The purpose of the position is to ensure the financial, management and legal integrity of AAI Zimbabwe within the legal framework of policies and procedures established internationally and to ensure that the requirements of local and international law are adhered to and complied with. The position is also responsible for providing strategic direction to AAI Zimbabwe; to help ensure all of AAI Zimbabwe’s overall strategic objectives are met; and ensure the continual improvement of monitoring, control and expenditure of partner NGOs of funds given by AAI Zimbabwe.
The successful candidate will have, a Bachelors of Commerce in Accounting/ Business Administration or equivalent, an MBA in Finance will be an added advantage; membership of a professional accountancy body.; work experience with an NGO would be of added advantage; a minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience in a reputable organization with a minimum of three (3) years post qualification in a senior management position;
In addition, the position requires very strong experience in financial management and accounting practices at a senior management level; proven experience in implementing financial and administrative control systems; excellent team building and leadership skills, interpersonal and communication skills, high degree of maturity and sense of good judgment are also essential; proven experience in running donor funded projects; sound practical knowledge of spreadsheets, knowledge of one Information Technology accounting systems is a must and knowledge of SUN system is an advantage; practical understanding of development programming challenges and appreciation of the financial support requirement; willing to and has skills to develop capacity of Action Aid International Zimbabwe staff in sound financial management practices.
To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae with a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: All applications must be received on or before 16th July 2012 at 1700 hours.
Please Note: While we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed candidates. Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.