June 24, 2024

Despite the current economic advances, recurrent drought with erratic annual rainfall, traditional ways of farming and unstable political and economic conditions remain a challenge for many families. Still today, nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services.

In Ethiopia, World Vision works together and alongside the governmental and non-governmental actors in an effort to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable children and their families to ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive. 

World Vision Ethiopia is looking for qualified applicants for the following open positions.

Job Title: 

EAR Assistant Finance Director

Job Overview:

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Company’s Scale

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Position:

  1. EAR Assistant Finance Director


Strategic Financial Planning and Management

  • Review monthly funding requests from Field/Regional Offices and ensure that they are in compliance with their committed budget.
  • Coordinate submission of monthly requests with the Field Offices and Global Treasury.
  • Assist the RFD in ensuring that cost efficiency is embedded in planning and utilization of resources. This is to ensure Field Offices and Regional Office are monitoring their spending against budget commitments to assure that spending occurs only where there are commitments and to minimize year-end overspending.
  • Assist the RFD in the region’s financial planning and budgeting process Ensure timely compliance of all Field offices and Regional office with the Finance calendar of activities from regular monthly, quarterly & annual reporting, Annual Budgeting, Annual Insurance and Fleet Updates and implementation of Global initiatives.

Financial Accountability and Reporting

  • Monthly review of Field Office and Regional Office financial reports to ensure that the  reports are reliable and provide accurate information.
  • Ensure appropriate financial and monitoring frameworks are in place, and operating satisfactorily, in each National/Regional Office to support WV’s ministry in the region.
  • Involves assisting National Offices designing and improving internal control systems and project accounting systems.
  • Oversee and evaluate the region’s financial performance and efficiency through the quarterly financial scorecard issued by the Global Finance Solutions.

Job Requirement:    



  • Masters in Finance, Business Admin or Accounting Preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), ACCA, or CA (Chartered Accountant) or CWA (Cost and Works Accountant) or CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). High level computer literacy and knowledge of spreadsheet applications, Power BI, SUN System
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash-flow monitoring and internal accounting controls
  • Knowledge of and experience with government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred
  • Experience in establishing and enforcing common protocols and standards throughout a large organization
  • Senior leadership experience in strategic financial management
  • Track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring and supervising finance staff
  • Working knowledge of the WV Partnership preferred and ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments in both field, global and support offices
  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities
  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment
  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend and able to lead in devotions and Chapel services


  • Work experience in a similar Regional role and managed remote teams
  • Experience working in a challenging environment (either in a fragile context or a relief environment)
  • Require significant WV Finance Leadership experience and desirable to have working experience in strategic financial management, reporting and compliance for donor funded organizations.
  • Proven record of developing people in cross cultural and restricted contexts.

How to apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to: https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/WorldVisionInternational/job/Karen-Kenya/EAR–Assistant-Finance-Director_R8228

 Deadline:  31 July. 2022