Diakonia - People change the world

Finance and Administration Assistant Cambodia

DIAKONIA is a Swedish non-profit and non-political organization for international development co-operation and humanitarian assistance. Diakonia supports more than 350 partner organisations in over 25 countries – in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The base for Diakonia’s work is people’s will to improve and change the world. Fundamental thematic areas for Diakonia are democracy, gender equity, human rights, conflict and justice and social and economic justice.

Diakonia is recruiting a Finance and Administration Assistant as part of its Cambodia Country Office team

Placement: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 2020 to 2024
Planned starting date: June 1, 2020
Position Reports to: Country Director

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Under the guidance and supervision of the Country Director for Cambodia, the Finance and Administration Assistant provides financial and administration services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The Finance and Administration Assistant assists the Country Director and the Finance and Administration Officer (for Grant Management) in the elaboration of resource requirements.

Major Responsibilities

This position will assist the Country Director and the Finance and Administration Officer for program grants

Assist the Country Director and the Finance and Administration Officer for Program (for Grant Management) to assess budget, financial and audit reports from partners

Scan, uploading, filing and archiving of finance related grant documents and partner’s documents (both hard and soft copies)

Assist in matters of strengthening of partners capacity to fulfil back donors’ compliance and Diakonia guidelines and policies

Assist in preparing budget proposal

Arrange document for project/program audits

Conduct cash count with Finance and Administration Officer for office

Review procurement/financial documents which is spending by Finance and Administration Officer for office

Assist in finance and administration matters related to the Diakonia partners


Diploma or bachelor degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or other related areas.

Minimum 2 years of budgeting, accounting and finance, and administration

Minimum 2 years of experiences working with partner coordination in relation to accounting, finance and grant.

 Good interpersonal skills and commitment

Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team and relate to staff in a proactive and contextual manner


Personal maturity and social skills

Ability to communicate proficiently in spoken and written English and Khmer

Capacity to work in teams, as well as taking own initiatives and work with minimum supervision

Good administrative skills and well-organised

Good computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, accounting software QuickBook, Microsoft Dynamic AX etc.)


Experience of working with NGOs, CBOs and donors

Experience of working with European Commission and/or other potential back donors

Familiar with Diakonia and/or our partner organisations

Knowledgeable in Gender Equality

Applicant needs to hold Cambodian citizenship.

How to apply

Please download Application Form to be filled in English and submitted to cambodia@diakonia.se no later than May 10 , 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Diakonia is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

All Diakonia Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Diakonia’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse.