LOCATION: CEAPRED Office, Kathmandu
REPORTS TO: Finance Manager
USAID Agricultural Inputs is a new five-year USAID-funded activity in Nepal. The aim of USAID Agricultural Inputs is to increase the availability, accessibility, and use of agricultural inputs and technology to improve Nepal’s agricultural productivity. The Activity is implemented by Winrock International in collaboration with five organizations: Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy, Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED), MarketShare Associates (MSA), Pathway Technology, Fertilizer Association Nepal (FAN), and Vikara Institute.
USAID Agricultural Inputs will enable lead firms, agrovets, input suppliers, local machinery service providers, and Government of Nepal (GON) change agents and farmers to increase productivity, input supply chain efficiency, market system competitiveness, and strengthen the enabling environment in a way that equitably addresses the needs of women, youth, and members of marginalized groups. USAID Agricultural Inputs will benefit 200,000 farmers in the USAID Feed the Future (FTF) zone of influence.
Within the scope of sub-contract agreement between WI and CEAPRED for implementation of USAID Agricultural Inputs Activity, the Finance Associate will be responsible to assist the Finance Manager in management of finances, procurement, documentation & reporting. S/he will be working under direct supervision of Finance Manager at CEAPRED.
- Support checking vouchers, receipts, travel bills and other supporting documents of Activity received from regional and cluster offices.
- Support processing cash and bank payments complying with CEAPRED and USAID Agricultural Inputs Activity procedures.
- Support preparing monthly payroll and timely deposit/distribute to concerned.
- Support monthly reconciling bank and cash accounts managed by CEAPRED at central, regional and cluster offices of Activity.
- Support deducting TDS and other taxes as required by Nepal Government and deposit it within 15 days of next month of deduction.
- Support deducting and timely deposit CIT, severance, and PF (within 15 days of next month of deduction,
- Support releasing payment within 5 days after submission of complete documents (such as TADA, procurement bills & other payments) to regional and cluster offices.
- Maintain proper filing system for all vouchers, documents and update information as per the CEAPRED and donor requirements.
- Support keeping all transactions up to date on a computerized accounting system (Tally) and other Excel sheets, if required.
- Assist providing related finance documents to auditors during the internal, external and donor audits.
- Ensure a safe and equitable workplace, create opportunities, and offer support to women and those from disadvantaged groups.
- Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor and Activity management.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQURIEMENTS:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Commerce, Accounting or related fields. Required Experience
- Minimum 3 years of experience in accounting and finance management using standard software (e.g Tally).
- Good oral communication skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and willingness to travel in the field as per need.
- Ability to work under cross cultural environment.
- Strong team coordination, listening and consensus building skills.
- Ability to prepare finance reports in Nepali and English.
The eligible and interested candidates are requested to submit their application ‘Online’ in CEAPRED’S website www.ceapred.org.np (career page). Application submitted online only will be considered for further processes. Please refer the website for detailed JD/TOR of the position. The last date for posting the application is 5:00 PM on 22nd August, 2023. The organization reserves the right to reject any/all applications without assigning any reason whatsoever
We seek to cultivate an environment where all candidates relish equal employment opportunities devoid of discrimination, misconduct, fraud, and abuse. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and Localization guides our practices not just in hiring, but also in staff retention, growth, and policy implementation. This commitment signifies that we value diversity in all its forms including age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and cultural background. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, recognizing the rich tapestry of the communities in which we live and work.
Disclaimer: This position is contingent upon donor’s approval.