FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER at Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) December, 2018




The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) is a semi-autonomous Think-Tank  under the Ministry of National Development Planning (MNDP) whose mandate is conduct socio economic research and policy analysis in order to provide evidence-based policy advice to the Government, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in Zambia. ZIPAR is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:

Finance and Administration Manager

Job purpose: To manage financial and administrative activities of the Institute in order to achieve financial goals and therefore the Institute’s overall mandate.

Reporting: The Finance andAdministration Manager reports to the Executive Director

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Establish and maintain an appropriate financial Management System for monitoring the  Institute’s financial activities;
  • Undertake treasury management åmctions ofthe Institute;
  • Supervise and manage the preparation of intemal and external financial reports in a timely manner; This include management accounts, budget performance analysis and preparation for internal and external audits;
  • Supervise Human Resource functions and manage payroll processing and tax filling  activities. This include staff development and staff performance management;
  • Supervise and manage all procurement and attendant activities. This include establishing  and maintaining ZIPAR assets inventory, stores management and records management system;
  • Develop and maintain standard administrative procedures;
  • Provide training and guidance to finance and administration teams as needed;
  • Perform duties incidental to above as may be assigned by the Executive Director.


  • ACCA or CIMA qualified with at least 10 years’ experience;
  • A Degree, in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Law or other related disciplines an added advantage;
  • Member of ZICA;
  • Experience in computerized accounting environment;
  • Experience in working with government and donor funded projects;
  • Knowledge in international accounting and administration procedures;
  • Sound knowledge ofrisk management frameworks an added advantage;
  • Proven project management and team leadership skills including the ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
  • Sound knowledge ofprinciples of good corporate govemance and strong work ethics;
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.

Interested candidates should submit their application letters, CVs and supporting documentation to:

The Executive Director. Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, P.O. Box 50782,

Physical Address: Central Statistical Office Annex Building, Corner of John Mbita and Nationalist Roads, Lusaka.

Or emailto: [email protected]

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 7th January, 2019

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