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A finance Head of department - Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Duration : 6 month
Start date : ASAP

Our work in Ethiopia  Salary & Benefits Living & Security conditions in this base

General description of the position

ACF is established in Ethiopia since 1984, implementing nutrition, food security and livelihoods, WASH and mental health programmes in both emergency and development perspectives. ACF team is composed by more than 700 persons working in 6 bases and several sub-bases, currently being operational in Gambella, Assosa region, Harargue , Borena, Gujji  in Oromiya Region, Sekota in Amhara Region, Gode in Somali Region and coordination level and head office in the main capital in Addis Ababa.

The financial volume 2018 is around 11 million €.  It has, in addition to Addis Abeba, 6 bases managing 30 to 35 projects funded by various donors such as ECHO, US donors, SIDA, GAC, French CIAA, UNHCR, UNICEF, HEF (former CHF), ACF…

The context, though currently a bit tensed and volatile than usual, remains quiet, especially in Addis Abeba where this position is based. The finance team in Addis comprises of 5 to 6 staff, whose tasks need to be reorganised. 

For more information about our mission in ETHIOPIA, please visit our website :

Under the supervision of the Country Director, you will have to ensure sound and transparent administration of funds by providing accounting and financial management consistent with the ACF financial management framework and local legislation. The current Finance Head of Department expatriate cannot stay longer. You will also have to train the national finance HOD which recruitment is still on going. More precisely, the main responsibilities will be:

Main responsabilities
  • Contribute to the definition of mission strategy
  • Ensure high quality accounting for the mission
  • Ensure high quality cash management for the mission
  • Provide financial and budgetary management
  • Promote and ensure financial collaboration and coordination with mission partners
  • Prevent and manage fraud and corruption
  • Establish living standards for the mission
  • Manage the Finance team in capital and be Technical/Support Manager of Finance Managers in the bases

Do you fit the requested profile ?

You hold a Master Degree in business administration/finance or similar degree. You have at least 2 years of experience in similar position (Finance Head of Department)/Finance Coordinator) more preferably with experience with ACF. You demonstrate a proven experience handling large turnover in complex administrative environment essential and capacity of training national staff on a senior management position.

Professional English mandatory

Specific conditions / Salary

Remuneration and benefits : 

  • Monthly gross salary from 1805 to 2305 upon experience.
  • Per diem and living allowance: around 500 € (cf eurocost) net, field paid.  
  • + 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
  • + Child allowance, limited to 5 children

Transportation and accommodation

  • Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.
  • Individual room in guesthouse covered 

Medical coverage100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance. 

Leaves and RnR

  • 25 days of paid leaves per year. 
  • + 20 RnR per year.   
  • + 215 € at each RnR period (averagely every 3 months). 
  • Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference. 

Training :

  • Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.
  • 2/3 days training on financial tools before departure
  • Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year).  
  • Intermission Workshop once a year 
  • Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request. 

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