District Accountant / Finance Coordinator (1 positions- Mpika District)


CARE is an International Non-Governmental relief and development organization, dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE International Zambia has vacancies available under the Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) Project. This is a Five-year Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) funded project (2016 – 2020) whose overall goal is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) and children under 5 years. The project is expected to contribute directly to the improved health of approximately 77,884 women, children and men directly, and over 361,112 individuals indirectly. SANI project will contribute to increased global impact on reducing child and maternal malnutrition through  integration of strategies that will enhance infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and maternal nutrition practices; food security; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); women’s empowerment; Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST)/Community led Total sanitation (CLTS) and, maternal health.
CARE International in Zambia under its DFATD funded SANI Project is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced staff for the following positions-:
Job Title: District Accountant / Finance Coordinator (1 positions- Mpika  District)
Job Purpose/Summary:
The Project Accountant will be responsible for the overall financial planning, management and reporting ensuring that all financial transactions are reasonable, allowable and allocated to specific cost categories. S/he will be responsible for managing and providing assistance to the project team on all aspects related to financial, procurement and administrative needs to ensure effective project implementation. S/he will also be responsible for the effective management and maintenance of financial information as well as production of all financial reports to account for and report on utilisation of project resources including production of monthly/quarterly financial reports to the donor.
Specific responsibilities/duties
  • Monitor and report on the work plan budget utilization for SANI project on a monthly basis
  • Record keeping and retention of advance requests and liquidations
  • Works with finance section to ensure timely disbursement of funds to project staff to avoid disruption to activity implementation
  • Work with Finance office in Lusaka to compile monthly, Quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reports
  • Review monthly financial transactions for SUN fund in SCALA for timeliness and accuracy
  • Participate in Project Review meeting and planning meetings
  • Review financial monthly transactions capture in the system for completeness and accuracy
  • Provide administrative and procurement support to the project and staff.
  • Plans and organizes mechanisms for ensuring compliance of the project advance administration to established CARE Zambia policies, protocols and a “value for money” guiding principle
  • Do other work as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy or equivalent in related field or professional qualifications such as ACCA and CIMA with 3 years of financial and program management experience
  • Experience in managing donor-funded Grants programs
  • Ability to work effectively as part of office team and coordinate with a variety of stakeholders, maintaining harmonious and productive working relationships
  • Excellent and demonstrable writing and communication skills
  • Excellent skills in computer applications
Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please send your applications and CVs to carejobs@carezam.org or to the undersigned not later than Monday23rdMay, 2016. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
Director – Program Support Services, Plot 9 Chitemwiko close, Kabulonga, P.O. Box 36238, LUSAKA
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