Good Neighbors Cameroon is Recruiting an Accountant

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DEADLINE: 1 November, 2018

Good Neighbors International (GNI) is an international NGO established in March 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. GNI is currently operating in 35 countries all over the world and specialized in community development including activities of education and child protection; health promotion and prevention; water and sanitation; income generation; advocacy; community partnership and network building. Good Neighbors Cameroon has been working in Cameroon to promote health and education and to improve water and sanitation at the community level since 2014.

Project Background:

The government of Republic of Korea has established Global Disease Eradication Fund (GDEF) on the purpose of eradicating infectious diseases in low-income African countries. Since September 2007, every international flight ticket departing from Republic of Korea has donated 1,000 won (KRW) to this fund. As the 3rd funding cycle, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will fund Good Neighbors to implement “Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) control project” in Cameroon.

Good Neighbors Cameroon will implement the project from April (or before) 2019 to December 2021 in the Centre Region, Cameroon. Specifically, it will target all school age children from 5-15years living in the Centre Region in order to reduce morbidity and mortality by controlling NTDs, particularly schistosomiasis (SCH) and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). Activities will include mass drug administration (MDA) support, community-led water and sanitation education/campaign, well installation, and so on.

Scope of the position:

The Accountant will report to Administration Manager or/and Managing Director of KOICA NTD control project. The Accountant’s main responsibilities will be to establish and manage the finance and administration functions in GNCMR, KOICA NTD control project in particular. The position will involve performing accounts and general administrative duties, ensuring proper financial management, preparing monthly and yearly financial report, and assisting procurement in close collaboration with Administration Manager and Managing Director.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Perform routine accounting and administrative duties
  2. Handle petty cash
  3. Manage payment request and review payments to ensure that the payment is made on time, authorized by appropriate staff
  4. Follow up/review payment requests on prepaid, staff advances, contracts, trips and so on
  5. Monitor and record all financial service related payments including fund transfers, payrolls, accrual and so on
  6. Support preparation of GN POA (Plan of Action)
  7. Provide support to Administration Manager on preparation/finalization of monthly/quarterly/yearly donor reports regarding finance
  8. Manage various accounting and finance related documents and databases
  9. Produce weekly/monthly/yearly financial report on time for approval by AD Manager and Managing Director
  10. Communicate with stakeholders to ensure accurate information is captured in the budget and management reports
  11. Supervise Administration Assistant and other staffs regarding financial regulations of GNCMR and KOICA
  12. Respond to staff inquiries on a timely basis on any financial issues
  13. Ensure accurate forecasting and budgeting of expenditure
  14. Resolve vendor related questions pertaining to invoices/charges and follow up on cancelled or delayed deliveries
  15. Undertake any other duties requested by Managing Director

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance/Accounting with at least 3 years directly relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of academic and work experience
  • Licensed in accounting
  • Demonstrated experience in project budget management
  • Affinity with global/public health field and international NGO’s is strongly preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken in both English and French is highly required
  • Computer literacy with MS word, excel, and power point is highly required; use of accounting software such as QuickBooks is strongly preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively across countries with partners and donors
  • Willingness to work under pressure and high work load with a positive mind and attitude
  • Ability to undertake domestic and international travel
  • Ability to deliver assigned duties on time with accuracy
  • Ability to have good relationships with internal and external partners/colleagues
  • Integrity in any circumstances
  • Be in excellent health condition

Contract conditions:

An Employee’s first three (3) months of employment are on a trial basis and are considered a continuation of the employment selection process. The three (3) months probationary period (“Probation Period”) provides Good Neighbors Cameroon an opportunity to observe and evaluate the capacity of the Employee, which includes the Employee’s ability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of his or her job; and to observe and evaluate the employee’s work habits and conduct, including attendance and the Employee’s relationship with co-workers and superiors. During this probationary period, the Employee and the Employer are free to terminate the employment contract without the need to justify such termination and with no compensation being payable. However, a notice period must be observed.

Once his/her probation has been completed, the Employee will have an opportunity to extend his/her contract of employment up to twelve (12) months including the probationary period. The contract extension will depend on the candidate’s satisfactory performance in his/her position and on his/her appropriate manner in the office. Every contract of employment is deemed to be renewable every twelve (12) months but the contract will maintain its validity only until the end of all official acts of the KOICA NTD control project.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume (English only), certificate of an academic degrees, and certificate of employment to [email protected]noting the position title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until 1st of November, 2018.