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Founded in 2007, ABH Services PLC (also called ABH Partners by trade name) is a leading consultancy and human resources sourcing management firm in Ethiopia with over eleven years of experience in supporting the implementation of development programs and projects. ABH exists to fuel synergistic societal growth by harnessing local knowledge and international standard. Dedicated to the betterment of societal development, technical assistance, and knowledge management, ABH has gained credibility and industry experience in the development sector in general and the public health sphere of Ethiopia in particular. ABH focuses on knowledge management as the enabler and cross-cutting theme across its four major service lines or core competencies: Consultancy, Survey Management, Training and Implementation of projects and programs.


Job ID: ABH-016-NEBE

The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), re-established by proclamation No. 1133/2011, is the constitutionally mandated body to conduct elections, organize referendum, and regulate political parties in Ethiopia. NEBE is undergoing institutional reform to enhance its credibility and capacity and conduct free, impartial and credible elections. Through the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), NEBE has contracted ABH Partners to provide human resource recruitment and management services.

Accordingly, ABH partners would like to invite applicants who meet the below requirements to apply for the position of Finance and Budget Manager.

Required number: One

Reports to: Chief Executive of HQ office of NEBE

Duty station: NEBE Head Quarter, Addis Ababa

Duration: 12 months with a possibility of extension

Expected Start Date: Immediately after concluding the contract

Salary: Competitive

Purpose of the Role

The Finance and budget Manager is a leadership level position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.  S/he is responsible to all Board finances, including accounting and financial management as well as establishing and maintaining sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedure. S/he will also advise the Board leadership and other staffs on financial matters.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop financial resource management strategy, policies, guidelines and procedures which are in line with basic public finance laws and guidelines for the organization;
  • Based on the strategic objectives of the organization, prepare annual departmental plan;
  • Based on the budget threshold, collect information from departments and prepare annual budget;
  • Based on the approved annual budget, analyse budget and code them correctly as per organizational chart of account;
  • Manage all accounts including ensuring that cash, payable and receivables are reconciled on timely manner;
  • Prepare financial transaction report every month and share with leadership;
  • Establish committee responsible for preparing cash flow and cash need plan and monitor its implementation;
  • Based on the approved budget and cash need, approve cash requests and present to responsible team/person;
  • Periodically monitor cash at hand and in the bank and confirm financial capacity of the organization;
  • Check spending against effective use of financial resources and ensure that the best value for money is achieved;
  • When budget deficiency occurs, recommend allocation of additional budget and budget transfer for approval;  
  • Review payment and budget requests against relevant guidelines and channel to responsible expert for implementation;
  • Ensure that income from donors  are collected and deposited to the organization bank account on timely manner;
  • Ensure that funds from donors are utilized as per the agreement and prevailing working manual, prepare reports, provide technical advice;
  • Monitor and control the financial transaction of projects funded by government and donors ,
  • Ensure various templates, accounting books and cheques are handled properly, design controlling system and follow up its implementation;
  • Develop robust internal financial controlling system
  • Monitor and confirm all accounting records are done properly;
  • Based on the delegation of authority, review and approve employee salary and other payments;
  • Based on the organizational mandate, he/she ensure relevant incomes are collected and transferred to bank on time;
  • Ensure timely financial closure and actively collaborate with  internal & external auditors
  • Based on audit finding and recommendation,  prepare action plan and take immediate corrective action;
  • Provide external auditors’ report along with receivable and payable explanation to responsible departments;
  • Ensure the withholding and  payment of income  taxes, withholding taxes and other taxes and payables;  
  • Validate financial transaction explanation and analysis;
  • Compile and validate monthly report and submit to the board and relevant government authorities;
  • Ensure that all financial transactions of the institution are processed accurately, in accordance with the intended purposes.
  • Provide training/orientation to staff and other partners on government and organization financial management policies and procedures; and
  • Perform other tasks assigned by supervisor.

Required qualifications, Competencies & Skills trainings and experience

  • MA/MBA/BA in Accounting, Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Business Administration and public Finance
  • For MA/MBA holders: at least 8 years of relevant experience of which 4 years on leadership position and 4 years of experience in public sector.
  • For BA holders: at least 10 years of relevant experience of which 6 years on leadership position and 4 years in public sector.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill
  • Solid knowledge of full cycle accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls
  • Respect NEBE’s main principles of performing in a free, impartial and fair manner;
  • Ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Strong conceptual analytical skill and numerical ability
  • High level of computer literacy with sound knowledge of financial accounting software and spreadsheet package
  • Strong organization and leadership skills
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness
  • Conduct  self with integrity and function ethically
  • Ability to manage staff and work with senior management
  • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Not a member of any political party

How to Apply

Qualified applicants can submit their, application letter along with an updated CV with three professional references, copies of education credentials and work experience via email to nebevacancy@abhpartners.com by stating the position you are applying on the subject line of the email. Application may also be submitted in person to our office located on Bole Road, behind DH Geda Tower Addis Ababa from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday.


Application Deadline: 5:30pm, August 14, 2020

Qualified candidates who fulfil the criteria will be hired only following the approval and endorsement by NEBE.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


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