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Searching for senior finance and legal assistant that enjoy "high communication and interpersonal skills, initiative, able to work under pressure, high attention to details, has a knowledge in the Palestinian contexts, team player, and motivator" to join our team!
Job Based in Beirut - Head Office with Probability of visiting the Palestinian Camps all over Lebanon.

To apply for this position: 
Interested applicants should submit their CV with a Cover Letter including  their knowledge and experience in finance and legal field via BOTH emails: [email protected] AND [email protected] , with Subject "Finance and Legal Assistant".

Only CV's sent for BOTH emails and with a Subject will be considered.

Contact Person Name: 
Sara Abed Allatif
Contact Person Position: 
HR Assistant
Contact Person Email: 

The Finance and Legal Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day operational finance processes at area level, and for coordinating budget preparation/reviews related to grants, funds, and budgets for all related programs, donors, and departments by ensuring adherence to WPA’s policies and donor requirements. 

Generic Responsibilities  

  • Implement effective, efficient and transparent finance systems that support the delivery of the Country Strategic Plan and individual projects at area level.
  • Ensure adherence to WPA’s financial handbook and procedures, other WPA policies and donor requirements.
  • Manage Finance staff at area level and follow up day to day operations of the finance team.
  • Provide Capacity building on financial procedures and contribute to the improvement of the finance function in the area.
  • Provide donor financial reports and any other financial management reports as required.
  • Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area. 
  • Ensure proper filing of all financial documents and reports.
  • Ensure that WPA’s related activities are implemented within WPA’s guidelines and reports any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action. 

Specific Responsibilities  

  • Ensure that cash and bankbooks records are updated on daily basis, ensuring that all coding is in line with donor, WPA’s and country coding structure. 
  • Participate in budget preparation for new proposals, grant applications, budget revisions to ensure compliance with WPA and donor guidelines. 
  • Prepare budget forecasts/analysis and assist in Master budgets preparation & revision at area level.
  • Review financial transactions and ensure that the supporting documents meet WPA securing supporting documentations and donor regulations. 
  • Support in area level month/project and year closures as per WPA and donors set procedures.
  • Ensure spot checks and compliance checklists are done on regular basis.
  • Assist with Internal and External Audits at area level as needed.
  • Perform weekly Cash counts with cash holder as well as verifying posting the cash transactions to the system. 
  • Participate in tender openings with Procurement team. 
  • Coordinate closely with Project Managers and Staff to ensure proper communications and work between program and Finance function. 
  • Ensure optimal allocation of expenses in line with approved budgets and projected expenditures (master budget, allocation tables, etc.). 
  • Follow-up all the legal procedures with WPA’s Lawyer.
  • Prepare all the financial reports to be submitted to the local authorities and to UNRWA.
  • Implement any other Finance related task as requested by the admin and Finance Manager.
Last modified: 
05 Apr, 2021
Intervention Sector(s):
Children & Youth, Conflict Resolution, Education, Human Rights & Protection, Refugees
Application Deadline:
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
Period of contract: one year renewable based on performance and availability of funding / Start date: As Soon As Possible.
Starting 2500000 LBP depending on qualifications and experience.
Salary Range:
< 800 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
*Bachelor degree in accounting/finance or a related major. *Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in operations and management. *Familiar with grants proposal writing and reporting. *Fluency in English, both written and verbal. *Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
Experience Requirements:
3 to 5 years
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  • Lebanon
  • Beirut
  • Beirut