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Finance and Administration Assistant


Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:HARARE, Zimbabwe
Salary:Competitive - SANOP Salary Scales
Contract type:Fixed Term
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:24 Mar 2019
Interview date:15 April 2019
Start date:1 May 2019

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

To provide finance support of Southern Africa Network On Prisons (SANOP) and network members to strengthen the financial management capacity of SANOP. , projects and financial support to National Chapters. Support roll out of a financial capacity scan for SANOP in order to determine capacity needs and priorities of SANOP

Implement a capacity strengthening action plan for SANOP to ensure proper systems development to prevent and manage breaches of integrity and/or financial irregularities.

Ensure that all payment requests are valid, have adequate supporting documents and are checked for budget availability and processed timeously in line with standing policy

Prepare journals for all payments and receipts and post them to the Accounting System at least weekly

Ensure that month-end processes are completed in line with set timelines and checklist completed and signed off by the SANOP Manager

Skills, qualifications and experience

Competencies and Behaviour
• Degree level qualification in finance or business management.
• At least 3 year experience of working in a similar position.
• Good knowledge of administration and office support services, including systems and procedures.
• Good coordination skills - methodical and self-organized.
• Financial and Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel particularly. Use of accounting software, SUN or Pastel Accounts system preferred


At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

VSO Zimbabwe is recruiting on behalf of a new partner organisation - SANOP. The partner's salary scales and grades will apply to this position.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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