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Senior Finance Officer – Kabul

Activation Date: 06 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 06 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 16 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Finance
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization scale
Vacancy Number: Medair_KBL_AFG091
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: MEDAIR
Years of Experience: 3 years working for an NGO as Finance Officer
Contract Duration: One year (Extendable
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor in BA Finance/Accounting
Close date: 16 Jun, 2021


Medair is an international humanitarian organization established in 1988. Medair has been operating in Afghanistan since 1996 with programmes mainly in the Health, Water & Sanitation, and Livelihoods sectors with significant reconstruction activities in remote areas. Current projects are Water & Sanitation, Food Security, & Disaster Risk Reduction.


Job Description:

Technical responsibilities

  • Safe and Bank accounts management
  • Finance authorisation
  • Tax payments, returns and MTO liaison
  • Government reports timely submissions
  • Country-wide archiving supervision
  • Monthly closing
  • Assists the Deputy Finance Manager in all matters

General responsibilities

  • Immediate notification of any suspicion of fraudulent activity amongst staff and external links.
  • Adherence to Medair values and to contribute to the wellbeing of the team as an active member.
  • Adherence to Afghan NGO Law and Tax Law.
  • Adherence to all NRS Regulations and Security Standard Operating Procedures and maintaining confidentiality at all times.



  • Reports to Deputy Finance Manager
  • Works with Finance & Human Resources/ Logistics Departments in Kabul, Kandahar and Central Highlands bases


  • Liaise with MTO and MoE when required
  • Liaise with relevant banks and other financial service providers


Safe and Bank accounts management

  • Cashier duties, bank transfers and cheques payments, cash and wire transfers to all locations
  • Accurate entries in accounting software
  • Weekly and monthly reconciliations
  • Archiving and filing
  • Liaison with different Banks

Finance authorization

  • Authorises payments up to USD 5,000
  • Reviews signatures, coding and supporting documents

Tax payments, returns and MTO liaison

  • Prepares monthly tax payments on time
  • Ensures tax returns submission on time
  • Follows-up with Medair case manager at MTO for tax clearance

Country-wide archiving supervision

  • Monthly review of archiving status for each location
  • Provides feedback accordingly
  • Ensures all PDF’s are stored in an appropriate manner in Kabul once sent from field locations

Government reports timely submissions

  • MoE reports: coordinates different parties to ensure timely submission
  • Tax returns (see above)
  • Audit reports submission to MoE
  • Any other requested report (at provincial level as well)

Monthly closing

  • Reviews FC unposted entries, provides feedback
  • Ensures reconciliations are correct and approved
  • Prepares TAF posting
  • Ensures each employee’s labour card is approved on time


  • Assists the Deputy Finance Manager in all matters
  • Contributes to the smooth running of Finance Department
  • Support field Finance employees and other Departments and responds to request
  • Contribute to good relations between all departments in Medair Afghanistan
  • Ensure good communication to all staff (Kabul and field locations)
  • Any relevant administrative tasks

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor in BA Finance/Accounting

Relevant experience

  • > 3 years working for an NGO as Finance Officer


  • Fluent Dari oral and written skills
  • Good English oral and written skills


  • Ease with MS Excel and MS Word
  • Experience archiving on cloud system

Organizational capacity

  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Ability to review outputs in other locations


  • Leadership skills and team player
  • Ability to assist his teams when needed


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in cross-culture context

Problem solving & initiative

  • Prompt to take initiative
  • Autonomous decision making
  • Solution-oriented


  • Honest and conscientious
  • Dedicated with strong attention to detail
  • Accountable, high work-ethic

Communication skills

  • Ability to clearly communicate and willingness to listen

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants should forward their    https://form.123formbuilder.com/5821821/form

by not later than 16th June 2021

For technical questions only, please message [email protected]  

“Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staffs are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices”

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