Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
National Headquarters
684-686, Red Crescent Sarak, Bara Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217

Vacancy Announcement

Background: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), constituted on 31 March 1973 by the President's Order No.26 of 1973 with retrospective effect from 16 December 1971, is the biggest humanitarian organization in Bangladesh. As an auxiliary to the government, the Society provides humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable populace and over the last 43 years, has undertaken a wide range of activities in humanitarian response, disaster management, health, capacity building and in promoting Red Cross/Red Crescent ideals and principles.

The BDRCS has started recently a “Integrated Resilience Program (IRP)” with Swedish Red Cross (SRC). The program is for 3 years (01 January, 2018 to 31 December, 2020) period and is being implemented in 4 communities of Jamalpur district. The IRP Program is taking a holistic approach in addressing needs and priorities of selected communities and major sectors requiring interventions are water & sanitation, health, livelihood & income generation, women development & inclusion etc.

Purpose of the position: Sr. Finance Officer will be responsible for overall finance management of Integrated Resilience Program (IRP) of BDRCS. The position will work closely with Director in charge, Finance of BDRCS and as well as Finance Officer /Manager of SRC and IFRC.

Job title : Sr. Finance Officer, IRP Program
Job type : Contractual (12 months initially, with a possibility of extension)
No. of position : 01 (one)
Monthly salary : BDT 45,000.00-50,000.00
Location : BDRCS, National Headquarters, Dhaka
Reportable to : Program Manager, IRP programme, BDRCS, NHQ, Dhaka

Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Accounting

  • Ensure proper and effective accounting systems for the recording of all financial information;
  • Make payments after verification of the accuracy, validity, legitimacy of all documentation ensuring, completeness of financial documents, (purchase requests, work orders, invoices), proper coding and approval by responsible managers before payments are made
  • Review and ensure the correctness of monthly accounts and cash & bank reconciliations for timely submission into Accounting system
  • Ensure that supporting documentation and finance procedures are compliant with BDRCS and donor requirements;
  • Manage cash flow, ensuring that regular and accurate transfer requests are made;
  • Coordinate with project team to ensure proper planning and budgeting
  • Assist the Project Manger & Deputy Director in the production of BDRCS financial reports, Financial Planning Sheet and year-end as required.
  • Responsible for the management of staff payroll ensuring accurate and timely payment;

Project Reporting

  • Set up and produce timely, accurate monthly management reports which analyse financial results, highlight variances, and monitor budgets; and to assist with the interpretation of these reports to budget holders;
  • Work with the relevant staff in the project/country office to produce project budgets and forecasts as required, including the detailed budget sheets;
  • Produce donor reports for designated projects.

Accounting Management

  • Support Programme staffs in the production of project budgets and proposals, advising on assumptions, risks and opportunities contained within the budgets;
  • Review and ensure that the financial aspects of all funding proposals meet BDRCS standards and requirements;
  • Identify the financial information needed by the NHQ and to set up systems to ensure that these needs are met;
  • Undertake visits to field office(s) or partners to help ensure quality is maintained in all aspects of financial management.

Provision of Technical Support and Advice

  • Work with members and partners, helping set up accounting systems and procedures that are required by BDRCS. To monitor this work, highlighting any shortfalls and agree required management actions with relevant staff;
  • Contribute to the efficient running of the team by assisting in the development of procedures and the improvement
  • Ensure that monthly budget monitoring is carried out and proactively keep the NHQ Finance Team updated;
  • Be part of a multifunctional team that can assume tasks or responsibilities that are not necessary defined in this job description. This requires adaptability and high collaborative team spirit.

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist Program Manager in overall management of IRP Program and achievement of the IRP goal as a whole.
  • Always work towards promotion of RCRC principles and humanitarian values in the communities.
  • Any other duties as instructed by the Program Manager, IRP Program.

Required experiences and competencies:

Education:

  • Master’s degree in a field related to Business Administration, Accounting/Finance

Experiences:

  • At least 05 -07 years relevant working experience in keeping accounts and financial management.
  • Additional experience on computer-based software as well as working with multidisciplinary and multicultural team will be given a priority.

Competencies:

  • Analytical skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Able to plan and work independently with minimum or no supervision.
  • Able to influence, communicate, co-operate and negotiate with a wide range of people and organisations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple and complex tasks.
  • Fluent in English and Bangla.
  • Have adequate user level knowledge on various computer applications such as Tally, Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc.

General conditions:

  • Commitment to the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles and values
  • Honest and high level of integrity
  • Willing to work for vulnerable and people in need.

Interested candidates should email their resume with a cover letter, a recent passport size photograph and 2 references to hr@bdrcs.org before 4:00 pm, 31 March 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
BDRCS is an equal opportunity employer.