International Rescue Committee – IRC Vacancy Announcement

October 3, 2023

Job Overview

  • Category: Accounting and Finance
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa 
  • Career Level: Junior Level (1+ – 2 years experience)
  • Position: Finance Assistant (5 months)
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Salary: As per the scale
  • Deadline: Oct 6, 2023

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The position reports to the Senior Finance Officer.

Job Overview:

Perform support to the Finance Department as assigned in preparing cash and bank disbursement, provide initial review to supporting documents in accordance with the IRC/Donor policies, and manage the financial documents.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To process all bank/ cash accounting transactions within Finance department, petty cash entries, bank entries, cash count reconciliations, and bank reconciliations.
  • Handle all office petty cash and ensure compliance with IRC/Donor rules and regulations.
  • Prepare a daily reconciliation of petty cash transactions and validate supporting documents.
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly cash count conciliations.
  • Act as Cash custodian of cash on hand, perform and document weekly and month-end cash counts.
  • Assist with staff’s clearance of cash advance, tracking and reporting on all receivable balances.
  • Prepare bank transactions in an Excel spreadsheet to ensure compliance with IRC/ Donors rules and regulations.
  • Preparation of country office monthly bank account reconciliations.
  • Follow up on invoices for materials and supplies with procurement staff and program staff for payments.
  • Prepare Integra Invoice for Director of Finance (DF) approval and submit through Integra System for HQ payment process.
  • Perform correct withholding tax calculation in compliance with the revenue’s rules & regulations.
  • Act as a focal point for Integra payment processing.
  • Perform correct withholding tax calculation in compliance with the revenue’s rules & regulations.
  • Assist the Finance team in general support, such as going to the bank and document filing system.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: SeniorFinance Officer
Indirect Reporting: None

Job Requirements

Education: University degree in accounting and finance
Work Experience: At least 2- 3 years’ experience in a similar position or responsibilities.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
• General Accounting knowledge.
• Effective time management and people skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet regular deadlines.
• Computer Literacy (Excel, Word)

Language Skills:
• Good command of written and spoken English

Preferred Qualification:
• Previous experience working with refugees or humanitarian, non-profit organizations.

Working Environment:

The position is a NATIONAL post based in the IRC office in Addis Ababa, there might be a field travel to regional offices.

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the

below IRC On-line recruitment website:



Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

        Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

·         Name of the position you have applied for

·         Date of application

·         Summary of your qualifications and experience

·         Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

·         Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible, also email address

·         Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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