Finance​ and Procurement Assistant 330 views



Full-Time Position


All applications should be submitted via the application link, below.


Organization: Five​ One Labs


Position Title: Finance​ and Procurement Assistant


Location:​ Based in Erbil, Iraq


Start Date: ​December 15, 2020


Length of Contract:​One year (with a three month trial period)


Application Closing Date:​Rolling until November 28, 2020


Apply Here:​Form is available here​




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


With offices in Erbil and Sulaimani, Five One Labs creates flexible programs for entrepreneurs that are focused on human-centered design, 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 innovative startups.


For more information, please see https://fiveonelabs​.org/.​




We are looking for a candidate to serve as the Finance Assistant in Erbil.


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 team in Erbil and will be directly managed by our Finance Manager. 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 Erbil, Iraq.


If you are interested in this position, please fill in thisapplication formand either upload your CV and

cover letter to the form or email your CV or resume to [email protected].orgwith the subject line

“Finance Assistant”. Make​ sure your application contains a CV and Cover Letter – applications without a cover letter will not be considered. The application period will close at 11:59pm on November 28, 2020.

  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your e-mail & cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.

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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Five One Labs is a start-up incubator that helps refugees and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses in the Middle East. Launching first in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, we aim to empower individuals to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and to contribute to the economic growth of their communities.

Five One Labs entrepreneurs are provided with trainingmentorship by world class entrepreneurs from the USA and the Middle East; and a community of creative changemakers to share their experiences with.

Our vision is to develop an inclusive network of innovators and entrepreneurs that have the support, skills, and connections to positively change their communities and countries.


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