Finance and Administration Officer
Social Workers’ Association of Zambia - Lusaka, Lusaka
Social Worker’s Association of Zambia has entered into partnership with UNICEF to strengthen and build capacity of the social welfare workforce of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services to Implement the Service Efficiency and Effectiveness for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (SEEVCA) Initiative.
SEEVCA is led by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) with funding and technical assistance from UNICEF and USAID to produce a sustainable approach to case management for VCA living in households receiving Social Cash Transfers (SCTs). The intent of the SEEVCA program is to reduce vulnerability and expand protection for the most vulnerable and marginalized households in 15 districts. The strategy to reach the main target group (vulnerable children and adolescents) combines the SCT programme with standardised case management that supports access to other existing services and information –to reduce vulnerability and equip households to be more resilient. The goal is for the Government, with support under SEEVCA, to enhance the capacity of existing structures and systems to provide case management at ward level that increases access to services and builds household resiliency. The project includes a research agenda to reflect on lessons learnt in the unfolding of SEEVCA and to identify what is essential to optimal service delivery systems for VCA.
The Finance and Administration Officer will be based at the SWAZ Secretariat in Lusaka and will provide technical support to the National Programme Officer in running the everyday finance and administration operations of the SWAZ secretariat and the SEEVCA project. He/She will be under the day to day supervision of the National Programme Officer and the SWAZ Secretary General. Additional duties for the Finance and Administration Officer will include providing support to project staff at the national office and in the 15 districts to ensure timely
Length of the assignment: 10 months, full time (8 hours per day; 5 days per week; with appropriate holidays and vacation)
Name and Title of Supervisor
National Programme Coordinator
OBJECTIVE OF THE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER
Job Objective: The Finance and Administrative Officer will provide support to the National Programme Coordinator in the execution of financial management procedures and policies of SWAZ in accordance with UNICEF and other donor regulations. He/she will ensure effective and transparent utilization of financial resources and integrity of financial services, mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures. The Finance and Administrative Officer will be responsible for preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls, maintaining accounts payable and posting of all project payments and be accountable to the National Programme Coordinator and SWAZ Secretary General.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES