Call for application

1. Accountant (Belgium)       < Download here or read below

New deadline: June 15, 2021

Introduction

This is a call for an accountant based in Belgium for the NILE Journeys asbl. 

Brief about the NILE Journeys

The NILE journeys is a platform of Nile basin communities working on regenerating the land, the river, and the society.  The ultimate vision and dream of the NILE Journeys is of ‘a Nile Basin ecosystem that nurtures life-affirming actions’.

Our mission is to create participatory experiential learning spaces for the inhabitants of the Nile bio-region and beyond, illuminating the multiple stories of this ecosystem that are rooted in the indigenous knowledge and regenerative practices.

The NILE Journeys work connects community spaces across the region, we call them Community Hubs. They are acupuncture points along the Nile for the impact and regeneration of the social and ecological fields. Through these hubs, we create experiential and participatory learning spaces within the hubs and across hubs. We also aim to profile the stories of these hubs to illuminate positive narratives about Africa to her citizens and beyond. We do that through projects and programs addressing youth, culture, permaculture, land regeneration, water, value chain integration, entrepreneurship development, and exchange.

Job Description

This job  description includes:

  • Follow-up with the yearly tax of the Belgium Entity (vzw/asbl)

  • Follow-up  with the yearly paperwork of the association (General Assembly, ...)

  • Oversight of XERO the accounting tool used.

  • Oversight of the bookkeeping and keep track of all the folder system and paperwork related to finances

  • Attend meetings of the Resourcing Circle

  • Schedule and conduct updates to steering team as per the budget timeline

  • Follow-up budgets

  • Create financial reports

  • Overseeing external audits

Profile of Consultant

  • Professional accountant for more than 5 years with experience in asbl’s

  • Additional experience in the following disciplines is an asset: 

    • Project management

    • Financial management

    • Auditing

    • Working abroad in the global south. 

  • A track record of working with NGOs and SMEs in Belgium

  • Well versed in XERO and willing to learn

  • Excellent communication skills in French and English. Dutch is an asset.

  • Excellent writing skills in French (and/or Dutch) and partially English.

  • Personal qualities of multitasking skills, resilience, patience, perseverance, willingness to learn, open-mindedness, team spirit and collaborative attitude, creativity, initiative-taking, ability to navigate conflicts, communication skills, and interest in being part of a whole.  

Application and Selection

 

To apply kindly send the following documents to hr@nilejourneys.org by the 15th of June 2021

  • Motivation letter highlighting the reason why this job interests you, why you are the right fit for it, and if you are a good fit for the NILE journeys. 

  • Recent CV

  • A financial proposal

Pre-selected applicants will be communicated with for a short zoom interview prior to the selection.

Working Conditions

This job opportunity is a consultancy contract with mostly work from home, ideally from Belgium (or neighboring countries), where the NILE Journeys office registration is. 

It is part-time (3 days of work per month in average) with a growing organization with a diverse team. It requires flexibility and long engagement. 

Work is mostly online and closely with the members of the resourcefulness circle. There will be a three months’ probation period.