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USAID Nepal Job Vacancy for Finance Assistant

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USAID Nepal

USAID's Strengthening Systems for Better Health is a 5-year Activity aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. This will be accomplished through supporting the Government of Nepal's efforts to expand access to and use of quality maternal, newborn and child health and family planning services, with a specific focus on newborn care. Strengthening Systems for Better Health was initiated in January 2018 and will achieve three outcomes:

  • improving access to and utilization of equitable healthcare services,
  • improving the quality of health services in facility and community levels and
  • improved health system governance, including within the context of decentralization and federalism.

The project is implemented throughout Karnali Province and in targeted areas of Province 5.

Strengthening Systems for Better Health is currently recruiting for the positions listed below and welcome applications from qualified individuals. These positions are based at the provincial office in Surkhet.

Finance Assistant- 1

Under the supervision of the Finance and Admin Officer, the Finance Assistant provides financial management and accounting support and services for the project.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Review the advance settlement and payment documents to ensure that the documents are in compliance with company rules and regulations; Monitor periodically the advances and settlements.
  • Write checkbooks for payment to staff and vendors; prepare bank reconciliation statements.
  • Perform all the roles and responsibilities of Finance Officer in his/her absence.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of VAT and submit the original invoices to Kathmandu office for VAT refund.
  • Assist Finance and Admin Officer in preparing the monthly financial report for Kathmandu Office.
  • Maintain local accounts on the Quicken computerized accounting system; enter and code all transactions.
  • Assist F&A Officer monitoring project budget to ensure project expenditures versus milestones and reimbursements. Required Criteria:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Financial Management or Business Studies.
  • At least 2+ years of relevant professional experience in Finance Management and Accounting.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Financial Software, Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Preference will be given to those who are from and or working in the Karnali Province.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and excellent organization skills.
  • An experience that relates to USAID-funded projects or other international development experience is preferred. Administrative Assistant - 1

Under the supervision of the Finance and Admin Officer, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative logistics support and reception services for the project.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead arrangement and organization of office, maintain an up to date staff roster with telephone numbers and emails and maintain an up-to-date leave record of employees;
  • Assist in a procurement process.
  • Ensure proper assets management of the project.
  • Fleet Management, travel arrangements and also provide logistical support for workshops and meetings
  • Manage telephone operations and communications; serve as receptionist.
  • Manage document correspondences with the local Stakeholders including Provincial Ministries, District offices, Municipality, Development partners and other as appropriate.

Required Criteria:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Administration, Management, Business, Social Science, or other relevant fields.
  • At least 2+ years of relevant professional experience in office administration.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Preference will be given to those who are from and or working in the Karnali Province.
  • The experience that relates to USAID-funded projects or other international development experience is preferred.

All Positions Require:

·  Strong interpersonal skills, initiative, good judgment, demonstrated team player and problem-solving abilities.

·  Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process. Canvassing at any stage of the processes shall lead to automatic disqualification.

For further details and to apply:

Log on to www.merojob.com/SSBH and click 'Apply Now icon below the respective job.

The deadline for application is September 23, 2018, Sunday.

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