Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Accounts Assistant


The International Republican Institute (IRI) is a Washington, D.C. based nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide. IRI has supported the promotion of democratic governance in Tanzania since 2013 and opened its first office in Tanzania in 2015 with an aim to engage youth in civil society on Tanzania’s democratic process with partners in the Tanzanian parliament’s women and youth caucuses.

The International Republican Institute is competitively recruiting an Accounts Assistant to support accounting operations of the organization.

POSITION: Accounts Assistant

LOCATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Accounts Assistant will be responsible for supporting day to day accounting operations of the organization. The Accounts Assistant reports to the Country Director (CD).

Duties & Responsibilities
 Assist in preparation of monthly accounting reports and budgets.
 Assist in preparations of relevant vouchers for bank and cash transactions.
 Assist in facilitating payments during field missions.
 Assist in posting of payment vouchers to the accounting software.
 Assist in management of petty cash transactions.
 Assist in procurement and office logistics.
 Assist in keeping an updated inventory of all the organization assets.
 Perform any other duties as assigned by the Country Director.

Minimum Qualifications
 Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
 Knowledge of general bookkeeping procedures
 Knowledge of general accounting principles
 Minimum of two years’ working experience in an accounting environment preferably in an international organization or donor funded projects

Desired Competency and Experience
 Proficient computer skills and use of relevant accounting packages
 Good time management and organizational skills, including resourcefulness and the ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously and efficiently
 Ability to pay attention to detail and meet deadlines
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Self – motivated and results - oriented

If interested, please apply by email to - tanzaniaassistants@gmail.com 

CLOSING DATE: February 9, 2017

The following documents are required for submission:
(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) and include two professional references

(2) Cover letter (please refer to the core competencies and state how your skills, knowledge and experience demonstrate your suitability

Please do not send additional attachments or copies (i.e. academic transcripts or professional certificates) at this time. You may apply no later than February 9, 2017. This is an immediate opening so interviews process will start immediately. No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, so there is no need to follow up.

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