Job Opportunity “Administrative/Finance Officer” at Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression

Job Title: Administrative/Finance Officer

Department/Office: Media & Freedoms Unit

Job Location: Turkey

Report to: Head of Media and Freedoms Unit

Application Deadline:  10 September 2017

Full time

Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) is looking for a Administrative/Finance Officer who work under the guidance of the Head of Media and Freedoms Unit and the finance manager. He/she will look after the day-to-day administrative and financial management matters related to the unit. He/she will support with annual work planning, progress reporting, project monitoring and budget management of programs inputs and delivery of their outputs.

Work Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 year experience in demonstrated administrative functions;
  • Experience in providing a streamlined administrative service role to a project management team;
  • Familiar with administrative functions;
  • Demonstrated initiative in carrying out his/her duties and ability to work independently to tight deadlines;
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment and familiarity with principles of accounting and office practice are essential;
  • Excellent computer skills in common word processing (MS Word), spread sheet (MS Excel), and accounting software;
  • Appropriate Arabic and English language skills, both spoken and written.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • General financial and administrative support to the project;
  • Assist project management in performing budget cycle: planning, preparation, revisions, and budget execution;
  • Monitor project expenditures, ensuring that no expenditure is incurred before it has been authorized;
  • Assist project team in drafting monthly, quarterly and yearly project progress reports concerning financial issues;
  • Ensure that SCM procurement rules are followed during procurement activities that are carried out by the project and maintain responsibility for the inventory of the project assets;
  • Perform preparatory work for mandatory and general budget revisions, annual physical inventory and auditing, and assist external evaluators in fulfilling their mission;
  • Prepare all outputs in accordance with the SCM administrative and financial office guidance;
  • Ensure the project utilizes the available financial resources in an efficient and transparent manner;
  • Ensure that all project financial activities are carried out on schedule and within budget to achieve the project outputs;
  • Perform all other financial related duties upon request;
  • Provide assistance in the operational management of the project according to the project document and the Nationally Implemented procedures;
  • Provide support in preparing project events, including workshops, meetings (monthly, quarterly and annual), tours, trainings, etc., as required;
  • Properly and accurately document the work data;
  • Act as a focal point for SCM and keep good relations with local entities, media, civil society members, and NGOs.
  • Adhere to professional standards as outlined by protocols, rules and regulations.
  • Maintains safe working environment by complying with safety procedures, rules, and regulations;
  • Preserve and protect beneficiary confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Interested candidates in applying, please send your CV via e-mail to [email protected], with the name of the vacancy in the mailing subject. Email that does not contain the vacancy name will not be taken into consideration.