Job Summary

    We are looking for a highly motivated individual, graduated from university, who would be interested in joining us for a valuable experience in the Syria Response as Senior Finance Officer.

    The purpose of Senior Finance Officer is to ensure achievement of shared services outcomes and strategy in the field of financial reporting and analysis, to implement financial policies in such areas as, but not limited to:  Budgeting, cash management, forecasting, recording, documentation, project review and monthly financial reports; To be familiar with the financial policies of WATAN.

Position Requirements

    • Bachelor degree in Accounting & Banking or equivalent
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in Financing position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency
    • Proficiency in English and Arabic / Turkish is preferred
    • Holding Turkish Citizenship
    • Experience with humanitarian aid in-country is a plus.
    • Experience in major donor regulations (US, UK, GOG, EC/ECHO, UN agencies) is a plus.
    • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.
    • Solid working knowledge of computerized accounting systems must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English
    • Good oral/written and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.


    Child Protection Policy

    Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to WATAN, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. WATAN is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

    Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

    WATAN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status.

    WATAN employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside WATAN.


    Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidate.

    Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. WATAN reserves the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications.

    Any published closing dates are estimated.  WATAN has right to close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.


    • Oversee the preparation of monthly financial reports and share them with donors.
    • Follow up on the terms of the agreement with the donors and ensure that our team does not exceed the terms of the agreement.
    • Prepare forecasts with the project manager and monitor them on a monthly basis.
    • Review the matching between document files and tracking spreadsheets.
    • Assists the Finance Manager in responding to auditors' inquiries and requests for financial information.
    • Assists in preparing monthly cash flow forecasts.
    • Follow up the financial payments with the donor.
    • Receive and respond to donor comments
    • Ensure the preparation of FFR (Field Financial Reports), external reports and internal management reports in compliance with relevant requirements.
    • Any other tasks assigned to him as needed and his experience 

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