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Not-for-profit organization strengthening and improving schools in Kenya

Affordable Accommodation
Nairobi, Kenya

3-4 Weeks

This organization partners with community based schools in informal settlements and the slums of Nairobi, strengthening leadership, improving instructional  quality and providing infrastructure support to help the schools create an environment where all children can fulfil their potential. 

 

You will start by reviewing their progress since Jinani’s placement, providing further guidance and training as needed. Our partner has requested a year-end placement to help prepare them for their 2019 audit (due end February 2020) and to review and update their Financial Procedures Manual. You will help improve their systems, workflow and efficiency. They have also requested support in preparing a 3 year organisational budget.

 

 

NGO improving social impact of government, charity & social enterprise initiatives

Visa and stipend
New Delhi, India

3 months

Our partner was founded to improve social impact of government, charity and social enterprise initiatives through rigorous research and field experiments. In addition to impact assessment, they offer other advisory services – including programme design consulting, monitoring and evaluation, technical advice and scale-up support.

 

They are seeking a pro bono accountant based in India to develop their global audit processes, spanning seven offices across three continents.

  • Systems and Process Design: The volunteer will lead in the creation of a comprehensive audit checklist, work with the Accounting Manager to develop a timeline for pre-audit activities, and design systems and standardized processes to help the finance team prepare for the global audit.
  • Review internal controls, making recommendations on areas of improvement and updating the Finance Policy Manual to reflect current practices.
  • Reconcile detailed accounts, prepare required entries to address reconciling items, and identify process improvements to make future entries and reconciliations easier.
  • Mentoring and coaching the finance team, supporting their ability to lead the global audit practice, manage their time effectively and identify areas of subsequent professional development.

You will be working directly with the finance team in India, and remotely with the teams based  in Kenya and in the US.

Animal Welfare Charity

Accommodation and Lunch provided
Lilongwe, Malawi

2 - 5 Weeks

The charity is the first and only animal welfare organisation in Malawi, working with animal owners, farmers and stray populations. Their programmes include a veterinary clinic, community farm and spay clinics, a rehoming shelter, an annual mass urban rabies campaign and a donkey sanctuary project.

 

You will review their progress and check the accounts and the P&L. This will be a good mid-point in their financial year to review how they are getting on with the new system. You will be reviewing the new management reporting templates, simplifying or editing as needed. You will also be reviewing the profitability of the veterinary clinic for the 1st 6 months of 2019/20. They have also requested that you help produce their first annual report.

Our partner is also considering splitting into 2 separate entities, they will keep the registered charity for their animal welfare projects but will set up the hospital as a private company/social enterprise which will be generating income for the charity. They would like your advice on how to structure the finances for this new set up.

Not-for-profit organization working to eradicate human trafficking

Affordable Accommodation
Nairobi, Kenya

6 weeks

Our partner is working to eradicate human trafficking, exposing the crime and empowering its victims. Their work raises awareness and sensitises people to the danger of trafficking; they provide rescue, shelter, counselling and reintegration training for victims, educational workshops and opportunities for economic empowerment; and they conduct research on thematic areas which they use to inform and influence policy changes.

 

You will start by reviewing their progress providing further guidance and training as needed. You will support with the following: introducing monthly management reports and accounts; improving financial controls; advising on cash management procedures; implementing procurement policies; and updating the Finance Manual with these changes. You will also be training staff on the new additions.

Social enterprise providing secure access to health solutions

Homestay provided
Kampala, Uganda

3-8 weeks

Our partner believes that no one should be denied health care because they cannot afford it. They target low income populations living in rural, urban and peri-urban areas of Uganda, providing them secure access to health solutions. 

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls and making recommendations for best practice, suitable to their resources and capacity. They have a full-time Accountant who has newly graduated from university. You will be assessing her capacity and providing 1:1 coaching as needed. Our partner would also like your help to introduce budgeting and internal and donor reporting procedures and to strengthen financial controls. They would like you to work with the COO and CEO to review financial sustainability, costing and business plan and to ensure they are meeting compliance.

Not-for-profit organization supporting rural population

Accommodation provided
Siem Reap, Cambodia

3-8 weeks

Our partner is passionately supporting the rural Cambodian population in order to improve their living conditions by focusing in four core areas: water and sanitation, sustainable construction, education and agriculture.

 

You will be assisting with the year-end procedures, preparing them for the end of year audit and helping to review and finalise the 2020 budget. You will be reviewing their Financial Procedures manual and their compliance with it. You will also support their ongoing fundraising with budget creation for the proposals being submitted. Our partner also suggested that you help to build finance and project KPIs and train the staff in their presentation skills, both for finance and the broader organisational information.

NGO educating young people strengthening their abilities

Affordable Accommodation
Kigali, Rwanda

2-4 weeks

Our partner is the national scouting organization of Rwanda. Their mission is youth-oriented and aims at educating young people to become more responsible citizens and strengthening their abilities. 

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls and making recommendations for best practice, suitable to their resources and capacity. Their last audit was done in 2016 and they estimate a new audit in 2019/early 2020 – you will be assisting in improving the procedures and controls, to make sure they are prepared both for the external audit and meeting standards for potential donors.

They have a full-time Finance and Admin Officer on a full time position. You will be working together, assessing her capacity and providing 1:1 coaching and capacity building as necessary. They are currently working with Excel and you will be improving their use of the system, and evaluate if they might benefit from switching to an accounting software.

