Accountant (INT10410)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

DIVISION:                   Finance
TEAM:                         Finance
LOCATION:                Amman
CONTRACT TYPE:      Fixed Term
GRADE:                       D2    
JOB FAMILY:               Finance
SALARY:                      Starting from 16,198
HOURS:                      40 hours per week


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.

DIVISION PURPOSE: The accountant manages revenue, including that derived from external funding, by documenting transactions, making payments against proper documentation, monitoring budgets and preparing financial reports for donors. It also manages financial matters involving human resources, consultants, and ensures financial accountability for auditing purposes. Communication with donors is an important part of the position. The role requires strong organizational and communication skills as well as experience in financial management.

TEAM PURPOSE: The role requires strong organizational and communication skills as well as experience in financial management.

JOB PURPOSE: As a member of the team, the accountant will interact directly with staff, donors and suppliers in order to manage the organisation's financial and grant income and ensure financial accountability for auditing purposes.

POST HOLDER REPORTS TO                        Project Manager
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY                            N/A


  • Management of financial revenues from third-party financing.
  • Managing the documentation of all financial transactions, in line with the requirements and deadlines of the various donors.
  • Regular monitoring of the use of the grant budget and consequent review of financial reports.
  • A guide to the annual budget forecasts of various organisations.
  • Management of regular financial reports, in line with the requirements of the various donors.
  • Monitoring liquidity and bank balances to ensure that sufficient funds are always available according to programme needs.
  • Management of the reconciliation of bank and cash accounts, including the preparation of weekly cash statements and monthly financial records.
  • Ensuring financial accountability and resources as well as effective financial management of all documents for audit purposes.
  • Management of all financial matters related to personnel (employees and consultants) including salaries of all staff, social security, tax obligations, medical insurance and benefits.
  • Regular communication with various donors, including the presentation of financial updates at strategic meetings, such as board and donor meetings.

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:
•    Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY and EMPOWERMENT (read more about these here).

•    Ensure you commit to our ORGANISATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (including adhering to the Code of Conduct):

  1. Be committed to our feminist principles, and to applying them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be ready to keep learning, with accountability to those who experience oppression as a result of their identities, such as their gender, race/ethnicity, disability, class, or identity."
  2. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Experience, Knowledge & Competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting - Financial Science.


  • At least 10 years of practical experience in accounting and financial management in civil society organisations.
  • Knowledge of the use of various financial systems such as Quick Books ERP and Al Awael, and other accounting programmes such as Mizan and Local System.
  • Detail orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of financial statements, accounting applications and business correspondence.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language with good communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Great motivation and speed in learning.
  • Knowledge of the main MS Windows software (Excel, Word, etc.).
  • High level of initiative.
  • Willingness to listen.
  • Flexibility in working hours.
  • Computer skills, with the ability to enter data into computer databases

Safer Recruitment:

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks (which can include counterterrorism, safeguarding and criminal records checks). You can find out what this means here.

How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  



Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.




  • Location:
    Jordan - Amman
  • Hours:
    40 hours per week
  • Salary:
    Starting from JOD 16,198
  • Region:
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
    National D2
  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    28 May 2024
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