CHILE | Pro Bono Accountant International for NGO promoting Sexual & Reproductive Health 
- Job posted by Accounting for International Development (AfID)
Details: 2 -3 months Voluntary Assignment in Chile, Accommodation, Flights allowance & stipend provided
11 Glenthorne Road
Unique opportunity to Spanish speaking Financial or Management Accountant (ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) to use their skills in an international development setting.
Based in Chile’s capital city, Santiago, in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coast Range, our partner is an international organisation working with local partners in Chile to enable women to make their own choices & access vital sexual & reproductive health services.
The organisation provide family planning services focusing on supporting and providing mostly free care to underserved and impoverished areas including: contraception, gynaecological examinations and sexual health counselling. The organisation also works to build the capacity of teachers to provide sexual education for students on gender equality, human rights and sexual diversity.
Your role as pro bono Accountant
As the first volunteer accountant on assignment at this organisation and your role will start with an assessment of their accounting & financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff. You will also:
1. Evaluate the technical capabilities of the accounting / financial / administrative system with a view to implementing OpenEMR.
2. Review of the manual of policies and procedures of the accounting / financial / administrative area.
3. Review of cost recovery policies, creation of reserves, and risk management.
4. Develop capacity in the local team in evaluating the financial health of the organization.
Accounting for International Development
AfID 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 assignments from 2 weeks form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries.
This voluntary assignment is a unique opportunity to apply your professional skills in an international development setting, significantly contribute to the support and development of local staff and have a lasting impact. If you are a qualified accountant, looking to make a difference and gain relevant international experience to help you transition into the sector, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Level of Language Proficiency
Fluent Spanish is essential for this role
Minimum Education Required