Financial assistant

الوصف الوظيفي
Palestinian National Authority
The Ministry of Social Affairs/Ministry of Finance
Social Safety Net Reform Project (SSNRP)
Consultancy Position

The Palestinian National Authority has received a supplemental financing grant from the World Bank in the amount of US$10 million help the Ministry of Social Affairs “MOSA”put in place a PA administered cash assistance program in the West Bank and Gaza. The Ministry of Social Affairs in coordination with the Ministry of Finance is now seeking for a financial assitant “FA” .

Location: West Bank- MOSA, Ramallah.
Duration: five months renewable.

Assignment Objective:
The Financial assistant “FA” will be responsible for the financial management of the Cash Transfer Program “CTP” and, insure project implementation according to Donor regulations and legal covenants in the Grant Agreement. The position must exercise proper stewardship over the fiscal resources entrusted to the CTP by donors to carry out its mission.

The FA will be responsible for setting up the technical and operational aspects of Project accounting and implementation. The Project accounting system should be able to provide accurate, reliable and timely accounting information on project’s funding sources and uses for each individual component and sub-component implemented by the project. It should also provide a regular reconciliation of the Grant’s Special Account with the Bank’s records. To allow better and faster monitoring of financial, procurement and monitoring and evaluation output indicators, an adequate system capable of generating the required information and reports will be installed.

Responsibilities of the FA:
-Under the general direction of the PCU Project Director and in close coordination with Directorate General of finance and administration. The FA will be required to familiarize himself/herself with all aspects of the execution of the Program.

More specifically he/she will be responsible for the following:
1-Provide technical assistance to Project Team and other implementing entities to maintain adequate financial management throughout grant implementation.
2-review the internal control system to ensure that appropriate mechanisms, procedures, and systems are in place, and initiate, prepare, and issue standard practices related to reporting and accounting, procurement and banking
3-Manage the day-to-day operations of the project financial affairs
4-ensure that funds are available in the relevant accounts as required to meet payments for expenditures incurred in connection with the Project;
5-ensure that financial regulations are compiled with by all parties engaged in receipt and payment of funds in connection with the Project;
6-supervise, maintain and verify any account which may be set up for the Project and review monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts on a timely basis.
7-ensure that a detailed account is maintained in respect of each contract for construction, procurement of goods, and consultant services;
8-ensure prompt action with regard to payments on expenditures incurred with respect to the Project, including the preparation of withdrawal applications;
9-Review all financial transactions, in advance, to ensure compliance with the project policies, procedures and grant agreement and to ensure that the expenditures have been properly authorized and approved and that they are included in the approved budget;.
10-issue checks and/or bank transfers;
11-prepare withdrawal applications for the disbursement of grant funds and for the replenishment   of the Special Account (SA), process payment orders to be made from the SA;
12-maintain and supervise all accounting records of the Project and ensure that all accounting records and bank accounts are up-todate using the computerized system
13-prepare the project’s budget/cash flow forecast in consultation with the PROJECT Team ensuring consistency between the total budget and annual work plan covering all project activities;
14-verify on a regular basis the petty cash expenditures to ensure that these are properly authorized and recorded with all supporting documentation; and
15-manage the cash balances to ensure the efficient use of funds.
16-Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, including Interim Financial Report, statement of activities and cash flow statement, and all other reports as required by Project Management Team and World Bank
17-participate in the preparation of periodic (quarterly and annual) project progress reports for the Steering Committee and the donors.
18-Oversee and manage the cash transfer process to beneficiaries, payment procedures, and funds flow trail to ensure that appropriate internal administrative and accounting procedures have been followed throughout grant implementation.
19-coordinate with the Project Team in West Bank and Gaza to ensure information is timely received from the district offices (directorates), review and approve benefeiciaries payments reports and ensure the accuracy of the payment process.
20. Direct the audit function process (for both internal and external audit) and ensure that audits are timely, focused on the key risk areas, and completed on a timely basis.
21-liaise with the external auditors, assessing reports received from them and following up, in  consultation with the project director, any audit queries/management letters;
22-review and follow up any recommendation relating to financial management from the external auditors, donors reports, and /or PA requirements;
23-Ensure project’s assets are well-maintained and registered in the project’s fixed assets registry.
24-perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director.

Education and Experience
1-BA degree on accouting or finance, master Degree is preferable
2-experience in hands-on management of accounting and financial analysis
3-Good command in English language and computer skills specially financial excel.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs with cover letter indicating their interest and expected salary no later than Thursday, 5/8/2010 to Email [email protected] -,[email protected], [email protected]

References should be included.
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متطلبات الوظيفة
تفاصيل الوظيفة
المسمى الوظيفي Financial assistant
آخر موعد للتقديم 05 - Aug - 2010
المكان رام الله والبيرة
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل
المستوى المهني متوسط الخبرة
الدرجة العلمية البكالوريوس
الخبرة No Experience
آلية التقديم
نصيحة من جوبس لحمايتك : عند التقدم لاية وظيفة عن طريق الانترنت، لا تقم بإعطاء معلومات بطاقة الأعتماد او أية معلومات بنكية / مالية لصاحب عمل.