Finance and Grants Officer

Fhi 360, Shinyanga, Tanzania

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th February, 2020

Job Description

Job Description

The Regional Finance and Grants Officer will support the management of EpiC Tanzania subawardees in their assigned region as well as support financial administrative and other operational functions of the project in the region. S/he will be in routine contact with the EpiC subawardees in the regions, conducting compliance site visits and providing ongoing support for financial and management systems setup and strengthening to develop subawardee capacity. He/she will ensure that all functions under the EpiC subawardees are conducted in an efficient manner and in compliance with USAID and FHI360 policies, procedures and regulations and will be in routine contact with subawardees. The position requires close collaboration with other operations staff within EpiC and the FHI 360 Tanzania country office to ensure application of FHI 360 and USAID regulations, policies and practices.

Specific duties include:

  • Monitor subawardee financial and management performance within the region, liaising closely with EpiC technical and program staff monitoring technical performance.
  • Conduct regular site visits to subawardees to check compliance, follow-up on special award conditions, and provide capacity building support and coaching.
  • Review subawardee documentation including monthly invoices, supporting documentation (timesheets, receipts, etc.) and monthly program reports and submit to EpiC Tanzania head office.
  • Prepare and manage a regional budget for EpiC Tanzania and track and monitor activities and expenditures within region to ensure alignment with budget and workplans.
  • Prepare financial reports and other documentation as requested and in accordance with EpiC directives.
  • As needed, perform/review reconciliations with respect to bank, balance sheet, vendors, inventory etc.
  • Assist in the development of sub-awardee budgets and provide capacity building technical assistance to sub-awardee staff.
  • Coordinate with the Finance Manager for audits and assist in ensuring that the audit recommendations are effectively implemented.
  • Review and perform spot checks and reconciliation for petty cash per FHI 360 requirements
  • Support procurement for project as needed, including reviewing vendor selection analyses from and ensure adherence to procurement requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting and Business Administration with 5-7 relevant experience or Masters in similar field with 3-5 relevant years of experience. CPA, ACA or any other relevant professional qualification is desirable.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in financial management and reporting.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in grants management with local organizations, including capacity building of management and financial systems.
  • Budget development skills for USAID-funded projects and general ledger skills.
  • Good analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven proactive skills in identifying cost savings, cost avoidance and efficiency opportunities.
  • Ability to develop effective work plan and priorities to meet business objectives.
  • Familiarity with or knowledge of USAID-funded projects and grants management policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with Tanzanian public health sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) in Tanzania is highly desirable.
  • Cultural sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of key and vulnerable populations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interpret financial and other quantitative information and reports.
  • Good report writing and documentation skills.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, productively and sensitively within a multidiscipline, multicultural and multigender environment.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills.


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