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Senior Finance Officer-Grants Job Vacancy Dar es Salaam at The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) | Deadline: 14th January, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania: Senior Finance Officer-Grants Job Vacancy Dar es Salaam at The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) | Deadline: 14th January, 2019
Reports to: Country Finance Manager
Location: Dar-es-Salaam
AKF is looking for a top-quality professional with unquestionable integrity to take on the role of Senior Finance Officer-Grants who would be fully responsible for grant budgeting, accounting, reporting, grant-related information management, due diligence, compliance and technical support to sub-grantees. 

Who we are
For nearly 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been partnering with communities, governments, and local leaders to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is rooted in the core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. The AKDN’s integrated approach makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the Foundation implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based in decades of experience, learning, and evaluation.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to problems that impede social and economic development in selected areas of Africa and Asia. AKF Tanzania is part of the AKF East Africa regional structure that implements programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectoral initiatives that includes programmes in economic inclusion, food security and agriculture, education, early childhood development, health, and civil society strengthening.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensure robust financial management for all grants is in place
  • Fully implement AKF quality assurance standards for grant financial management
  • Provide clear guidelines and technical assistance to managers and sub-grantees on grant financial management requirement and hold sub-grantees accountable
  • Take lead on financial reporting to donors on all grants
  • Develop and/or review and finalize grant budgets and grant financial reports in accordance with donor requirements and ensuring their quality and timeliness
  • Systematically collaborate with program staff in budgeting, financial reporting, and review of burn rate analysis
  • Track expenditures and generate monthly and quarterly burn rate analysis for each grant that will provide management with information for decision making.
  • Ensure budget control by adequately checking all costs that are chargeable to grants.
  • Monitor grant periods and ensure that financial compliance requirements for the grant are adequately met and the grants are smoothly phased out.
  • Track donor disbursements and review funding projections/requests from the field for each grant as part of budget control and respond accordingly.
  • Participate in the development of budget for new proposals or for extension of existing grants and take full responsibility on accuracy and consistency of final budgets submitted to donors.
  • Develop capacity building programs and roll them out to finance and program staff on donor and AKF grant compliance and systems.
  • Conduct semi-annual grant review visits, grant financial due diligence and spot checks in the field
  • Coordinate all internal/ external grant reviews/ audits
  • Manage a comprehensive filing system for each grant to ensure that all relevant finance related documents on the grants are maintained and available for use
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Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or Business-Related field and Accounting Qualification-CPA, ACCA, CIMA.
  • A minimum of five years progressive experience in a multi-donor funding environment.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing multiple grants
  • Must have expertise in computerized accounting systems
  • Must have full proficiency in Excel, powerpoint, MS-Project
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills to engage productively with all levels of staff in addition to excellent communication skills
  • She/he must have the ability to work under pressure with multiple tasks, demands, and deadlines under minimal supervision

How to Apply
Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity should submit a cover letter explaining why they are best suited for this particular position, CV (not exceeding 4 pages) and the names and contact information of three professional referees by 14th January 2019 to the Country Director – Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania, by e-mail to [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.