Finance and Procurement Assistant

Posted 9 months ago by FiveOne Labs
Location Sulaymānīyah Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Administration, Finance, NGO

Organization: Five One Labs

Position Title: Finance and Procurement Assistant

Location: Based in Sulaimani, Iraq

Start Date:  June 2019

Application Closing Date: Rolling until June 13, 2019



Five One Labs is a start-up incubator that helps talented entrepreneurs in conflict-affected areas launch and grow their businesses in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). We aim to empower individuals to rebuild their lives and livelihoods to contribute to the economic growth of their communities. Five One Labs is operating in Erbil and Sulaimani, Iraq.

Five One Labs creates flexible programs for early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs that are focused on human-centered design, the core building blocks of business fundamentals, and leadership development. Our trainers are steeped in lean startup and design thinking methodology, and thus our trainings are hands-on, active, and highly practical for early-stage entrepreneurs.

We are currently partnering with the German Development Agency (GIZ) to run The Lab:Suli, an innovation hub where we run a training and co-working space for Sulaimani entrepreneurs and businesspeople. We run programs, bootcamps and events for the innovation, technology and entrepreneurship community in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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We are looking for a part-time candidate to serve as the Finance Assistant in Sulaimani. The assistant will be required to work 25 hours per week, with the number of hours to be divided across at least three days of the week (Sunday through Thursday).

The successful candidate will support Five One Labs to:

  • Record and categorize cash transactions (both income and expenses) and file receipts accordingly

  • Maintain accurate records for disbursement of cash payments

  • Oversee procurement processes and ensure that they are in line with organizational and donor requirements

  • Prepare invoices and vouchers

  • Assist with monthly payroll, including collection of invoices and timesheets

  • Work with management team to prepare documents for donor reporting on a quarterly basis

  • Provide regular written financial updates to Five One Labs management

  • Other administrative tasks as necessary

The Finance Assistant will work closely with the Five One Labs management team in Sulaimani. The team will ensure that the selected candidate has access to all relevant materials and support to succeed in his or her role.

The Five One Labs team is seeking candidates with the following profile:

Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, such as business administration, finance or accounting

  • Past experience working with non-profit or humanitarian organizations in administration, finance or procurement

  • Comfortable with budgeting, accounting and Excel

  • Knowledge of Quickbooks or other accounting software would be a plus

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Fluency in English and Kurdish

Personal Characteristics

  • Team-oriented and enthusiastic about working with and supporting others;

  • Willingness to listen, learn and adapt based on feedback

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Customer service attitude

  • Outgoing, positive, and interested in developing a strong community;

  • Attention to detail, conscientious about accuracy and professional presentation at all times; desire for continuous improvement;

  • Self-starter personality – able to initiate and lead projects or tasks with minimal supervision;

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment;

  • Experience working and thriving in multicultural teams.

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise

The position will be based in Sulaimani, Iraq.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. The application period will close at 11:59pm EST on June 13, 2019.

Five One Labs is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds, and of any gender, to apply for this position.


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