Development Aid from People to People Zimbabwe(DAPP)

Budget Officer

Accounting & Finance Jobs

Job Description

The position will primarily be responsible for formulating budgets during proposal development for DAPP and ensuring that the organization’s key expenses are covered in the budgets. The incumbent is required to have a thorough understanding of budgeting and the ability to create budgets that meet DAPP’s needs. The Budget Officer should also possess good writing skills so that he/she can prepare budget justification narratives.
The Budget Officer must have conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills to enable he/she to give information that can facilitate informed decision making. The incumbent will be required to work effectively with fellow National Partnership Team (NPT) members as well as other relevant teams from the National Head Quarter (NHQ) and Economy and Administration (E&A) Offices. By being a team player, the Budget Officer is expected to understand the needs of other departments and find ways to include them during the budget making process.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Prepare budgets in response to funding opportunities.
• Prepare budget narratives in response to funding opportunities.
• Work with organisational units such as NPT, E&A and NHQ as well as other HPP affiliates, when developing proposal budgets and budget modifications.
• Develop project cash flows and budget splits for approved budgets.
• Prepare handover documents for approved budgets such as the partnership communication forms, contract overviews, contract schedules, etc.
• Provide guidance to organisation staff on how to implement approved budgets.
• Develop internal budget templates in line with DAPP policies and practices.
• Conduct research on current market conditions to determine prices for goods and services required in the internal budget templates and proposal budgets.
• Conduct budget monitoring through reviewing financial statements using recognised systematic approaches and tools to identify deviations in spending patterns, potential areas of concerns and suggest solutions.
• Review and give feedback to NPT leadership in regards to budget guidelines and other requirements related to budgets and financial management for calls for proposals.

Qualifications and Experience

A University degree Finance, Accounting, Business Studies and post-graduate professional qualification. Other qualifications in business analytics are an added advantage.
Good ICT skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
At least 3 years of combined accounting / budgeting experience with preferably at least 2 years’ experience in the development sector.

How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged send their application letters and CVs to the email listed below:

Deadline for applications to be submitted is 16:00hrs, 1 March 2024