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Volunteer for Organisation supporting Zambia's Rural Communities [343]

Start: October
Remote, UK

20-25 days annually

Our partner have been working to relieve poverty in rural Zambia since 1989. They are seeking a volunteer to support them with a migration to QuickBooks online, and assistance with year-end.

The organisation develop local agriculture and income generation, through self-help projects and by promoting the environmentally sustainable use of natural resources. They have built from this base to advance education and promote healthcare of rural communities through training and provision of support to schools and health clinics.
Current programmes include: 
  • Agricultural Training & Development: Improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by helping to develop agricultural production and increasing access to markets and services.
  • Natural Resource Management: Helping rural communities to improve access to water and to make more sustainable use of local forest resources.
  • Community Social Development: Working in partnership with rural communities and the Zambian government to provide education, promote healthcare and address the issue of HIV/Aids.
  • Enterprise Development: Helping to develop local enterprises that add value to local produce, generate income, raise skill levels, provide employment and support local economic activity.
They are seeking a volunteer to support them throughout the year with the following tasks:
  1. Migration from Excel based finance system to QuickBooks online (4–5 days; October – November 2017)
  2. Assist with Year-End (4–5 days; January – February 2018)
  3. Assist with Month-End on the new system (10-12 days; January – September 2018)
The volunteer should preferably have experience of QuickBooks, and/or sound experience with accounting systems. AfID will be able to provide a manual for QuickBooks UK to support the volunteer.
 
This is a remote working project, for the volunteer to be briefed via Skype or telephone, or in person if based locally (London).

VAT Registration Support for Humanitarian Organisation [345]

Transport & Accommodation provided
Manchester, UK

2 Weeks

Our partner, an International Humanitarian Faith Based Organisation, is seeking support from a volunteer to assist with their VAT registration, and VAT recovery system.

The organisation works across 25 countries to help to alleviate poverty, and to empower local communities. Their current programmes include:
  • Providing emergency relief to the Rohingya people
  • Medical, food, shelter and education assistance to Syria’s displaced citizens
  • Food aid for East African countries following years of drought and internal conflict
The volunteer should be able to provide support in:
  1. The VAT registration for the organisation
  2. Setting up a system for VAT recovery: As a charity, our partner have both business and non-business activities which receive both taxable an exempt income. They will only be able to recover a proportion of VAT incurred. To do this, they require an appropriate recovery methodology.
  3. This will include incorporating partial exemption
This partner are based in Manchester and would be able to offer travel and/or accommodation costs for a volunteer to support them if necessary. This project should take no more than 2 weeks to complete.

Yearend Support for Organisation Supporting Children Globally [344]

Start: February 2018
Monmouth, UK

4 - 8 Days

Our partner seeks to help vulnerable children around the world by supporting schools, youth training centres and workshops. They are currently supporting partners in Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Benin and India.

The organisation are seeking a volunteer to support them in compiling their yearend accounts and submitting these to both the Charities Commission and Companies House.
 
The accounts should be ready by April, and so the ideal time frame would be for a volunteer to start in February. It is expected that this project would take upwards of 4/5 days. The organisation are able to cover all reasonable associated expenses.

Trustee for Medical Social Enterprise [341]

Start: ASAP
Oxford, UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is a dynamic social enterprise seeking to find sustainable solutions for delivering quality and cost- effective front- line healthcare worldwide.

To date they have worked with clinicians in 3 languages across several countries to help grow the capability of the health workforce to learn and develop, raise clinical care standards and deliver improved health outcomes.

They are seeking an experienced finance professional to join their Board of Directors.

Key Deliverables

  • Ensure the organisation is financially and legally compliant
  • Provide advice in judging financial risks and opportunities
  • Work closely with the finance team and bookkeeper

Time Commitment

  • 8 hours per month
  • Attend Directors meetings every 6- 8 weeks
  • The Directors meetings are usually held in Oxford, occasionally meetings will be held in Reading.

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for org. supporting communities affected by conflict [343]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

14 Days Annually

Our partner is an ambitious organisation whose impact goal is to make significant contributions to preventing and transforming the policies and practices of peacekeeping on a global level.

The organisation work closely with communities affected by violent conflict to promote peaceful and inclusive societies.
 
This partner are seeking a new Treasurer to join their Board of Trustees, working closely with the Chair and Executive Management Team to support the organisation’s development, its work and help achieve its mission. As a member of the Board, the Treasurer will be expected to develop an understanding of risks and opportunities for the organisation when reviewing annual plans and the strategic plan for the organisation’s future.
 
