World Vision Zambia
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2 months ago

Grant Accountant

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To develop and maintain an effective financial and administrative management system for the grant/project and its sub partners
  • To provide effective oversight of the Program Management Unit’s accounting, administration, Information Technology and human resources
  • Budget development in LEAP format
  • Communicate with sub-grantees on grant finance management
  • Budgetary control-monitoring
  • Conducting financial reviews, field visits and capacity to sub grantees Participate in review of and/or suggest strengthening of internal controls where necessary
  • In liaison with Finance and Administration Manager, conduct grant guideline appraisal and ensure that all staff on the grant programs are capacitated in grant management
  • Review of payment request voucher to ensure sufficient and appropriate documentation
  • Ensure correctness and availability of financial information for input into the National Office reporting system on a timely basis
  • Provide variance analysis to management and program on the financial expenditures Review partners reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Preparation and submission of Financial Reports according to the donor prescribed formats on a timely basis
  • Ensure that payments are approved by authorized personnel all the time
  • Manage the balance sheet accounts of the grants
  • Prepare Bank reconciliations
  • Facilitate both external and internal audit ensuring that audit recommendations are implemented within the prescribed time
  • Identify potential and inherent risks and device ways to mitigate their occurrence
  • Train partners and program staff in grant financial management and reporting
  • Attend to queries and give any advice needed by stakeholders as pertaining grants
  • Ensure that assets are used for the intended purpose Safeguard project assets
  • Show spiritual maturity, integrity and energetic personal sense calling, through attendance of daily devotions and other spiritual nurture programs

The preferred candidate must:

  • Be an honest and accountable person with resources
  • Be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
  • Attend and participate and lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services
  • Perform other duties as required


The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or any finance related degree and
  • Additional professional qualifications such CIMA, ACCA and CA is added advantage.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in grant accounting is required with a preference for USAID/UKAID/EU/PNSF and other government grant experience.
  • World Vision experience is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant desirable
  • Knowledge of SunSystems, Vision, CAL/DOS Allocation Methodology and other computer related financial/accounting system and budgeting is necessary.
  • Must be a good problem solver, analytical, creative, and innovative.
  • Must have a good command of the English Language, both written and spoken.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina
  • Demonstrated capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts
  • ZICA membership is mandatory

Conditions of the position:

  • Office-based with frequent travel to the field
  • Local applicants only

Method of Application:

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