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Finance and Administration Officer – Programme

Diakonia, a Swedish development organisation, would like to appoint a Finance and Administration Officer (FAO) for Bangladesh Country Office to perform the following major duties and responsibilities:

Manage programmes and projects finance and administration at the country office

Assist Country Director in managing programme finance at the country office

Prepare and follow up annual programme budget for country office, in consultation with programme team

Assess projects’ budgets, financial reports and audit reports

Project monitoring: field visits, meetings, and follow up of partners on financial and administrative systems and practices

Prepare financial reports and logistical arrangements for partners’ capacity building events

Maintain project information into both hard copies and soft copies

Assist in budget preparation for resource mobilisation

Assist in reporting to back donors


Assist development and implementation of country projects and programmes based on established guidelines, policies, strategy planning, budget and other steering documents

Support the Country Director in the strategic development of the programme

Assist in planning of programme and partner capacity building budgets 

Education:  M.Com. in Accounting/Finance. Applicants with CA (CC) from a reputed audit firm would be preferred.

Experience: 1-2 years of relevant experience with similar responsibilities

Report to: Country Director

Job nature: Full-time

Job duration: Open-ended

Job location: Dhaka (required to travel outside Dhaka to project locations)

Working hours are normally office hours, but travel occurs

Monthly gross salary: According to Diakonia scale Tk 56,456


Additional job requirements

To have sound knowledge in project’s financial management and support related activities.

To have good analytical skill, excellent interpersonal communication skills both in English and Bangla, good command in MS Office, especially in Excel and relevant software.


Instruction for application: Download the application format from Diakonia website and submit completed application to bangladesh@diakonia.se by email. Please mention the position title on the email subject. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. 

Application deadline: August 14, 2020.

Diakonia is an equal opportunity employer.

 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.