Finance Officer – IP (WERP)

February 26, 2024
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Job Description

About Aga Khan Foundation:

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (AKF (Afg)) is a vital agency within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies dedicated to enhancing living conditions and opportunities for individuals in some of the most impoverished areas of the developing world. The foundation’s work spans various fields, from health and education to architecture, rural development, and the promotion of private-sector enterprises. Established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan, AKF’s mission is to devise and promote creative solutions to obstacles hindering social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa.

In Afghanistan, AKF collaborates with rural communities in challenging environments to enhance the quality of life. Their focus areas include natural resource management, market development, governance, education, and health.

Job Description:


The incumbent in this position is responsible for assisting the finance department in overall finance-related matters and budget controlling, salary distribution, payment traveling to the AKF district offices, and more.


  • Conduct daily cash counts and manage petty cash.
  • Prepare vouchers for payment and handle payment processing.
  • Administer staff salary and benefits payments.
  • Participate in the quotation process and document the same.
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Finance Manager.
  • Check financial documents for accuracy.
  • Ensure compliance with AKF’s accounting and auditing requirements.
  • Book transactions into the ERP Financial System in a timely manner.
  • Verify expenditure documents of districts and manage their payments promptly.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Regional Finance Manager (RFM).
  • Uphold AKF’s commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults in accordance with Safeguarding Policies.
  • Report any suspicions or actual violations of Safeguarding Policies as per training.
  • Ability to work independently under challenging conditions.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the supervisor.



Job Requirements:


  • University degree in economics or equivalent Diploma in Finance/Accounting, business & administration, or related field.
  • Strong computer knowledge of MS Office Packages, especially advanced MS Excel and ERP.
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a related field and 3 years in another field with national and international organizations.
  • Strong communication, problem-solving, teamwork, time management, interpersonal skills, and firm cash counting and calculation abilities.
  • Good communication and writing skills in English and one of the National/Local Languages (Dari or Pashto).
  • Ability to work well with others.


  • Attention to detail & quality control.
  • Writing, reading, and accurate listening skills.
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Creativity and initiative.
  • Accountability, honesty, hardworking.
  • Confidence.
Submission Guideline:


Interested applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter to no later than 26th February 2024.

Important Notes:

Please quote the Vacancy Number as the Subject of the email when applying.

No supporting documents are required at this stage.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

Salary scale: Grade E based on NTA Salary scale.

Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunity and safeguarding of children, beneficiaries, partners, community members, and employees in accordance with AKF(Afg)’s safeguarding policy.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Your details and information shared on this advertisement shall remain confidential.

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