Operations Director Job Opportunity Dar es Salaam at Devex | Deadline: 03rd January, 2019

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Jobs Tanzania: Operations Director Job Vacancy Dar es Salaam at Devex | Deadline: 03rd January, 2019
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Operations Director – Devex
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Apply by 3 January 2019

Job Description
Devex is posting this position on behalf of a member organization.
The Operations Director is the finance and administrative operations leader for the organization’s office in Tanzania. The Director of Operations’ primary responsibilities are to oversee all activities in Tanzania offices by supporting and managing accounting, finance, grants, human resources (HR), information technology (IT), procurement, and other logistics. Under the leadership of the Country Director, the Operations Director will ensure that systems and processes support effective and efficient program implementation.

Responsibilities:
• Develop, update, and implement policies and procedures in accordance with applicable government and donor rules and regulations.
• Oversee procurement processes, including competitive bidding and documentation for local goods and services.
• Facilitate collaborative relationships with legal counsel, fiscal agent, payroll vendor, lessor, auditors, bankers, company secretaries, supplies, and relevant US and Tanzania government agencies.
• Provide support and leadership to the management team in budget development, monitoring and analysis, as well as reporting.
• Develop and manage budget monitoring and tracking systems that include financial and contractual data.
• Ensure preparation of complete and accurate monthly and ad hoc financial reports and submission of financial information.
• Oversee treasury management and maintain stewardship and fiduciary responsibility of financial resources ensuring sufficient cash resources are in country to meet project obligations.
• Oversee the general accounting functions including accounts payables and payroll, banking, accounts receivables, audit planning, and submission of Tax and VAT returns ensuring compliance with US government and Tanzania regulations, and organization policies, practices, and regulations.
• Supervise designated finance, accounting, HR, and IT staff.
• Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications
• Advanced degree in finance, business administration, or other management related field.
• At least 10 years of experience managing project finances for programs funded by USAID, CDC, Global Fund, etc.; experience with development and aid programs in Tanzania preferred.
• Must have proven knowledge and prior experience with US government rules and regulations.
• Demonstrated financial management experience, including accounting, reporting, and the oversight of budgets and subcontracts, and adherence to USG procurement requirements.
• Proven expertise in establishment of internal controls and implementation of fraud mitigation practices.
• At least 7 years of experience leading and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural environment, including recruitment, staff development, training, mentoring, and performance assessment.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; proven diplomatic and public relation skills.
• Willingness to live in Tanzania and travel nationally and internationally up to 30%.
• Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing).