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Accounting for International Development (A f I D)

Accounting for International Development (A f I D)

Accounting for International Development (A f I D)

Accounting for International Development (A f I D) offers accountants the opportunity to use their skills to make a genuine difference around the world whilst gaining hands-on experience in the International Development sector. Volunteer, Contract & Permanent assignments are tailored to your needs and form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity and long term sustainability of charities across Africa, Asia and South America.

Volunteer

Location:
Mumias, Kenya

Posted:
22 Jul 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

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First Volunteer | 3 weeks | Kenyan Healthcare Charity

Spend 3 weeks in Kenya using your accounting skills

Mumias, Kenya

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Part-time
Contract / Short-term
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Exotic Location
Social Impact
Adventurous Challenge
Function:
Accounting
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Our partner, founded in 1999, is a community based organisation in Mumias, Kenya,  with programmes focussed on healthcare. They work to educate and raise awareness amongst children and young adults on sexual and reproductive health, their responsibilities and medical services available to them. Additionally, they provide support to children infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS.
 
AfID is looking for a first volunteer. Your role would be akin to conducting an internal audit – understanding the structure of the organisation, assessing its existing financial procedures and controls, and making recommendations / implementing changes that you deem necessary. As the first volunteer, one of your key responsibilities will be to determine in what scope AfID continues to work with the partner organisation. It will require some flexibility and sensitivity on your part as your assignment will introduce AfID’s programme to the partner and will provide us with accurate financial information about them. Your assessment and reports will form the basis of future AfID assignments.
 
In addition to the standard first volunteer brief, they would appreciate advice on a suitable accounting system they can use. They had trialled Quickbooks; however, they lost all their work in a power surge. They are open to using QB again; that said, it would be useful for them to know what would be appropriate given local context (electricity, IT) and ability of staff to learn and maintain records on a new system.


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