Finance and Administration / Business Development Services (BDS) Officer

Published by Jobstanzania on 3:31:00 pm

TCCIA Manyara is looking for a Finance and Administration / Business Development Services (BDS) Officer 

Working station : TCCIA Office in Babati, Tanzania 
Starting date : 1st of October 2014 
Duration : 2 years & renewable 

TCCIA (Tanzanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture) is a membership organization of entrepreneurs. The branch for Manyara region was founded in 2004, but nation-wide the organisation has been in existence since 1988. Its core-business is to lobby and advocate on behalf of its members, to strengthen the capacity of its members through training as well as to link them to financial institutions and investors. TCCIA Manyara operates in all 5 districts of Manyara region. 

Context of the Job: 
This position combines two functions: financial and administration officer and BDS Officer. The candidate should be able to perform accountancy and admin duties for TCCIA Manyara and also provide basic business and accounting training to the target group (entrepreneurs & other members). He / she will work in close cooperation with the Sr. BDS officer and the other TCCIA Manyara staff. 

Tasks & Responsibilities: 
1. Conduct business visits (member needs assessment & monitoring) 
2. Conduct entrepreneurial training for members e.g. record keeping, basic accounting 
3. Link members with micro finance institutions 
4. Manage the (Youth) Credit fund 
5. Support the Executive officer and BDS advisor with lobby & Advocacy activities 
6. Write project proposals / fundraising 
7. Ensure members pay fees 
8. Petty cash management 
9. Financial management / bookkeeping 
10. Support BDS advisor and executive officer 
11. Recruit new members 
12. Perform any other tasks assigned to you by your supervisor. 

Job requirements: 
1. An Accounting degree or related field 
2. A minimum of 2 years work experience in the accounting field 

Required profile: 
1. A demonstrable experience as an accountant, finance officer or grant manager 
2. Preferable familiarity & experience in the international NGO sector as well as experience with handling a portfolio of funds from international donors; 
3. Conversant with computerized accounting packages (e.g. Quick-book), double entry and analytical bookkeeping systems, data presentation, Excel and MS Word; 
4. Knowledge in keeping a manual cash book 
5. An accurate eye for details, strong analytical & problem-solving capabilities; 
6. Must be pro-active and able to work effectively and efficiently under pressure; 
7. Has excellent coordination, organizational and inter-personal skills and attitudes; 
8. Can develop and facilitate trainings for the members in e.g. bookkeeping and record keeping 
9. Skills in experience in writing project proposals in an advantage 
10. Fluent in English and Kiswahili both oral and written. 

Closing date is Friday 15 August 2014.

How to apply: 
Application letter (maximum 1 page) and CV (maximum 4 pages) should be sent by e-mail to Chairman Mr. Karunde at: karundet@yahoo.com with the following subject line “Financial and Admin / BDS Officer”. 

NB: At this stage you do not need to send copies of diploma’s or certificates 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted 



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