USAID SUN TA
SCOPE OF WORK
The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Program is a cross-ministry and multi-donor program to reduce stunting in Zambia. The National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) implements SUN as part of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) 1,000 Most Critical Days Program. SUN 2.0, the second phase of the program, has three major components: (1) Pooled Multi-Donor SUN Fund, (2) SUN Technical Assistance (SUN TA), and (3) SUN Learning and Evaluation. Working in parallel with the SUN Fund, the USAID/Zambia SUN TA program will provide support and direct technical assistance to sub-national local government officials in target districts to plan, implement, coordinate, and monitor integrated nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific activities to significantly reduce the rate of stunting among Zambian children under two.
USAID has identified two main objectives that address stunting, including (1) Adequate Quantity and Quality of Dietary Intake among Target Groups; and (2) Adequate Health Conditions for Biological Utilization of Nutrients. SUN TA interventions will increase access and availability of safe, diverse, nutritious food; adoption of better child feeding habits and household hygiene practices; and access to improved health, water and sanitation services. The project will prioritize sustainability by improving intra-household joint decision making and building capacity of local government and their stakeholders to ensure coordination, accountability, and learning, following the Scaling Up Nutrition model.
Summary of Primary Duties
The Accountant will help the Finance Office team ensure that financial transaction documentation is complete, accurate and that payments are made on a timely basis.
- Receives and reviews (for completeness and accuracy) all incoming invoices and requests for payment. Ensures the integrity of all receipts, invoices, and vouchers.
- Prepares required documentation for submission to Finance Manager (who will prepare payment checks for Senior Management’s signature) and required documentation (expense cover sheets), post-payment, to provide to the Project Accountant for data entry into DAI’s Financial Accounting System;
- Assists with the daily scanning of financial vouchers for submission to DAI/Washington twice a month.
- Works with the Procurement and Grants Manager to track all open grants and progress payment schedules;
- Performs other financial tasks assigned by the Finance Team which are consistent with his/her qualifications, this Scope of Work and the general requirements of the project.
- Maintains a good knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures as set forth in the SUN TA Field Operations Policy Manual.
- B.A. Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent.
- Accounting accreditation (Preferred)
- At least two years previous experience in accounting or financial management.
- Experience working with international NGOs or donors, such as USAID-funded projects (preferred).
- No prior legal convictions for fraud or theft and no prior terminations for cause from a prior employer.
- Experience using Microsoft Excel (required)
- Experience using accounting software.
- Past experience managing petty cash accounts.
- Demonstrated honesty, trustworthiness initiative and self-motivation in handling all assigned tasks.
- Fluency in English is required
Location and Reporting
The Accountant will be based in Lusaka and will report to the Senior Accountant.