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Finance Committee Member at NGO Developing Skills of Teachers [398]

London, UK

Quarterly meetings

Our partner is an international NGO addressing the moral and economic imperative that every child, everywhere, should have a teacher who cultivates the joy of lifelong learning.

At a practical level, that means they support governments to reignite intrinsic motivation in teachers and local officials, through teacher networks. Their vision is a world where teachers love teaching and children love learning.

To further strengthen their governance team they are seeking a new co-opted Finance Committee member. This is an important role that will help provide support and challenge to the executive team and Board as they manage the organisation’s operations, finances and legal risks across the globe.

The role is ideally suited to someone with a strong operations or finance background that has international experience (particularly in India, Uganda, Indonesia or Ethiopia).  Strong alignment with the organisations values and charitable aims and the ability to communicate sensitively and clearly are essential.

Volunteer at NGO Providing High Quality Education in Rural Africa [400]

Travel and lunch expenses provided
London, UK

2 days per month

Our partner runs a senior school and farm in Wioso, Ghana, providing sustainable and high quality education to 200 pupils.
 

It also runs a three acre farm both for nutritional school meals and to teach sustainable farming. There is also a twenty acre commercial organic farm whose profits support the costs of the school.

The charity is in need of a volunteer to help put together historic accounts for 2018/19, and set up a new accounting system for the current and future years. The intention is to move both the UK and the Ghana operation onto a basic online accounting package.

Key tasks:

  • Produce accounts for year ending January 2019
  • Set up charity on online accounting package
  • Advise on financial controls

It is anticipated that the initial account preperation work and system setup would take an intial 8-10 days approximately, and then the role will go down to two days a month. They would however like to discuss the work required further with potential volunteers to ascertain what would be appropriate and would be open to other arrangements.

Finance Volunteer at Performing Arts Charity [397]

London, UK

2 days per month

Our partner works with vulnerable and marginalised women and girls across Africa and Asia who are at risk of poor sexual and reproductive health, to help them find their voices, assert their rights and transform their futures.

They use a unique combination of drama and participatory learning to promote sustainable behaviour and policy change; particularly focusing on improving the sexual and reproductive health of their participants.

They are looking for someone who may be retired/semi retired and has had senior finance roles, to provide support in the areas of financial management and strategy. Key tasks to include:

  • Review monthly management accounts from UK and Malawi
  • Highlight risks and possible mitigation strategies
  • Review donor financial reports and feed back
  • Review fundraising budgets

Finance Volunteer at Charity Working in African Refugee Camps [394]

South East, UK

1 day a month

Our partner supports the post-secondary education of refugees and displaced persons in Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan & Uganda. They are seeking a a volunteer to provide finance and secretarial support.

The charity is UK-based and ultimately serves as the endowment fund to a few East African subsidiaries that provide education and schooling in some of Africa’s largest refugee camps. The charity needs support from ideally one person who could provide finance and secretarial support to the Trustees.

Key reponsibilities:

  • Keeping financial records
  • Investment tracking
  • Receipts and Payments
  • Management Accounts
  • Annual Report and Accounts

Person specification:

  • Management accounts/Charities SORP experience
  • Experience liaising with auditors
  • Ideally experience of grant-making to international charitable organisations and investment management liaison

Trustee at Performing Arts Charity Empowering Marginalised Women [388]

Travel expenses covered
London, UK

1 day per month

Our partner works with vulnerable and marginalised women and girls across Africa and Asia who are at risk of poor sexual and reproductive health, to help them find their voices, assert their rights and transform their futures.
 

They use a unique combination of drama and participatory learning to promote sustainable behaviour and policy change; particularly focusing on improving the sexual and reproductive health of their participants.

They are looking to build the capacity of their Board in financial management as the organisation grows. They are looking for a Trustee who can attend quarterly board meetings as well as review monthly management accounts, requests for funding and quarterly forecasts. It is anticipated that the time required would be the equivalent of one day per month.

Ideally, they are looking are looking for someone with senior level financial managemnet experience with familiarity of charity accounts.

Volunteer Project at Organisation Empowering Local Entrepreneurs [399]

Remote, UK

2-3 Days

Our partner unlocks the potential of entrepreneurs in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi by matching them with volunteer business consultants from around the world.

Together they work for 6 months over Skype and mobile, identifying ways to improve the business, increase profitably and create employment. Since the organisation’s inception, over 500 entrepreneurs have started and benefited from their programme, increasing their finance, marketing and strategy skills and creating over 680 new full or part-time roles. They are seeking a volunteer to investigate whether their accountant’s charges are reasonable for the work that they are completing.

Your role

  • Report of the activities and charges of the accounts for the 2018 end of year submissions:
    (a) Opinion of the appropriateness of the charging level.
    (b) A view of potential remedial action, if there is excessive charging

Skills & Experience

  • Solid accounting experience in charity and commercial sectors, that will enable the comparison (as needed) of activities and charging in these different sectors and for different size/type organisations. 
  • Experience of Xero (desirable)
  • Not easily deflected in purpose
  • Confident to ask the right question

Time Commitment

  • Approximately 2-3 working days