Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Right To Play,Finance Assistant Jobs in Rwanda

 CLOSE: 02/06/2017
Jobs Posting – Finance Assistant 

Closing Date: June 2nd, 2017

Organization: Right To Play International

Work Location: RUBAVU

Contract Duration: July 2017-December 2017 with hope to extend over 2018-2020


Right To Play is a global organization, using the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps over one million children learn through play to create better futures, while driving lasting social change in more than 20 countries each week. 

Since 2016, Right To Play is implementing the Government Affairs Canada funded-Play for the Advancement of Quality Education (PAQE) program. This program is addressing the educational needs of over two million vulnerable and marginalized children and youth in Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda. The PAQE program aims to improve educational attainment and participation for children and youth aged 2 to 15 through a sustainable and replicable child-centred, play-based learning model. This ultimate outcome will be achieved through focused interventions at the school, community and policy level that result in:

·         Improved positive participatory and gender-sensitive learning environments that promote play-based learning:

·         Improved commitment of community stakeholders to address barriers to education, and;

  • enhanced policy and regulatory environment for the delivery of gender-sensitive, child-centred, play-based learning policies and practices across communities

To implement such a program, Right To Play seeks to recruit skilled Finance Assistant in Rubavu office that would meet the following expectations.


The Finance Assistant reports directly to the Project Officer (PO) and has indirect reporting lines to the Finance Officer. The incumbent is responsible for data entry, processing transactions in Accounts Payable, General Ledger and Accounts Receivable, reconciling Bank Accounts entries and Official Receipts booklet, compiling vendors’ tax files or payment and ensuring that all transactions and supporting documents are complete and properly filed. 


The incumbent deals with the Project Officer and Field Facilitators regarding advances. He/she is expected to provide advice to implementing partners and stakeholders.

II. RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                     

In accordance with Right To Play (RTP) approved policies and procedures, the incumbent:

Financial management / 85%

·         Performs three-way match in comparing invoice with purchase order and goods received note before processing any payment.

·         Ensures all documents are complete, with the appropriate supporting documents, reviewed and approved before processing for payment.

·         Reviews transaction-supporting documents to ensure that all are complete and properly filed accordingly.

·         Ensures that all payments are made on time.

·         Follows up on the bank transactions to ensure all processed; files hard copies and generates reports.

·         Posts all financial transactions into the RIGHT TO PLAYDaily Expenses Log (DEL) and then imports all data to ACCPAC.

·         Prepares all bank transfer related to staff salaries.

·         Produces monthly bank reconciliation statements and consolidates these in hard copy for review by the FO.

·         Oversees the management of petty cash in the country including bookkeeping

·         Accounts for all petty cash expenditures and prepares replenishment requests

·         Recording petty cash transactions and producing appropriate reports on time.

·         Defaces all transaction supporting documents with “PAID” stamp.

·         Ensures that all transaction-supporting documents are complete and properly filed at Regional Office in Uganda/Kampala

·         Maintaining finance filing system.

·         Ensure that all purchase orders are received into stores and tally with purchase requisitions in terms of quantity and quality before payments are made to vendors.

·         Compile withholding tax report from vendor

Time Sheets Database / 10%

·          Collects and submits timesheets to the Finance Officer.

·          Maintains the database for timesheets collected.

Performs other duties as assigned. / 5%


The incumbent is expected to come up with a weekly plan in line with the country work plan. However, the incumbent is expected to respond to urgent matters as directed by the supervisor. 



      Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business administration


      At least 5years’ experience in accounting, grant management or directly related areas


·         Ability to work independently with little supervision

·         Ability to work well under pressure and deadline

·         Integrity and details focused

·         Ability to multitask and work within deadlines

·         Good analytical skill


·        Proficiency in use of Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word

·        Good skill at using financial software applications

·        Skilled in maintaining documentation

·        Good written and oral communication skills

·        Good knowledge of accounting practice, policies and procedures


Excellent written and spoken English, French and local language.


·         Previous work experience with an l/NGO

·         Knowledge of ACCPAC and DEL


If you are interested in applying for the above described position, please send your resume and cover letter to RwandaHR@righttoplay.com with a copy to DUmubyeyi@righttoplay.com

Kindly indicate “your salary expectation in the cover letter.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Right To Play is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs.

Right To Play - Human Resources Philosophy

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses the power of sport and play to improve the lives of children in the disadvantaged areas of the world. We believe that all children have the right to play.

Right To Play’s human resources philosophy reflects the spirit that drives the organization. The philosophy influences the kind of people who are interested in working for us, the kind of people we recruit and how we treat our people.

Right To Play’s culture is entrepreneurial, where employees are encouraged and empowered to perform in the context of rapid international growth, and to aim for the highest quality and adopt global best practices in delivering our programs.

Our employees are global citizens who are passionate about improving the world we live in through value-based grassroots activities. We work on the ground with and through people in the communities we serve to improve the lives of their children. By having a constant presence in these communities and helping them develop the resources and skills they need to help themselves, we aim for sustainable, long-term development.

To translate our vision into action, our philosophy for delivering our programs is “LOOK AFTER YOURSELF, LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER”. Our employees are the backbone of this delivery, and the philosophy supports them by defining the desired outcomes of our human resources philosophy. This means that we pay competitive salaries, provide comprehensive benefits, encourage employee social events, provide development opportunities and a great work environment.

We measure the success of this philosophy by indicators such as employee satisfaction surveys and staff turnover rate, as well as the overall success of Right To Play.

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