Volunteer accountant at social enterprise training STEM teachers

Accommodation provided
Accra, Ghana

1-2 months

Our partner is pioneering inquiry-based learning in Ghana. The organisation improves teacher capacity to teach in this method by providing practical training workshops to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics teachers. In partnership with government education services and associations of science teachers our partner has trained more than 2,600 teachers.

 

You will start by reviewing their progress and providing further improvements, edits and training as needed. Our partner have requested further training for their permanent team and in particular have highlighted the following areas: budget creation, monitoring and analysis; preparing cashflow forecasts; completing and finalising the Procedures Manual; and improving their cash management procedures. You will also be coaching the Operations Director and CEO.

You will also be assessing the fit of the new accounting firm and the accounting software they have transitioned to, Wave.

NGO developing the leadership and collective power of women

Accommodation provided
Belize City, Belize

2-3 weeks

The purpose of our partner is to develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls around the world to achieve human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice, and peace for all people.

Your role will focus specifically on reviewing and improving their use of QuickBooks and provide further training to the team as necessary. There is a need to change the existing chart of accounts, reviewing several opened accounts and coaching the team on how to draw reports, roll the budget and create a forecast from the data entered, to help the management take more informed strategic decisions.

⭐Social Enterprise promoting quality early childhood care [586]⭐

Flights covered. Accommodation or Stipend provided
Nairobi, Kenya

1-2 months

Our partner works with small day-care businesses servicing marginalised and low-income families in Nairobi, and aims to install an environment that is safe and affordable. They require support in effectively managing their microloan system.

You will begin with a review of their accounting systems, procedures and controls, making recommendations for best practice, taking into account the capacity and resources of the team. They recently received the support of a pro bono consultant who focused on operational systems and strategy. He spent a couple of days installing a simple finance management system but this was not his area of expertise and you will be required to review and further develop this work.

In addition, you will be creating the platform and policies to manage the microloan system provided for the day-care providers as their current system is not fit for purpose. You will be helping to create a simple, user friendly system with a clear reporting dashboard.

NGO strengthening and supporting Cambodian families

Affordable Accommodation
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

6 weeks

Our partner is a local NGO working to strengthen and support Cambodian families. Their work supports the safe reunification of children, previously in care, with their families.

 

Working with national, regional and local authorities, our partner is contributing to the de-institutionalisation process which has moved away from the traditional orphanages and foster care model to prioritise keeping families together wherever possible. They aim to promote healthy, safe lives and opportunities for Cambodian youth.

Our partner would like to invite an independent review and advice to develop and strengthen their finance function to ensure they are meeting best practice and to regain the confidence of their donors. You will begin with an internal review of their existing system, procedures and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice, implementing improvements and training staff on these changes. Your support and advice will verify the errors with the 2018 accounts and establish more stability and control to reassure donors and reduce future risk.

 

⭐International healthcare organisation [587]⭐

Flights, Accommodation & Daily Allowance
Abuja, Nigeria

2 Weeks

Our partner, a UK-based NGO that has a longstanding history in responding to infectious and tropical diseases, is seeking a pro bono internal auditor for its Nigeria country programme. In Nigeria, the organisation has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other local organisations, to create three targetted interventions against infectious diseases in the country.

 

You will be working alongside the Internal Audit Manager, and will be given specific areas of the audit to focus on. The audit is expected to cover a broad range of risk areas, including governance, legislation and regulatory compliance, programme management, partner management, donor management, human resources, health and safety, finance, operations including procurement, stock and asset management, vehicle management, security management including safeguarding, and information systems.

In addition to undertaking the audit, you will be involved in providing feedback, attending a debrief session and discussing potential issues and findings with senior management.

NGO empowering women through weaving and crafting

Affordable Accommodation
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Flexible duration

Our partner aims to create opportunities for Cambodian women, allowing them to become socially, politically and economically independent, to live without fear, violence and exploitation. This is achieved through providing an alternative means of employment, making handicrafts - such as scarfs, throws and cushions - which are sold for profit.

 

You will begin with a internal review of their current accounting systems, procedures and controls. You will be making and implementing recommendations for best practice and training the Accounts Assistant as needed, coaching her in the basic finance management principles as well. 

Our partner would also like your support in preparing a 3 year financial plan starting 2020. They would like to review their business plan, costing and financial reporting on sales and production. They would also like to improve their stock management systems.

NGO providing courses and activities in schools & educational centres

Affordable Accommodation
Antigua, Guatemala

2 Weeks

Our partner seeks to inspire, raise awareness and educate the Guatemalan population to live a full life, with peace and greater well-being, thus contributing to the global culture of sustainable peace. They address the Guatemalan at-risk population, providing courses and activities in schools and educational centres.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their current financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be assessing the capacity and resources of the team and organisation and making recommendations for best practice. You will be improving and introducing new procedures as needed to further strengthen and formalise their structure, training staff to build their capacity.

As the organization grows, they will need to develop stronger systems and be able to properly report to donors. Our partner asked for particular support in developing their annual report and budgets, and as they have income generating activities, would benefit from better understanding financial planning and projections.

Not-for-profit organization protecting Kasanka National Park

Accommodation provided
Zambia

6-12 weeks

Our partner works in partnership with the Zambian Government to protect Kasanka National Park's environment, its wildlife and natural resources. They aim to both restore and secure the park's biodiversity and to grow it as a sustainable and internationally renowned tourist destination.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls; you will be making and starting to implement your recommendations for best practice. You will be assessing the capacity and skills of the team, role allocation and organisational risk. You will be updating their financial procedures manual and training the team the continue any new procedures introduced. Your training will include daily finance management and bookkeeping tasks and higher level management responsibilities and financial/strategic planning and oversight.