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  • Lusaka, Zambia
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Zambia Open Community Schools


Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS) exists to enable the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Zambia, especially the girl child and children with special educational needs, to access quality education. ZOCS hopes to achieve this through Advocacy, Capacity Building and support to community schools through Service Delivery, mainstreaming the cross cutting issues of gender, HIV and AIDS and disability, as well as learning-based monitoring and evaluation of its interventions. ZOCS seeks to recruit a qualified candidate who is motivated and result oriented to fill the following position:


A. Job Title: Project Accountant
B. Location: Lusaka
C. Reporting: Finance Manager


The role of Project Accountant involves budgeting, planning, quality control and reporting. and ensuring Effective Financial Management by capturing all accounting transactions and providing monthly reports. The incumbent is also responsible for the recording and capturing of all financial transactions and disbursements to ensure that all funds utilized by the Project are accounted for.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations to ensure that bank balances are in line with cash book balances.
  • Check Funds requests by Project team and ensure these are in accordance with the Organizations’ policies and within the set budget limits
  • File all payment vouchers, journals and receipts sequentially.
  • Capture all data in the General Ledger Accounting Package for all entries.
  • Support preparations of monthly financial reports for various projects on a monthly basis
  • Prepare appropriate tax returns and any other information.
  • Review and verify invoices for the purchase of goods and services for the program.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are up to date in the accounting system.
  • Prepare and maintain updated information for audits.
  • Perform- other duties as assigned by the Project Accountant or Finance Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or ACCA stage 2 or other related discipline.
  • Minimum three (5) years of NGO experience in accounting or related field
  • Strong organizing skills and ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Attention to detail and the capabilities to work well individually and within a team.
  • Flexibility and high capacity to adapt to change.


Job Title: Finance Intern
Location: Lusaka
Reporting: Project Accountant

Main Responsibilities

  • Posting of all financial transactions as required and ensuring that all project incurred expenses are paid for timely.
  • Maintaining of a cheque register for all cheque payments.
  • To ensure that all payment vouchers to be filed have all documentation attached and complete
  • Provide day-to-day clerical assistance to the finance team, including managing the documentation and filing of all finance related files.
  • To follow up and reconcile all staff retirements for trainings, meetings and workshop venue payments for various program activities.
  • Follow up outstanding or missing vouchers and supporting documents e.g. delivery notes, receipt and invoices with vendors both in Lusaka and other towns.
  • To keep track of all pending payments for vendors including all contractual obligations for services and goods.
  • Perform- other duties as assigned by the Project Accountant or Finance Manager.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum diploma or degree in accounting and/or a recognized accounting qualification (minimum ZICA Tech, CAT, or part qualified ACCA or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in financial management for international donor funded projects;

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and perform within strict deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills (particularly MS Excel and Word) required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork, writing and organizational skills.

To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to :

[email protected]


The Deputy Executive Director
Zambia Open Community Schools
P.O Box 50429
No. 20 Tito Road

Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Friday 3rd July, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ZOCS provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men.

Important Note: Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported immediately.

Official Supporters

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