Farm Africa Job Vacancy – sholajobs

Job Description


JOB TITLE: Cashier Accountant

REPORTS TO: Project Finance and Admin Officer


LOCATION: Metu with frequent travel to project implementation site

DURATION & HOURS: up to March 2024 with 60 working days probation period

The purpose of the Cashier and Admin Assistant position is to provide secretarial, record keeping, and office support services, and handle & manage petty cash of the project. In addition, she/he supports the Project Finance and Admin Officer to administer, control, monitor, and periodically summarize the extent of financial operations and performance of the project. She/he provides effective and efficient support and advice to the immediate supervisor and project team as required.


Key areas of responsibility are:

  • Prepare payment documents, attendance sheets, and others on all payments the projects are making. 
  • Manage project petty cash including preparing of payment and preparation of monthly petty cash reconciliation
  • Handles and manage the project’s petty cash in a generally accepted standard norm.
  • Prepare monthly petty cash reports to submit to the designated supervisor
  • Review all payments against the budget and established rules and regulations.
  • Assist the supervisor to review/ analyse monthly budget monitoring reports for timely comment and if any adjustment
  • Manage the operations of the project compound including telephone, electricity, and water, manage office transport
  • Handle all materials purchased and stored in a proper manner including fuel coupons and follow up for on-time utilization of the materials with the respective staff.
  • Conduct payment, purchase and collect project materials, and deliver all materials purchased and stored to be used for intended purpose with checking by Project Finance and Admin Officer and approval by PC/Team Leader.
  • Assist line manager in the verification of source documents for proper approval/authorization before they are filed and recorded;
  • Assist in staff recruitment and disciplinary issues.
  • Develop close working relationships with all staff
  • Develop and implement a system to ensure efficient use and safety of the project equipment, including timely and appropriate maintenance and monitoring of costs
  • Conduct payment for different purchases, community, and partners staff training, project staff, and any other payments checked by project finance and admin and approved by the project coordinator/Team Leader
  • Ensures that all unused official documents and vouchers of the organization are properly registered and are available in sufficient quantity.
  • Maintains filing of financial documents and reports;
  • Reports and follows up on outstanding & unsettled payments and receipts.
  • Maintain office records and reference files on various subjects for easy access and reference;
  • Prepare a monthly petty cash report and submitting the line manager.
  • Handle all incoming and outgoing correspondences, file in a chronological order
  • Assist in ensuring that all procurement documents field in a good manner;
  • Keeps projects plan document for procurement in a separate file for reference;
  • Ensures the accuracy of procurement documents and integrity of the procurement process;
  • Make sure to follow the procedures of the procurement Manual

These essential functions are not to be interpreted as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required. All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.

Job Requirements

Essential Desirable  
Education, qualifications & other knowledge
College Diploma in Accounting/Secretarial Science/Office Management/other related fields from a recognized college or BA in Accounting/Management and relevant training    
five years of relevant work experience for diploma holders and two years of relevant work experience for degree holders    
experience in store management    
Skills & abilities
Computer skills in Word, Excel, Access, and QuickBooks  
Familiarity with office equipment operation  
Co-operative and willingness to work under pressure  
Respect the culture, beliefs and traditions of rural and semi-urban communities  
Willingness to give a chance/opportunity to others  
Value the knowledge and ability of the community  
Ability to adapt to the existing environment  
Willingness to multi-task and work on own initiative  
Good team player and team builder  

Our Values

Investing in smallholder farming is the number one way to combat poverty in rural Africa. Farm Africa is a leading NGO specializing in growing agriculture, protecting the environment, and developing businesses in rural Africa.

EXPERT: Expertise and insightful evidence-based solutions are at the heart of everything Farm Africa does. 

GROUNDED: Our teams and partners work closely with local communities, engaging them in every level of decision-making. 

IMPACTFUL: We deliver long-lasting change for farmers, their families, and the environments they live in. 

BOLD: We model innovative approaches and are not afraid to challenge strategies that are failing.

How to Apply

Those who meet the above requirements should submit their short CV (maximum of 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing with the subject “Job ID 494414 Cashier Accountant for Metu” by 28 August 2023. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Farm Africa is an equal-opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Farm Africa does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (E.g. Application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).


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1 thought on “Farm Africa Job Vacancy – sholajobs”

  1. I was graduated from from Hawassa university since 2009 GC with BA degree in accounting and different certificates. I am studding 2nd year MA degree accounting and finance. I have 14 year experience as accountant in food for work project , Auditor in gov’t office, local ngo manager and Internal audit director in government office.


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