Friday, 26 January 2018

Finance and Administration Manager


Published by Jobstanzania on January 26, 2018

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

RTI International is advertising for a role for staff for the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) project that addresses factors in Tanzania that threaten biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. USAID PROTECT is a 5 year activity that will end in March 2020.

We are recruiting a Finance and Administration Manager in Dar es Salaam.

The USAID PROTECT Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) is expected to drive best practices in financial, human resources and administrative management within the organization to maximize efficiency and growth. The FAM will be expected to lead a team of 3-5 staff to support in all areas of logistics and operations for field-based activities. S/he will have a broad base of experience in an international setting. S/he works on team with USAID PROTECT Operations Director, DCOP and COP on a day-to-day basis.


Key responsibilities:
Oversees finance, human resource management, logistics, procurement, administration and information technology (IT) support to this large, complex project, requesting direction from RTI regional office and headquarters business partners as needed and ensuring compliance with RTI and USAID regulations.
Works closely with COP, DCOP, Operations Director, technical staff, regional staff, and headquarters staff to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed, disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives and results.
Work closely with RTI staff, government officials, and contractors to ensure full compliance with local laws (i.e. taxes, labor, shipping, customs, registration), while integrating with current systems and procedures.
Oversee the field finance staff and COP on managing project expenses to annual work plan and contract budgets; this includes the preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables and budget variation reports).
Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and biweekly wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the US.
Oversee procurement requests for supplies, furniture, equipment, training, events, and services as requested and manage the procurement process and approvals (i.e., prepare purchase orders, make payments, and prepare justifications of expenditures).
Oversee all Human Resources functions including, hiring, onboarding, employment agreement preparations, HR file management, performance appraisals, and exit procedures.


Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
Master’s degree and 9 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of experience
Minimum 8 years of experience in financial management with at least 5 years work on international technical assistance programs, including managing grants under contracts and sub-awards
Certified Public Accountant of Tanzania or equivalent professional accounting qualification is required.
Experience overseeing finance and administration for a USAID-funded project is required.
Knowledge of applicable USG procurement, rules and regulations, and administrative policies is required.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required.


Skills & Abilities:
Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervision, leadership and managerial skills
Proven track record of problem-solving and conflict mitigation
Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access plus working knowledge of accounting and procurement software (particularly QuickBooks) is strongly preferable.
Attention to detail, accuracy, timeliness and ability to work independently
Ability to multi-task, work well with others and to listen and communicate both verbally and in writing


How To Apply: 

Email cover letter and CV to hr@tzprotect.org by 4th February, 2018.

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of the email.

Please do not attach copies of certificates. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment process.

RTI International is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V


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