Plan International Zambia
Posted Job
5 months ago

Assistant Accountant (Mansa) – (2 Year Contract) BMZ PROJECT

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position

Position Description

The position of Assistant Accountant is part of Plan International 18+ Programme on Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Eastern and Southern Africa implemented by Plan International Zambia.

The position is based in Mansa, Zambia, at Plan International Zambia and exists to support the BMZ / Plan International Germany supported project “Strengthening Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa”. The Incumbent is responsible for providing all necessary financial information of the BMZ project and the Centre of Excellence

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Timely processing of the program operational funds as per Cash forecasts
  • Entering payments in GL and maintaining GL log register
  • Keep cheque books secure and maintain cheque book register
  • work with the partner Accountant to prepare financial reports
  • Preparation of payments and cash receipts.
  • Coordination of Banking Activities
  • Filing of all financial records
  • Reconciliation
  • Prepare timely inter-company re-charges and pass to relevant offices.
  • Support tracking of expenditure and payments for all Centre Of Excellence activities

Qualifications:

  • A Higher National Diploma in Accounting
  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent qualification will be an added advantage
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment
  • Well versed in computerised accounting applications
  • Competencies:
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Ability to take charge of the accounting functions in the absence of the Accountant.
  • Appreciation of child rights
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledgeable in International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant accounting packages

Method of Application

To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday 17th June 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline
17 Jun 12:14
Email applications to
jobszambia@plan-international.org

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