Treasurer Responsibilities 
  • Provide support and advice to colleagues on the Board and work in a constructive manner for decision making during Board meetings
  • Responsible, with the COO, for the planning of the financial component of Board meetings
  • Ensure that the organisation’s financial dealings are properly accounted for, externally audited and within agreed financial strategy
  • Be active in the promotion and representation of the organisation, especially with donors, partners, officials and politicians
  • Develop a good working relationship with the COO, and Finance Team
  • Ensure effective communication on financial matters between the Board and the Executive Management Team and staff
  • Support and contribute to the appraisal of the COO
 
Knowledge and Experience
  • Experience of working in a senior financial position.
  • Having knowledge, experience and understanding of charity accounts and periodic management and financial information
  • Experience of working constructively with executive team members, or Board members. Desirably, working with Board members through periods of change.
 
Key Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – able to build constructive relationships Finance team and Board members
  • Financial skills and high degree of numeracy
  • Confident and diplomatic leadership skills
  • Incisive and insightful thinker able to contribute to the organisation’s strategic and creative thinking
  • Good communication and listening skills
 
Commitment
The time commitment for the role will be around 14 days per year, consisting of Quarterly Board meetings, preparation time for meetings, and participation in ad hoc events.
 
Contact leah@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee for Youth Charity [342]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

4- 6 Days per annum

Our partner is a large youth charity working to promote health, education and wellbeing. Their main focus is on young people and providing support to help them play a fulfilling role with their communities.

They are seeking a finance professional to join their Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. The committee advises the Board on the financial and control aspects of its responsibilities.

Key Deliverables:

  • Review budgets, management accounts and annual financial statements
  • Monitoring the systems for ensuring proper books and records are kept, and financial resources are spent and invested in line with their objects and policies, good governance and, legal and regulatory requirements
  •  Preparation and audit of the Annual Report and Accounts. Review reports from internal and external auditors, including the annual auditor’s management letter
  • Reviewing and monitor risk management strategies and processes developed by management
  • Liaising with and supporting the Director of Finance, the CEO or other appropriate members of staff responsible for the financial activities of the organisation

Person Specification:

  • Experienced finance professional
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic financial management and reporting, and business planning
  • Familiarity with pension scheme issues for employers
  • Some knowledge of IT projects and/ or IT management
  • Understanding of governance issues in the not-for-profit sector

Time Commitment:

  • Committee meetings are held 4 times a year, normally on a Thursday (from 11am to approx. 4pm)

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for International Medical Charity [339]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

1 Day/ Month

Our partner is an international medical charity supporting children and young adults with life- threatening heart disease to receive the treatment they need.

Their aim is to establish sustainable paediatric cardiac facilities in developing and war torn countries. They currently provide support by sending volunteer medical teams overseas to treat patients in- country and also bring children to the UK for specialist treatment.

They are seeking an accountant to join their trustee board as a treasurer.

Key Deliverables:

  • Play a key role in overseeing finance staff and advising on developing new systems as the charity grows
  • Provide support to finance staff in compiling annual accounts, budgeting, cash flow and management accounts processes
  • Monitor the charities reserves and use of funds
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements

Person Specification:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Able to communicate financial information to non- financial colleagues
  • Experience of internal controls and risk management
  • Knowledge of Charity SORP is desirable

Time Commitment:

  • Meet 1 day per month in their offices
  • Attend 4 board meetings per annum + ad hoc meetings

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Volunteer Accountant for Org. Supporting Children [337]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

2-4 days/ month

Our partner works to remove the obstacles child face in health and education. Their work is primarily in Kenya but they have smaller projects in Sierra Leone and Ghana.

They are a startup with a purpose; a growing proportion of their income is generated through products that bear little resemblance to traditional fundraising and are more like mini businesses. They are currently launching lots of products and see which succeed and can be scaled. They are seeking the support a volunteer accountant who will help match their accounting practices to the fast paced, agile, startup nature of the project.

Key Deliverables

  • Review the current finance system to assess whether there are processes that will make them more efficient/ effective
  • Provide training/ coaching to the Operations Manager who currently oversees the finances, budgets and accounts
  • Research and advise on the registration of a subsidiary of the organisation in some form in Kenya
  • Provide assistance in setting up a trading subsidiary and assess their VAT threshold

Person Specification

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Interest in start-up organisations

Time Commitment

  • Ideally 1 day per week, possibility of providing support 2 days per month
  • Possibility of some remote work, with most support provided at their offices in north London. 

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Restricted Funds Advice for Org. Supporting Entrepreneurs in Tanzania [336]

Start: ASAP
Remote, UK

2- 3 Days

Our partner is a charity working to promote economic empowerment and community benefit in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region by partnering with aspiring entrepreneurs to help grow and accelerate social enterprises.

They are seeking a short term volunteer to provide advice and training to the finance department.

Key Deliverables:

  • Provide advice on managing and tracking restricted funds.
  • Provide advice on how to link UK and Tanzania accounts- these are 2 separately registered entities. Each of which submit accounts to respective bodies in UK & Tanzania. Funds are raised in the UK for activities in Tanzania, you will provide advice on how this should be tracked.
  • Both entities have been running for a number of years, and there are systems in place- you will review the current processes and procedures and suggest improvements for the 2 countries.

Person Specification

  • Experience with charity accounts and managing restricted funds.
  • Experience working with 2+ entities that are somewhat linked.

Time Commitment

  • It is likely to take 2-3 days. You will be working with the finance team who are based in Tanzania and training/ advice will need to be given via Skype.

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Accountant for Org. Using Film to Transform Health Awareness [335]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

1 Day/ week

Our partner uses innovative media to transform the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world.

They work with health experts and film makers to create engaging, accessible films which empower health workers and communities with vital knowledge and skills about women’s and child health.

They are seeking a volunteer who can provide support 1 day a week at their London based offices.

Key Deliverables:

  • Check bank account on a weekly basis and record income on Salesforce and Xero
  • Process invoice payments on a weekly basis
  • Raise invoices for clients on a weekly basis
  • Check, balance and sign the petty cash book on a monthly basis
  • Maintain proper books of account and undertake a bank reconciliation on a quarterly basis
  • Review the cash flow on a quarterly basis, schedule payments and arrange for the transfer of funds between accounts as appropriate
  • For each major grant and/or cost centre, compare on a monthly basis the budgeted income and expenditure with actual income and expenditure
  • Maintain a fixed asset register

Time Commitment

1 day per week.

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Trustee for Charity Making Educational Films [332]

Start: ASAP
Somerset UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is a charity working together with people in Africa and Asia in order to make and distribute educational films in local languages. They produce everything from short documentaries to full length features covering a wide range of subjects including health, welfare, community development, agriculture and the environment.

Their purpose is to not only provide information and increase understanding and awareness on crucial issues but also give people a voice- both through their own productions and by providing training in filmmaking techniques to marginalised and under- privileged groups.

They are seeking a trustee to take responsibility for the finances of the organisation.

Key Deliverables

  • Ensure that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are in place
  • Take responsibility for advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans
  • Be assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs and are within the charity’s objects
  • Ensure that the Charity operates within the law and complies with the requirements of charity and company status
  • Contribute to the fundraising strategy of the organisation
  • Oversee the preparation of annual accounts and budgets, and make formal presentation of these and other financial reports when required
  • If time permits, undertake the bookkeeping (Optional)

Time Commitment

  • Board Meetings are held five times a year
  • Additional 4- 6 hours per month.

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for Organisation Supporting Children in Zambia [327]

Start: ASAP
St Albans, UK

Part Time (1-2 days/ month)

Our partner is a small charity helping to provide an education to some of Zambia’s most at risk children. The organisation support a school helping to provide a good education, housing and a supportive environment to orphans, street children and those living in severe poverty.

They are seeking a hands on treasurer to join their board.

Role Description

  • Cash flow management of three bank accounts-includes monthly reconciliation
  • Maintain books of account- cash book, restricted funds spreadsheet, standing orders and details of gift aid etc.
  • Process quarterly gift aid claims-submit online to HMRC
  • Follow up on financial data after fundraising events

Time Commitment

  • Attend board meetings every 2 months
  • Up to 15 hours per month to assist with bookkeeping and liaising on Finance matters

Contact info@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Trustee for Legal Charity [329]

Start: ASAP
London, UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is a London based charity that supports Least Developed Countries and civil society organisations in the UN climate change negotiations.

A small team of staff coordinates a network of over 170 legal experts from law firms, universities and barristers’ chambers who provide advice and assistance on a pro bono basis. At present the charity’s trustees are mainly lawyers and they are now seeking a qualified accountant to join the board.

Person Specification

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of current finance and accounting practices relevant to charities
  • Previous working experience in the third and/or international development sector
  • General commercial and marketing skills

Time Commitment

  • Attend 4 meetings per year

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Treasurer for Organisation Encouraging Cross- Sector Partnerships [324]

Start: ASAP
Oxford, UK

1-2 days/ month

Our partner is an independent UK based non-profit aiming to drive cross-sector partnership for a prosperous and sustainable future.

They are working towards a world in which business, governments, NGOS, academia and international organisations understand how their interests connect and therefore combine their resources to maximise collective value.

Key Deliverables

  • Ensure the organisation is being run in accordance with its legal status and requirements
  • Ensure that the organisation is being run in an effective and efficient way in order to achieve its aims
  • Review the organisations financial performance
  • Ensure robust and effective financial controls are in place

Person Specification

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Knowledge and experience of current finance practice relevant to non profits

Time Commitment

  • Approx. 3 days per annum
  • Attend 2 formal board meetings

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.