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Snap Plaza 8th floor, Bole Next to The Millennium hall. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Description:

bout Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine. Samaritan’s Purse is privileged to be part of the humanitarian effort in Ethiopia and legally registered as foreign charity to work in Ethiopia since October 08, 2018.

Open Position: 1

Duration of Contract: July 31, 2024.

Job Summary 

The Finance Officer will support the Finance Coordinator, in the day-to-day operation of the finance unit. The Finance Officer is responsible for cash handling and record keeping of the day to day financial transactions of the office in accordance with SP policy and procedures.

Key Responsibilities 

·       Support the Finance Manager in setting up and implementing Samaritan’s Purse accounting systems and procedures over cash  

·       Provide required weekly reports by specified deadlines to the Finance Manager as assigned.

·       Ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out accurately and in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse field accounting policies

·       Review and ensure accuracy of financial transactions for Samaritan’s Purse field operations based in the region as appropriate (includes vouchers, FERs, Cash Advances, transfers, etc.)

·       Administer all cash advances to employees and partners, reconciling all receipts and cash

·       Responsible for deducting Withholding taxes on payment declarations to ERCA thereof

  • Ensure administrative and financial activity is carried out in accordance with SP field policies
  • Provide support to other office staff with regards to administrative needs

·       Any other duties as may be required from time to time.

Job Requirements:

Education / Experience Needed

  • Bachelor of Art in Accounting/Finance or Business Management.
  • 2/3 years work experience working with International NGO’s and US Government award desired


§  Fluency in English, Amharic or Afar Regional language required

Skills Required 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be willing to abide by Samaritan’s Purse’s code of conduct and understand the principals of Samaritan’s Purse’s Statement of Faith, as well as be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk and run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be exposed to loud noises around the maintenance and construction workshops.

·       May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.

·       Work in a security context that is fluid


The employee is required to carry out his/her duties in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse Safeguarding policy and Code of conduct.

Employee should remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills, which will enable him/her to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct his/herself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding Policy.


Job Category:
Accounting and FinanceAdmin, Secretarial and Clerical
Accounting and Finance, Admin, Secretarial and Clerical
Berhale, Afar
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