That is any woreda with up to 25000 clients will

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The accountant and cashier ration applies at woreda, not regional level. That is, any woreda with up to 25,000 clients will employ at least 1 cashier and 1 accountant. Any woreda with up to 50,000 clients will employ at least 2 cashiers and 2 accountants. Any woreda with up to 75,000 clients will employ at least 3 cashiers and 3 accountants, and so forth. 19.1.2In some Regions, the Zones play an important role. In these areas, Zonal minimum staffing requirements include sufficient mobile accountants to provide regular support to woredas. 19.1.3Minimum financial management staffing levels at Regional level. Procurement and IT personnel are directly reporting to the Food Security office. These two positions are incorporated her because of their relevance to financial management. Technical Assistant (TA) for IT personnel is important because of PASS.Staff position Minimum standard BOFED Accountants 2 Junior accountant 2 Senior accountant Food Security Office Procurement Coordinator 1 Information Technology TA 1 or 2
Financial Management Manual for PSNP 157 19.1.4Minimum financial management related staffing levels at Federal level are:Staff position Minimum standard MOFED Accountants 4 senior accountants in Channel 1 Case Team Food Security Coordination Directorate Procurement Coordinator 1 Financial Management TA 1 MoLSA Financial Management TA 1 19.1.5In addition to the minimum staffing levels described above, all staff working on the PSNP be they regular government staff, contract staff or TAs must have clear responsibilities, should be neither under- or over-employed and must have access to the resources required to carry out their work. 19.1.6PSNP accountants should be provided with job description. The job description need to be revised as deemed necessary by MoFED. Job descriptions for accountants at all levels are annexed to this manual (Annex XXXV). The job descriptions annexed are designed with the assumption of one PSNP accountant at the respective level. When there are more than one accountants, job should be further segregated without omission among accountants according to their seniority level. The senior accountant will be the responsible person to make sure that all the jobs are accomplished in accordance with the job description. 19.1.7Programme managers should take steps to address those issues that cause high rates of staff turnover, such as low salaries, in adequate working conditions and little security of tenure. Programme managers may also introduce schemes to foster commitment, such as rewards to good performance, providing certificates for training received, among other activities. Programme managers at lower levels should, to the full extent possible, take steps to address the causes of turnover among staff. When needed, support and approval should be requested from higher-level programme managers.

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