Financial Specialist, BALADI CAP, Beirut, Lebanon

Financial Specialist, BALADI CAP, Beirut, Lebanon
Deadline for applications: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Location: Beirut
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Job Description

Financial Specialist, BALADI CAP, Beirut, Lebanon


The Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment Project (BALADI) aims to build the capacity of selected civil society organizations (CSOs) to manage and implement grants, in addition to building the capacities of municipalities and their CSO partners to strengthen citizen-municipality cooperation in local policy and decision-making. BALADI CAP is comprised of three components: Capacity Building Component (CBC), Civic Engagement for Democratic Governance (CEDG), and Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI).

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking candidates for the full-time/long-term position of Financial Specialist on a capacity building and small-grants program for Lebanese civil society organizations (CSOs). The Financial Specialist will work closely with the DCOP under the direction of the Chief of Party. 

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  • Assist Senior Financial Specialist in conducting Benchmark Assessments/Post Benchmark Assessments and producing appropriate action plans to bring financial management systems of CSOs up to compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Perform regular field visits to CSO partners for on-site mentorship and coaching;
  • Assist the DCOP in designing and conducting trainings /workshops to beneficiary CSOs on financial management;
  • Assist the DCOP in designing policies, procedures and guidelines on financial management: cash management, procurement, asset/inventory, segregation of duties;
  • Assist DCOP in tracking the implementation of the financial policies;
  • Assist the DCOP in liaising with potential local training institutes or short-term consultants to ensure financial capacity building is delivered on time and on budget;
  • Review and validate all payments submitted by the grantees before presenting them to the Senior Financial Specialist for issuance;
  • Perform any other related duties as required by COP.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field;
  • Minimum 3 years of previous job experience relevant to financial management;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office programs, particularly Excel;
  • Accuracy in processing cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to details;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English


Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field.
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Submission guidelines: Applications received by e-mail will not be reviewed. Interested candidates are required to apply through the MSI website through the link provided below. Only applications received through this link will be considered.
Cover letter required? No