Junior Accountant Job at DAI - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Junior Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:


Deadline of this Job:
19 July 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, July 01, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed





Rwanda Nguriza nshore

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

Project Background:

The purpose of Nguriza Nshore (“Lend so that I may invest”) is to drive rural economic growth through facilitating the emergence of a dynamic agribusiness sector. By alleviating constraints to investment and increasing access to financing, Nguriza Nshore will facilitate the creation and growth of small to medium agribusinesses, as an entry point for broader growth, to provide productive employment for rural populations and reduce poverty. By working with financial institutions, investors, public and private sector business development service providers, and a variety of Government of Rwanda ministries and initiatives, Nguriza Nshore will be the catalyst that strengthens and improves existing public-private platforms that support investment from international, local, bank and non-bank sources, creating a better-functioning finance and investment ecosystem.

role’s Purpose:

The Junior Accountant reports to the Finance Manager. He/she will:

Establish, customize, and maintain financial systems and records, including Field Expense Reports (FERs), vouchers, petty cash management tools, and payroll.
Prepare payment vouchers and enter transactions into accounting system per DAI policies, ensuring accuracy and proper documentation.
Lead establishment of project bank and petty cash accounts.
Ensure adherence to internal/external controls for administering project funds
Lead account reconciliations and regular uploading.
Prepare bi-monthly field expense uploads, in cooperation with Finance Manager.
Ensure PAYE, withholding taxes and RSSB are declared and paid on time.
Prepare VAT return from RRA.
Ensure compliance with DAI policy USAID regulations.
Ensure non-billable expenditures are kept to a minimum, and work closely with DAI home office staff to resolve outstanding non-billable expenditures
Communicate regularly with DAI home office finance personnel.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree is preferred in finance, business administration, public administration, economics, or related field
At least 3 years of experience in donor-funded programs, with progressive responsibility in accounting or financial management.
Ability to work and quickly adapt in a complex and volatile environment
Experience with Microsoft Excel
Professional level oral and written skills in English.
REPORTING: This position will report to the Nguriza Nshore Finance Manager

LOCATION:Kigali, Rwanda

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


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Job application procedure


Fill out the online application on the following link: https://fs23.formsite.com/OLJTgx/0jvmmmhxxn/index.html 

Applications are due by July 19th, 2021, 5pm CAT

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Women, youth and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 19 July 2021
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 01-07-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 01-07-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 01-07-2046
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