Monday, February 10, 2014

Finance and Administration Director at Plan International, Tanzania

Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects and child protection initiatives. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

Position Description 
Plan is seeking applicants for a proposed Finance and Administration Director for an anticipated USAID-funded citizen’s health and social systems strengthening program in Tanzania. The Finance and Administration Director is responsible for overseeing project finances and administrative operations in accordance with relevant USAID regulations and in line with Plan’s financial and administrative management policy provisions. The Finance and Administration Director will supervise grant management and financial reporting on grant performance and will ensure best use of resources by managing the preparation of sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and assuring timely preparation of donor financial reports. 

This is a full-time position based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

• Provide oversight of financial and administrative management of the project. 
• Supervise all financial management to ensure best use of resources through sound budgeting, monitoring of project expenses, and timely preparation of donor financial reports. 
• Develop and implement monthly project-wide financial review(s) and analyses, as well as provide timely and reliable financial information for decision-making. 
• Maintain strong internal policies, processes, and controls systems in order to provide timely, consistent and accurate financial and budget management. 
• Develop strategic planning, work planning, and budgeting processes under supervision of the Chief of Party. 
• Work closely with Plan International USA home office and Plan Tanzania country office staff on internal and external financial reviews and audits; work closely with project finance/grants/administrative staff and sub-grantees to ensure appropriate implementation of same. 
• Prepare financial reports for donors.

Key Qualifications and Skills 
• Master’s degree in finance or financial management, and/or a professional qualification in accountancy. Bachelor’s degree with significant experience in project finance management may be accepted. 
• Significant experience managing programs funded by the U.S. Government, including experience managing finances for USAID-funded projects. 
• At least 10 plus years of experience in financial management and/or project administration. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to USA accounting procedures and processes. 
• Professional experience in Tanzania preferred. 
• In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations and other key USG regulations, including USAID 22 CFR Part 226 Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, 22 CFR Part 145 Grants and Agreements with Non-Profits, OMB Circulars A-122, Cost principles for non-profit organizations, and A-133 Audit of states, local governments, and non-profits.
 • Ability to adopt new software and financial management systems. 
• Excellent communication, management, and leadership skills. 
• Proven analytical skills in isolating priorities and tackling them. 
• Excellent command of written and spoken English; knowledge of Kiswahili highly preferred. 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook. 
• Demonstrated decision making and risk management capabilities.

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified and competent female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Further, Qualified Tanzanian nationals including those living in the diaspora are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
To Apply email your CV and cover letter to: