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Accounting for International Development

Aware of and willing to contribute to the socially-oriented goals of Accounting for International Development (AfID), RsA Asia joined AfID to help the provision of accounting services for communities that face economic struggles and need advise from certified accountants.

AfID ( is an organisation that offers accountants from around the world the opportunity to use their skills to globally support a broad range of non-profit organisations. Their ongoing strategy is to build the financial management capacity of charities and this guides the operations of AfID in all 50 countries in which it operates. This area mainly includes South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, where the percentage of the population which lives in extreme poverty reaches 41% and 57%, respectively (World Bank).

AfID’s partners are international NGOs, hospitals, micro-finance organisations, conservation projects, women’s empowerment programmes and schools. These partners fight against extreme poverty and inequality in their communities but due to their limited resources are unable to access vital accounting and financial management training.

The main focus of all AfID assignments is to develop and enhance the skills, confidence and potential of local people. This will enable organisations to ultimately have the financial management capacity they need to deliver more effective and sustainable programmes to their many beneficiaries while maintaining good relations with their donors.

RsA ( contributes to the promotion of AfID jobs in the regions where it operates. This will be achieved through the network of accounting companies and periodical events where the achievements and projects of AfID will be shared.

The following positions are currently available for applicants through AFiD.

LAOS | Volunteer Accountant

Our partner is a fair trade organization in Laos that creates sustainable livelihoods by training local artisans. As their 4th volunteer, you will review their progress, help streamline operations and assist in their preparations for the new financial year.

Duration: 2 Weeks Resources: Affordable Accommodation

KENYA | Pro Bono Accountant

Our partner strengthens community-based schools in informal settlements and slums in Nairobi. They have requested a year-end placement to help prepare them for their 2019 audit and support in preparing a 3 year organisational budget.

Duration: 3-4 Weeks Resources: Affordable Accommodation

CAMBODIA | Volunteer Auditor

Our partner improves the living conditions of the rural Cambodian population, focusing on water and sanitation, sustainable construction, education & agriculture. You will assist with year-end procedures, end of year audit preparations and finalising the 2020 budget.

Duration: 3-8 Weeks Resources: Accommodation Provided

TANZANIA | Finance Volunteer

Our partner is Tanzania’s first network of affordable pre-primary and primary schools, educating children from low income families. You will help them prepare for their annual audit, year-end close of books and estimated 2020 financial growth.

Duration: 4 Weeks Resources: Accommodation & Visa Provided

UGANDA | Volunteer Accountant

Our partner is an NGO that uses the OpenStreetMap (OSM) model to further national development in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. They need help with developing their procedures and capacity as well as training staff in QuickBooks.

Duration: 2 Weeks Resources: Affordable Accommodation

INDIA | Finance Volunteer

Our partner is a social enterprise that supplies affordable solar energy solutions across the agricultural value-chain in rural India. As a young start-up with plans for growth, they need an experienced volunteer to design and implement an accounting & management system.

Duration: 4 Weeks + Resources: In-Country Transport & Some Meals Provided

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