Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. CRS has been working in Ethiopia for nearly 60 years, responding to natural and man-made disasters affecting Ethiopia’s most vulnerable communities. Moving beyond emergency response, CRS’ disaster mitigation and recovery projects in drought and flood-prone areas have rebuilt individual and community assets through non-food aid in the form of agriculture, livestock, health, nutrition, and water and sanitation assistance.

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Job Position 1 – Finance Officer

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration strongly preferred. Courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
Minimum of two years accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
Familiarity the relevant public donors’ regulations a plus.
Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Insight financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software a plus.

Personal Skills
Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies
Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
Ability to work collaboratively
Required/Desired Foreign Language

Duties & Responsibilities:
Review and supporting documentation of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete.
Help ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in the Insight financial accounting package.
Record delegated financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review various accounts to detect irregularities.
Help evaluate subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and help strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
Help in training field staff on Insight financial accounting system and ensure timely settlement of travel and procurement advances.
Prepare delegated financial reports, as needed, and assist CO finance team to prepare financial reports.
Help share information with subrecipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues.
Compile supporting documentation (liquidation/receipt package) to support processing of financial transactions. Communicate with staff, subrecipients, partners, suppliers to follow up on required documents.
Give support to Field Admin assistant for handling payment by cheque/transfer payments in accordance with CRS payment guidelines and signatory of Admin Manager.
Prepare tax payment payroll sheet, check against tax documents, and process payment.

How To Apply:
If you are ready to take on this rewarding opportunity and make a difference in the lives of others, you may fill the application form through this link: and attach your up-to-date CV on / before the application deadline May 5, 2024. You will be contacted only if selected for written exam/interview.

Job Position 2 – Project/Grant Accountant

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other relevant field. Masters preferred.
2 years’ experience for 2nd Degree or 5 years for 1st Degree ideally in the field of Business Administration or Finance, with an NGO.
Additional education may substitute for some experience.
Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
Staff supervision experience a plus.
Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills
Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners.
Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
Required/Desired Foreign Language

Organize and lead the management of project grant activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan and approved annual budgets in line with CRS financial management and sub-recipient policies and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
Work with RFSA Partners to review and explain budget levels, timelines, allowability, etc. and plan quarterly/yearly expenditures. Process financial documents (advances and liquidations) submitted by RFSA Partners and verify that they are accurate and validated by support documentation.
Ensure learning properly accompanies project grant activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities regarding budgeting and compliance to CRS and USAID regulations and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze budget and expenditure implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and budget implementation schedules.
Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize partners and promote project grant activities and impact.
Supervise and perform ad-hoc inspections of various processes and resources at project sites to ensure timely project activities implementation in line with requested budgets and expenditure reports and adherence to established process standards and procedures. Ensure proper tracking of resource use for project activities through periodic budget reviews and follow-up with and assistance to implementing partner.

How To Apply:
If you are ready to take on this rewarding opportunity and make a difference in the lives of others, you may fill the application form through this link: and attach your up-to-date CV on / before the application deadline May 3, 2024. You will be contacted only if selected for written exam/interview. Phone solicitations will not be accepted. These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only.

Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation