The Oda Foundation

Finance Officer

The Oda Foundation

Finance Officer

The Oda Foundation

Finance Officer

The Oda Foundation

Key Skills: Interpersonal Communication Accounting Time Management Spreadsheets

Finance Officer

Type: Full time 
Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent 
Experience: Minimum one year of practice preferred
Application Deadline: January 21, 2021

The Oda Foundation, in tandem with local leaders, private partners and government support, develops integrative community development solutions for some of Nepal's most geographically isolated communities. Headquartered in the district of Kalikot, the foundation has worked on healthcare, education and women empowerment initiatives in Mahabai Rural Municipality and more recently expanded to agriculture and livelihood initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities of the employee

Key responsibilities include:

  • Bringing enthusiasm to a predominantly local, but also international team
  • Manage all accounting transactions
  • Manage balance sheets and publish financial statements in time
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings
  • Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Ensure timely payments
  • Coordinate the audit of financial transactions and documents
  • Manage the transition of the organization towards digitizing accounting data and systems
  • Supporting Oda Foundation’s new initiatives like the Women’s Cooperative as well as Karnali Ratn - a social business - in book-keeping and setting up their accounting systems

Competence to demonstrate

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in the related field
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting systems 
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office and Internet
  • A desire to work in a rural and limited resource setting
  • Strong communication and good time management skills
  • A positive attitude with a proven track record for being a team player
  • A strong work ethic and a desire to engage in rural community development
  • Respectful mindset towards living and working conditions in Kalikot
  • A strong understanding of the importance in building local talent and local capacity
  • The ability to abide by Oda Foundation Values 
  • A year of experience preferred

Working Arrangement

  • Workstation is Mahabai Rural Municipality, Kalikot
  • Daily meal on campus and most of housing - in case of non-local staff - will be provided by the office

Reporting Line

  • The Finance Officer will directly report to the Chairman and COO for finance related matters and Chief of Staff for general administration

Salary and benefits

  • Salary and benefits are negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Oda Values  

All All employees, fellows, volunteers & guests will be expected to uphold Oda values in their words, actions and behaviours. Failure to uphold Oda values will result in disciplinary action. 

Care and Compassion

  • We will demonstrate our compassion and caring through our action and words 
  • We will take time to ensure each person feels listened to, secure, understood and is treated compassionately 
  • We will be approachable and contribute to creating a calm and friendly atmosphere 
  • We will provide a safe and caring setting for patients and staff, and an efficient, effective experience
  • We will meet people's needs for information and involvement 
  • We will be considerate, calm and proactive in solving problems. 
  • We will not be aggressive or passive aggressive to anyone. 

Respect, Dignity & Justice

  • We will demonstrate respect for all staff through our words and actions. 
  • We will all follow Oda rules, policies and procedures. 
  • We will accept fair and equitable punishment for all. 
  • We will be polite and courteous in our communications and actions 
  • We will demonstrate respect for dignity, choice, privacy and confidentiality 
  • We will recognise and value uniqueness, diversity and different cultures.
  • We will be sincere, honest and constructive in giving, and open to receiving, feedback 
  • We maintain a professional attitude and appearance.


  • We will demonstrate a commitment to doing our best
  • We will be proactive in problem solving and above all, our work commitment
  • We will be responsible and reflect on our actions
  • We will be accountable for our actions 
  • We will focus on our work and practice time management by meeting all proposed deadlines. 
  • We will encourage and explore ideas for improvement, innovation and creativity.
  • We will seek out opportunities to enhance our skills and expertise
  • We will work together to achieve high quality services 
  • We will use our knowledge and enthusiasm to implement positive change and overcome challenges

Teamwork & Communication 

  • We will understand and value each other's role and contribution 
  • We will be fair, thoughtful, welcoming and kind to colleagues, fellows and guests.
  • We will communicate with each other and express our successes and our concerns. 
  • We will offer support and encouragement to others 
  • We will maximise each other's potential and contribution through shared learning and development 
  • We will recognise, share and celebrate our successes, big and small
  • We will practice coordination and collaboration interdepartmentally 
  • We will have a positive outlook and motivation 
  • We will demonstrate commitment to the Oda foundation, patients, staff and our guests. 

Honesty and Responsibility

  • We will build trust by displaying transparency and doing what we say we will do 
  • We will commit to doing what is right 
  • We will welcome feedback as a means of informing improvements 
  • We will use our resources and each other's time efficiently and wisely 
  • We will maintain and enhance public confidence in our service 
  • We will be a positive role model

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