Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda


05/03/2019 - 16:44
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Application for this position is CLOSED


The European Union Delegation to Rwanda is looking for:

Accounts Clerk

We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The role of the EU Delegation to Rwanda’s is:

  • Represent the European Union in Rwanda;
  • Ensure the follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial and technical);
  • Follow-up on EU policies in all sectors;
  • Promote and defend the values and interests of the EU;
  • Maintain and increase the visibility, awareness and understanding of the EU in Rwanda;
  • Supervise long-term programming of aid and the management of programmes and projects within the framework of EU external aid management.


We offer

We offer a post of Accounts Clerk. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Accounts Clerk – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff to the Administration Section under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant head of section. 


We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.

Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Medically fit to perform the required duties;
  2. Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
  3. Good knowledge of English, Kinyarwanda and French;
  4. Minimum 3 years’ recent experience working in finance.


The following will be considered an asset:

  1. Experience with tender procedures;
  2. Experience working at an Embassy or International Organisation

How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to The package should include a cover letter and a detailed CV.

The procedure

After the deadline for applications, the applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and the supporting documents. The short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment phase which may include an interview if necessary – during this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.

The deadline for applications is: 15th March 2019


Check the job description below ↓↓


Job Title:                 Accounts Clerk

Job location :           Delegation of the European Union

                                To Rwanda

Area of Activity:      Administration Section

Category :                LA III

Situation :               Permanent

Sysper number:      113252 (e-Del HRM 48333)


Job content

Overall purpose :

Responsible for all financial and administrative matters of the EU Delegation in Rwanda, and work closely with the Accountants Clerk. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Administration, he/she is responsible to updating the accounting financial programme (ABAC, Accrual Based Accounting) on a daily basis.


Functions and Duties :

Financial Management:

  • Execute/reconcile accounting transactions in compliance with the financial regulations;
  • Careful review of budget lines;
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met;
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecast;
  • Preparing and analysing cash flow forecasts;
  • Follow up of ex-post controls and relevant accounting regulations and instructions from Headquarters;
  • Assist in preparations of reporting to Headquarters;
  • Filing supporting documents for financial transactions applying rules for documents management;
  • VAT refund claims;
  • Keeping petty cash register;
  • Registration and payment of invoices;
  • Encoding, follow-up and filing of LEF and BAF documents.


Physical inventory

  • Management of the physical inventory of the Delegation assets and keeping up to date the database (ABAC ASSETS)


Procurement and Contract Management

  • Assist in tendering procedures;
  • Preparations of purchase orders;
  • Updating the contract database (LCK);



  • Ensure smooth coordination and exchange of information within the administration section, with other sections, with  headquarters, suppliers and local authorities;



  • Assist in tendering procedures;


Time Management  registration

  • Administration of local staff’s presences and absences in the  Time Management System(E-Tim)


Other administrative  tasks can be requested by the hierarchy



Education and training

  • Degree in Accounting, Financial Management, Bookkeeping or similar



  • Minimum 3 years’ recent experience working in finance;
  • Experience with  Embassies and or International Organisation is an asset;
  • Experience with tender procedures is an asset.



  • Thorough understanding of financial reporting and ledger structure
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)



Linguistic skills

  • Fluent in English, French & Kinyarwanda


Communication skills

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal


Interpersonal skills

  • High degree of responsibility and discretion in handling financial, contractual and HR matter;
  • Able to work as part of a team but with minimal supervision;
  • Able to set priorities, multi-task and manage time/workload effectively;
  • Ability to work under pressure according to deadlines;
  • Professional integrity;
  • Resourcefulness and initiative;
  • Attention to detail


If interested and eligible for the position, please send your application letter and your CV at


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