Grant Accountant at World Vision International Rwanda

1 Grant Accountant at World Vision International Rwanda
Grant Accountant

World Vision International Rwanda | Type: Job
Published: 2024-05-24 | Deadline: 2024-06-02


Grant Accountant

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 30 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions in the strategic period of 2021-2025 seek to reach 2 million of the most vulnerable children. This is done through programming in Resilience and Livelihoods, WASH and Health, Child Protection and Education.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced Rwandan national for the role of Grant Accountant, joining an established and experienced team. This position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and reports to the Grants Finance Manager  

Purpose of the position: 

The Grant Accountant of the project will oversee the financial management and control for the project; verify all expenses and receipts and ensure they are allocated to their cost centers accounts in line with WV and consortium members’ financial policies and procedures.

The major responsibilities include: 


  1. Prepare and monitor project budget, project cash flows, year-to-date spending and funding requests to ensure that the project has adequate budgets to implement related activities throughout the year by ensuring project PBAS updated and informing the project manager on the status of funds commitment.
  2. Prepare and analyze accounting records and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and compliance with WV, Support Office and donor-specific reporting and procedural standards & requirements, by ensuring project-related payments are done on time and transactions are properly recorded and posted in sun system. Process the VAT refund every month and ensure the accuracy of invoices in order to have all VAT refunded by RRA.
  3. Review the project's related financial transactions to ensure that they fall within the approved scope of project activities and donor requirements and that they comply with the financial procedures and FFM requirements.
  4. Prepare and analyze monthly and quarterly project financial reports for their accuracy and adequacy, before submitting to SO/donor, in respect to full disclosure and that they present a true and fair view of the activities of the grant for the respective period.
  5. Facilitate internal and external auditors and provide relevant information as far as audit is concerned and ensure timely implementation of audit recommendations.
  6. Participate in proposal writing with the view to provide financial advice and develop a project lifetime budget in line with WV and Donor budgeting templates and guidelines in case of extension and/or project budget amendment.
  7. Maintain an efficient management of project Assets and conduct regular inventory to reconcile sun system reports and physical count of assets as per WV’s asset policy and procedures and maintain an updated asset register and ensure proper management of inventory and fuel. 

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Required Professional Experience

  1. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in accounting profession within a busy organizations or projects
  2. Proven experience in project budget management
  3. At least three years proven experience of US grants.
  4. Proven knowledge of GAAP and a practical knowledge of financial systems and internal controls
  5. Experience in working with auditors both internal and external
  6. Good oral and written communication skills

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  1. A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  2. Skills and ability to organize and conduct trainings

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  1. Accounting certification such as ACCA, CPA, CFA, etc
  2. Good command of Microsoft spreadsheet preferably Microsoft Excel, Vision and Sun system software
  3. Gateway to Grants certification
  4. Experience of bilateral or multilateral funded projects.


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

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The closing date for submission of applications is 2nd June 2024; no late applications will be accepted

As a child-focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.