Project Accountant

Mansa District Women Development Association - Location: Zambia, Lusaka

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Project Accountant

Mansa District Women Development Association (DWDA) is a non- governmental, non-political, non- religious community based organization which was established in 1999 and registered in 2000 with registrar of societies. Mansa DWDA’s overall goal is to improve the lives of rural communities through women empowerment. This is achieved through providing information and services on legal education, land rights, women and child rights, child protection, income generating activities, building local democracy, entrepreneurship and increasing community awareness on HIV/AIDS prevention. The organisation also provides necessary care and support for orphans and vulnerable children in a bid to reduce gender inequality. Mansa DWDA is a membership organisation operating in seven districts namely, Mansa, Chembe, Mwense, Kawambwa, Nchelenge, Chienge and Chembe. The organisation has a total membership of 2,752 of which 701 are male and 2051 are female. Mansa DWDA is a membership organization governed by a District Board representing. The Board is made up of 21 Area association representatives, which forms the district council that works with the Secretariat in managing the association day to day activities.

Mansa District Women Development Association in partnership with Plan International Zambia is implementing the “Enhancing the voices of civil society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa”. The project will be implemented in Luapula province of Zambia. As part of implementing this project, Mansa DWDA is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the positions of Community Development Facilitator, Project Coordinator- and Project Accountant. This is a three year project which started in December 2018 with funding support from Plan International Germany National Office.

 Project Account

 1 Position at Mansa DWDA

 Position Description

The incumbent has the overall responsibility to ensure that grant related financial records are up to date and provide effective financial support in the implementation and monitoring of the Enhancing the voices of civil society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa project. The Accountant reports to the Finance Manager. The Accountant’s main role is to capture all grant related financial records and ensure they are up to date and provide all necessary financial information for the grant. Consolidation of all accounting and treasury information from the implementing communities and other departments, where relevant, for the grant related funds can prove to be a challenge.

Key areas of Responsibility Include:

  • Provide effective financial and accounting support to the project staff on implementation, monitoring and evaluation on the project
  • Ensure operational plan project budgets are aligned with approved implementation plan.
  • Review all project budgets to ensure correct Budgets, are sent to Plan International for requests.
  • Track Grants budget changes and ensure correct budget is maintained all the time and that activities are in line with plans and any revisions thereof.
  • Ensure timely preparation of quarterly Grants reports and submit for review.
  • Preparation of consolidated monthly Grants report for sharing with Internal Management.
  • Undertake Field Projects monitoring visits and offer financial support where necessary.
  • Active participation in Finance, programs and operations support meetings.
  • Participate in Grants Network meetings

Candidates will need to demonstrate possession of:

  • University Degree in Accounting
  • Full  ACCA/CIMA
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role preferably in an NGO environment, 2 years at a Senior level
  • Well versed in computerised accounting applications
  • Ability to take charge of the accounting functions in the absence of the
  • Finance Manager.
  • Knowledgeable in International Financial Reporting Standards


Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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