Finance Officer (Re- Advertised)

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Posted on 18 Sep, 2022
Closing on 29 Sep, 2022

Job Description

Note: Applicants who applied before are not requested to apply again for this position

ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues. ZOA has been operational in Yemen since 2012, mainly focusing on WASH and Food security & Livelihoods interventions in Sana’a, Hajjah, Al Mahwit, Aden, Al-Dale’a and Shabwa Governorates. ZOA Yemen is currently seeking for national qualified candidates for:

Re- Advertised Finance Officer, Aden –  1 position

The most important objective of the finance officer is to keep accurate financial records. The financial officer is responsible the processing of expenditures, payments and the undertaking of a range of financial reporting and administrative tasks. The officer operates in a team environment and will be expected to work in a collaborative way with colleagues. Duty station is Aden. 

I.    Tasks and responsibilities

  • Administer day-to-day finances, scrutinizes documentation for authenticity, accuracy, proper authorization and eligibility. 
  • Accurately record all transactions, prepare and book entries and reconcile bank ledger accounts with the ZOA financial system (ERP).
  • Responsible for an adequate follow up on work accruals and being in line with ZOA’s accounting principles.
  • Responsible for bank transactions & management and ensuring that all financial regulations and policies are abided to.
  • Responsible for an adequate follow-up on work advances and being in line with ZOA’s accounting principles.
  • Review and check payments' supporting documentation for integrity, accuracy and completeness before transaction is approved for payment
  • Oversee assistant’s correct management and payment of petty cash. 
  • Ensure that filing system for all payment vouchers and supporting documents is maintained and updated
  • Support Finance Coordinator in monthly, quarterly & Yearly financial closure.
  • Support Finance Coordinator in Audit preparation.
  • Carries out other finance, administrative and support duties as assigned by Area Coordinator, Finance Coordinator and Head of Finance.

II.    Profile

  • Adherence to ZOA values 
  • Fluency in English and Arabic
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in a relevant field 
  • At least 3 years work experience with International NGO

Able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Accounting, data and administrative management practices and procedures
  • Computer skills and relevant office software packages (MS Office programs, email, accounting)
  • Basic knowledge of project cycle management

III.  Skills and competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Willingness to be flexible with tasks and working hours
  • Judgement and problem solving
  • Planning and organizational skills related to work and time management
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Willingness to learn and be trained and be challenged to grow
  • Willingness to teach and train others
  • Willingness to travel to ZOA FO locations other than duty station whenever required to support Finance team there 

IV. Contacts

Internal contacts

  • CD / Program Manager / Area Coordinator /  Head of Finance/ Sana’a Finance Team
  • All ZOA Country staff
  • Finance at HQ

External Contacts

  • ZOA Official Banks
  • Other (I)NGO’s
  • Finance groups 
  • Authorities
  • Local Partners
  • Contractors

V. Supervises

  • Finance Assistant

Location:  Aden
Start date: as soon as possible, contract until 31st of December 2022 with possibility for extension based on budget availability  

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and CV, together with 3 recent references in English with reference to the applied position to the following e-mail address:

It is highly important that you mention the job title in the Subject field of your email in order to be considered for this vacancy.
يرجى ذكر إسم الوظيفة مع المحافظة المراد العمل بها في حقل موضوع البريد الإلكتروني عند التقديم وتسمية السيرة الذاتية باسم المتقدم (الاسم الاول + الاسم الاخير)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and only completed applications will be accepted

Deadline for application: 29th of September 2022

ZOA doesn't charge any fees for recruitment or technical testing and does not invite (potential) candidates through text or what’s app messaging. In case of such occurrence or request, please contact ZOA at 01/ 412485

The candidate understands that his/her name will be checked on against government sanction lists to verify that he/she is not on any of these lists. This counter-terrorism check is a requirement of donor government regulations and is therefore an important part of an employee’s ability to fulfil his/her employment requirements. ZOA makes use of a computer software system called Member Check for this search. Member Check searches through databases that check individuals against, amongst others, sanction lists. Should the employee be found on a sanction list, the employee understands that this may disqualify him/her for being able to meet the requirements of the position and could potentially lead to the termination of his/her employment contract.

Important Notes / مقترحات هامة

Following the instructions on How to apply will always increase your chances of getting your application looked at.
إتباع تعليمات التقديم المذكورة في كل إعلان ستزيد من فرصة النظر لسيرتك الذاتية من قبل الجهة المعلنة
If you’re applying by email, make sure you mention the job title in the “Subject” field of your message
تذكر أن تكتب إسم الوظيفة و موقعها في عنوان البريد عندما يكون التقديم عبر الإيميل