Program Accountant - 1 Post

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MWANZA OUTREACH  CARE AND SUPPORT ORGANIZATION  is a registered non-governmental organization based in Mwanza City. For the past 14 years, the organization has been providing various community services including home based care for people living with HIV/AIDS, care and support for the most vulnerable children, early childhood development services to children aged less than 5 years and socio-economic support to the elderly members of the community  in Nyamagana and Misungwi Districts.

The organization would like to recruit a PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT for its KIZAZI KIPYA-USAID New  Generation Program in Nyamagana and Misungwi districts .

Job Title: Program Accountant
Reporting to: Program Coordinator
Location base: Mwanza City

The Accountant Position is crucial to the success of OVC integrated services under KIZAZI KIPYA-USAID New Generation Program. The position requires a high degree of integrity, professionalism, flexibility and perseverance, as well as the ability to anticipate, identify and resolve accounting and management problems.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Accountant to support the KIZAZI KIPYA-USAID New Generation Program which is a successor to the Pamoja Tuwalee Program, though with a slightly different vision which strongly focuses on HIV and targets orphans and vulnerable children, as a subset of the most vulnerable children (MVC), Economic Strengthening and Resource mobilization initiatives in various activities related to the implementation of the Program in Nyamagana and Misungwi Districts.

The Accountant shall be responsible to the Program Coordinator of the MOCSO-Kizazi Kipya-USAID New Generation Program.

The duties and responsibilities of the accountant are listed below:

  • To assist the Program/Project coordinator in coordinating and supervising all the financial functions of the program and the project. This shall include the timely preparation and submission of all program financial and accounting reports and documents including cash books, payment vouchers, bank reconciliation statements, budget compliance reports and any other financial reports that may be required by the Kizazi Kipya-USAID New Generation Program and to submit such reports in compliance with the reporting requirements of the Kizazi Kipya-USAID New Generation Program..
  • To advise the MOCSO management on the formulation, review and implementation of policies that enhance the financial viability, effective cost management and optimize resource mobilization and utilization.
  • To implement the existing internal financial controls of the organization and the programs and to advise the MOCSO management if additional controls are required. 
  • To be proactive in the development and implementation of sound accounting and financial management systems and procedures for the Organization based on standard accounting principles. 
  • To coordinate all program and project finances and the preparation, implementation and control of the annual and any supplementary budgets of the Organization.
  • To review purchase orders prepared by the program staff and to facilitate procurement of office supplies, equipment, furniture and services.
  • To ensure compliance with the procurement policies and guidelines of the organization and the Kizazi Kipya-USAID New Generation Program requirements.
  • To maintain an up to date register of the assets and stores of the organization and to ensure proper accountability of the same including proper use and custody of the properties of the Organization such as consumable office items and fuel for motor vehicles.
  • To ensure that the recommendations made or issues raised by the internal and external auditors are implemented or addressed without delay.
  • To cooperate with external auditors to ensure that, within three months of the end of each financial year, draft accounts of the preceding financial year are submitted for audit.
  • To perform any other duties assigned by the Program Coordinator and MOCSO management.

Qualifications and experience
  • First degree in Accountancy or Advanced Diploma in Accountancy from a recognized university or institution. 
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a reputable organization, but fresh graduates with the right aptitude will also be considered. 

Skills and abilities
  • Strong computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Ability to use accounting packages, such as quick-book
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Capability to cope with increased workload and to work under pressure to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and ability to mentor and to supervise other staff.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills including command of both Kiswahili and English.

How to apply:
If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for, please submit by email only, your application, curriculum vitae detailing your experience, one copy of your degree/diploma certificate, one copy of your birth certificate and the names and contact (phone number, email) of three referees to: moghbc@yahoo.com 

For the attention of: The Executive Secretary, Mwanza Outreach Care and Support Organization.

The closing date for applications is 27 January 2017.

Only applications sent by email will be considered; hard copy applications sent by post or by hand will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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