Finance and Administration Assistant Jobs in North Luangwa National Park

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Frankfurt Zoological Society works for a world that protects and values
biological diversity as the basis for all life and the livelihoods of present
and future generations. Within this context, our goal is to work with and for
people to secure biodiversity in key ecosystems worldwide. FZS maintains long-
term conservation programmes in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe.

The Africa Programme is FZS’s largest and oldest and is active in five focal
countries: Zambia, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and
Tanzania. The Africa Regional Office (FZS-ARO) is situated in Tanzania.

In Zambia, FZS has been active through its North Luangwa Conservation
Programme (NLCP) for over thirty years and since 2017 through the Nsumbu
Tanganyika Conservation Project.

Learn more at about our conservation Programme.

The Finance and Administration Assistant will be based in Marula Puku, North
Luangwa National Park . He/she will report to the FZS Zambia Head of Finance
and Administration on a line function basis and to the Project Manager on a
daily operational basis. They will be responsible for all bookkeeping and
supporting, accounting and financial administration of FZS-Zambia sub-office
and its associated activities.


The post holder will be responsible for:

Cash Control/Accounts Payable

• Preparation of bank and cash paperwork before weekly payment runs.

• Ensure that all transactions are documented, approved and recorded,
accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation and take appropriate
action to obtain missing documentation

• Ensure all processed and paid documents are duly stamped as processed and/or

• Maintain petty cash ledger and prepare petty cash replenishment

• Prepare cash vouchers for cash collected and deposited to bank account

• Ensure that all cash at hand must be locked in a safe at all times.

• Prepare cash receipt vouchers for cash returned.

• Ensure cash and bank records are complying with FZS financial policy and

• Adherence to allowance, advances, per diem’s policy

Fixed Assets

• Manage, maintain and update fixed asset register as and when new assets are

• Populate the fixed assets additions file to prep for audit.

Staff Imprests/Expenses/Loans

• Maintain imprest request / personal expense claim and retirement records in
soft copy, compile and check hard copies for authorisation

• Monthly review of all staff accounts on Abacus.

• Manage staff loans and repayments

Stores and stock control

• Assistance with procurement according to FZS and donor procedures

• Goods received / delivery note checking

• Maintenance of FZS stores records, including workshop and DNPW Project
sponsored equipment, through stock card management

• Input and update fuel analysis records

• Consolidate vehicle log book data and present results to relevant manager

• Manage Project vehicle fleet road tax, insurance and fitness and ensure up
to date at all times

• Work closely with Technical Operations Manager on physical counting of
assets, stocks and property

• Prepare a stock count report on a monthly basis

• Manage ration procurement and management

• Other administrative tasks as requested

Month-End Tasks, Reporting and Recording
• Ensure that allocated service codes agree with Project Managers’ approval
and the organisation’s chart of accounts and that all documents are posted to
the accounting package with detail and accuracy.

• Ensure that data is posted on ABACUS on a weekly basis, and that the
financial information is processed accurately and reliable reports are

• Ensure that internal financial reports are generated accurately and
disseminated as per the timetable.

• Perform systems analysis to identify any irregularities (such as wrong
posting) and propose immediate corrective actions to the HoFA

• Ensure that soft copy and hard copy month end closing packages are signed,
dated and filed properly and done within the due dates

• Support reporting requests from and regularly liaise with HoFA

• Support annual audit process. Retrieve documents needed for audits when

• Adherence to third party donor grant agreements and guidelines

• Liaison, reporting, fulfil obligations to CA for ARO/HQ reporting

• Document filing with appropriate supporting documentation; maintenance of
separate files for sequential payments of bank and cash transactions in
respective currencies, for imprest request and retirements, employee loans,
donor contracts as well as purchase orders, goods received notes, goods issue
notes, VAT exemptions, and equipment donations and disposals; and in addition
a file detailing all ledger adjustments will be maintained, that includes
explanation and authorisation by a Project Manager, Regional Coordinator, or
Head of Finance and Administration.


Qualifications and experience – required:

> Tertiary level qualification
> 5+ years’ experience in an accounting role
> Experience with computer software (including accounting software)
> Fluent written and spoken English
> Organized and ability to be able to prioritize
> Ability to demonstrate high degree of attention to detail, accuracy and integrity
> Willingness to work in remote area with limited access to amenities
> Willingness to work with an international team
> Show high flexibility and willingness in carrying out other support duties as requested by management, thereby ensuring efficient running of project activities.

Qualifications and experience – desired:

> Experience working with NGOs and donor-funded projects added advantage
> Degree (or part completed thereof) in Accounting, Licentiate Level of ZICA/ACCA


> The job-holder will be expected to be competent in the following areas and exhibit these whilst carrying out their daily duties.
> Integrity: Maintains high ethical standards, both personally and professionally, show integrity and fairness in dealing with others
> Teamwork: Co-operates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals: shares information, supports others. Contributes effectively towards the organisation’s goal or towards solving problems/conflicts even when topic involved does not directly serve one’s own interests
> Systematic working patterns: Structuring one’s work in an orderly and transparent manner, carrying it out with an eye for detail and accuracy
> Problem analysis: Pointing out problems, recognizing important information, tracing causes of problems
> Flexibility: Adaptable, receptive to new ideas, willing and able to adjust to changing demands and circumstances


> The Finance and Administration Assistant is based in Marula Puku, North Luangwa National Park and will report to the HoFA based in Lusaka.
> FZS Zambia decides on stationing of the FA Assistants, so a change of station may be advised in future.
> A competitive salary will be paid based on qualifications and experience.
> Please apply by email to by 15 August 2020.

Your application should include:

> a CV incl. the names of three referees and details of your current salary
> a one-page cover letter, which should tell us in not more than 100 words what attracts you to this post
> Please do not include supporting documents such as qualification certificates at this stage.

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