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A finance Head of department - Kaboul, Afghanistan

Duration : 12 months
Start date : ASAP

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

General description of the position

Country: Afghanistan - Kabul 

As a politically fragmented, natural disaster-prone nation, Afghanistan has long faced levels of chronic insecurity, internal displacement, and widespread poverty that has subjected its populations to ongoing hardships and recurring humanitarian crises. Communities remain food insecure for a range of reasons, from the cumulative impacts of multiple droughts, erratic climate shocks and seasonal flooding, a lack of infrastructure and limited access to markets, problems that are especially acute among vulnerable populations in remote regions. As a result, Afghanistan ranks poorly on basic human development indicators, with millions dependent on external humanitarian assistance for their daily survival and an estimated four million refugees living abroad in Pakistan and Iran. Although education and health have improved in urban areas, rural populations remain largely vulnerable to maternal and perinatal mortality and infant mortality and diseases, malnutrition being a major concern. 


In 2017, ACF implemented several integrated project in Nutrition and Health, WASH, FSL and MHCP responding to the needs of the most vulnerable in Helmand, Ghor and Kabul. Moreover, ACF extended its ERM approach into more provinces such as Helmand, Ghor, Daykundi, Nimroz and Bamyan.

The Mission is over 360 national staff and around 12 international staff. The financial volume of the mission is 6.8 million Euro with a multi donors budgets such as GAC, OCHA, ECHO.


Length of contract: 12 months - starting from the 1st of November 2018 


Main responsabilities

The position: Under the supervision of the Country Director, you will be responsible to ensure sound and transparent administration of funds by providing accounting and financial management consistent with the ACF financial management framework and local legislation. You will be in charge of:


Contribute to the definition of mission strategy: creating the budgetary framework of the mission, making financial and budgetary information available to other departments to facilitate the establishment of the country strategy, producing high quality and timely financial and budgetary contributions to "proposals" and reports for funding bodies.


  • Ensure high quality accounting for the mission: disseminating information about accounting procedures throughout the mission and ensuring they are observed, the correctness of accounting and analytical entries, timely forwarding of the monthly accounting bundle, verifications of cash stocks and bank accounts according to ACF regulation

  • Ensure high quality cash management for the mission: designing, promulgating and ensuring compliance with cash management procedures across the mission, the availability and safe keeping of the necessary cash, adapting methods for cash transfer in the light of local conditions and security considerations, monitoring the correspondence between cash forecast and the BFU, anticipating treasury risks and resolving difficulties

  • Provide financial and budgetary management: promulgation of and compliance with the financial rules of funding bodies, establishing the annual budget, leadership in budgetary matters at mission level and steering the process of budget forecasting, cost analysis and issuing budgetary, monitoring financial risks and issuing alerts when necessary, providing the necessary materials for negotiations with funding bodies and producing documents to funding bodies

  • Promote and ensure financial collaboration and coordination with mission partners: participating in the process of selecting partners and validating the financial risk analysis provided by the bases, defining with partners the modes of financial and budgetary management in the framework of joint projects, validating the financial and budgetary aspects of partnership conventions and agreements, taking full advantage at mission level of all innovative practices in the field of financial and budgetary management in partnership

  • Prevent and manage fraud and corruption

  • Manage the Finance team in capital and be Technical/Support Manager of Finance Managers in the bases

Do you fit the requested profile ?

The applicantYou hold a Master Degree in Finance or Business Administration or a related experience in the sector. You have at least 3 years of professional experience in a humanitarian sector, with 12 months minimum in similar position (ACF is a plus). You have strong communication skills, ability to lead and enjoy working in team. As the security context  overall is volatile you have a previous experience of working in harsh contexts with a solid understanding of the security issues.

You are also recognized for your excellent diplomatic and organizational skills and demonstrating priority management and planning abilities. You are a challenges-seeker with high degree of flexibility and autonomy.

Fluent in English (speaking and writing) is mandatory.

Specific conditions / Salary


Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

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