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Assistant Accountant Maternal and Child Enhancement Project

Job Description



Support the Senior Accountant in implementation of the maternal and child nutrition enhancement project financial processes as per WV policies, donor standards and procedures to attain quality program.


Key Outputs/Responsibilities

(Accountabilities and results)

Major activities

End Results expected

Weight (%)

Financial Planning/Budgeting

  • Prepare purchase project requests and payment requisitions against approved budgets

  • Print and file all approved budgets

-Project requisitions are paid based to approved budgets

-Approved budgets are printed and filed


Financial accountability/reporting

  • Prepare petty cash analysis statements and cash count certificates on monthly basis

  • Participate in monthly project review meetings at 25th and support the senior accountant in implementation of the plan of action.

  • Print and file all minutes for FFR proceedings

-petty cash analysis statements and cash count certificates prepared on monthly basis

-FFR Minutes are printed and filed

-Project Monthly Action Plans elaborated and implemented


Risk Management

  • Retrieve and submit all required financial documents to the senior accountant during the internal and external audits.

  • Participate in the review of project MWRAP on finance related issues and support the implementation of mitigating controls

  • Prepare all transactions in line with established internal controls and donor requirements

  • Ensure that cash and checks books are kept under lock in a safe.

- All required financial documents are submitted to the senior accountant during the internal and external audits.

-One project MWARAP supported

- All transactions in line with established internal controls and donor requirements are prepared


Stores management

  • Prepare all stores receipt and issue notes for review for the senior accountant in line with the established standards.

  • Update all stores records such as bin cards, stock cards, stores ledger among others on weekly basis.

  • Notify management on re order levels for stores.

  • Prepare monthly stores report/ inventory report for review by the senior accountant

-All stores receipt and issue notes prepared

--All store records updated

Monthly store reports prepared and submitted to the Senior Accountant


Cash Management

  • Draw cash from the bank and deposit any receipts in line within 24 hours as required by the established cash management policy

  • Pay cash to staff and other stakeholders in a timely manner.

Cash management is done In line with the policy

-Staff and stakeholders are paid in timely Manner



  • Prepare timely payments of suppliers and staff

  • Code accurately all transactions for accuracy

  • Establish a proper filing system for all financial transactions

  • Support all transactions adequately with required backup documents before payment is made

-Staff and suppliers are paid in timely Manner

-All financial transactions are well filed

-Payments are done I line with the policy





Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Minimum Qualification required: Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as assistant accountant in an INGO and minimum 2 years’ experience as assistant accountant for a WB funded project

  • Good in written and spoken English and French

  • Very good computer skills in Excel & Sun-systems software.

Work Environment:

  • Work environment: field based with frequent travel to project sites and to Head Office

  • Travel: 10% Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: 10%

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is November 11, 2016; no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  1. World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  2. As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  3. Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.