Full-Time Project Accountant [Two Positions: Lusaka (1) and Chipata (1)]
The Government of the Republic of Zambia with the support of the World Bank is implementing the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) in Eastern province. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is “to improve landscape management and increase environmental and economic benefits for targeted rural communities in the Eastern Province and to improve the Zambia’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency”.
The project aims to provide support to rural communities in Eastern Province to allow them to better manage the resources of their landscapes so as to reduce deforestation and unstainable agricultural expansion; enhance benefits they receive from forestry, agriculture and wildlife; and reduce their vulnerability to climate change. The project intends to also ensure that enabling conditions are in place for these changes to happen. Simultaneously, the project will create the enabling environment for carbon emission reduction purchases to be made in a subsequent project. The ZIFLP’s key beneficiaries are poor communities of the Eastern province.
- THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The Project Accountant will be responsible for supporting the Project in deploying project
resources with due attention to economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
- MAIN DUTIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES
To facilitate preparation of timely and reliable financial reports as specified in the financial guidelines of the project;
To consolidate the Project financial reports;
To monitor Financial compliance and control expenditure vis-à-vis budget ceilings in financial operations of the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Programme;
To facilitate timely preparation and submission of withdraw applications for disbursement of funds from the donors to the project Designated account;
To review implementing partners budgets and facilitate processing of funding request to the Project Implementing Units, and other beneficiaries;
To actively participates in the preparation and consolidation of budgets and annual work plans for the project;
Consolidate annual financial statements for audit and ensure that audited financial statements are prepared on time;
To prepare and process accounting documents for payments and receipts;
To ensure project transactions are appropriately entered and updated in the financial management system;
To organize and conduct workshops and trainings to sensitize staff on the adherence to fiduciary standards in managing project finances; and
To undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the National Project Manager
- QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, full Association of Chartered Certifies Accountants (ACCA), or Chartered Institute Management Accountants (CIMA) or Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) professional or any other related accounting professional qualification;
Proof of a full Grade 12 Certificate or its equivalent;
Member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
Five (5) years’ experience in Finance and Financial Reporting (FFR), experience working in a Donor-funded organization will be an added advantage;
Knowledge of the World Bank financial management and disbursement guidelines will be a very strong advantage;
Excellent computer skills and be conversant in using accounting packages such as
Pastel, SUN System, NAVISION, QuickBooks or similar Software;
Self-starter and ability to work independently, pay careful attention to detail and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; and
Should have good communication skills and fluency in English.
D. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The contract will be for a period of 24 months renewable based on performance evaluation
with an initial probation period of 6 months.
How to ApplySealed application letters with current curriculum vitae (CV), traceable referees and copies of academic/professional qualifications must reach the undersigned not later than Monday 13th November 2017. Head Procurement For/ Permanent Secretary - DPA Ministry of National Development Planning Fairley Road Ridgeway LUSAKA Alternatively send your application with all relevant information by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org The outer envelope must be clearly marked "Call for Applications on the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) and indicate the position applied for". Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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