Job Description

 Job title:         Accountant

Based:            AERG Head Office, Kigali, Rwanda

Reporting to: Programme Manager (ELE)

This position is part-time (3 days per week

Organisation

AERG (Association des Etudiants Et Éleves Rescapés Du Genocide) is an association of student survivors of genocide created in 1996 at the National University of Rwanda. Now AERG is represented nationally at 38 Universities and institutes of higher learning and 480 secondary schools in Rwanda, with a total country-wide membership of 43,397. The main mission of AERG is to represent all student survivors involved in higher learning or attending secondary school. AERG is now dedicated to providing financial support, morale boosting activities and support systems, fighting genocide ideology and ensuring that students overcome trauma, homelessness and financial problems as well as to advocate for the ongoing needs of survivors, supporting them in education, with economic issues and onwards towards a productive life.

 Project: Empowering Secondary School Leavers to Secure and Sustain Employment in Rwanda (ELE)

ELE will reduce the extreme poverty and hunger experienced by young survivors and their dependents, by ensuring they have the skills, resources and confidence to generate income. This will be achieved by AERG by facilitating training to develop viable livelihoods, empower the target group to access legal and health services, and access capital for the establishment of new businesses.

 Entrepreneurship training will be the foundation upon which all other project activities will be built. This training will involve work readiness skills, basic business and banking skills, and accessing quality employment in the Rwandan context.

 Job Purpose:

The accountant will oversee and manage general accounting of the ELE project and ensure all activities are being implemented within budget.

Main Duties:

To carry out accounting of the project in partnership with the regional offices, as well as analyzing and overseeing the financial operations of the project to ensure it remains in budget.

To supervise the bank books and accounting registers

To verify the cash books and the veracity of figures at least once a week

To regularly control the accounting data capturing

To control all the materials and documents regarding inflows and outflows (receipts and expenses)

To prepare the monthly bank reconciliation statements

To participate in the elaboration of annual DFID financial reporting

To indicate the financial state or situation at the end of every quarter

To carry out other duties related to accounting operations.

Oversees financial accounting in the AERG Regional Offices and engages in field visits to the East and South to compile accounts and records.

Qualifications and Person Specification:

  • Relevant bachelors degree in accounting.
  • Should have two years experience in conducting accounting services in an NGO or relevant organization.
  • Have experience working with donor-funded programs.
  • Confident and assertive, approachable and sensitive to the needs of survivors
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise workload
  • Proactive and ability to self-direct own work
  • A willingness to be flexible according to the demands of the organisation

Skills and experience

  • Experience and confidence working with donor-funded programs and micro-finance institutions
  • Experience working with income generation for vulnerable groups
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage own time
  • Microsoft Office, excel, powerpoint and general office skills
  • Experience with financial reporting to donors
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda

How to Apply

  • Interested candidate should apply online via this email nyirijapaul@gmail.com, aergcoordination@gmail.com
  • Remember to attach your CV.
  • Due to anticipated interest in these posts, only those who will follow application procedure and those that will be shortlisted will be contacted.
  • Deadline to receive application is Sunday 10thMarch 2015 at 5:00pm.