Project Accountant job at Ministry of Agriculture
Website :
96 Days Ago
Linkedid Twitter Share on facebook

Vacancy title:
Project Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Ministry of Agriculture

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, February 23 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 14 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Similar Jobs in Zambia
Learn more about Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture jobs in Zambia


Terms of Reference
The Project Accountant will be responsible for the financial management of the Project. S/He will report to the Project Coordinator and work closely with the Department of Finance in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Specific Terms of Reference
• Facilitate development of the Project AWP&B.
• Ensure that the Project Budget is executed according to Annual Work Plan,
• Prepare and file disbursement applications in compliance with AfDB, disbursement procedures and processes consistent with AfDB Disbursement Manual.
• Maintain updated accounting records for the Project including asset registers.
• Perform monthly bank account reconciliations, taking appropriate action to correct discrepancies between the Project and Bank records.
• Manage and control all cash and banking transactions including reports
• Ensure timely reporting and feedback on financial transactions related to COSP Prepare quarterly financial reports for submission to AfDB and MoA to be annexed to the interim quarterly progress report (IQPR)
• Prepare financial statements for the Project that comply with AfDB requirements
• Cooperate with internal and external auditors of the Project to ensure their work is carried out properly and on timely basis.
• Ensure that Annual Audits of the Project accounts are undertaken by Auditors and f
• the submission of the Audited Reports to the Bank in consultation with Project Corte Ensure that recommendations by Bank Missions, internal and external Auditors are timelyett and properly implemented.
• Undertake any other duties related to the Project accounting that may be assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Qualifications and experience:
• Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate
• Must possess a Degree in Accounting or full professional qualification such as ACCA, CIMA or equivalent:
• Must be a member of the Zambian Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA);
• Must have at least 6 years of work experience of which 3 years should be at Accounts Assistant level. This experience may have been in the public, private or NGO sectors, but specific private sector and commercial sector experience would be a pre-requisite for selection:
• The job holder must possess advanced working knowledge and skills of MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access) and Knowledge of accounting packages (e.g. IFMIS, Pastel. SUN Systems), and
• Must be a Zambian

• Strong managerial skills and demonstrated capacity to manage people and interact with a wide range of private sector partners and government representatives;
• Knowledge of work planning, budgeting and reporting: iii. Strong written and oral communication skills in English; iv. Strong analytical skills:
• Self-motivated and creative thinker,
• Integrity and honest; and
• Able to work independently, with limited supervision

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 72

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Government Officials and Civil Servants from the hiring Ministry are ineligible to be hired under this category of consultants except under four specific conditions to be simultaneously fulfilled as prescribed in the African Development Bank Operations Procurement Manual Part A, Volume 1. Section A2.4.
The Ministry of Agriculture now invites applications from suitable consultants for the above listed positions. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank's Procurement Policy and Methodology for Bank Group Funded Operations, dated October 2015, which is available on the Bank's website at
Interested applicants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours.
Head- Procurement and Supplies Unit
Ministry of Agriculture
Mulungushi House, Independence Avenue
PO BOX 50197, Lusaka, Zambia

Expressions of interest must be clearly labelled with the position applied for ending with the Abbreviation COSP and deposited into the tender box on the Ground Floor, Room G3 at the address g below by 23 February, 2024 at 10:30 Hours. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
The Application should be addressed to:
Attn: The Permanent Secretary- Administration,
Ministry of Agriculture
Mulungushi House, Independence Avenue
PO Box 50197, Lusaka Zambia
Tel +260-211-254546

All Jobs


Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 23 February 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 14-02-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-02-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-02-2068
Apply Now
Notification Board

Join a Focused Community on job search to uncover both advertised and non-advertised jobs that you may not be aware of. A jobs WhatsApp Group Community can ensure that you know the opportunities happening around you and a jobs Facebook Group Community provides an opportunity to discuss with employers who need to fill urgent position. Click the links to join. You can view previously sent Email Alerts here incase you missed them and Subscribe so that you never miss out.

Caution: Never Pay Money in a Recruitment Process.

Some smart scams can trick you into paying for Psychometric Tests.