8 Mar 2019

FHI 360 Jobs in Tanzania : Director of Finance

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FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Director of Finance for an anticipated project in Tanzania, The Tanzania Vector Control Activity (TVCA); focused on improving vector control approaches while supporting the delivery of Insecticide Treated Nets in regions with a high burden of malaria. The Director of Finance will be responsible for administrative and financial leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of project set-up, daily operations, and close-out. The Director of Finance will manage the administrative and logistic infrastructure of key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global standard of excellence in health service delivery programming and donor-specified compliance. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam and will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Director of Finance will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to finance and contracts aspects of the project, including general financial management and processes, subaward financial management, and accounting;
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations aspects of project;
  • Ensure compliance of financial systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulations, award requirements, and Government of Tanzania laws;
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets;
  • Manage project procurement processes;
  • Advise senior leadership regularly on financial and agreement-related matters;
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID;
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management;
  • Supervise other project-based finance, procurement, and contract & grants staff.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required; or a Bachelor’s accounting degree with 12 years’ experience;
  • Certified Public Accountant;
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management of donor funded programs, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a developing country; Tanzanian experience is preferred;
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required; USAID cooperative agreement experience strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets of $50 million dollars or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create, supervise and maintain teams as well as effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting program technical staff to ensure resources are used efficiently and accurately account for expenditure;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions: https://www.fhi360.org/careers. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at as soon as possible.  Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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