Finance Officer (Part time position)

Finance Officer (Part time position)
Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Working area: Beirut, Lebanon (operating in 22 Arab countries).
Job Description


The Senior Finance Officer will assist the Executive Director in ensuring proper financial management of the Fund’s grantmaking, fundraising and operational finances, in addition to providing technical support in finances to civil society organizations operating in the Arab region.


 Finance & Accounting

  • Oversee electronic and paper filing system for all financial documents
  • Control recording of all accounting transactions into accounting software
  • Review all prepared checks, transfers and payments
  • Distribute and allocate the expenses by projects/donors
  • Review banks and suppliers monthly reconciliations
  • Produce quarterly projections of expenditures and related transfer requests
  • Oversee handling of petty cash
  • Work with external auditor to conduct annual audit and projects’ Audit
  • Prepare payroll and follow up on NSSF and MOF declarations
  • Prepare all the necessary declarations for the Lebanese government. 

Budgeting and reporting

  • Prepare and update annual and two-year budgets in coordination with Executive Director
  • Produce regular financial statements (e.g. income statements, balance sheets), and draft monthly and quarterly financial reports to the Executive Director
  • Prepare budget proposals and financial reports for donors and funders, in coordination with the Executive Director
  • Develop a yearly fundraising revenue budget and a fundraising operational plan to achieve that budget in coordination with the Executive Director.

Grantmaking (In coordination with the Grants Program Team)

  • Provide budgeting and financial guidance to applicants during application process
  • Evaluate application budgets with the grant making team
  • Transfer funds to approved grantees
  • Review grantees’ interim and final financial report
  • Conduct field visits to grantees to provide guidance, technical support, and assessment as needed
  • Assist in developing/updating new financial tools.



  • A minimum of four years’ work experience in finance and accounting
  • Relevant academic background or equivalent years of experience
  • Visual Dolphin software experience an asset
  • IT literacy (MS Office) 
  • Organized, diligent, hard‐working
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt in a high‐pressure environment
  • Civil society experience an asset
  • Human rights experience an asset
  • Native Arabic and excellent English skills (speaking, reading, writing); French a bonus.


Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Relevant academic background (finance, accounting, business) or equivalent years of experience
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French: Basic
Period: Three months
Salary: Based on years of experience and the AHRF's salary scale
Submission guidelines: TO APPLY Please submit: 1. A cover letter describing your human rights, civil society, and/or grantmaking experience in the Arab region, and what you would bring to the Fund 2. A CV 3. Your salary requirements 4. Contact information for three professional references. The Fund regrets that it is unable to accept incomplete applications. Send to:, with “Senior Finance Officer” in the subject heading. Deadline: Position is open until filled. Target starting date: As soon as possible.
Cover letter required? Yes
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