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The Synod of Livingstonia Development Department (SOLDEV) is the development arm of the Church of Central African Presbyterian of the Synod of Livingstonia that was established in 1993. The department is mandated by the Synod to facilitate the implementation of community based sustainable projects in Food and Nutrition Security; Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Humanitarian Emergency Response, Climate Change and Environmental Management while mainstreaming disaster risk
reduction, HIV & AIDS, gender as cross cutting issues. The Development Department envisages a society of self-reliant communities committed to attaining improved sustainable livelihoods and development through collaboration with the Church and development partners in God’s love.

SOLDEV has secured funding from European Union through Christian Aid for implementation of Social Support for Resilience Programme: Linking Communities under Social Protection to Resilience (SoSuRe – Mlumikizi) in Mzimba North and South for a period of three years. The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to reduction of poverty through enhancing resilience among the most vulnerable households in Malawi in the districts of Mzimba North and South, Zomba and Mulanje. For the Christian Aid led consortium, the programme is targeting the current 14,907 SCTP beneficiaries in Mzimba District, most of whom are female headed households, and an expected additional 19,495 SCTP beneficiaries in the second year of the project.

The Development Department is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the positions of Project Coordinator, Project Officers, Assistant Project Accountant, Administrative Assistant and driver that are tenable within the project covering Mzimba District.

 

Position: ASSISTANT PROJECT ACCOUNTANT (1 position)

DUTIES

  • Preparing bank reconciliations statements and other allocated ledgers reconciliations
  • Preparing quarterly and end of project financial reports
  • Assisting programmes team in liquidation of activity advances
  • Supporting payments of logistics during implementation of activities
  • Make all statutory payments within the deadlines
  • Ensure that all intercompany transactions related to projects are processed and reconciled
  • Participating in preparation of project budgets in conjunction with the Finance and Administration Manager for approval by the relevant authorities
  • Providing information and assistance to internal and external auditors
  • Maintain transparent financial and reporting procedures and effective operation of financial controls
  • Prepare/review payment vouchers and checks, ensure correct coding, review transactions in QuickBooks and ensure accurate and timely accounts are submitted in accordance with the donor’s
    regulations
  • Review supporting documentations, prepare payment vouchers and cheques, code and post all financial transactions in the QuickBooks
  • Ensure timely and accurate payments to suppliers
  • Ensuring compliance with current relevant accounting and reporting standards

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • PAEC/ICAM Diploma from a recognized institution with at least three (3) years relevant working experience in project finance management in an NGO set up with a proven track record of
    financial accountability.
  • Those studying towards the attainment of Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance have added advantage
  • Computerized accounting and financial skills and knowledge of QuickBooks, Sage Line 50 etc accounting package is a desirable
  • High degree of integrity, morality, ethics and professionalism
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft excel and other related Microsoft office packages
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • An innovative and effective team player
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and meet competing deadline
  • Strong internal control understanding and application

How to apply

 

Qualified interested individuals who meet the stated requirements must submit their applications accompanied with detailed CVs, a letter from the Church as evidence of their membership and copies of certificates of their education/ professional qualifications to the following address:

The Director

CCAP Development Department

P.O Box 27, Ekwendeni.

Email: recruitment@synodev.org

The closing date for receiving applications is 10th May, 2021.


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Ekwendeni
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    11 May, 2021

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