2 Jul 2019

Financial Services Officer at MEDA-Mennonite Economic Development Associates

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MEDA Overview

Mennonite Economic Development Associate (MEDA) is an international non-governmental organization incorporated in Canada and registered in Ethiopia.  MEDA is currently implementing the EMERTA project which stands for Ethiopians Motivating Enterprises to Rise in Trade and Agri-business and means ‘to leap to great heights’ in Amharic by focusing specifically on women.  The project is committed to increasing sustainable employment and income generation for women and men in Amhara region of Ethiopia in rice, vegetables and gemstones sectors.

JOB SUMMARY

The Financial Services Officer is responsible for assisting the EMERTA’s Financial Services and Grant team (that assists with the Loan Guarantee Facility, Matching Grants/EIGP and collection of grant applications to maintaining records and reports of all grant contract).   S/he is expected to document the EIGP and loan guarantee profiles in hard and soft copy and provide updated information on financial services in day to day activities.  This includes EIGP application collection, collection of monthly/quarterly Financial Services reports, provide technical support for EIGP and loan guarantee clients, scan and update EIGP and loan guarantee clients profiles for home office perusal. S/he also assists loan and grant clients to prepare advance requests, advance payments and follow-up.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Ø  Collect monthly/quarterly financial service reports (Loan guarantee and EIGP) from partner organizations and grantees & assure completeness.

Ø  Scan & put the reports on MEDA’s SharePoint site after the reports are reviewed by the Grant Specialist & Senior Value Chain Specialists.

Ø  Use supporting documents to record all financial services functions (Loan Guarantee and EIGP).

Ø  Collect payment requests from grantees & prepare the payment request in consultation with the Grant Specialist.

Ø  Closely follow up/document the advance payment/payment requested.

Ø   Assist EIGP grantees to maintain proper filing of all original financial reports needed for tracking & auditing.

Ø  In collaboration with the Grant Specialist, provide reports, responses to enquiries & grant stories as required.

Ø  Maintain up-to-date submitted grant application records for all actual and potential EMERTA project clients.

Ø  Support the effective & efficient implementation of the grant review and approval process.

Ø  Maintain up-to-date lists & track the status of EMERTA EIGP grantees (budget transfer, expenses, cash balance, etc.).

Ø  Collect EIGP applications and confirm the completeness of the application; work with relevant partner organizations to assure completeness of applications.

Ø  Perform other duties as assigned or required by immediate supervisor

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/TRAINING§  BA degree in the field of project management, finance, business administration or related fields

§  Four years of work experiences in a related field.

 CORE TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

§  Experience in value chain management and contracts of grant.

§  Ability to communicate effectively and maintain interpersonal relationship with diverse people and work as a member of a team.

§  Have strong analytical skills and ability to gather relevant information.

§  Strong administrative skills of documentation and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner

§  Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality.

§  Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic.

§  Computer proficiency in MS Office applications and technology-assisted communication techniques.


How to Apply

If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to MEDA's mission and vision, please forward your: CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page)  Send your application by e-mail to [email protected];

Those candidates who wish to apply in person can do so to our MEDA-Bahirdar office located behind Bureau of Education, Kebele 13 or Addis Ababa office located on the new road from Bole to AU.

Note: On the subject Line, please clearly write the position you are applying Financial Services Officer”. Your application will be automatically disqualified, if you fail to do so.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 






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