Senior Finance Analyst

Published by Jobstanzania on 5:25:00 pm

Position title: Senior Finance Analyst 
Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Reports to: WUSC Country Director
Contract term: 3 years renewable contract.

Farm Radio International (FRI) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to support
broadcasters in developing countries to strengthen small scale farming and rural communities. For detail information’s please visit our web site; www.farmradio.org.

This position will be based in Arusha, Tanzania with regular communication/coordination with colleagues in Canada.

FRI has an office in Arusha with country offices in Accra, Addis, Arusha, Bamako, Burkina, Kampala, Niamey and Lilongwe. Farm Radio International in Tanzania will be implementing the UNITERRA project. Uniterra is a volunteer cooperation and international development program that strengthens organizations and networks by pooling expertise and knowledge. Jointly implemented by World University Service of Canada and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI), the Uniterra Program contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of local communities in 14 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. Uniterra supports the development of inclusive market systems in order to address the root causes of market failure and to facilitate systemic
changes. To do so, Uniterra works in specific product and service sub-sectors to in order to enable 5.6 million women and youth from poor and marginalized communities to improve their economic and social well-being. Uniterra prioritizes local ownership of results through working in partnership with strategically placed local partners to improve the quality and relevance of services, and facilitate access to economic opportunities for women and youth.

To support the above objective the we are looking for the suitable candidate to fill in the post of Senior Finance Analyst.


  • Under the direct oversight of Country Director, the Senior Finance Analyst will have overall responsibility for the financial & personnel administration. 
  • He/She is expected to provide high professional expertise in the conduct of Financial & Administration affairs relating to the UNITERRA Project . 
  • She/He will be required to perform a wide spectrum of tasks including: support to director of operation in two key respects as may be necessary - office administration and personnel administration. 
  • In addition to above the financial administration will include: hands on financial accounting of all transactions, financial analysis to offer business advice, management of donor funds in a prudent manner and financial monitoring, reporting to FRI Canada and key donors, as well as supporting local and international audits. 
  • In addition, the position will be responsible to collaborate, as necessary, with WUSC Country Director, in areas of improvement of financial management, under the oversight of WUSC Comptroller. 

Specific responsibilities include:
. Prepare yearly and monthly Financial reports in coordination with the Project Director in a timely manner; prepare actual vs. projected monthly and yearly costs to assist COP in
developing appropriate budget strategies;
. Responsible for controlling costs and keeping the project within binding agreement
budgeted limits;
. Responsible for assisting in the development of and implementing Human Resources
Manual and Financial policies with FRI Tanzania team.
. Ensure that financial and cash management systems are in place and adhered to, and
that internal audits indicate compliance;
. Manage the bank accounts, ensuring that proper documentation is sent and received
from the bank(s); maintain proper and correct accounting and physical assets inventory
. Monitor procurement activities to ensure that they are in line with the project and US
government regulations;
. Provide oversight to the work of the Accounts Assistant regarding petty cash, writing
checks, support documentation, and preparing vouchers for payments;
. Enter cash payments and cash receivables into the UNITERRA Project accounting system
and liaise with the home office when needed to ensure proper entries and corrections
are made;
. Review all budgetary issues with project staff and as appropriate with the donor agency;
. Develop and maintain systems to insure open and transparent communications with all
. Prepare and submit various financial reports as required by the Partner Agreement;
responsible for all program and financial reporting;
. Prepare and deliver orientation sessions to staff to explain administrative and financial
policies and procedures and schedule no less than semi-annual refresher sessions along
with periodic MEMOS up- dating staff on issues or concerns that need to be addressed;
responsible for ensuring compliance by all staff;
. Disclosing discrepancies to UNITERRA project Director in a timely manner in expense
documentation and/or conflicts of interest as they arise with staff;
. Lead training exercises for staff to ensure policies are complied with;
. Prepare and submit various financial reports as required by the contract in collaboration
with the Project Director and home office Project Team;
. Ensure that all FRI policies and procedures are followed, and comply with periodic FRI
reporting requirements;
. Ensure FULL COMPLIANCE on all Donor regulations/standards on travel, personnel,
procurement, financial administration, etc. are adhered to;
. To liaise with External Auditor for annual Project audit and respond to audit observations
. Check on accuracy and completeness of staff monthly payroll information including
compliance with statutory regulations
. Reviewing bid analysis for procurement of goods and services
. All other duties as assigned by the COP or headquarters office.

a) Perform such duties and exercise such powers as the project may from time to time reasonably
assign to him/her notwithstanding his/her job title and such duties and powers may relate or
concern the business of any Group Organization including serving on other Employee body or
committee or relating to such Group Organization as may be required from time to time by the Organization; Exercise good judgment at all times whilst handling both personal and professional relationships with project personnel and clients.
b) Serve the Project faithfully, honestly and use his/her utmost endeavors to promote its best interests but, not in any way which may conflict with the interests of any other Group Organisation, which interests the Employee shall use his/her best endeavors to promote its best interests;

c) Give to the Organization, such information regarding the affairs of any Group Organisation as it shall require or that a prudent employee with comparable responsibilities would ordinarily bring to  the attention of the Organization;
d) At all times conform to the reasonable directions of the Organization; and
e) Undertake that he shall not have any involvement with or interest in any entity, corporation partnership or business which competes with, or is carrying on a business substantially similar to,  the Organization or the Business.

. Masters Degree in related field.
. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in financial management, of program with annual
budget of at least $3 Million a year and also one year of experience in personal and office
. Proficiency in computer skills, spreadsheet, accounting packages such as QuickBooks and
Great Plain and MS Word, Excel, Power Point is requires; experience with Great Plains is an
. Strong analytical, communication and problem solving skills is necessary along with capacity
to identify and articulate potential problems and provide possible solutions in concise and
clear manner.
. Experience in working with international nongovernmental organization (INGOs) and donors is an asset.
. Experience with Payment by Result mechanism is a strong asset
. Knowledge of international development and with issues that impact refugees and host
communities is considered an asset.
. Experience working with ethnically diverse communities and with projects implementing
gender mainstreaming strategies.
. Demonstrate high level written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili.

All interested & qualified candidates please send application letter & C.V to tanzania@farmradio.org, Cc. jnyangoro@farmradio.org before 1st June 2015.

Strictly NO phonecalls.



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