Africa University is a private, Pan- African, United Methodist-related institution of higher education located in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The University is a founding member of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and is inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following strategic positions within the TAGDev 2.0 Program. The TAGDev 2.0 Program (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to Meaningfully Contribute toAfrica’s Growth and Development) is a collaboration between RUFORUM, Mastercard Foundation, twelve (12) African universities and the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA). The main objective is to strengthen universities and TVET institutions to better serve communities by skilling and empowering Africa’s young people and their institutions to drive inclusive, equitable and climate resilient transformation of agriculture and agrifood systems. This goal will contribute to three strategic outcomes namely: (a) Expanded equal work opportunities for young women and men in the agricultural sector. (b) Improved climate adaptive agricultural production and productivity. (c) Strengthened quality of higher agricultural education outcomes in training, research and innovation. The Finance administrator shall be based at Africa University. He/she will be responsible for financial, accounting, reporting and overall compliance with established TAGDev program financial management procedures and guidelines.

Desired Attributes:

  • Degree in Commerce (Finance and Accounting option), Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or equivalent
  • At least three years relevant experience
  • Ability to use financial and accounting software applications.
  • Ability to undertake critical analysis of budget processes, expenditure control, budget performance and problems on finance and accounting.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and quality financial reports according to prescribed reporting formats.
  • Flexibility in working schedules including travel at short notice

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support financial administration and accounts of the program at the University
  • Ensure compliance with approved financial management guidelines.
  • Prepare all requisite reconcilations and provide timely financial returns to the RUFORUM Secretariat.
  • Periodic reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Proportion of funds accurately accounted for and cleared by RUFORUM Secretariat
  • Timely disbursement of funds to students and research teams

How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit an application letter, certified copies of certificates, transcripts, national identification (ID and birth certificate) and a detailed curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, date of availability, contact details, names and addresses of three referees. The application pack should be sent as a single pdf file to e-mail address, by no later than 1400 hours on Friday, 12 July 2024. Applicants should clearly indicate the post being applied for on the subject line, and only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to. Africa University is an equal opportunity employer and therefore men and women from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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