Project Accountant (Eswatini)


The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and well-being and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions.

CGHPI has recently received an award from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program will support the Kingdom of Eswatini to provide comprehensive, quality assured care, treatment and prevention HIV/TB services in Manzini and Lubombo regions. As a result, CGHPI is recruiting for the following position, and seeks exceptional individuals to join the team and further enrich our unique offerings.

Job Location:  Mbabane, Eswatini

Job Overview: 

This position will work with the Finance Manager to ensure proper financial accounting in line with good accounting practices on the program. The position will be directly involved in budget planning and tracking, and manage day-to-day spending under the oversight of the Finance Manager, and will ensure adherence to fundamental principles of financial management, accountability, internal controls, compliance, and record keeping. The holder of the position will ensure the program’s finances are managed according to Federal rules and regulations, the institution’s policies and procedures, national laws and regulations and according to internationally accepted accounting and financial management standards. The position will ensure that expenses and accruals are accurately monitored and tracked, and posted to the accounting system as per GAP. The position will prepare financial reports as necessary and ensure monthly financial reconciliation across different reporting and records systems – including program bank accounts. The position will also support the program to meet financial reporting requirements of the award – including expenditure analysis. The position will support the implementation of GU financial, procurement and administration policies as applicable.

Specific Duties

  • Maintain a record of all project transactions
  • Manage all project bank accounts under supervision from the finance manager
  • Ensure proper disbursements of advances and retirement of funds by project personnel
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of financial documents and records in line with funder, the Kingdom of Eswatini and GU rules and regulations
  • Maintain compliance with grant finance and accounting rules
  • Manage petty cash disbursements on the project
  • Monitor project cash flow, expenditures and replenishment needs

Required Qualifications and Competencies

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing moderate to large budgets in a reputable organization
  • Professional Qualification, e.g., ACCA, CPA, CIMA desirable but not required
  • Advanced computer skills (Ms Office, financial management packages and relational databases)

To Apply
Interested applicants should send a current CV, cover letter, and references to CGHPI at