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10 Nov 2017

Full-Time Project Accountant [Two Positions: Lusaka (1) and Chipata (1)]

The Government of the Republic of Zambia – Posted by zjp1 Copperbelt Province, Zambia

Job Description

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 Project Accountant will be responsible for supporting the Project in deploying project

resources with due attention to economy, efficiency and effectiveness.


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


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.

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 Apply

Sealed 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: 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

Job Categories: accounting. Job Types: Full-Time.


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