Finance & Admin Officer : Red Crescent

Finance & Admin Officer (Contractual) at Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS)

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has published a job circular for the position of Finance & Admin Officer.

Red Cross – Red Crescent movement is the largest volunteer organization in the world. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) is a national society of the movement, constituted on 31 March 1973 by the President’s Order No. 26 of 1973 with retrospective effect from 16 December 1971. This is the biggest humanitarian organization in Bangladesh. As an auxiliary to the government, the Society provides humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable people over the last 49 years and has undertaken a wide range of activities in humanitarian response, disaster management, health, capacity building and in promoting Red Cross/ Red Crescent ideals and principles.

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is looking for suitable candidate for following position of its Coastal DRR Program:

Job title: Finance & Admin Officer (Contractual).
Duration of contract:: 12 months (Possibility of extension based on performance and  need of the program).
Salary:BDT 40,000-45,000.00/Month.
Age: 36 years maximum (age limit will be relaxed in case of potential candidate).
Duty station      : Khulna (but transferable to Bagerhat/Patuakhali).
Number of vacancy         : 01 (One).

Roles and Responsibility:

Financial role:

  • Maintain books of accounts of the Coastal DRR Program and ensure smooth functioning of the accounting systems and record keeping pertaining to the program.
  • Store and preserve all the valuable and necessary documents and records related to program accounting.
  • Maintain Accounting Software for Program Accounts and update regular posting, where necessary.
  • Make sure all the financial transactions are made as per BDRCS financial policy.
  • Maintain Fixed Asset Register and stock registers for the Program.
  • Preserve all program related documents/ records/ data including hard and soft copy back-up.
  • Assist the Deputy Program Manager-Finance to prepare annual budget, monthly cash forecast, monthly and periodical financial statements.
  • Support to Finance and Program Support Assistant to prepare annual budget, monthly cash forecast, monthly and periodical financial statements.
  • Assist District Coordinator in preparing relevant documents and reports.
  • Assist and cooperate Internal and External audit of the Program.
  • Check and verify bills and vouchers received from Program staffs in line with organizational policies and agreed budget and ensuring submission of bills in time.
  • Ensure salary payment to the staffs and volunteers and other personnel involve with the program at unit level.
  • Ensure procurement of goods and service necessary for the program in accordance with the existing financial and procurement policy of BDRCS and support to procurement of goods, materials, equipment at unit level.
  • Ensure the VAT & Tax compliance with the government rules.

Administrative role

  • Manage office supply stock and place order including preparation of reports on expenses and office budget.
  • Organize a filing system for important and confidential office documents.
  • Provide assistance to Program team to maintain monthly work plan of program activities.


  • The Finance & Admin Officer shall be accountable to the Director, DRM / Program Manager/Finance Manager, Coastal DRR Program.

Person Specification:

Education and experience:

  • Master’s degree in commerce/Finance, BBA major in finance (Education qualification will be relaxed in case of potential/ experienced candidates).
  • At least 5 years working experience in financial management including office administration.
  • Having excellent skill on written, verbal communication and time management.
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Skills and abilities:

  • Proficiency in advance MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Browsing Internet etc.
  • Fluent in English and Bangla language with well Typing skill.
  • Knowledge of using financial software (Tally software).
  • Knowledge on Bangladesh Tax and VAT rules.

Personal qualities:

  • Adhere to the 7 fundamental principles of Red Cross and Red Crescent movement.
  • Act at all times in accordance with the Code of Conduct and strong ethics with an ability to manage confidential data.
  • Listening skills; Cultural sensitivity; Flexibility & adaptability; Team player and gender sensitive.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and stay in the field.
  • Experience to work with a humanitarian response will be an added advantage.
  • Work experience within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will be preferable.

Lateral relationships:

  • Establish and ensure effective working relationships with members in the program team of BDRCS respective RC unit /BDRCS NHQ/CPP/ AmRC/IFRC, PNSs etc.

Application Instructions:

  • Departmental clearance will be required for internal candidates.

If you think you are competent enough for the position, please apply online before 5:00 pm, April 23, 2022.

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Closing Date: 23 April 2022. 

Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview.
BDRCS is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Source: Bdjobs Job Circular