PATH Finance Officer – ATSB Project Jobs in Zambia

PATH Finance Officer – ATSB Project Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

  • PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multi-sector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

  • PATH is a partner to the National Malaria Elimination Centre (NMEC) in the effort to control and eliminate malaria in Zambia. PATH is partnering with the NMEC to implement a Phase III large-scale trial of a promising new tool for malaria vector control, the attractive targeted sugar bait (ATSB).

  • The trial is operating in Western Province in the districts of Kaoma, Nkeyema, and Luampa from 2021-2023. The trial design is an open-label two-arm cluster randomized controlled trial with multiple endpoints including epidemiologic, entomologic, economic, and social/behavioral outcomes.

  • PATH is seeking to recruit a Finance Officer to assist in the functions of the finance team for the ATSB Project. The Finance Officer will work under the direction of the Finance Manager. The incumbent will be based in Lusaka.

    Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Review and process invoices registered in the financial system for appropriate and sufficient supporting documentation according to Donor/GAAP and PATH policies.

  • Review receivable accounts (program advances and prepayments to vendors) regularly and ensure that the accounts in question are cleared on time.

  • Review Workshop expense reports to ensure that they have complete documentation, accurate, and comply with applicable policies and internal procedures.

  • Register journal entries in the accounting system to expense workshop advances.

  • Ensure that no additional advances are paid to the same staff before previous advances are reconciled. Follow up with projects on all outstanding program advances.

  • Load payments on the banking platforms and prepare
    bank instructions for cash movement and payment for project activities.

  • Pull proof of payments to share with projects who in turn share with the suppliers.

  • Ensure that all financial activities are conducted with the approval of appropriate PATH designees for expense approval and technical oversight.

  • Process transactions in the finance system on time and ensure that transactions are successfully approved in the workflow.

  • Review petty cash reconciliations on monthly basis and register transactions for replenishment.

  • Support in the preparation of bank reconciliations on monthly basis.

  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Required Experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, ACCA II, CIMA II, ZICA or equivalent.

  • Must be current registered member of ZICA.

  • Minimum of three (03) years of experience working for an international NGO.

  • Demonstrated strong finance and organizational skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and ability to appropriately prioritize competing tasks.

  • Effective time management and able to work under time pressure.

  • Ability to work with diverse vendors and stakeholders.

  • Capacity to collaborate and communicate effectively with team members.

  • Proficient in working with MS office computer programs.

  • Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; PATH Finance Officer – ATSB Project Jobs in Zambia

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