Accountant Job at Rwanda Health Sector Mutual Assistance Group - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

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Rwanda Health Sector Mutual Assistance Group

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 11th May 2018, at 17:00 PM

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda’s health sector has grown rapidly over the past 15 years. Being a services sector, one of its core assets is skilled and devoted personnel. To enhance staff motivation, retention, the Ministry of Health (MoH) together with various stakeholders in the health sector championed the establishment of a savings and credit scheme, called Health Sector Staff Mutual Aid Group (HSS-MAG) where health sector staff can accumulate savings and access affordable credit. Additionally, it aims to stimulate a saving culture and promote social cohesion among Health Sector staffs.

The HSS-MAG accountant is responsible for all accounting operations from the collection of accounting data, recording, keeping the supporting documents and preparation of financial statements.

The HSS-MAG accountant will:

  • Ensure that the accounting books are adequately filled including the deposit journal, credit journal, incomes and expenditure journal, bank journal, and the main ledger;
  • Keep chronologically in safe place all supporting documents to justify the operations done;
  • Ensure the control of all cash in and out of HSS-MAG and oversees cash operations before they are counterchecked by the Manager;
  • Report to the Manager on a monthly basis on the performance of accounting operations and the financial statements of HSS-MAG;
  • He/She is responsible and liable of all accounting malpractices of HSS/MAG, including loss and poor handling of supporting documents, lack or inadequate filing of accounting books, inaccuracy in financial reports, noncompliance with procedures in cash utilization (payments, transfers, money safe mismanagement etc);
  • Participate in the preparation of HSS-MAG annual plan and budget; Manage budget to ensure that budget line items are expended as per approved budget; Prepare the budget execution report;
  • In coordination with the Credit and Risk Manager, ensure timely disbursement of funds to members and regularly update management on loans and repayments status


  • Must be of Rwandan nationality
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda; French is an asset
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree (A0) in Accounting or in Finance with 2-year experience in a saving and credit institution. Holding a CPA or ACCA is an added advantage;
  • High Analytical skills;
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Time management skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and clear logical thinking;
  • Proven working experience in the microfinance field
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Good computer skills in word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), and accounting software
  • Able and willing to learn to extend his/her scope of work
  •  Honest and trustworthy.
  •  Strong attention to detail and confidentiality.

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should submit hard copies of the motivation letter, CV and notarized copy of required degree and other important documents in a sealed envelope addressed to the HSS-MAG Secretariat at the Ministry of Health, 2nd Floor by Friday 11th May 2018, at 17:00 PM. Questions/clarifications may be requested by email to any of the following email address:  and  with a copy to . Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the exam and interview.

Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday 11th May 2018, at 17:00 PM
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Posted: 09-05-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 09-05-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 09-05-2060
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