Archive for June, 2013

  Finance Officer
Institution: World Vision Lebanon
Country: Lebanon
Deadline: Jun-10-13










World Vision Lebanon decided to address the urgent survival needs of Syrian Refugee families and their children in the South in coordination with the international and local organizations intervening in the area


  • Perform regular spot checks for the project financial information and other documentation and ensure corrective actions are taken in case of non-compliance.
  • Review monthly input in SUN systems of relief vouchers & ensure all coding is correct & that they comply with the MEER coding & business rules.
  • Work with the relief/HEA (Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs) accountant and the relevant managers to prepare variance analysis of all the areas’ financial reports.
  • Review the projects Cash request and forward this on to the Finance Reporting Officer for consolidation.
  • Support in preparing Budget for new proposals.
  • Review the bank and cash reconciliations of the relief/HEA projects and ensure that these are reconciled to SUN systems on monthly basis.
  • Review Core Reports and LEAP logframe reports for accuracy ensuring their compliance to the IA209.
  • Perform and analyze financial summaries and reports for review by the related managers, finance manager, and other managers within the organization as needed.
  • Identify and provide financial training, capacity building & mentoring to the relief/area accountant.
  • Provide basic financial training to the relief/HEA projects non-finance staff.
  • Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, and annual appraisal are done. Ensure optimization of subordinate’s potentials through coaching, on-the-job training, and capacity building.
  • Follow-up on any audit findings ensuring that these findings are properly addressed.
  • Assist the relief/HEA projects in any pre-audit preparations, both internally & externally.
  • Verify the actual existence of the assets & inventories listed in the assets list & supplies lists.



Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good command of English and Arabic , oral and Written
  • Ability to organize and present financial information according to GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles)
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer systems and accounting software
  • Ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines
  • Good time management skills
  • Critical Analysis Skills
  • Good management and administrative skills
  • Knowledge in writing project’s budget
  • Knowledge in donors’ regulations


At least three years experience in a similar related field

Work Environment

  • Office-based with frequent travel to the field ( 30% national travel is required)
  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.  


Contract– Full Time (7 Months)

Qualified candidates are requested to send their CV to the following fax number or e-mail address. Please mention the position in your email subject. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted:

Fax number:      00 961 4 401982

E-mail address:  cv@worldvision.org.lb

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To support the Country Director with the Financial and Administrative systems for SFCG Lebanon. 

To implement all matters related to Finance and Administration under the supervision of the Country Director (CD)



  • Handling and filing original and hard copies of all required documents for finance and administration for SFCG Lebanon
  • Sending and receiving official faxes and E-mail messages and distribution of such faxes and E-mails to the required staff.
  • Coordinate the work of the house keeper.
  • Keeping attendance records for staff (time sheet follow-up / approval)
  • Keep staff contracts and all project paper work up-to-date filed.
  • Supervise registration of employee in the social security and Ministry of Finance, Tax Office and related payment.
  • To prepare and pay monthly salary payroll at the end of the month.  


  • Prepare Budget for Proposals as instructed by Country Director.
  • Manage the budget as required by Country Director.  Ensure that there are no over or under spends and present data to Manager at the end of each month.
  • Monitor cash balance level, anticipate short-term needs and request relevant cash transfer or withdrawals to Country Director to avoid any shortage.
  • Ensure petty cash box is properly handled and up to date and prepare monthly field reports as required by SFCG’s finance department at HQ.
  • To liaise with Finance in HQ to ensure that expenditure from HQ is accounted for and correct.
  • To ensure that all procurement and financial transactions have accompanying correct paperwork.
  • To prepare and handle cheques and transfers, and generally manage and administer grants (financial) 
  • Keep accounts of the project expenses, compile and report these to the Country Director
  • Responsible for daily payment and transfer, in accordance with SFCG policies.
  • Ensure close and proper follow-up for all cash advances.
  • Ensure payments to suppliers are performed in accordance with SFCG and Donor purchasing and payment procedures
  • Any other task requested by the Country Director


  • Following SFCG’s procurement procedures when purchasing
  • Keep an up-to-date inventory for SFCG Lebanon
  • Support Project Coordiantor and others with regard to preparing logistics for any event ( traininng, seminar , etc )
  • Monitor security situation in Lebanon and participate in inter-NGO/UN logistic and security meetings as required.
  • Request procurement quotations following Country Director instruction and according with SFCG and Donor requirement.
  • Create and collect booklets to record transportation of project staff

IT Technical Support

  • Administer and maintain SFCG information technology hardware. Information technology hardware includes printers, scanners, laptops, desktops, network. Responsibilities include evaluating fitness of hardware for usage, making recommendations for upgrades, repairs and replacements as appropriate.
  • Ensure both hardware and software are maintained.
  • Act as a technical resource to all SFCG staff in resolving problems with business applications and information technology hardware.
  • Implement a regularly scheduled backup plan for all users.

Basic Requirements

Academic & Technical:




 – Bachelor Degree in Accounting or finance



 – Previous experience with NGOs is an asset



 – At least 2 years of experience in Accounting Field



 – Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic



 – Expert in main computer applications (Microsoft Office Applications…)



  – Knowledgeable in the financial and accounting systems






    – Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills



   –  Languages: Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent 

Application Process

STARTING DATE : Immediate.  We’re looking for people who can start as soon as possible or within the next few weeks.



Each application package should include the following:



•           Job title for the role you are applying for in subject header of the email

 •           Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information

 •           CV (including detailed work experience, education/degrees)  –  3pages maximum

 •           Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information)

 •           Kindly do not send supporting certificates and documents at this stage

 •           Letter and CV should be saved into one Word or PDF document and sent to:  Lebanon@sfcg.org

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Education-gender earnings crossover

Family Inequality

It has been remarked that, in the olden days, men with only a high school education earned more than women with a college education. That’s true, as I reported to Stephanie Coontz for today’s New York Times column. And the olden days ended about 20 years ago.

Until the early 1990s, men who were high school graduates – but not college graduates – earned more than women who were college graduates. And men who were high school dropouts earned more than women who were high school graduates.

cps-educ-gender-earnings-62-2012Source: My analysis of March Current Population Survey data from IPUMS.

I don’t know what’s going on with the big 1992 drops. It could have to do with CPS survey design changes (I used last year’s earnings for people who worked 35+ hours last week and 50+ weeks last year).

You could describe these crossovers as a modernization of the labor…

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