Mercy Corps Ethiopia Vacancy announcement

Mercy Corps Ethiopia Vacancy would like to invite qualified and competent applicants for the following vacant post.

1:Finance and Administration Officer

Location: Addis Ababa

Terms of employment:Permanent

Job Description

This advertisement is being posted on behalf of Humanitarian Energy, a private company.

Finance and Administration Officer – Humanitarian Energy plc

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Position Status: Full-time

Current team members: team of 3-5 people

About Humanitarian Energy Plc

Humanitarian Energy is a private company established in 2022 that aims to provide access to clean and sustainable energy for refugees and displaced people. We work in partnership with local communities, governments, and other stakeholders to implement innovative and context-specific solutions for energy needs.

With an estimated 89.3 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, and the average refugee camp lasting 20 years, HumEn believes that more can and should be done to provide sustainable energy solutions to those who need it the most; and this is where Humanitarian Energy bridges that gap with clean, quality, and affordable services for humanitarian settings, organizations, and operations, in Ethiopia and beyond.

For prospective clients, Humanitarian Energy designs, finances, constructs, and operates capital-intensive clean energy infrastructures, thereby meeting the clean energy needs and carbon reduction aspirations through commercially sustainable models. Humanitarian Energy contributes to the energy transition agenda of the humanitarian sector to cleaner, and more sustainable energy solutions than those currently in use.

Humantarian Energy’s offering includes a) the deployment of hybrid solar PV mini-grids to power life, businesses and humanitarian operations in displaced communities through pre-paid metering systems, and b) an asset leasing model for turn-key stand-alone systems for humanitarian agencies and operations. The company assumes the responsibility for the operations and maintenance of deployed systems, freeing clients from any hassle and ensuring their satisfaction.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Managing the financial and administrative aspects of the organization, including budgeting, accounting, reporting, auditing, and compliance.
Supervising and supporting the staff and consultants working in the office, ensuring a conducive and productive work environment.
Liaising and coordinating with the project offices, partners, and external stakeholders on financial and administrative matters.
Contributing to the strategic planning and development of the organization, providing inputs and feedback on financial and operational issues.
Produce regular financial reports for the management and shareholders.
Focal Person for maintenance, mailing, shipping, supplies, equipment, bills, and errands.
Responsible for developing and implementing office policies by setting up procedures and standards to guide the operation of the company.
Participate actively in the planning and execution of company events.
Handle customer inquiries and complaints.
Perform other tasks as requested by the Managing Director.

Skill and educational background

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. A master’s degree or a professional certification is an advantage.
At least five years of relevant experience in accounting and office administration, preferably in the business sector.
Excellent knowledge of accounting standards, financial management systems, national labor laws, and tax regulations.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and accounting software.
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and in a team.
Fluency in English and Amharic.

Application way

interested candidates encouraged to apply for the position advertised. Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address: [email protected]

Note: Please make sure that you mention the position title (Finance and Administration Officer) in the subject line of your email application. Only candidates that are short listed will acknowledged and called for interviews.

Deadline: March 15, 2024

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