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Application Submissions Guideline: 

To apply, Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] with the following subject line ‘NAME - Finance & Administration Officer.  Your cover letter should explain how you meet the essential and desirable position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for the role of Finance and Administration Officer. The closing date for this role is 3rd July 2024 at 5:00PM BST.  

If you have any question, please contact MAP through this email only: [email protected]

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HR Recruitment Officer
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Medical Aid for Palestinians ( MAP) works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. MAP is the leading UK charity delivering health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation and displacement, in the occupied Palestinian territory and Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon. MAP is seeking to recruit a skilled Finance and Administration Officer based in Beirut Office and conducts periodic visits to the Palestinian refugee camps where MAP works.

Job Purpose: Support the management of MAP’s financial programme in Lebanon in accordance with organisational priorities.

Duties and key responsibilities

Due Diligence and Partner financial monitoring

  • Contribute to performing and updating due diligence for partners and suppliers
  • Develop good working relationships and maintain regular contact with the finance staff of partner organisations.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely financial reporting from partner organisations.
  • In coordination with the programme staff, review and correct of partners’ financial reports (including receipts/ invoices) and submission to the FAM.
  • Ensure that MAP’s procurement policies and procedures are followed.
  • Visit partners’ offices to follow up on queries and ensure financial controls and procedures are in place.
  • Assist the FAM in setting up accounting systems and procedures that are required by MAP for partners.
  • Identify and assist in financial training and capacity building needs of partner and MAP staff.
  • Maintain archiving systems for partner’s financial documents according to MAP’s procedures and donor requirements.


  • Ensure that all donor requirements are complied with in all grant transactions and processes; keep the FAM informed on all major compliance issues/challenges while taking the necessary corrective steps.
  • Assist in the preparation of interim and final donor reports.
  • Assist in all aspects of donor audits.
  • Contribute to preparing required reports to ministries and NSSF


  • Participate in the Bids Opening Committee for supplies, stationary, computers, etc. procured for MAP or for implementing the projects activities and opining bids for partners.
  • Provide administrative support on all areas of the procurement process.

Financial controls

  • Post transactions to the accounting system to meet the month-end timetable and prepare regular balance sheet and bank reconciliations.
  • Constantly review banking balances to ensure the timely request of cash requests from the London office.
  • Review and check payment requests and their related supporting documents and make sure that they have the correct approvals.
  • Prepare cash payment vouchers to settle payment requests. Maintain the petty cash tins under the IMPREST system.
  • Ensure proper filing of all financial vouchers and reports.
  • Ensure compliance with MAP’s financial and procurement policies and procedures, and MAP’s donor requirements, at all times.
  • Actively support and advise MAP’s programme staff on all financial issues.
  • Assist the FAM in preparing programme and overhead expenditure forecasts
  • Assist the FAM in liaising with audit staff (internal and external) ensuring that any recommendations and changes are fully implemented.
  • Maintain asset and inventory registers for MAP offices in Lebanon
  • Carry out regular cash and inventory counts.
  • Ensure timely payments related to offices, programmes, and others are made.


  • Assist the FAM in liaising with MAP’s auditors (internal and external) ensuring that any recommendations and changes are fully implemented.

Safety and Security

  • Contribute to conducting safety and security audits/checks and following-up on related action points.

General Responsibilities

  • Support the mission, ethos and values of MAP.
  • Carry out other associated duties as may arise in line with the broad remit of the position.
  • Support and promote diversity and equality of opportunity in the workplace.
  • Work collaboratively with others in all aspects of our work.
  • Abide by organisational policies, codes of conduct and practices.
  • Treat with confidentiality any personal, private or sensitive information about individual organisations and or clients or staff and MAP data.

Person Specification


  • A degree in finance, accounting, or related field.
  • Two years proven experience as a Finance Officer, or similar role, covering all aspects of financial accounting and internal controls
  • Financial year-end and liaising with auditors
  • Experience in auditing preferably with an (I)NGO
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles and setting up accounting and ancillary support systems.

Skills and abilities

  • Proficient user of finance software; use of a multi-currency accounting package an advantage (MAP uses Xledger)
  • Excellent Excel, and MS office skills
  • Strong communications, interpersonal, organization, and listening skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Arabic;
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability in building and maintaining collaborative relationships
  • Self-motivated and pro-active in seeking out answers to problems
  • Evidence of strong work ethic in previous employments


  • General accounting and procurement principles and standards.


  • Ideally candidates will have a formal accountancy qualification from a recognised accountancy body (ACCA, ICMA, ACA)
  • Candidates with considerable and proven experience in a Finance Officer role will be considered

Personal attributes and other requirements

  • Able to work flexibly in emergencies and to meet specific deadlines including some evenings and weekends
  • Able to conduct regular field visits to the Palstinian refugee camps where MAP works.


Daleel Madani, the civil society network, serves as a platform for organisations to post their professional opportunities, but is not involved in the recruitment process. The hiring organisation is solely responsible for the job and candidate selection.

Last modified: 
13 Jun, 2024
Intervention Sector(s):
Health, Refugees
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, 3 July 2024
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
Fixed Term (12 months)
Salary Range:
2000 to 2500 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Ideally candidates will have a formal accountancy qualification/degree from a recognised accountancy body (ACCA, ICMA, ACA)
Experience Requirements:
2 to 3 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
Very Good
French Language:
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut