Finance/Accounting Expert to help implement an internal bookkeeping system
When Can You Start?
You can start ASAP and stay for 4 weeks to 2¾ months
Description and Impact
We need to develop the financial processes and infrastructure to support our fundraising strategy to finance our organization's strategy plan.
In West-Africa and particularly in Togo where we are based, we are struggling for a better world for marginalized people. At our organization, we believe that our communities are still in poverty and underdeveloped because they are lacking a solution based on their needs and daily realities that is sustainable. So our organization is working to find out a right solution to support sustainable development here in Togo.
To achieve our purpose, we are implementing a development solution that takes local needs into account. This solution is integrating key elements of our local realities such as religion and traditional environment with entrepreneurial education and life skills training together with the assistance of international volunteers. We want the solution to take in account young people education, local marginalized changemakers as well as capacity building and peace building elements among others.
In August 2019, we have made a significant step ahead by developing our strategy plan and theory of change. We have also made a donors mapping and have noticed that account keeping is a main condition to partner with a lot of donors or to maintain a healthy partnership with them. In order to adopt the best practices, we are seeking support to help us to create the relevant procedures for a good financial and accountability management.
To obtain a sustainable impact of our development solution on young people, local marginalized changemakers and social entrepreneurs, international volunteers and local partners, we need to align our organization practices on the international standards, mostly an efficient bookkeeping system.
- Implement with us a bookkeeping system (ideally based on a software)
- Help us to prepare budgets for our activities and for some projects (using proper English terms)
- Prepare a financial report with us (based on an English model)
- Train our local team on budget, using and maintaining the bookkeeping system
Our ideal candidate is an experienced professional, with a strong interest in sustainable development and capacity building for poverty alleviation.
Other requirements could be knowledge of international development sector, working in multicultural environment, cooperation, community and projects management and, ideally, knowledge in IT (internet, Microsoft Windows and Office).
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Learning Opportunity
- Good For Groups
The Experteer will be accommodated in a guesthouse with a private bedroom. The room has its own bathroom. We could accommodate either one individual or one couple. The office workplace is also inside the guesthouse which is located in the safe Airport area. Many restaurants, hotels and facilities are around and accessible.
Opportunity to practice human-centered design in taking part to non-profit operations that meet our organization's/ the community's needs. Gain hands on experience with a grassroots social enterprise.
This is a good opportunity for the Experteer to experience Africa. We could guide you to experience Africa and particularly a West-African country called TOGO with its sandy Atlantic coast, its local way of life, local meals, local clothing. Meet local people and live as simple as walk to shop at the community local markets.
Free-time activities could be organized like hiking sports, swimming or museum, zoo, African crafts and folk discovery to put you at the heart of our culture. If you decide to discover the countryside and natural parks and zoo, the villages of the hinterland, we could help you arrange it… surely you will love the rural mountains regions and their landscape and small waterfalls: ready for a trek experience? It is possible too.
Evening relaxation would be a particular moment to let away the stress of the working day and to build friendship, a privileged moment to discuss with others about what matters to you... and if you like it why not a Yoga class for beginners (an exchange or simple introducing to the yoga and practicing some positions for beginners), or would you prefer a local native language study such as Ewe? It is up to you, you are welcome to our country Togo.