MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD

PERU | Pro Bono Consultant @ Amazonian Conservation NGO

Organisation : Accounting for International Development

Location : International

Time required : 35 hpw

Duration of project : 3 - 8 weeks

Skill Area : Administration & Office Support, Advocacy, Community Services, Finance & Accounting, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Conservation & Environment, Indigenous, Women

Posted on : 18 Feb, 2020

About the role

Are you an accounting professional looking to use your skills and experience to give something back to society and those less fortunate around the world? Perhaps swap London for Laos, Melbourne for Malawi or Boston for Belize!?

Accounting for International Development offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer Accounting Assignments of between 2 weeks and 6 months form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries.

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Our partner works with indigenous people to sustain local resources and support them to create and market innovative fair-trade products so they can improve their livelihoods and strengthen their communities while regenerating the forest.

Through research, community support and education, they study the ecology and develop the sustainable harvest and marketing of non-timber forest products such as fruits, fibres, resins, and oils.

The organization is formed of 3 entities: NGO in US, company in Peru and NGO in Peru – while registered differently they have the same goals, mission and team. You will begin with a review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls, developing new procedures and tools as necessary.

They have requested the support of a volunteer to support the process of getting more formalised – you will be making and implementing recommendations for best practice, taking into account the context, resources and capacity of the team, and providing training as necessary.

They currently use Excel and manual accounting. You will support with assessing what they have and create an accounting system to allow them to have an overview of the cash-flow and track expenses between the 3 entities, allowing them to meet reporting requirements of both states and donors.

You will develop procedures and guidelines for bookkeeping, budgeting, inventory tracking and management, and provide training to the local team in utilising them appropriately.

If time allows it, you can also provide basic financial literacy and management workshops to the local artisans.

Accommodation and stipend provided.

Spanish required.

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Feeling inspired?
Need a fresh challenge… to do something worthwhile?
Keen to volunteer & share your skills & experience?

If that’s a YES (x3) , please click to ‘APPLY’ and see other similar volunteering opportunities overseas.

We are confident you’ll encounter a variety of new and exciting challenges, share new experiences with inspiring people and learn skills that will give you confidence to face challenges in other areas of your life. You’ll be inspired and get back so much more than you give!

About the organisation

Organisation name : Accounting for International Development
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply for this role

For details concerning this role , please contact

David Busbt

Phone : 02087417000

Email : info@afid.org.uk


Please quote in application: PERU | Pro Bono Consultant @ Amazonian Conservation NGO via Pro Bono Australia.


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