be returned.
Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply