Finance Officer Job Vacancy Kigoma at The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) | Deadline: 08th January, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: Finance Officer Job Vacancy Kigoma at The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) | Deadline: 08th January, 2019
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall by conversing chimpanzees and inspiring communities to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals, and the environment, we strongly believe everything is connected and everyone can make a difference.
The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) is a reputable and rapidly expanding non-governmental organization committed to wildlife research, conservation. socio-economic development and environmental education. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) was founded in 1977 by Dr. Jane Goodall. The JGI Tanzania with its partners – USAID and many others makes a difference through the landscape and community-centered conservation, chimpanzees research projects, environmental education to the young generation, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania, inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action.

JGI Tanzania is currently seeking to recruit suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant position:
Job Vacancy: Finance Officer
Work Station: Kigoma
Reporting Line: Finance & Administration Manager
Job Overall Summary:
The primary role of the Finance Officer will be to assist the Finance & Administration Manager in the handling the day to day Finance and Administration activities for the program.
The Finance Officer shall support the implementation of the activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the LCWT program. The position bearer shall perform the services outlined below during the period of the fixed term contract 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to:
  • Serving as an active member of the JGI Finance department and in this regard is expected to unveil a high level of financial discipline in daily finance operations.
  • Working closely with Finance & Administration Manager to ensuring all payment requests are properly documented and processed and funds are timely disbursed in support of approved activities.
  • Organizing the procurement and maintenance of program materials, supplies, and equipment in accordance with JGI policies and procedures. GAAP and USAID requirements. Develop and implement program annual procurement plan with approval of the Program Director for such activities as maintenance, procurement or repair services.
  • Follow up on the activities and monitor advances balance of resource disbursed, periodically verify spending and availability of funds for the program and recommend for changes in the budget line if needed.
  • Perform in-depth variance analysis by comparing the variance report to the program activity plan and confer advice where applicable to the Finance & Administration Manager.
  • Prepare and submits periodic project financial reports to the Finance & Administration Manager.
  • Work with the Finance & Administration Manager to provide oversight on all issues related to the administration of the program activities.
  • Provide support on the preparation of annual and quarterly work plans and compare the same with the allocated budget to ensure smooth operation of the program.
  • Participate in the annual Audit and develop follow up an action plan and ensure the action plan and the audit recommendations are implemented.
  • Managing program logistics by coordinating the effective utilization of program motor vehicles and motor boats.
  • Keep records for aH important program documents.
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Minimum Job Requirements & Qualifications:
  • At least Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of experience working with NGOs, previous experience working with USAID funded programs in Finance & Administration will be an added advantage.
  • Basic knowledge and practice in material management.
  • Extensive expertise in managing finance and compliance aspects of USG funded programs.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to interface between JGI staff, local communities, local governments, and other partners, and the ability to provide clear and patient instruction
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work and support a productive team environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Must be a person of unquestionable integrity.
  • Fluency in Swahili and English, both verbal and written. This position involves working with a wide range of people within the institution, local communities and local and international partners, including technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Candidate must have the ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently to deliver results.

Application Procedure:
All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (resume), copy of relevant certificates, testimonials, three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number or e-mail address, and should be send to the following e-mail address: [email protected].tz. 
Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.
JGI Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national or tribal origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, and marital status.
Application Deadline: 2019-01-08