الوصف الوظيفي

Position Title         : Finance Assistant            

Position Type         : Full Time , Regular Contract

Location                : Gaza Office

Duration               : One Year

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutionsinto action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Palestine, including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance. The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures.  In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

Gaza Sky Geeks, established in 2011 by Mercy Corps with support from Google is Palestine’s leading tech hub that trains, nurtures, and supports emerging tech talent with the goal of creating a sustainable and inclusive digital job market in Palestine.  With 10 years of experience training globally recognized tech talent, Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG) has served over 23,000 Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, 45% women, through training programs, workshops, and events.

General Position Summary

Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Finance & Compliance Officer, Senior Finance Officer, Finance Director and GSG Senior Operations Manager, the Client & Community Finance Assistant will assist in the processing and recording of GSG payment transactions as well as providing support in a timely and accurate manner.

Essential Job Responsibilities

FINANCE SECTION

  • Work with the Finance Team on managing and organizing the daily tasks, payments for GSG to be processed and the cash flow transactions in Gaza.
  • Prepare checks or wire transfer requests based on fully approved documents and present to approved check-signers for review and signature.
  • Submit & track the GSG Hub invoices in a timely manner.
  • Follow up with the employee who manages GSG desk/room rental agreements to collect on regular basis (depending on the agreement terms) the rental fees. Update and maintain the related tracking sheet.
  • Deposit the Hub cash in the bank when needed.
  • Prepare all GSG bank payment vouchers and ensure that all bank transactions are properly and fully documented.
  • Enter all transactions to the accounting software under the supervision of the Finance Officer whenever required.
  • File all cash and bank vouchers and maintain filing system such that files are updated, complete and safeguarded, including co-ordination with Admin department regarding files transfer to Ramallah warehouse.
  • Review and check the receipts vouchers and follow up with vendors for cheque handling.
  • Scan all payments/expense reports/Travel Approvals/etc. and submit them to Finance Team for their financial review as per the AAM.
  • Scanning all Finance documents & make sure that all financial documents are properly uploaded to the SharePoint & Google drive.
  • Follow up with the employees who work on (Talent Matching) to submit payments & invoices on timely manner and to update and maintain the tracking sheets related to them.
  • Making sure that the (Talent Matching) invoicing online system is always updated on timely manner.
  • Review GSG commitment letters and ensure that all signatures & supporting documents are attached.
  • Provide GSG cost reports / analysis as requested by the GSG Senior Operations Manager.
  • Assist the Finance Department in responding to audit inquiries.
  • Follow all Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and documentation requirements.
  • Be adaptable and flexible to take new tasks and new assignments as requested from time to time.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Security
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
  • Assist the Senior Finance Officer in shifting all original financial documents to RML storeroom on monthly basis and keep the finance director informed.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically

    to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

  • Team members, service contractors, volunteers, and interns are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Supervisory Responsibility

None.

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Finance & Compliance Officer

Works Directly With: Finance, Operations and Program Team Members

Knowledge and Experience

  • One or more years of bookkeeping, banking or cashiering experience.
  • University degree in accounting or a relevant business field is desirable.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

Success Factors

A clear understanding of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.  A high level of personal integrity, honesty and transparency in all cash handling is absolutely essential.  The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required.  A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines, and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.

متطلبات الوظيفة

Knowledge and Experience

  • One or more years of bookkeeping, banking or cashiering experience.
  • University degree in accounting or a relevant business field is desirable.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

Success Factors

A clear understanding of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.  A high level of personal integrity, honesty and transparency in all cash handling is absolutely essential.  The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required.  A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines, and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.

تفاصيل الوظيفة
المسمى الوظيفي Finance Assistant
آخر موعد للتقديم 31 - Aug - 2022
المكان قطاع غزة
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل
المستوى المهني متوسط الخبرة
الراتب N/A
الدرجة العلمية البكالوريوس
الخبرة 1 Year
آلية التقديم

Qualified persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application online HERE no later than Wednesday , 31 August 2022

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please apply separate application for each position you are interested in.

نصيحة من جوبس لحمايتك : عند التقدم لاية وظيفة عن طريق الانترنت، لا تقم بإعطاء معلومات بطاقة الأعتماد او أية معلومات بنكية / مالية لصاحب عمل.