Sunday, January 3, 2016

Director of Finance & Administration, Tanzania


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Director of Finance & Administration, Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Project
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting local Tanzanian applicants for the position of Director of Finance & Administration for the anticipated USAID-funded Youth Entrepreneurship project in Tanzania. The proposed objective of the project is to empower youth to become economically self-sufficient in the agriculture sector and contribute to Tanzania’s economic growth. The project is anticipated to align with USAID’s Feed the Future and have a focus on rural employment, including workforce readiness.
The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
GENERAL:
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
SALARY:
The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
APPLICATIONS:
Interested applicants are welcome to apply by:
EMAIL: Please respond by email by sending cover letter and CV to winrocktanzaniajobs@gmail.com and referencing Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Director of Finance & Administration in the subject line by January 31, 2016.
OR
WINROCK’S WEBSITE: Please go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Director of Finance & Administration by January 31, 2016.
Qualified Tanzania nationals, and other nationalities, especially those residing in Central/East Africa are strongly encouraged to apply. Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
EEOE/AA.
Position Description
POSITION TITLE: Director Finance & Administration (DFA), Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Project
LOCATION: Tanzania
DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education
REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Project
Position Summary:
The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) will be responsible overseeing all financial accounting and general office services for a high-quality, results-oriented project focused on youth workforce readiness, entrepreneurship skills, and connecting youth with employers/opportunities. The program goal will be to increase stable employment for vulnerable youth in Tanzania. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The DFA will be responsible for maintaining Winrock’s financial integrity, preparing all financial reports efficiently and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), local government regulations, Winrock policies and procedures, and donor requirements throughout the life of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Manage the accounting, finance and administration components of the program in country, including the various petty cash funds and field office finance, accounting and administrative activities;
  • Ensure consistency with Winrock standard operating procedures, policies and accounting principles.
  • Develop procedures for monitoring and analyzing project budgets, which allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of actual and budgeted spending.
  • Coordinate monthly requests for funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the project has all necessary funds for operations.
  • Coordinate and oversee program tendering and procurement activities in country
  • Ensure financial reporting is in accordance with USAID contractual requirements.
  • Advise project staff on financial health through the provision of regular and timely financial expenditure reports.
  • Review and approve all vouchers prepared by the finance officer (disbursement, receipt and general journal vouchers) for expenditures and ensures that expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocable to the project;
  • Review and approve field office fund request;
  • Oversee payroll procedures for national staff, administer payroll, and monitor employee time keeping
  • Develop and implement office administrative and personnel systems;
  • Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub awards/contracts.
  • Produce budget projections and reports for submission to USAID.
  • Liaise with the COP to ensure the project needs are being met in terms of accounting, contracts, human resources, IT, and operations.
  • Supervise project staff and consultants working on finance and administrative for the project
  • Monitor partner’s management of funds and cross check source documents.
  • Maintain financial files and support annual audits.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
Work Experience:
  • A minimum of 12 years’ progressive financial management and grants management experience on international development projects.
  • At least 4 years’ experience with financial management of a USAID or USG-funded contract or grant.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, particularly OMB circulars A 122, 133, 200, 22C and 226.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.
    Skills:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill in English is required.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, especially with accounting software, spreadsheets and financial analysis
  • Willingness to travel frequently

HOW TO APPLY:
EMAIL: Please respond by email by sending cover letter and CV to winrocktanzaniajobs@gmail.com and referencing Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Director of Finance & Administration in the subject line by January 31, 2016.
OR
WINROCK’S WEBSITE: Please go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Director of Finance & Administrationby January 31, 2016.

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