Program Finance Officer

The Fred Hollows foundation Ethiopia

Posted 3 days ago

Job Features

Job CategoryAccounting and Finance(Banking/Economics/Grant/Cash/Audit)
Job LevelSenior Level(5+9)
DeadlineAug 4 2021

Job Description

  • Help us end avoidable blindness in Ethiopia
  • Assist us to strengthen local health systems
  • Leading International Development Organization in the area of eye health
  • The position will be based at West Hararghe zone

The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s most respected and trusted international development organisations whose vision is to end avoidable blindness and ensure the work of Fred Hollows lives on.

Ethiopia is one of The Foundations largest funded programs, focused on the Elimination of Trachoma.  Up until now our program has focused on the complex and direct delivery of services to help those in need.  With strong foundations in place, we are now looking to enter into a new phase of our programming building on the work that we have already done.

About the Position

Under the direct supervision of the Grant Coordinator, the Program Finance Officer is responsible for working with partner organizations to assist them in financial management. Oversee partners financial reporting, budgeting, expenditure and compliance that relate to partner organizations, in line with donor and FHF procedures and policies. Builds the financial management capacity of Zonal/Woreda level finance through training and support while working closely with program staff in conducting various reviews and engagement with Zonal/ Woreda level implementing partners to ensure adequate oversight of the use of donor resources. 

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Participate in project planning, partnership development and monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Review vouchers and invoices and monitor payment requests and disbursements on project activities assigned.
  • Provide support in maintaining accurate filing of project financial information.
  • Maintains accounts payables and receivables in order to ensure complete and accurate records of funds.
  • Review financial documents at Zonal/Woreda level for compliance with different requirements.
  • Coordinates and assists with the financial management of sub-grants (e.g. funding, expenditure, budget adjustments, spending down etc.) for purposes of complying with all program and guidelines of awarding organizations.

Job Requirement

To be successful in this role, we are seeking someone with the following experience and skills

  • BA Degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • At least 5 years of working experience in a similar role within a recognized NGO.
  • High level of computer literacy with sound knowledge of financial accounting software and spreadsheet packages.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our website: and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.

Alternatively, if you would like further information, please contact Please note that applications submitted to this email shall not be considered.

Applications close: August 04, 2021

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Ethiopia.

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