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Finance Officer at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

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The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is a specialized technical institution of the African Union established to support public health initiatives of Member States and strengthen the capacity of their public health institutions to detect, prevent, control and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

Job Title: Finance Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

Loaction: HQ – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Grade: AUP2 Step 1
Supervisor: Senior Finance Officer – Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

The Role

  • The Finance Officer will be responsible for the implementation of  financial  management policies (systems, processes, procedures and practices) of Africa CDC’s Saving Lives and Livelihoods  programme. 
  • He/she will also be responsible  for  planning,  tracking, organizing, controlling, and reporting financial activities of the Programme.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Finance Officer shall:

  • Develop financial recording and  monitoring processes  for  the Programme after  discussion with  Mastercard  Foundation that  align  to  the Programme’s financial governing processes.
  • Ensure proper functioning of  the  Programme’s  accounting and auditing system in accordance with African Union Commission’s Financial Rules and Regulations.
  • Provide financial advice and ensure compliance with  Financial  Rules  and Regulations,  and other determined financial policies to implementing partners and the Programme’s leadership.
  • Work with  MCF  team  to  make recommendations  on fund disbursement  to partners.
  • Assist the Senior Finance Officer in  their  work  with  project  and technical officers  to  ensure effective  grant  oversight,  coordination and ensure the Programme’s funds are being used appropriately.
  • Ensure that implementing partners have accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control  systems, and that  all relevant  records  are maintained accurately.
  • Promote best practices, transparency, accountability in financial management systems.
  • Jointly with  the Senior  Finance Officer,  manage,  update and monitor  the Programme budget and Programme spending.
  • Update and reconcile the Programme’s  expenditure and accounting on  a fortnightly basis.
  • Prepare Programme financial  reports  on  a timely  basis  and present  to  the Senior Financial Officer and/or Programme leadership.
  • Establish the processes  and flows  for  a fund  flow model  for  implementing partners and ensure payment is made in due time.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Senior Finance Officer.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Financial Management. A professional qualification such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, CIA, etc., will be an added advantage. Candidates with 5 years of experience will be highly preferred.

Or

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Financial Management. A professional qualification such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, CIA, etc., will be an added advantage. Candidates with 2 years of experience will be highly preferred.

Functional skills:

  • Familiarity with the financial management practices and processes.
  • Excellent financial and narrative reporting skills.
  • Excellent computer  skills,  including accounting software capabilities, proficiency with e-mail  and internet applications, experience in  using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Skills in translating highly technical information into presentations, briefings, report and funding proposals for lay

Personal Abilities:

  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to  work  under  pressure,  with  minimal supervision,  and in  a culturally diverse team.
  • Awareness of  technological  trends  and apply  necessary  technology  to  the daily work when necessary.
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team.

Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three years, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$31,073 (AUP2Step 1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment of US$14,293.58 (46% of basic salary per annum), Housing allowance of US$22,932 per annum, Thus a total of US$68,298.58 per annum plus Gratuity of 15% of Gross salary per annum.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 10th July, 2022.

Note

  • All correspondence, at this stage, should be via Oxford HR. To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button on the job advert page, complete our online application form, and submit your CV and cover letter in two different documents, which should be prepared before applying as they will be considered in the application process.
  • The cover letter should be no more than two pages long and explain why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.
  • The document should be saved in MS Word in the following format: Your First Name-Your Last Name-Document Name-Date (mmyy) e.g., Pat-Jones-CV-062022-AFENET or Pat-Jones-CoverLetter-062022-AFENET

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