Accountant Volunteer

The Health Department is in need of a dynamic individual to serve as an Accountant Volunteer.


Background

Reach Out NGO is a local, woman-led not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Buea, in the South-West Region of Cameroon.


Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people using a community-centered approach. We have ongoing projects in Cameroon, in North-East Nigeria and the Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reach Out operates through3 main programmatic areas;


Health: Being the pioneer department of the organization, the health department strives to ensure that communities adopt a positive and health seeking behavior for improved quality of life. It also seeks to increased access to essential needs (medical, nutritional, and psychosocial support), for women, children, vulnerable persons and remote communities.


Human Rights and Governance: The Human Rights and Governance Department’s key focus is on rights advocacy for women and children, peace building and mediation, activism against gender-based violence using conflict sensitive and survivor centered approaches, protection and the rule of law. It also emphasizes on organizational capacity strengthening and support for local governance and regional and local authorities. Youth empowerment and engagement in civic responsibility while promoting positive masculinities and human rights monitoring.


Wealth Creation: The Wealth Creation Department of Reach Out Cameroon has the main goal to improve household incomes of vulnerable women through the establishment of micro-projects, sustainable agriculture and micro-credit operations so that beneficiaries are self-reliant in their communities. Generally, beneficiaries include: school dropout, single mothers, internally displaced women, persons living with HIV and persons living with disabilities.


Supervision


The volunteer will work under the supervision of the Project Accountants of a project from the Health Department. The volunteer will also work closely with other project staff.


Job Location

The position will be either at Reach Out’s Regional Offices in Buea or Bamenda.


Required Skills/Competencies

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel and word) - Good communication skills. - Demonstrative strong accountability skills - Time management and organizational skills. - Ability to work within a team and effectively with a diverse group of individuals. - Ability to demonstrate a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues. - Willingness to learn and take to instructions. - Willingness to travel to high risks areas for work.

Responsibilities

- Analyzing and justifying field activities. - Recording of contracts, invoices and receipts for financial justification of activities. - Preparing monthly financial reports. - Perform other tasks as assigned.

Background/Experience

- At least a BSc in Accounting or any related field. - 0 to 1 year working experience in an accounting field. - Experience working with local communities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their CVs with at least 1 reference and a motivation letter to the email hiring@reachoutcm.org on or before Monday 11th of July, 2022. Incomplete applications or applications after the deadline will not be accepted. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.



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