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Consultants to provide partner capacity building services in Zambia

Diakonia in Zambia is seeking the services of consultants and/or consultancy firms to undertake capacity building work. Applications are no longer accepted.


Diakonia in Zambia

With the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka, Diakonia is supporting partners to implement a strengthened accountability programme. The programme is being implemented in the North western province. 

It is Diakonia’s policy to provide relevant capacity to partners to enable them carry out their work with the highest level of knowledge and skill to ensure effective and efficient implementation of projects. 

About the assignment

Develop financial and administrative systems including policies and procedures manuals. Develop and implement appropriate financial, accounting and administration (including procurement) systems for five (5) partner organizations.

Prepare accounting, finance and administration (including procurement) manual as per needs of the partner organizations and train staff in adopting the accounting and financial monitoring system.

Identify and automate appropriate financial and accounting systems and provide train staff in adopting use of the systems including provision of support during and after successful implementation.

Integrate financial procedures and systems with management information systems to track management performance.

Develop project management systems including monitoring and evaluation procedures and reporting systems.

Required experience and qualification

Consultants with the following experience and qualifications will be considered:

Not less than seven (7) years working experience in the area of financial management (accounting, auditing, procurement, budgeting and reporting).

Experience in developing finance and administrative policies and procedures manuals.

Working knowledge of automated financial and accounting systems.

Training in management, financial management and accounting.

Comprehensive knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Full ACCA/ZICA/CIMA for the finance and administrative systems development. An MBA will be an added advantage and membership of ZICA is mandatory. 

Relevant degree or other qualification for the systems automation and development of project management systems and M&E procedures and reporting systems. 


If you do not hear from Diakonia by 14:00 hrs on October 9, 2015 consider your application unsuccessful.