Recruitment of the Project Support Accountant Position

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


The Role

The Project Support Accountant will work closely with program teams to support them in project budgeting, financial planning, and finance management. Responsibilities include assisting with the selection of Implementing Partners (IPs) and ensuring correct fund disbursement to IPs. Additionally, the Project Support Accountant is responsible for helping to ensure that grant-related risk-management practices are adhered to and the implementation of effective grant management systems, ensuring compliance with donor requirements.

Reporting line: The position reports to the Grants and Contracts Manager

Supervises: None

Scope of Responsibilities

The Project Support Accountant will be responsible for the following key tasks:

  1. Support project teams and key stakeholders in clarifying resourcing requirements and developing comprehensive project budgets and annual work plans
  2. Support project leads in effectively managing each project’s finances, achieving value for money, and ensuring compliance with AFR and Funders policies
  3. Manage the processes associated with sub granting for the projects being supported, ensuring that funds are disbursed to Implementing Partners in accordance with the signed contracts and AFR & Donor contracts
  4. Work together with project teams to assist with the initial selection, assessment, and subsequent on-boarding of Implementing Partners (IPs)
  5. Ensure that all risk management and accountability provisions are adhered to by both AFR staff and implementing partners in the projects being supported
  6. And other duties as requested by the Grants and Contracts Manager

Education and Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting /Finance management (required)
  2. Professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA (desired)
  3. Knowledge and working experience with an accounting software package

Job related experience and knowledge

  1. At least 5 years’ experience in grants, sub grants and budget management and proposal budgeting at similar level, of which at least 3 in the development sector
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and good skills in using financial software applications
  3. Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting, and grants, sub grants and contracts management processes
  4. Solid knowledge of key donor regulations and compliance requirements
  5. Proven track record of effective analysis, proactive problem solving, and financial trouble shooting
  6. Good understanding of fund accounting, financial analysis, and auditing
  7. Good oral and written communication skills in English; French and Kinyarwanda are also an advantage

How to Apply

All qualified applicants should submit their applications through the “Apply for this job” button below by the 24th May 2021 at 5.00 pm Central African Time (CAT) 

 The application should contain a Resume with e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.

All applications will be selected on merit and only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.For any questions regarding the application process please contact us here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Note: This position is open to local candidates with relevant experience and qualifications.

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