Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world. For more information, please visit:

CHAI seeks a full-time Program Accountant to work with the CHAI Zambia Finance and Administration team. Dynamic individuals with strong financial management experience, organizational skills, and ability to handle fast-paced work environments with immense responsibilities are sought for this role. This position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia and will report to the Finance Manager and work closely with Program Teams and the CHAI Headquarters Finance Team.


  • Support preparation of monthly cash financial reports including bank reconciliations and other supporting documents for submission to the Finance Manager and HQ Finance Team.
  • Prepare cash flow forecasts and submit the cash needs on a monthly basis to the Boston Office
  • Maintain and closely monitor accurate cashbooks for all the bank accounts
  • Negotiate foreign exchange transactions with the banks in a manner that will be beneficial to CHAI
  • Manage petty cash and travel advances and ensure that all expenses and payments are processed in a timely manner and based on appropriate documentation and approval
  • Review travel expense reports and ensure that all retirements are done within the stipulated time
  • Ensure accurate recording of expenses, in Quick Books, for Finance Manager’s approval before posting
  • Participate in developing, maintaining, and revising policies and procedures for the general operation of the finance and compliance functions and related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and ensure compliance with national laws and CHAI wide policies and procedures
  • Ensure adherence to systems and controls, make recommendations for improvements/adjustments
  • Participate in the CHAI budgeting process and offer guidance and advice to Programs on budget related issues
  • Work with the Finance Manager to support all programs with expenditure tracking, forecasts, and donor reporting to submit to the program donors in a timely manner
  • Work with the program teams to project accurate spends, and communicate to the program donors, if spends vary
  • Assist in preparing for all internal and external audits and participate in the audit process
  • Support management of vendor relationships and ensure all bills and invoices are paid in a timely manner
  • Support the management of the office insurance matters
  • Ensure all filing is done on an as-needed basis and in a timely fashion
  • Perform any other duties as assigned

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  • Full ACCA qualification with at least 5 years professional experience in a similar position
  • Up to date ZICA Membership is a must
  • Proven track record of producing successful and organized financial reports
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work with a busy team
  • Ability to work collaboratively and creatively with a wide range of team members to inspire teamwork and achieve results
  • Experience working effectively with diverse teams with varying cultural and professional backgrounds and skill sets
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and interpersonal capabilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong MS Excel skills required and ability to work in all other MS Office programs


  • Experience working in public health and international organizations in Zambia
  • Experience working in an audit firm
  • Understanding of key donor funding mechanisms
  • Familiarity with Quick Books
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