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Financial Controller at We Effect

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  • Lusaka
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We Effect

Financial Controller

We Effect is a development organisation founded by the Swedish cooperative movement in 1958 to support the development of democratic organisations and societies. In our international development cooperation programmes, we are applying a human rights-based approach supporting people living in poverty to secure their rights.

We Effect works in around 20 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa through our regional offices in partnership with local CSO’s, farmer organisations, cooperative federations and other democratic organisations. For more information, see

We Effect is now recruiting a Financial Controller. The Financial Controller is part of the Zambia Country Office based in Lusaka. The employment is a fixed term position with a three months’ probation period. Start date as soon as possible.

Main responsibilities
The main purpose of the job is to ensure high quality financial management and general administration of the We Effect Country Office and provision of technical support to partner organisations in Zambia. Principle key accountabilities include:

  • Financial management of the Zambia Country Office.
  • Financial reporting & analysis.
  • Budgeting & forecasting.
  • Compliance & risk management.
  • Capacity building of partner organisations.
  • Manage and lead the Country office’s finance & admin team.

About you

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent skills in financial management and budget analysis;
  • High skill level in using Excel;
  • Ability to prioritise work schedules and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures that guide finance and administrative practices;
  • Adhere to We Effect values: Respect, Transparency, Together.

Required qualifications

  • University degree within accounting or similar;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Financial management in an international or not-for-profit organisation;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ of management experience;
  • Good knowledge of international donor requirements, especially European;
  • ZICA compliant.

What we can offer you

We will give you the opportunity to make a real difference – within our organisation and in our joint work for a sustainable planet free from poverty. We challenge the status quo and encourage innovation. Our values Transparency, Respect and Together, guide us in our work and as colleagues forming our organisational culture. We are an intercultural organisation where diversity and inclusion are our corner stones. We welcome you as you are, and value a wide range of perspectives, experiences and networks and we strive for a workplace where you can bring your whole self to work. It is our belief that an inclusive workplace without discrimination of any kind, leads to more efficient relations and results with healthy, engaged, and growing co-workers.

Apply by sending your CV and cover letter to no later than 5th April 2024. Your application documents should be in English.

Please note that the position requires that the candidate have permission to live and work in Zambia.

Method of Application

We Effect wants to be alerted on suspected discrimination, corruption or other serious misconduct during the recruitment process. To make us aware, do not hesitate to use our Whistleblowing System (

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