Saturday, May 28, 2016

Recruitment at World Fish Center , Zambia - 2/28/2016

WorldFish , a member of the CGIAR Consortium, is an international, nonprofit research organization. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by the 15 centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.
WorldFish is committed to meeting two key development challenges: 1) improving the livelihoods of those who are especially poor and vulnerable in places where fisheries and aquaculture can make a difference and 2) achieving large scale, environmentally sustainable, increases in supply and access to fish at affordable prices for poor consumers in developing countries.
A unique opportunity has arisen for gifted individuals to contribute to the mission of the organization.
Senior Accountant (Lusaka, Zambia)
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for conducting research, analysis, development, and summarization of financial information for audit purposes and financial reporting and to perform the financial administration and reporting of WorldFish Africa Region and grants. The position is also responsible for grant reimbursements and accounting.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in developing proposal budgets based on established guidelines and rates.
  • Handling projects accounts through monitoring and analysis of project related transactions including the accounts of collaborators and regional offices.
  • Responsible for monthly financial books closing and reporting including timely and accurate preparation of monthly financial reports for management review
  • Monitoring of  cash advances and operating funds released to and liquidated by collaborating partners, workshop coordinators, regional offices and staff such as:
a. verifying, recording, analysing and monitoring project advances and operating funds and their liquidations
b. reconciling project/staff subsidiary ledgers and records to control accounts and with relevant parties, applicable
c. monitoring fixed assets acquisitions/movements
  • Maintaining and monitoring cash flow of projects to ensure adequate fund balance to run projects including timely requests from HQ
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations
  • Ensure compliance with statutory bodies and also act as bank liaison
  • Monitoring and Reviewing of spending levels for the Zambia cost centre budget
  • Liaising with project leaders to ensure project accounts are correctly maintained and accounting policies and procedures are in compliance with the established guidelines and policies of CGIAR and the Centre
  • Coordinating with internal and external auditors to meet project audits whether interim or year-end audit objectives
  • Responsible for proper maintenance of Finance files and their archiving
  • Subordinate Effectiveness
  • Any ad-hoc assignments required to support the Financial Management Unit
Competencies Required:
  • Strong understanding of accounting theory
  • 5+ years accounting/finance experience with an international non-profit and research agency;
  • Highly organized in work with time commitment to meet reimbursement deadlines.
  • Ability to provide guidance to accounts payable and payroll staff in finance guidelines, policies, and procedures;
  • Requires attention to detail and people skills to deal with the constant questions regarding grants and accounting from leadership, project staff, donors and HQ.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from supervisor to accomplish objectives
  • Proficiency with email and Microsoft Office applications
Highly Desired
  1. Good people management skills and customer service orientated.
  2. Ability to interact positively with people in a multi-cultural environment.
  3. Experience in a global organization
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited University, ACCA, CIMA
  • MBA and/ or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package, a non-discriminatory policy and provides an innovative work environment. Interested applicants are invited to submit current curriculum vitae with names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Submit your application with subject line “Application: Senior Accountant <Candidate Name>” to and specify where you saw the job announcement by 7th June 2016:
Please visit our website at for more information on the organization.
This position will be based at the WorldFish Regional office in Lusaka, Zambia. This is a national position. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
WorldFish is committed to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.


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