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Finance Assistant
Alight

Alight came to Sudan in 2004 as one of the first humanitarian responders to the emergency needs of some 500,000 war-affected IDPs and host populations in the Tulus and Gereida corridors in South Darfur. In 2014, Alight expanded services its reach to include East Darfur. Today, Alight serves displaced populations and host communities in Kassala, Gedaref, West Kordofan, and East and South Darfur states. Alight provides lifesaving humanitarian action, recovery, and development services in these five states, with a country office based in Khartoum.

Field offices in Kassala, Gedaref, Nyala, El Daein,serve as the key state hubs for program delivery. Alight’s staff is more than 99 percent Sudanese, with nearly 800 full-time staff joined by over 400 incentive and community health and protection workers in delivering lifesaving programs and durable solutions in Sudan.

Alight is registered in Sudan and works closely with Federal and State Line Ministries to carry out its humanitarian and development mandates.

 


 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 30 June 2022

 
 Background:

Alight, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international non-governmental organization providing integrated health; nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); food security and livelihoods; community protection; and peacebuilding services to nearly 2 million people annually.

Alight came to Sudan in 2004 as one of the first humanitarian responders to the emergency needs of some 500,000 war-affected IDPs and host populations in the Tulus and Gereida corridors in South Darfur. In 2014, Alight expanded services its reach to include East Darfur. Today, Alight serves displaced populations and host communities in Kassala, Gedaref, West Kordofan, and East and South Darfur states. Alight provides lifesaving humanitarian action, recovery, and development services in these five states, with a country office based in Khartoum.

Field offices in Kassala, Gedaref, Nyala, El Daein, serve as the key state hubs for program delivery. Alight’s staff is more than 99 percent Sudanese, with nearly 800 full-time staff joined by over 400 incentive and community health and protection workers in delivering lifesaving programs and durable solutions in Sudan.

Alight is registered in Sudan and works closely with Federal and State Line Ministries to carry out its humanitarian and development mandates.

 

PURPOSE

A brief description of the overall purpose of the job; the rationale for why the job exists and how it contributes to ALIGHT’s mission and strategic plan.)

Primary focal point for banking activities, receipts of bank vouchers, and processing of payments; takes direction from the Senior Finance Officer with regards to all ALIGHT Khartoum office banking and payment related transactions; and primary responsible for ensuring that paid   invoices and vouchers are filed regularly.

Perform all accounting activities with main tasks on receiving and issuing payments as required by ALIGHT Khartoum office. 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

CASH

  • Receipt and disbursement of cash for approved purchases; account of cash advances and liquidation documents.  
  • Facilitate fund transfer to the field offices Adilla , Aldain, Kassala, Gedarif and Nyala
  • Facilitate cash advance to any staff of ALIGHT with a prior approval from the Country Director.
  • Facilitate salary advance to expatriate staff with a prior approval from the Country Director or delegate.
  • Make payment to any parties with a prior approval from Finance Controller or Country Director.
  • Make sure all supporting documents are in place before making any payment.
  • Reconcile Cash Counts SDG & USD weekly, when the time OF replenishment and monthly.
  • Maintain Cash Receipts and Payment vouchers.
  • Safeguard ALIGHT money through keeping cash in the office-safe and keep the keys of office-safe with you. No one should have access to keys of the office-safe.

 

ACCOUNT RECEIVABLE & PAYABLE

  • Monitor unsettled advances and submit to Finance Officer for monthly payroll deduction.
  • Process payment PIT USD & SDG on time and maintain files of receipts and any other related documents  

 

BANKING

  • Banking as necessary and keep the check books in a safe/protected place.
  • Collect cash from the bank/money transfer institutions as required.
  • Maintain bank transfers record sequentially in coordination with Senior Finance Officer.
  • Facilitate internal fund transfers USD & SDG from one bank to another.
  • Keep record and filling of voided checks.

 

GENERAL ACCOUNTS

  • Make sure all financial transactions and payments comply with ALIGHT procurement policy and procedures.   Payment Request Vouchers are properly filled out and appropriately approved.  All transactions are adequately supported and auditable
  • Make sure that bills / vouchers and other necessary supporting documents against cash advance are submitted by the staff as per policies, procedures and guidance.

 

PAYROLL

  • Make monthly salary bank payment transfer to all Khartoum local staff based on the payroll obtained from HR.

 

RECORDS KEEPING

  • Maintain all documents (both hard and soft copies) properly with respect to any financial payments and receipts transactions as per ALIGHT policies, procedures and guidance.
  • Ensure that all financial documents are filed and labeled in a logical, orderly and neat manner in order to provide for security of documentation, ease of accessibility and the preservation of records.
  • Keep all bills/vouchers or any cash transaction documents in a protected place. No non-finance staff should have access to any documents without your presence.   Ensure documents are returned to their respective files.
  • Compile and scan all monthly reconciliation reports and their supporting documents.

 

OTHERS

  • Contribute towards the improvement of financial management systems including internal control systems.
  • Keep supervisor informed of all activities including concerns on a regular basis
  • Follow ALIGHT policies, procedures, and protocols as outlined and instructed by the management of ALIGHT
  • Carry out any other special responsibilities occasionally assigned by supervisor or/ Finance Manager and Finance Controller.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • BSc Accounting, a degree in Accounting 
  • 2 years of bank experience.
  •  Good Microsoft Word and Excel Skills
  • Willingness to travel and support the team in hardship and unsecured environment
  • Willingness to work extra hours voluntarily as required and to travel and stay in other ALIGHT locations as required.
  • Flexible attitude to changing priorities
  • Exhibit the values of compassion, respect for people, team spirit, and non-violence, simplicity in work style, and integrity in daily organizational activities
  • Demonstrate commitment to ALIGHT’s core values and policies

 

Languages

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English and Arabic.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • An opportunity to join an international organization with strong human values
  • An open-ended contract perspective, starting with a 6-month contract  
  • A competitive salary
  • Starting date: ASAP

 

How to apply:

  • Interested candidates are requested to send their CV along with a Cover letter to the Sudan job website: sudanjob.net or at HAC Khartoum (hard copy applications).
  • Closing date will be 30 June 2022.
  • Alight values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.


We are on a journey to build Alight, a new platform of amazing people and organizations providing lifesaving services and creating breakthrough solutions for and with the displaced. WeAreAlight.org
 

Alight is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

 








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