Field Accountant

Published by Jobstanzania on 12:42:00 am

An international organization is opening up an office in Tanzania is competitively recruiting for the following positions to support its peace and elections project;
The organization is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, dedicated to advancing freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, democratic governance and the rule of law.

POSITION: Field Accountant

The Field Accountant will assist the Country Director (CD) in supervising all fiscal, administrative and logistical operations of the Tanzania Office. S/he also manages office financial and procurement systems, and supports Tanzania program field logistics and administration. The Field Accountant will report directly to the CD.

Duties & Responsibilities
·    Support the CD to ensure that country office complies with the Tanzania laws, rules and regulations as well as the organization’s administrative, financial and accounting policies.
·    Fulfill regular reporting requirements of accounting, logistical and financial operations of the Tanzania Office, and preparation of relevant documents, budgets and monthly accounting reports;
·    Assist the CD in the management of administrative and logistic support staff;
·    Oversee all Tanzania Office cash and bank transactions, prepare relevant vouchers and ensure proper reconciliation;
·    Monitor implementation of budgets and make necessary recommendations to ensure compliance with donor and organization’s financial, procurement and accounting requirements;
·    Ensure all the organization’s property are securely kept at all times, and keep an updated inventory of all the organization’s assets.

Minimum Qualifications
·    A bachelor's degree in Finance plus CPA
·    Not less than with a 3-5 years’ relevant professional experience
·    Fluent in written and spoken English (fluency in other languages a plus);
·    Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
·    Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and basic online applications;
·    Must be able to travel to new environments for extended periods, and work both independently and as a member of a team; and
Desired Competency and Experience
·    Proven capacity to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously and under tight deadlines.
·    Experience working for an international organization or business or on a donor funded project- preferably USAID
·    Experience in managing logistics/administration of donor funded projects

If interested, please apply by emailing to IRITanzaniaJobs@gmail.com. the following:
(1) Curriculum Vitae (start with your most recent employment and state job title, employer, dates employed as well as skills and achievements in each employment listed); (2) cover letter (please refer to the core competencies and state how your skills, knowledge, and experience demonstrate your suitability)(3) two professional references.

Please do not send additional attachments or copies (i.e. academic transcripts or professional certificates) at this time. You may apply no later than July 30, 2015.

This is an immediate opening so no applications will be accepted after this date.  No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, so there is no need to follow up.

CLOSING DATE: July 30, 2015



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