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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 Int...


London, United Kingdom

27 Mar 2014

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ZAMBIA & UK | 'Sporty' Accountant for Financial Review | 3-6 Weeks

Are you an avid soccer fan and interested in the use of sport to inspire communities against HIV?

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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Contract / Short-term
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Mid Level
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AfID is looking for an inspirational accountant who can use their financial knowhow to help with the battle against HIV in Zambia.

Our partner uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilise communities to stop the spread of HIV. It was established in 2005 with a flagship site in Lusaka, with a head office in the UK, which has since expanded to other sites, including Livingstone. Since then our partner has delivered its innovative HIV education interventions to youths between the ages of 12-18 with the help of local peer educators. The curriculum focuses on building basic life skills that help boys and girls adopt healthy behaviours and live risk-free. Over the course of 2013 alone, our partner estimated that it reached 12,710 Zambian youths with its programme. 

You would be the first volunteer with this great charity. Your role would be akin to conducting an internal audit - you will need to gain an understanding of the organisation and its structure, assessing its existing financial procedures and controls, and making recommendations/ implementing changes that you deem necessary.

In addition, this charity needs assistance with:

·         Developing an audit-ready filing system,

·         Reviewing the petty cash and bank reconciliations process,

·         Ensuring internal controls are robust,

·         Assessing the usage of Pastel as an appropriate accounting system,

·         Help with year-end accounts using the system,

·         Budgeting assistance would also be a vital component of the volunteer’s role.

Our partner would be able to offer free accommodation in its volunteer house within the office-compound.

This is an urgent role and the sooner a volunteer is able to travel the sooner this charity will receive the support it so desperately needs.

Please note that overseas assignments, in this case Zambia, incur a placement fee as per the AfID Tailored Volunteer Programme fee scale (see FAQs for more details).

For more information please contact us on +44 (0) 208 741 7000 or email Please forward our details to any accountants in your network that you think would be interested in our work.

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