Ended Finance Officer

The Job

JOB TITLE: Finance Officer – Medair Yemen


REPORTING TO: Project Support Manager


Working as an important member of a diverse team who are committed to serve the world’s most vulnerable with practical and compassionate care. The Finance Officer supports many of the financial activities of the programme.
On a day-to-day basis, the Finance Officer carries out a variety of accounting functions required to ensure the financial needs of the programme are met and that all financial transactions are carried out and recorded with integrity and in accordance with donor, Global Support Office (GSO) and field guidelines.


Medair is in the process of establishing in Aden. Planned initial integrated responses include provision of primary health care and nutrition, with a particular focus on children and mothers


Internal: Finance Manager, Project Support Manager, Finance Assistant

External: Banks, finance entities, audit firms



  • Uphold the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence
  • Respect the Medair values at all times, both within and outside of working hours
  • Know, understand, and comply with Medair internal policies and procedures
  • Follow the Medair Security Plan and policies at all times
  • Adhere to Medair Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) handbook


  • Carry out the day-to-day accounting functions of the programme
  • Ensuring all financial transactions are carried out in accordance with the Medair guidelines and procedures and any donor requirements
  • Manage cash, ensuring sufficient amounts are available at all times and that necessary security measures are in place and are being followed
  • Conduct regular cash and bank reconciliations, verifying amounts held and reporting any discrepancies
  • Paying supplier invoices either directly or in conjunction with colleagues and in accordance with agreements made
  • Paying staff salaries and allowances as agreed, ensuring that all required statutory deductions are made and subsequently paid to the appropriate parties
  • Supporting colleagues in cash handling and financial transactions, providing coaching and guidance as required
  • Produce accurate monthly accounts within the agreed timeframe, including the compilation and finalization of monthly expense sheets (PDFs and Field Connect) for all cash and bank accounts
  • Gather Cash Needs Forecast from budget holders and logistics staff and consolidate it in the monthly cash needs forecast for the Medair Yemen Programme in Aden,
  • ensuring that money is transferred between locations in a timely manner and that daily cash needs are met
  • Focal point for the NRS payroll preparation including short-term contract staff and casual labourers. Gathers necessary data from HR/Admin in the field location and finalize monthly payroll list and schedule salary and other related payments.
  • Prepare for and support internal and external financial audits, providing all information required by local legislation, donors, HQ or other bodies
  • Conduct regular internal audits and report immediately any possible fraud or theft
  • Assist with budget preparation, including providing financial analysis on account spending.


  • Ensure a clear and transparent paper trail is adhered to for all financial transactions and that all filing and archiving is in line with Medair and donor requirements which follows international accounting standards.


  • Maintain open and frequent communication, where applicable, with the Finance Manager, field management and the GSO Finance Officer concerning all financial issues
  • Ensure colleagues are informed of the required finance procedures, and be available to answer any finance related questions and to provide coaching and guidance as necessary
  • Submit weekly activity plans and reports to your line manager by email
  • Work closely with colleagues and line manager to mitigate the risks of loss and fraud through open and transparent relationships and complete and accurate paperwork
  • Ensure relevant reports are produced in a timely manner


  • Adhere to all financial internal controls and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed


  • Ensure all cash is locked in the safe at all times
  • Ensure cheque books are stored in a safe location
  • Ensure only authorized people enter the finance office


  • Train new staff and relevant people in the right use of finance documents according to the Medair Finance Manual


  • Maintenance of accurate and timely accounting records for all financial transactions
  • Filing and retrieval of accurate supporting documentation for all financial transactions
  • Management of cash and, where applicable, bank payments, ensuring the security of all funds


  • Any other reasonable duties related to the above areas

Role Qualifications:






Bachelors degree in a finance related role

Masters degree in finance related field


3 years experience in a finance related position

2 years’ NGO experience

Experience as a head of department


Good English (spoken and written)



Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

Experience of working with different accountancy software packages

Role Competencies:






Enjoys challenges and working hard to achieve objectives

Able to solve problems independently and as part of a team

Passionate about serving those in need in an impartial manner

Self-motivated and enthusiastic

Desire to remain as a long term member of the Medair team


Team-player with good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural understanding

Encouraging, supportive

Previous experience of working in a multi- cultural team


Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels

Able to prioritise work to meet deadlines

Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner, able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips,

Able to fill in for other roles when needed


Budget writing and management Filing and archiving systems

Banking systems and documentation in Yemen Expenditure tracking vs budgeting

Cash forecasting and cash flow management

Knowledge of humanitarian funding and auditing

International banking


Able to make decisions within a consultative and supportive framework

Experience of team leadership


Finance / Accountancy / Budgeting / Forecasting / Cash Flow Management / Data Analytics/ Office Administration

Humanitarian funding and finance


Position will be based in the Medair Aden Office, with field trips outside the city within Aden and other Governorates. The position holder should be flexible on time depending on the project needs.

Working hours are 08:00 to 16:30 with 30 minutes for lunch.


According to Medair standard salary scale


TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed Term Contract


How to Apply

If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills, please send a one page cover letter and a CV in English as well as relevant diploma and other certificates by email to aden-recruitment@medair.org no later than 16/10/2019. The subject of the email should be heading: FINANCE OFFICER and your full name

Only applications respecting these criteria will be considered. Do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements or you will not be considered.

This position is open for men and women, including persons living with disabilities! We reserve the right to close the recruitment before the date indicted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

  • Employer: MEDAIR
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 8 October 2019
  • Deadline: 16 October 2019