AfID offers accountants from around the world the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer assignments of between 2 weeks and 12 months, or longer contract or permanent placements, form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management and reporting capacity of charities in over 50 countries.
Our partners, which are a blend of international charities and grassroot community based organisations such as street child centres, hospitals, micro-finance organisations, conservation projects, women’s empowerment programmes and schools, are all doing amazing work to tackle extreme poverty and inequality in their communities but due to their limited resources are unable to access vital accounting and financial management training.
The main focus of all AfID assignments is to develop and enhance the skills, confidence and potential of local people, enabling the organisations to ultimately have the financial management capacity they need to deliver more effective and sustainable programmes to their many beneficiaries whilst maintain good relations with their donors.
AfID is now supporting over 400 charities and non-profit organisations in 50 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Since our inception in 2009 we have placed over 900 volunteer accountants, taking the total hours of pro-bono financial management coaching to over 225,000 which equates to over £10 million worth of professional services.