Finance Coordinator

January 10, 2024
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Job Description

About Islamic Relief Worldwide Afghanistan:

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is a non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian relief organization headquartered in Birmingham, UK, with a significant presence in Afghanistan for over 23 years. IRW is dedicated to providing emergency relief and implementing transformative development projects. In Afghanistan, IRW focuses on a range of areas, including emergency relief, food security, livelihood, education, health, nutrition, shelter, orphan sponsorship, and special programs during Ramadan and Qurbani.

Job Description:

Job Summary:

As a Finance Coordinator at Islamic Relief Worldwide Afghanistan, you will play a vital role in maintaining financial systems and controls to ensure efficiency, integrity, and transparency in accordance with IR guidelines, national legal requirements, and international accounting standards. Reporting to the Country Finance Manager, you will oversee finance-related staff, manage financial operations, and ensure compliance with donor regulations.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Regular contact with the Country Program and regional teams for financial compliance.
  • Active support for the finance team in day-to-day tasks and operations, responding to queries, and assisting other departments with financial matters.

Scope of the Role:

Reporting to the Country Finance Manager, the Finance Coordinator is responsible for overall financial management in the country. This includes maintaining financial systems, managing finance-related staff, and ensuring compliance with IR guidelines and national legal requirements.

Key Accountabilities:

Finance Management and Controls:

  • Maintain financial systems and controls for efficiency, integrity, and transparency.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, including institutional donor reports.
  • Manage accounting records and documentation systematically and securely.
  • Provide financial reports to IR, including quarterly and monthly reports.
  • Assist in budget preparation for project proposals and annual office budgets.
  • Liaise with auditors, government departments, and banks regularly.
  • Conduct local internal audits of field and sub-offices, including projects.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify and address the needs for staff and partners’ development in financial reporting.
  • Provide guidance and capacity building for finance staff, focusing on reconciliation and financial reporting.


  • Represent IR in forums and contribute to technical interactions.
  • Build strong relationships with partners, INGOs, UN, donors, and relevant government departments.


Deputize for the Country Finance Manager when required.


Conduct field visits as required and assigned by the Finance Manager.

Job Requirements:

Person Specification:

  • A good understanding and sympathy with Islamic values and principles.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:
  • Qualified Accountant (BBA, ACCA/ACA/MBA/BA(Finance)).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and supervise staff in multiple locations.
  • Strategic thinking ability.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and IRW’s financial systems.
  • Capacity development skills.
  • Fluency in English and local languages.


  • Over 5 years of experience in finance.
  • Experience working independently and improving finance/administration functions.
  • Proven ability to build working relationships.
  • Experience working under pressure and prioritizing effectively.
Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified national candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their motivation and an updated CV through the following link: Finance Coordinator Application Link

The closing date for applications is 20 January 2024. Please mention the Vacancy Announcement number and position title in the subject line. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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