Project Accountant

PPAZ - Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia, Lusaka

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Project Accountant

The Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) is a non-governmental and not for profit organisation and is affiliated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The Association advocates for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and supplements the efforts of government and other service providers in the provision of integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health services.

PPAZ seeks to fill the following position:

Project Accountant -One (1) Position Lusaka

Position Summary

He/she will report to the Senior Accountant.  The Project Accountant will be responsible for the budget planning, and supports the WISH2Action team by offering insights and financial advice that will allow them to make the best business decisions for the project.

Oversight of financial management and reporting for the programme ensuring effective project financial management and reporting systems are in place at the Member Association that deliver timely and accurate financial reporting and meet the financial compliance requirements of DFID.

Main tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements on activities and programmes.

  • Oversight of Value for Money (VFM) framework.

  • Work with country Evaluation and Learning (E&L) team to ensure Payment by Results (PBR) reporting and strategy in place.

  • Decision making authority for finance related matters.

  • Training needs / capacity building requirements in-country.

  • To provide advice and support to Country Finance staff on project related financial issues and requirements, including templates and guidelines.

  • To ensure gender is effectively mainstreamed within the remit of the post and in line with IPPF’s Gender Equality Policy.

  • To build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff, and contacts within and outside the Federation.

  • To become familiar with the Federation’s Health and Safety Programme and Guidelines for using Visual Display Units.

  • To do everything possible to ensure a healthy and safe working environment, including following instructions and guidance.

  • Provide technical review and input to country teams on budget and cost application development and project reporting as required.

  • To provide in-house training to staff on financial and contractual compliance as required; arrange external training as required (with support from Regional Finance Manager).
  • Education and Experience

    • Grade 12 with 5 ‘O’ levels.
    • Bachelor of Accountancy Degree.
    • Full Professional Qualification in accounting such as ZICA, ACCA, CIMA.
    • A Member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA).
    • Relevant experience in managing financial operations of organisations of a similar or larger size.
    • Excellent levels of interpersonal skills to disseminate information, communicate strategic direction, deal sensitively and fairly with all stakeholders and suitably resolve conflict where necessary.


    Min education
    Primary school
    Required experience
    4 Years
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