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Grants Accountant

Job Description

Purpose of the position

The Grant Accountant is expected to support the Grant Manager of B4MCN project in ensuring the overall financial management and compliance to donor and WV regulations in terms of the project’s financial planning, spending, bookkeeping, documentation, and audits.

Major responsibilities

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

(Accountabilities and results)

Ensure preparation of financial source documents, review for authenticity, source

accuracy, updatedness, completeness and maintain robust filing system

Implement designed internal controls at the project, monitor its effectiveness on daily basis as per WV policies and donor requirements

Prepare and consolidate project annual budgets and cash flows in line with partnership guidelines, standards and policies and donor requirements

Prepare and submit periodic project financial reports, analyse and share with stakeholders

Conduct capacity building on financial matters to partners

Regularly check project expenditures against budgets and alert the Grant Manager of any potential over or under spending

Ensure donor’s procurement guidelines are followed, and ensure timely processing of vendors’ invoices/payments.

Prepare, maintain and submit assets reconciliation reports, asset registers and ensure periodic assets physical verification

Prepare and submit periodic project funding request as per approved budgets

Ensure timely planning and support during project audits, and implement project audit recommendations



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

  • Minimum Qualification required: Degree in Accounting or related field

  1. Experience: 2 years working experience as a Senior Accountant for a grant funded project

  2. Preferred: 5 years working experience as an accountant in an INGO; work experience in bilateral funded project - Essential

  • Oral and written communication skills in English, Kirundi and French - Essential

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Excellent computer skills in Excel, Word & Sun-systems software

  2. Demonstrated ability in supervision

  3. Good planning and organizational skills

  4. Customer service approach in using tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff-related to work environment needs

  5. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels

  6. Understanding of integrated community development approaches, issues and development trends

Work Environment:

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Travel: 15% Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: 10%

  • Position will work directly with project staff and implementing partners

  • Huge work load may requires work beyond regular office time

  • Child friendly working environment exits in the project team

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, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is March 22, 2018 no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

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

  • 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.

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