War Child was established in 1993 as a response to the brutal effects of conflict on children during the Balkans war. We are currently operational in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. War Child UK started its operation in the Western Region of Afghanistan in 2003 working in three (3) thematic areas namely Education, Protection, and Livelihood. War Child UKs main office is located in Kabul and a sub-office in Herat.
Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan today are as complex as they are persistent.
The includes emergency levels of food insecurity, compounded by continued conflict and displacement. Children continue to bear the brunt of this.
War Child has been in Afghanistan since 2002.
We started our operation in Herat, in the western region; implementing food security and livelihoods projects with internally displaced families from other provinces.
We then officially registered in 2006 and expanded operations to the eastern and central region in 2007 to cover three thematic areas: protection, education and livelihoods (with advocacy and gender as cross-cutting areas of intervention).
We remain active across the country despite the upward trend in violence.
WHAT WE DO IN AFGHANISTAN
We combine actions from protection, education and livelihood response to address the disproportionate impact of conflict on children, and the over reliance on negative coping mechanisms by families placing children in direct harm. Our current priorities are responding to immediate serious protection risks and cases, strengthening national protection systems and structures, and engaging with complex root causes.
We run awareness-raising campaigns and projects in communities, particularly about childrens rights and violence against young people.
Education and livelihoods
Our education projects provide schooling or vocational training for street-working children, and help them either re-enrol in formal school or find employment. We help their families too with business training, for example, to raise their income level and make it possible for the children to go to school. For small children who live in prison with their mothers we can provide a shuttle bus to kindergarten, and help mothers with parenting skills.
Year of establishment
020 7112 2556
Head Qaurter Address
War Child UK, Studio 320, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1TL, UK
Job Purpose Finance assistant/cashier will be responsible for effective delivery of accounting and finance, tax and MoEc reporting services in order to facilitate transparent and efficient utilization of financial resources and under direct supervision of Finance Officer. S/He will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities The Duties and responsibilities may include but not limited to: Prepare and process cash payment. File payment vouchers and ensure an organized filing system is maintained. Process employees per deim and program advances. Make sure all vouchers are filed properly and keep safe. Carry out weekly and monthly cash count as per WCUK manual and prepare necessary documentation. Review procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments Assist Finance office in review of partner payments and reports Prepare and maintain advance tracking sheet, ensure advances are settled on regular bases. Receive and check the correctness of invoices submitted for payment. Maintain rental contracts copy and tracking sheet of rental payments. Dealing with MoEc reports and follow up. Maintain the bank file, ensuring that all bank information is properly filed and updated Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts: prepayments, Accruals, Staff Salary advances. Maintaining a balance sheet database that clearly explains balances on respective accounts. Preparation and posting of Journal Entries for upload of partner reports to the accounting system Review and reconciliation of partner funds request prior to processing and ensure forecasting is done timely. Any other related duties as assigned his/her by WarChild-UK. Our Values Bold We use our passion and creativity to deliver high quality evidence-based work designed to maximize our beneficial impact for children in conflict. Accountable to Children Children can rely on us to respond to their voices and to treat them with respect and dignity. Transparent We expect to be held to account by our supporters and beneficiaries and we respond with openness and honesty. Committed to each other We support each other and our partners to achieve ambitious goals and to the best we can be we are honest and open with each other, sharing our success and confronting our challenges
Person Specification War Child in Afghanistan operates in a dynamic environment with a team of highly motivated and dedicated staff. The right candidate will share these qualities and bring effective leadership to a diverse team. The successful candidate will be creative problem solver and foster a solution-based approach to management. Experience and mandatory criteria: University Degree, At least 3 Years’ relevant experience with humanitarian organizations related to Finance. Proficiency in English, Pashto and Persian languages is highly essential, [i.e., reading, writing and speaking] Highly objective, dependable, emotionally mature, sociable and communicative with good verbal and written communications skills. Must possess good interpersonal, mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Patient and with good understanding of humanitarian and development work. Hardworking and able to work with people from different backgrounds. Honest and accountable. Flexible and can work under pressure. Commitment and to understand of War Child UK values.
How to apply
Child safeguarding and Adults at Risk
Our work with children and at-risk adults to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in all areas of our work. We have zero tolerance for any behaviours and practices that puts children and/or vulnerable adults at risk of abuse and/or harm. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy, our Code of Conduct and PSEA: Adults at Risk Policy. You can find the Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk policy here: https://www.warchild.org.uk/whats-happening/news/our-child-safeguarding-policies-and-procedures
Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
a satisfactory police record check to include a International/National Criminal Record Check, and a clear vetting and Due Diligence check
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