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15 Aug 2019

Fiscal and Administrative Officer at ASPIRES Tanzania

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The Agricultural Sector Policy and Institutional Reform Strengthening (ASPIRES) project is part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy funded through USAID, The project goal is to accelerate Tanzania’s adoption of more effective policies and programs in order to drive broad-based agricultural sector growth, improve household food security and nutrition, and reduce poverty. The project is implemented by Michigan State University (MSU) through ASPIRES Tanzania. ASPIRES is registered as an NGO in Tanzania,

ASPIRES Tanzania would like to recruit candidates for the positions described below, subject to availability of funds.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Provide support to CoP and Head of Operations in-country financial leadership of ASPIRES

Monitor budgets and expenditures for project activities

Ensure that adequate financial controls are in place to maintain proper accountability of expenditures

Ensure that financial transactions are properly authorized, recorded, have adequate supporting documentation, are maintained and can be easily extracted for the purpose of preparing financial statements and audits

Ensure that all procurement processes and expenditures of the project are in accordance with MSU and project guidelines

Prepare and submit timely and accurate financial reports according to ASPIRES and donors’ policies

Arrange for travel, hotel reservations and logistical support for project staff

Provide administrative and logistical support for organization of events, conferences, visits, etc.

Participate in meetings and prepare routine correspondence, memoranda and reports

Other administrative/financial assignments as requested by the Chief of Party

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or equivalent is required

A Certified Public Accountant (local or international) is desirable

At least 3 years of relevant work experience in finance and administrative functions

Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated experience in preparation of financial reports and working with budgets

Effective verbal and written communications skills and he/she must be fluent in English

Good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and work effectively with cross-cultural teams

Strong results orientation, demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects with a high level of accuracy and the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

Excellent working knowledge of word processing, database, accounting packages and spreadsheet software

Experience with donor-funded projects is desirable

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How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to: [email protected] and copy to [email protected]. The application should include: a) Your CV with 3 names and addresses of referees; An application letter with 1-page Annex of the Statement of Purpose; and Copies of your academic certificates. The application deadline is COB August 30th, 2019.

ASPIRES will only respond to short-listed candidates. Thus, if you do not hear from us you should be aware that your application was not successful.

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