Saturday, February 18, 2012

Finance Officer:Christian Aid, Bangladesh

title: Finance Officer

Salary: BDT 826,476 plus benefits like PF, Medical, Gratuity and Insurance

Contract:  Fixed term contract for one year with possible extension.

Based: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Closing date: Wednesday 29 February 2012

Poverty is an outrage against humanity.  It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives.  Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.  We are striving to bring lasting change to the lives of the poorest communities.  We work wherever there is great need, helping people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed.  If you’re passionate about positive change across the world, then this job might be for you.

We are looking for candidates with a degree in a financial accounting with substantial experience of working in a humanitarian or development context and managing the financial and administrative systems requirements for institutional donors and providing program finance support to program team and partners.  You should have sound, substantial knowledge and skill for supporting the financial and administrative requirements for partnership, both with donors and NGOs, as well as experience in providing capacity-building support to partners for strengthening their financial systems.  You should be able to work closely with program team and provide program finance support. You should be familiar and competent with spreadsheets and financial software.  You should have familiarity with tools for analysis of financial data that can be used to support the programme team and its partnerships. You should have working knowledge of HR management and office administration. Having a command on English and Bangla language and working knowledge of other regional languages would be an advantage.

Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions: Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.

Innovation and creativity

Please provide an example when you facilitated a prompt decision to be made in order to accomplish the task more efficiently and quickly.

Effectiveness and accountability

Describe a project you supervised that required your setting goals, timelines and expected results.

Team work
Please tell us about a time when you have been able to advise someone when his/her approach was clearly discriminatory.

Attention to detail

Describe an example where you had to verify that work adhered to procedures and standards.

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation, so you can expect a range of rewards and benefits that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

 To apply for this post, please go to and download an application pack and email your completed International application form to: (quoting the reference number).  Alternatively, your completed application form can be printed out and posted to us at:

Download the role profile.

Christian Aid, Bangladesh Country Office                                                     
10/17 Iqbal Road (4th floor), Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207
Phone:+88-02 8119526, +88-02 9143328, +88-02 8125743
Fax: +88-02 9129692

Job reference: BD/2012/0202
Closing date: Wednesday 29 February 2012 – 5 pm
Interview date: week starting Monday 12 March 2012

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you have not been contacted by 8th March 2012 please assume your application was unsuccessful.

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce.  We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of caste, race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.  We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, religious minorities, and people living with disabilities and especially encourage women candidates to apply.

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