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Finance Assistant: ZHI Deadline: 31 May 2022
Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not for profit human development organisation which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions.
The Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe (ACCE) project's objective is to complement the government of Zimbabwe (GOZ)’s efforts towards epidemic control by targeting testing to efficiently identify PLHIV, ensuring all newly diagnosed PLHIV are immediately linked to treatment, and all PLHIV on treatment have ready access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), are retained on treatment, and remain virally suppressed. The program is being implemented in 9 districts in Midlands (Gweru, Kwekwe, Mberengwa and Gokwe South) and in Manicaland (Makoni, Mutare. Chipinge, Mutasa and Buhera).
Additionally, the project is being implemented within the current environment affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Continuity of treatment and prevention services for PLHIV and those at risk for HIV is the foundational principle guiding PEPFAR programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is against this background that ZHI is providing technical and financial support to the Ministry of Health and Child Care to complement the national COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. This is being implemented across all the eight districts in Midlands’s province. The goal of the project is to to reduce overall Covid 19 severity, morbidity and mortality attributable to COVID-19 morbidity and mortality attributable to COVID-19 through increasing awareness, demand generation and access to COVID-19 vaccinations in Midlands Province.
Working under the supervision of the Senior Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant primary role is to support the Finance department with financial services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency in offering an effective clerical support in service delivery.
Work closely with the Senior Finance Officer to ensure smooth operation of all financial matters; Assist in proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports; Responsible for receiving analyzed monthly bills of mobile phone calls of all staff members, invoice and distribute invoices to concerned staff members; Assist in filing of supporting documents/invoices linked to expenditure; Assist in accurately and timely key-entering accounting data into the accounting system; Maintain custody of cash box during working hours; Perform regular cash counts; Ensure that all Petty cash transactions are adequately supported and approved; Develop and maintain an updated and easily accessible hard copy and Electronic Finance Office Filing System; Assist with payment processing, VAT Claims, end of year preparation and Audit Preparation; Provide technical assistance and capacity building to staff, including interpretation of policies, setting up of systems, trouble shooting and resolution of outstanding issues; Work together with the finance team in planning and carrying out trainings on ZHI policies and procedures; Conduct other general administrative functions as may be requested.
Knowledge, skills & attributes
A customer-friendly attitude and an ability to cope with work-related stress; Proven proactive skills in identifying cost savings, cost avoidance and efficiency opportunities; Ability to develop effective work plan and priorities in order to meet business objectives; Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal customers and other stakeholders; Demonstrated knowledge in pricing, contracts negotiations, conflict resolutions, policies and procedures; Good analytical, numerical and mature problem-solving skills; Ability to adapt easily to changing needs and patterns of work; Excellent report writing and documentation skills; Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Demonstrated experience in working with Accounting Packages such as Pastel, AccPac, Quick Books or any other Accounting Software; Ability to manage and work under pressure with minimal supervision; Good team player, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable in working in a multi- cultural setting; Strong sense of ethics, integrity, credibility, and respect for diversity; Ability to communicate effectively with staff and management with diplomacy and firmness; Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.
Qualifications and experience
BAcc / BCom / BTech degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, coupled with 1 - 3 years post qualification relevant experience; Recent Graduate of ACCA, CIMA, ICSA, SAA, IAC, HND or any other relevant professional qualification with 1-3 years post qualification will be relevant; Familiarity with U.S. Government grants or other donor funded programs, contracting and auditing standards as they apply to effective management of multi-year funds will be an added advantage.
Get a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply here: https://www.zhi.co.zw/vacancies/finance-assistant-4/
Or visit the career page on www.zhi.co.zw
Applications received outside the stated channels will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability