NILE BASIN INITIATIVE
The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a partnership of the riparian states of the Nile. The NBI seeks to develop the river basin resources in a cooperative manner, share substantial socioeconomic benefits, and promote regional peace and security. Within the framework of the NBI, the Governments of Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania have received financial support from the World Bank for the implementation of the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Plant, conceived as part of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP).
The Ministers in charge of energy in the three countries have decided to implement the project through a public financed, privately managed mechanism. A Rusumo Power Company Limited (Special Purpose Vehicle) has been established by the three governments to own the power plant infrastructure. The implementation has been delegated to NELSAP.
NELSAP signed a memorandum of understand with Giteranyi and Busoni communes to implement Local Area Development Programme (LADP ) for USD five millions.
That programme will be implemented by the respective communes with assistance of four additional staff : A Coordinator, a Procurement Officer, an Accountant for Busoni and Accountant for Giteranyi.
The Accountant will occupy a key position in this team with responsibility for its operations across a broad spectrum of activities.
THE LADP GITERANYIACCOUNTANT IS PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF OF THE PROGRAMME. HIS/HER DUTY IS TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMME IN THE MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES UNDER THE LADP AND WILL ALSO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO ENSURE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF THE ACCOUNTING, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS MAINTAINED AT THE PROGRAMME.
2. Accountability and Reporting
The Accountant will report and beaccountable to LADP Coordinator in a format and schedule as required.
The functions and responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to ;
File source documents and journal vouchers which should be properly kept in order to provide evidence for the occurrence of financial transactions ;
Prepare and maintain the Fixed Asset Register ;
Identify, classify, record and process financial transactions through the computerized accounting and reporting system ;
Keep petty cash ;
Prepare monthly bank account reconciliation reports ;
Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements ;
Process payments and ensure timely delivery of cheques to bona fide beneficiaries ;
Prepare the payroll and ensure that staff salaries are paid within the stipulated time and the statutory deductions are accurately done ;
Bank cash/cheques, deliver disbursement withdrawal of cash from the bank ;
To follow up requests and accounting of the advances to project staff ;
Maintain and regular update the filing system for the reviewing of financial transactions ;
Hold properly documentation on the recorded financial transactions
Prepare documentation of internal and external auditors
To prepare implantation action plan of auditorsrecommendations
Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
4. Qualifications and Experience
Four years of a demonstrable experience in the financial management of donor funded projects.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy or Business Administration ;
Computer literacy especially in all MS and Windows-based applications including Excel, World, and other relevant software. Hands on experience in using accounting softwares is a must ;
Demonstrated writing, presentation and reporting skills ;
Fluency in spoken and written in French and English language.
NB : The Accountants from ISCO or equivalent with a minimum of 8 years in relevant experience can apply for this position.
5. Performance Indicators
Financial transactions are correctly entered in the journals before close of business day on which they are generated ;
The Fixed Asset Register is prepared and submitted to the supervisor for review within 10 days of end of the month ;
All source documents and accounting journals are filed before close of business day on which they are produced ;
Bank reconciliation reports are accurately prepared within ten (10) working days of end of the reporting month ;
Financial reports are prepared in accordance with project account records and are submitted within the stipulated reporting deadlines ;
Payments are processed within 15 days of invoices reception
Payroll is prepared within 20 days of the paying month ;
Signed payment cheques are delivered to beneficiaries and acknowledgement receipts filed within two business days.
6. Duty Station
The LADPAccountant will be based at Gkiteranyi Commune, Muyinga Provincebut shall be travelling extensively in the area of the programme.
7. Employment terms.
The employee’s appointment will be on contract period of 12months. The contract may be extended based on satisfactory performance, availability of funds and need for services.
8. HOW TO APPLY
Interested and eligible candidates should submit online application in French or in English and attach Curriculum Vitae (clearly indicating the reference above) to the “Administrateur de la Commune Giteranyi” on : email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to the LADP Coordinator on : email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for submission is on 31 th October 2019 before 17:00 hours Burundi time.
Only applicants who fully meet the requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date shall not be considered.
The Programme is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For full Terms of Reference of the position please refer to http://www.nilebasin.org.
Applicants who has already submitted their applications are requested to confirm or resubmit a new application.