Senior Officer – Finance and Accounts [East and Southern Africa]

ICRISAT seeks application for the position of Senior Officer – Finance & Accounts under East and Southern Africa Program. This position is based at ICRISAT- Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture. ICRISAT, established in 1972, and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, visit www.icrisat.org


  • Ensure the attainment of reliable financial reports and information to ICRISAT and specific donors through the supervision of the entire Finance Department
  • Maintenance and integrity of the accounting system (Sun System) and other internal controls, compliance with donor and statutory obligations
  • Supervising Payroll administration
  • Liaison with banks, ZIMRA and auditor
  • Monitoring of budgets


  • Master’s Degree with a strong preference of study in Accounting or Finance.
  • Member of Professional Body e.g. ACCA, CIMA or ICAZ


  • Hands on experience on Sun systems
  • Proficiency in Accounting Packages, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Good working knowledge of local languages (Ndebele and Shona).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial accounting standards, policies, and procedures of major international donors such as USAID, DFID, FAO, and UNDP etc.


The is a nationally recruited position for 12 months.

How to Apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 28 October 2021, with a letter of motivation, latest curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

“ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer”

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