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Station Cashier at IITA

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • 00 USD / Year
  • Salary: 00

IITA

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. For more information, please visit http://www.iita.org/. IITA is seeking to employ the services of fully qualified and experienced Zambian national to fill up the position of Station Cashier at Lusaka Station.

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direct supervision of the Station Accountant and the Regional Hub Administrator of the Southern Africa Hub, the Station Cashier will be assisting in implementing a sound financial support system for IITA’s programs and projects in Zambia following the Institute’s standard operating procedures.

1. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare payment vouchers supported with relevant invoices.
  • File payment vouchers and receipts.
  • Handle petty cash payments.
  • Perform weekly petty cash reconciliation
  • Making weekly payments to casual workers
  • Filling NAPSA returns for casual workers
  • Prepare VAT exemption summary for submission to tax authorities.
  • Maintain documents movement register.
  • Assist in entering on a daily/weekly basis station transaction into the IITA accounting system.(Oracle Accounting package)
  • Assist in Travel Advance clearing.
  • Prepare fuel coupons upon arrival.
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

2. QUALIFICATION and EXPERIENCE

  • A Minimum of a National Diploma in Accounting or any equivalent academic qualification.
  • A part qualification from the Professional Examination will be an added advantage.
  • At least three progressive years of experience in Accounting and Finance. Knowledge and experience in donor funded projects is an advantage.
  • Good computer skills in common word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), and accounting software.
  • Good working skills in Oracle.
  • Minimum of three (3) or more years of professional experience in agriculture research.

3. CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Innovative, ability to work with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
  • Fluency in English and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

General information: The contract will be for an initial period of three (3) years. Renewal is dependent on performance and availability of funds.

Method of Application

Interested applicants should forward their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter indicating the position and send as One Document by email to IITA-Zambia@cgiar.org not later than 21st March 2024 to:

The Regional Hub Administrator

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

SARAH Campus

Plot 145B Ngwerere Road

Chongwe District Lusaka Province

P.O. Box 310142

Chelstone, Lusaka, Zambia

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to IITA-Zambia@cgiar.org