Director of Finance and Administration

GD of Policy & Planning

Job Announcement

Position:              Director of Finance and Administration

Sex:                        Male/Female

Nationality:        Afghan

Location:             Kabul

Vacancy No:   Director/Finan/Asministration

A Date: 24/6/2018

C Date: 8/7/2018


Job Summary:

The Director of Finance and Administration will have responsibility for developing, maintaining, and overseeing the financial operations of the accreditation organization. In addition, this individual will assume responsibility for the non-technical (i.e. not accreditation-related) administrative components of the accreditation organization’s operations, such as information technology, office equipment, security, safety, risk management, human resources policies and procedures, housekeeping, and utilities. The candidate for Director of Finance and Administration will hold at least a baccalaureate degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field.


  • Developing and maintaining the overall financial operations of the organization, including policy-setting, budgeting, fee collection, financial disbursements, maintaining a general ledger and balance sheets,  financial reporting, and auditing in accordance with recognized accounting principles and practices and with optimal transparency;
  • Ensuring that effective financial checks and balances are in place throughout all components of the organizational structure;
  • Ensuring that the financial operations of the organization adhere to the financial management standards of the ISQua International Accreditation Programme (IAP);
  • Providing complete and transparent financial reports and analyses to the Board of Directors and CEO, in order to give them sufficient information about the financial status of the organization;
  • Managing the financial aspects of any government-funded or donor-funded projects, in order to ensure that financial management and reporting is implemented in accordance with any standards or contract terms;
  • Supervising subordinate or contracted staff who carry out finance, informational technology, public relations, human resource management, or office management functions;
  • Developing and maintaining quality and risk management policies and plans that adhere to the standards of the ISQua International Accreditation Programme (IAP);  and
  • Monitoring any contracts that the accreditation organization has with outside entities or vendors are current and that the terms are being met.


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • University degree in accounnting  and master’s or doctoral degree will be preferred, business finance management, or a related field.
  • 5 years Financial management experience in Afghanistan, preferably in the health care sector or with a non-government organization (NGO);
  • Experience with implementing sound financial practices, including budgeting, monitoring, fee collection, preparing financial reports, auditing, assuring financial accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in the supervision of financial support staff, in order to assure that financial checks and balances are in place and working effectively;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop and implement operational policies and plans, including logistics of managing an office environment;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, to maintain productive working relationships with a range of team members and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines while maintaining attention to detail; and
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and resolve issues in accordance with agreed parameters.


(I) Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma
ÿ Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education 
ÿ Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries
ÿ Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education 
B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail 
• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.
• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Ahmad NAwid Barekzai, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-707777734
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Ahmad NAwid Barekzai ) for confirmation.
• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.
• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.
• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.
• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

The test and interview will be taken from the following references.



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