Career Opportunity: Finance Assistant


The post is to be based in Yangon and opened to Myanmar Nationals and advertised nationwide.


Oxfam is a leading International NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 70 years of experience. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. With enough wealth in this world to go around it’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world, and with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

The role:                                  Assist with finance, administration and logistical matters in the programme office to ensure minimum standards of accounting, reporting and statutory requirements are complied with for our operations.  Ensure finance standards and procedures as per the Manuals are met


Level:                                       E1, National


Employment term:                  Fixed – Term (1year)


Report to:                                 Assistant Finance Manager


What we offer:                         Respectful and empowered working environment,

                                                  Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits,

                                                  Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities,

                                                  Generous leave entitlement




  • Prepare payment and receipt vouchers and enter data for monthly accounts for the programme office keeping in line with Oxfam’s accounting standard requirements.
  • Provide day-to-day financial, administrative, and logistical support to the Assistant Finance Manager and FM.
  • Routine check the balances of cash and bank as well as withdraw money from the bank
  • Request monthly bank statements from banks and filing properly.
  • Perform monthly Bank reconciliation and inform to AFM.
  • Perform daily cash flow projection and scheduled Top-up request from field offices.
  • Responsible for timely disbursement (cash and bank) of grants and admin expenses in consultation with the AFM and maintain cash and bank book as per procedure
  • Responsible for maintaining regular books of accounts on daily basic.
  • Maintain proper filing system for financial documents. 
  • Distribute payment schedule and update float register by weekly and submit to AFM at the end of the month.
  • Prepare required supporting documents for Audit process and filing properly after the audit process.
  • Provide support during emergencies by undertaking additional functions as delegated by the Assistant Finance Manager
  • To involve/support in implementation of Oxfam’s gender, diversity and equal opportunities policies in all aspects of finance policy and practice.


  • Basic accounting (education or training) and financial skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to implement Oxfam’s financial policy and procedures and good practice / systems
  • Reliable, efficient and timely storage and retrieval of records and documentation
  • Proven computer skills especially MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to learn and develop / commitment
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as member of a team
  • Effective communication skills / good working knowledge in English
  • Sensitivity to gender and diversity issues in work practices


Closing date:                            7th September 2017, 5:00 PM


Early application is encouraged as this is urgently required and Oxfam reserves the right to carry out the process as soon as we identified appoint able person.


How to apply:                          Please state applied position in email subject line and send CV and cover letter to          

                                                                  Human Resources Department through 


                                                      Oxfam office, No. 34, Corner of Aung Taw Mu Street and Golden Hill Avenue Street,                                                                         Golden Valley Ward 2, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

                                                                    Phone: +95 (0)1 539986, 539987, 539958, 539189 and 504918


Detail and complete job profile is available upon request.

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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