1996 - Grants Accountant -Oxfam in Africa

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Posted: 24/05/2023 12:58
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: Dakar, Addis Ababa or Nairobi
Level: Technical
Deadline: 07/06/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 07 June 2023@ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location: Flexible in Africa Region. Any country with an Oxfam office/presence (Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya preferred),and you have the existing right to work

Contract: : 4 years fixed term

One Oxfam Grade: D1

Salary and benefits: National

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must already have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location where they are based. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location. 

We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you.


The Role

Oxfam International’s Africa Platform is looking for Grants Accountant who has finance responsibilities for the accurate, timely and efficient reporting and compliance with all regulatory and donor requirements. This includes donor reports, donor/Oxfam budgets for new projects/contracts, and supporting the financial management and reporting of Oxfam International.

Please see the Job Description  for further details.


We’re looking for a person with


  • Appropriate accounting qualification supported by membership of a relevant professional body (eg. Chartered or Certified Accounting body)
  • Experience in donor reporting and donor compliance
  • Experience in financial management regulations for different international donors
  • Experience in financial accounting including solutions focused customer service skills
  • Significant experience with an ERP finance system;
  • High levels of computer literacy with advanced proficiency in MS Excel
  • A high level of self-motivation, proven initiative and ability to work with limited supervison, demonstrating excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills in English


What we offer


At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.


Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment


How to apply


Please upload an up to date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the Job Profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.


We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.



Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedure



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