Finance Officer

FHI 360, Tanzania

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st December, 2019

Job Description

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries. Currently, we are seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill in Finance Officer – Dar es salaam for its EpiC project in Tanzania.

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a 5-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls and young women; and orphans and vulnerable children which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level amongst the targeted populations.

Job Description

The Finance Officer will support the EpiC Tanzania Senior Finance Manager in all financial management, administration, grants management and other operational functions of the project. S/he will provide support in areas of financial management, accounting and record keeping within the project and ensure that all functions under the implementing partners are conducted in an efficient manner and in compliance with USAID and FHI360 policies, procedures and regulations. 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.

Main Function/Responsibilities

  • Prepare and review the project’s activities, pipeline reports, and budget for compliance with USAID/EpiC and FHI 360 standards.
  • Prepare monthly financial pipeline and other reports for submission in accordance with EpiC directives.
  • Ensure timely closure and submission of monthly financial and accounting reports and any other specifically required financial reports, such as quarterly pipelines to HQ
  • Perform/review reconciliations with respect to bank, balance sheet, vendors, inventory etc.
  • Support the development of national and regional-level budgets for program activities, working closely with finance and program staff in the regions.
  • Assist in the development of sub-awardee budgets and provide capacity building technical assistance to sub-awardee staff.
  • Assist regional finance and grants staff to correctly interpret and apply FHI 360, USAID, and EpiC policies, systems, and regulations related to finance and budget management.
  • Review sub-awardee monthly financial reports and conduct scheduled financial review visits.
  • Assist in communicating with the bank on all issues related to the project, including bank account balances, check book requests, bank statements etc.
  • Conduct pre-award reviews for implementing partners for qualifying recipients as deemed appropriate in accordance with established FHI 360 procedures.
  • Coordinate with the Senior 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 and client requirements
  • Support procurement for project, including reviewing vendor selection analyses from and ensure adherence to procurement requirements
  • Review payments to ensure documentation and process are in line with FHI 360 cost principle requirements
  • Review accounting transactions to ensure costs are charged to correct codes before releasing them to the accounting system
  • Ensure timely process and payments to all statutory payments as per law of the land and FHI 360 policies and procedures

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 2 years working experience in grants management.
  • 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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