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Turkey: Finance Officer

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Elaf for Relief and Development
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 12 Dec 2017

Elaf for Relief and Development

was founded in May of 2014. It came out of the need to help the people still living inside Syria, who were either displaced or living in their homes with no access to food, medicine, education, and other basic necessities. Elaf started out with volunteers and with the help of personal donations began helping those surviving inside Syria, struggling to make it another day. We at Elaf work in hard to reach communities and our strength lies in the fact that we elevate the lives of those we help by “teaching them to fish rather than giving them a fish”. Elaf also sponsors over 10,500 orphans by providing for their education, food, as well as non-food items. Elaf supports 2 clinics, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) such as small farms, 2 bakeries, and 15 schools. Overall, we do projects that contribute to the development of those still living inside Syria, who have no one to turn to. The direct aid Elaf provides is food, shelter, clothing, fuel, gift-in-kind, vouchers, and even cash to those in besieged areas. Elaf achieves its goals through quality driven, purposeful and diverse projects that are implemented inside Syria.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES / SCOPE OF WORK: (Essential functions, job description,)

Job Purpose: The role of the Finance Officer will be to maintain the day to day finances of the ELAF for Relief & Development Turkey office. This will require maintaining the books and records for all cash and bank transactions. The Finance Officer will also be responsible for reviewing all supporting documentation provided for payments and recording the transactions in the cash and bank books.

Bank and Cash Management

• Monitor cash levels in the cash box and request cash transfers on a timely basis from the appropriate Reporting Line.

• Make Bank & Cash payments with ELAF’s limit and ensure that all appropriate documentation and authority delegation procedures are being followed

• Handle the issuance and retirement of cash floats to approved float holders and ensure that all appropriate documentation and authorization procedures are correctly followed

• Maintain and track all daily cash flow movements between cashbooks/safe books/bankbooks

• Carry out weekly cash counts and reconciliations of the cashbox with supervision from the appropriate Reporting Line and report any anomalies.

• Carry out monthly bank reconciliations when required

Books and Records

• Maintain accurately and up to date cash and float logs.

• Raise transaction vouchers to record bank and cash movements as required.

• Update the electronic cash/bank and safe books as required.

• Ensure accurate coding is used for all payment requests.

• Ensure all receipts are properly checked and verified.

• Ensure staff have access to all Finance documentation templates

• Liaison with Independent accountant for tax and other matters.


• Adhere to ELAF’s Finance Policies and Procedures particularly in the security of cash and confidentiality of information at all times ensuring utmost confidentiality to all sensitive information to which you are exposed.

• Maintain the finance cabinet and folders in an order and tidy fashion with easy referencing and locatable documents.

• Adhere strictly to ELAF’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and Code of Conduct Policy.

• Adhere strictly to ELAF’s Anti-Fraud and whistleblowing policy

• Any other tasks assigned by the line manager or Country Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Training/education/experience/physical demands required; provide 6-8 requirements):

Person Specifications (Requirements):

Degree level qualification, ideally in a financial field

• Experience in bookkeeping or financial record management a distinct advantage

• Good written and spoken English

• Fluent/Native English and Arabic Speaker, Turkish highly advantageous.

• Computer literate with good MS Office skills particularly Excel

• Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

Personal Attributes

• Friendly and affable

• High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies

• Meticulous with attention to detail

• Commitment to ensuring the protection of ELAF’s beneficiaries

• Strong sense of security management and willingness to follow security guidelines and regulations

• Willingness to learn

• Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.

How to apply:

In case you meet the requirements and that you are interested in the position, please send your CV and Cover Letter in English to before 12 December 2017 stating in the subject “**Finance Officer, Antakya**“. Please note that the position may be filled before the deadline of submission of applications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.