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10 Nov 2022

Project Financial Officer at Tanzanian Diabetes Association (TDA)

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Job Description

The Tanzanian Diabetes Association (TDA) is a nationally recognized leader on diabetes policy and practice, a convener of the community movement, a partner to including foundations, government, and an advocate for people at risk of or living with diabetes including type 1 diabetes.

TDA in partnership with the University of Pittsburg and Life for A Child (LFAC) are looking forward to conducting a clinical trial to determine whether insulin glargine reduces the risk of serious hypoglycemia or improves Time in Range over 3-6 months when compared against standard of care human insulin (e.g. NPH or premixed 70/30) among youth living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in low resource settings (HumAn-1 Trial). This is a two year project to be implemented between 2022-2024.

Therefore, TDA is calling for qualified candidates to apply for the following positions:

Position title: Project Financial Officer (1 position)

Reports to: Project Manager/Overall coordinator, PI and TDA’s Hon. General Secretary

Location: TDA Office, Dar Es Salaam.

Contract: Fixed Terms, 1 year, renewable.

Minimum qualification:

  • At least a bachelor degree in finance and accountancy with minimum of two years of experience in similar capacity
  • Recognized by professional body and holder of Certified Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Experience of working with NGOs is an added advantage
  •  Good experience in financial management
  • Experience overseeing project operations, procurement, and logistics; extensive experience in the development of project budgets.
  •  Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Proficiency in working with Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  •  Accuracy in reporting detailed financial information
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and professionals alike
  •  Confidence in liaising with external organizations
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan and priorities own workload, manage competing tasks and meet deadlines.
  •  Ability to maintain effective office systems
  • Ability to travel locally as required.

Job responsibilities:

  • Take care of bookkeeping and administration of invoices and accounting documents
  •  Manages the bank account, payments and treasury
  • Monitor expenditure against budgets; monitor cash flow and predict new trends
  • Contribute to the preparation of financial statements and processing and retention of documents and support in accordance with TDA/University of Pittsburgh regulations.
  • Produce accurate financial reports at specific deadlines
  • Prepare invoices to be submitted to Pittsburgh University timely and on quarterly basis
  • Manage the annual accounts closing and the external audit in collaboration with the external accountant
  • Ensure compliance with regulations (TDA and University of Pittsburgh) for procurement of goods and services and record­keeping
  •  Develop appropriate financial systems and tools.
  •  Prepare monthly payrolls
  • Manages time-sheets


Competitive salary shall be offered to qualified candidates

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Method of Application

If interested, please apply by sending a CV, over letter one page maximum and contact details of 3 references in English to [email protected] by the 18th of November, 2022; 1600 hours EAT. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only applications submitted via e-mail shall be considered.

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