Finance and Administration Officer Lebanon

Position: Finance and Administration Officer
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Application Deadline: 5th of April  2019
Duration: Till mid-December, with 2 months’ probation
Start Date: As soon as possible

Under supervision of the Country Manager and in close coordination with the Regional Finance Manager and Regional Finance Officer, the Finance and Administration Officer is responsible for finance, administration and office management of the Lebanon Office.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare payments for the SPARK office and process all payments in the bookkeeping system.
  • Responsible for all the bookkeeping tasks like Bank and Cash bookings.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the office instalments.
  • Assist With VAT reimbursement reports to be submitted to Ministry of Finance
  • Responsible for the organisation of all the supporting documents digitally.
  • Ensure that documentation is in place for project audits
  • Assist RFO t for financial matters to all partners in the country and to the Finance department of SPARK in HQ in the Netherlands
  • Control and process financial reports of local partners
  • Support the Lebanon office in follow up on staff contracts and payments, including record keeping recruitment, compliance, income and tax insurance
  • Facilitate the movements of SPARK staff in country
  • General office management, accounting and administration support
  • Work in compliance with SPARK policies and procedures
  • Other tasks when required

Requirements and Skills

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting or any other related field.
  • Background in education desirable.
  • Experience in financial management and project management, especially in drawing up activity budgets and reporting to donors.
  • Experience with audits is desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in English and Arabic.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • High energy, pro-active and service minded;
  • Hands-on attitude and willing to help out flexibly if required;
  • Native or bilingual proficiency in Arabic
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Lebanese nationality only.

SPARK Offers

  • International and dynamic working experience;
  • Opportunity to take initiative and realise your ideas and plans;
  • Dynamic team to work with.

How to apply?

For more information, please visit the SPARK website: If interested, please apply with your motivation letter and your CV (both in English) on and until 5th of April  2019.  Please, with application send to us two references (phone number and email) which we can contact in the selection process.

All applications will be assessed on rolling basis; interviews can therefore take place before the application deadline. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every applicant individually. There may be a delay between the deadline and the moment we contact selected applicants.

If you have not received a reply we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates.


SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their fragile and conflict-affected societies into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing, international not-for-profit development organisation with 80+ staff members, in more than 14 offices around the world. SPARK supports refugees in the Middle-East by providing them with scholarships in universities and higher education institutions in the region. SPARK also supports young entrepreneurs in fragile states, to start or grow their own businesses.


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