masaka , Uganda

Accounting Expert to Support Solar Social Enterprise in Uganda

Support Affordable and Clean Energy,Good Health and Well-being,Zero Hunger,Gender Equality

Skills Needed

  • Business Strategy
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Operations

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

Consultant (Typically 1 - 12 weeks)

When Can You Start?

You can start Flexible

Benefits

Meals

Accommodation

Project Details


Description and Impact

Many communities in the Lwengo district and beyond still lack access to electricity, and so rely on unhealthy means of burning kerosene to provide light to their families. These families use 'tadooba," a locally made kerosene lamp and lanterns as an alternative solution to lighting their homes. Unfortunately, these lamps and lanterns are very dangerous to their health since they lead to dangerous respiratory diseases, accidents like burning of children or the entire house, and they are costly since they require a daily expense between $0.19 - 0.27 USD per night.

With support from a past Experteer, we have established a social enterprise reaching off-grid communities with clean and sustainable solar power using a Pay-as-you-go system. Over 28 families and a community school (368 people) have benefited from this project and can now get clean and brighter light from our solar products.

We are looking for an Accounting Experteer to help with Book Keeping of all business transactions made by the project.

Deliverables

  • An easy to use book keeping system designed/ introduced for use in day to day transactions.
  • Staff trained in proper record keeping and introduced to basic book keeping tools in a local setup.
  • Capacity of project staff enhanced to in basic Book keeping skills and knowledge.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families

Accommodation

You will be staying with one of our host families in the community where you will be working. Our host families are wisely selected and they also speak English. The distance to the community groups you will be working in can be accessed through walking, or by a motorbike.

You will have a single room with a window view, bed and beddings, a mosquito net and a power source. You will however share the dinning, bathroom and toilet with the host family.

Learning Opportunity

The Experteer will learn about the diverse operations in the supply-chain of a startup social enterprise in a rural setting of a developing nation.

Food Stipend

You will be provided with three local Uganda meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Fruits and bottled water are also included. We are also able to cater to special dietary restrictions or allergies. Vegeterians and Vegans are also catered for in a special way.

Additional Benefits

We will provide you with free transport around our project area, to and from Masaka town.

We will provide you enough time for free time activities every evening and all weekend.

Virtual

This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.

Ask a question about this project

Hello! I would like to find out: -What is the current system or form of accounting that the organization is using, or is there no system in place at the moment? -What is the daily average volume of transactions? -IT proficiency of staff (eg MS Excel)
Jingying, Aug 11th, 2019
Hello Jingying! Thank you for asking. We currently have ho system digital system, we just use record books and some entries in the Ms Excel. The volume of transactions is about 3-4 per week but we expect more with time. Our staff can use Ms Excel well. Thank you.
Representative of this project, Aug 11th, 2019