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Cashier

Peace Corps Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Class B Cashier
Location : Lusaka
Starting Salary : ZMW 193,748.00/Annum
Work hours : Full-time; 40 hours/week
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The U.S. Peace Corps is an agency that promotes international peace, friendship and sustainable development by providing
trained men and women, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), to serve in countries that have requested assistance. In PC-Zambia,
the Cashier will serve as a principal “Class B” Cashier and performs the full range of cashiering work on a full time basis, in
compliance with Peace Corps regulations. S/he handles financial transactions (collections, disbursements, etc) to Trainees,
Volunteers, staff and vendors from the imprest fund via the Peace Corps accounting system (FORPOST). The Cashier,
supervised by the Director of Management and Operations, ensures that the fund is properly maintained.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Makes disbursements and receives collections, based on proper approval and certification of vouchers.
Processes payments out of and receipts to IMPREST fund for weekly submission of Bureau
Voucher (BVs) reports to Peace Corps HQ (Certifying Officer & FMO). Verifies the correctness of
all receipts prior to disbursement in accordance with Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and Peace
Corps regulations.
2. Performs daily routine reconciliation of imprest funds and submits a 365 and Cash Advance Report
to the DMO. Keeps updated filing records electronically and in Cashier – safe files accordingly
(daily) as per the lines on the 365 report. Keepsseparate files for Paid voucher/sub-vouchers, interim
and sub-cashier advances, cash on hand, collections, deposits and replenishment checks on hand and
in transit – Kwacha and dollars inside the safe. Currencies must at all time be kept separate. The
files for the different currencies must also be kept separate.
3. Ensures that the cashier accountability level is maintained and replenishment requests are submitted
on time by submitting Bureau Vouchers on time to HQ weekly or frequently as the demand
requires during peak periods at post.
4. Maintains records in a quality and efficient manner and as directed by USDO Cashier regulations
Handbook. All sub-voucher accountability sent to HQ – Certifying Officer (weekly) need to be photocopied
and filed in case they get lost in transit.
5. Cashier is personally accountable and responsible for the safeguarding, control, disbursement and
accountability of the imprest fund until proper and acceptable accounting is made to the Disbursing
Officer who advanced the funds. Ensure the safe is properly locked and the Cashier office door.
6. Cashier ensures that cash advances to all Sub-cashiers are accurately accounted for.
7. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the FORPOST accounting system and procedures associated
with this accounting system.
8. Issues cash advances ONLY after DMO has approved and signed the respective cash requesting
documents to the authorized persons, for approved activities. Accountability for cash advance is
expected to be submitted after 2 working days.

9. Performs operational tasks that are central to the cashier office such as; recording imprest
replenishment, FOPOST/Bank account reconciliations, ACDC report reconciliations and ensuring
that rules and procedures established by laws and regulations as per Cashier User Guide and any
special instructions are adhered to
10. As the official collections officer at Post, develops sustainable collections procedures in line with
imprest collections procedures and Peace Corps accounting system.
11. Prepares for surprise cash counts with DMO or CD any time required and report submitted to in
CGF FSTO Paris Cashier Supervisor each month.
12. Liquidates payment vouchers as requested.
13. Other duties as assigned.

Safety and Security
Safety and Security of our volunteers is Peace Corps’ number one priority. All staff, including this position,
has a role in the Volunteer and Trainee (V/T) safety support system. The contractor shall become familiar
with Peace Corps Manual Section 270 (Volunteer/ Trainee Safety and Security) and the Emergency Action
Plan at Peace Corps Uganda, including the role of this position in an emergency situation. Contractor shall
become familiar with protocols for reporting and responding to safety and security incidents and report all
safety and security concerns expressed by V/Ts to the Safety and Security Officer, and CD as soon as
possible. When appropriate, the contractor shall support Safety and Security for V/Ts by assisting them to
adopt culturally appropriate lifestyles and exercise judgment that promotes safety and reduces risk in their
home, at work, and while traveling in Uganda.

Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security
Manager (SSM) and CD. Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and
procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

The Contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace Corps to be
reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters or perform temporary
duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned. Any such
reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor. The Statement of Work as defined
will remain the same; however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.
QUALIFICATIONS
In order to be selected for this position, the applicant must be a Zambian Citizen, must not have been
employed in intelligence-related activities, and must submit an application that clearly documents how
they meet each of the following mandatory requirements;
 Education: Completion of secondary school and a diploma in accounting, finance or a related field is required.
A University degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field will be an
added advantage.
 Prior work experience: The candidate must have at least three years progressively responsible experience
in accounting, cashiering or book keeping in a fast paced work environment. Previous
professional work experience working with USG financial regulations for at least one year is preferred.

 Language proficiency: Level IV English ability (good working knowledge).
 Knowledge: A good working knowledge of financial transactions and accounting / bookkeeping
vocabulary at a level sufficient to read and understand USG, Peace Corps regulations, policies and
procedures.
 Skills and abilities: The ability to work independently, high level of honesty and integrity; courtesy,
promptness and deference to customers; time management, attention to detail and ability to
maintain a well-organized office. Must have very good computer skills; the use of internet, Microsoft
office especially excel spreadsheets, must be comfortable enough with computers to catch
on quickly to new software implementations. Must have the ability to work in a high volume
productivity environment and handle issues promptly as required. Excellent interpersonal skills.
The person must feel comfortable working collaboratively with colleagues from multicultural
backgrounds.

Applications and supporting documentation including a typed cover letter, CV that clearly documents how you meet each
of the above requirements, and at least three traceable references must be submitted by close of business August 28, 2018.
Address applications to:
The Human Resources Specialist,
Peace Corps Zambia,
Plot 71A Kabulonga Rd.
P.O. Box 50707, Lusaka, Zambia

Email: zm01-jobs@zm.peacecorps.gov clearly stating name and position applied for in the subject line of your email (E.g. John Doe, Class B Cashier)
The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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