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3 New Job Vacancies at BBC Media Action Tanzania - Various Posts

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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at BBC Media Action Tanzania, 2022
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BBC Media Action:
BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development organisation, working in more than 20 countries and reaching more than 100 million people a year. We support independent media and share trusted information that protects health, bridges divides, challenges prejudice, and saves and changes lives. We follow the editorial standards and values of the BBC, but we rely on donor funding to carry out our work. To find out more, please see bbcmediaaction.org.
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Finance assistant, Tanzania
Job title:
Finance assistant
Contract: Fixed-term
Duration: 12 months to December 2023 (with possible extension)
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BBC Media Action is seeking a finance assistant to support our country office in Tanzania.

Job purpose
To support the finance function of BBC Media Action in Tanzania in making daily payments and other financial clerical work, such as month-end journals and scanning reports, filling in payment vouchers, and preparation of audit files.

Main duties
Financial accounting

  • Review and writing payment vouchers for staff advance and supplier invoices after being reviewed by the Finance Officer and approved by budget holders and ensure that all payments are made on time.
  • Keep petty cash box and make petty cash payments following policies and procedures after being approved and reviewed by the finance officer.
  • Record all petty cash payments in petty cash register.
  • Balance cash box by counting cash at beginning and end of work and at the end of the month.
  • Follow up on acknowledgement EFD receipts with operations for all payments made.
  • Maintain finance files by filling of payment vouchers and making sure all vouchers are filled chronologically with proper supporting documents.
  • Issue cheques for all accounts due, make copies of issued cheques, record in cheque register.
  • Support project events in making payments to event participants after reviewing the budget and supporting documents.
  • Assisting in administrative activities during events (supervising recording of attendance, reviewing receipts for refund, follow up on final invoice on conference package after the events) with guidance from project staff
Financial management
  • Assist with month end as well as year-end returns which includes preparing various journal entries for accruals, prepayments, or any other adjustments in accordance with year-end schedule & checklist.
  • Reconciling petty cash at the end of the month.
  • Assist with the annual audit by making sure all payment vouchers are stamped PAID and are properly supported with EFD receipts as required.
  • Cover for the finance officer when on leave.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
  • Assists finance officer in reforecast and project spending monitoring as assigned.
  • Performing any other duty as may be assigned in finance or during events.
Safeguarding responsibilities
  • Understand and comply with the Safeguarding policy and the staff Code of Conduct.
  • Participate in relevant mandatory training on Safeguarding and Respect at Work.
  • Report any Safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the Country Director, or using the Whistleblowing Policy.
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Required skills, knowledge, and experience
  • Holder of first degree in accountancy/ advanced diploma in accounting or equivalent – with original copies of qualification documents.
  • At least two years of professional working experience at the level of finance assistant or above level within a recognised NGO or INGO.
  • Experience of working with and reporting to international donors.
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with financial and non-financial staff within BBC Media Action.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation.
  • Excellent IT skills with experience of operating computer-based financial management systems.
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail

Key competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
  • Analytical thinking – able to simplify complex problems, processes, or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
  • Decision making – ready and able to take initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
  • Planning and organisation – able to think ahead to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resource requirements.
  • Resilience – can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
  • Influencing and persuading – able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
  • Communication – able to be understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
  • Managing relationships – able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • Self-development – able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.

Finance officer, Tanzania
Job Title:
Finance officer
Contract: Fixed-term
Duration: 12 months to December 2023 (with possible extension)
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BBC Media Action is seeking a finance officer to support our country office in Tanzania.

Job purpose
To provide professional financial support to a range of BBC Media Action stakeholders, effective control of financial processes and deliver operational excellence. The finance officer will work closely with the finance manager in administering the financial system in line with organisational financial policies and controls, and in ensuring full compliance with Tanzanian laws. This role will also assist project teams in planning, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting expenditure.

Main duties
Financial control

  • Prepare, consolidate, and analyse financial data and management information system reports at all command levels.
  • Assist in month-end activities such as reviewing and analysing travel advances and posting into internal financial systems, resolving data integration issues, and bank and petty cash reconciliations with accuracy and an eye for detail
  • From time to time manage monthly payroll postings, including ensuring that payroll reconciliation is completed monthly and that statutory deductions and payment to the Government are made in a timely manner
  • Ensure monthly journals are prepared and posted onto the financial system in a timely and accurate manner. Coordinate with HR staff to ensure that the Excel based time recording systems are completed accurately and in line with the staff recharge timeline.
  • Assist in reviewing payment vouchers whenever necessary.
Financial & management accounting
  • Prepare cash forecasts to identify monthly funding requirements.
  • Support the project manager in ensuring the integrity, accuracy, and timeliness of core financial processes on forecasting and budget management and realignment whenever necessary.
  • Support the finance manager to review short term plans and assist in the production of budgets, extrapolation of trends and support the input of financial data.
  • Working with other members of the Finance team, continuously assess the service being provided to the users of financial information and explore improvements to ensure that core finance processes are being undertaken as efficiently as possible.
  • Preparing monthly variance analysis as per donor agreements and BBC Media Action finance controls as assigned by the Finance Manager.
Donor & organization compliance
  • Work with the finance manager in the preparation of the annual statutory accounts, including preparing financial statements and disclosures under accrual-based IPSAS.
  • Preparation and submission of financial returns which includes administration of taxes and risks as required by BBC Media Action and Tanzania accounting laws.
  • Under the supervision of the finance manager, participating in project and statutory audits answering auditor queries where relevant.
  • Ensuring compliance with all financial management and reporting of various donor organisations.
  • Working with respective project managers, ensure that donor reports are prepared and submitted in an accurate and timely manner, using the correct donor reporting templates.
Supervisory roles
  • Line management responsibility for the finance assistant, including providing guidance on daily activities and reporting.
  • Make sure all journal entries each month are printed, reviewed, approved, and filed.
  • Provide capacity building on financial requirements to the finance assistant and other project staff whenever needed
Collaboration and teamwork
  • Maintain full and effective communication with members of the Finance team and others to ensure the smooth and efficient flow of information.
  • Provide finance support and analysis for other parts of the organization as requested by the Finance Manager.
  • Covering for other Finance staff when on leave.
Safeguarding responsibilities
  • Understand and comply with the Safeguarding policy and the staff Code of Conduct.
  • Participate in relevant mandatory training on Safeguarding and Respect at Work.
  • Report any Safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the Country Director, or using the Whistleblowing Policy.
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Required skills, knowledge, and experience
  • Fully qualified accountant or pursuing CPA, ACCA. Diploma in IPSAS will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of professional working experience of which one has been spent managing project budgets within a recognised NGO or INGO.
  • Know the current requirements for presentation of accrual based IPSASs financial statements and related disclosures.
  • Have full knowledge of IPSAS reporting requirements and be able to differentiate accrual-based IPSASs from IFRSs and cash basis frameworks.
  • Experience of working with and reporting to international donors.
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with financial and non-financial staff within BBC Media Action and key stakeholders externally.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation.
  • Excellent IT skills with experience of operating computer-based financial management systems. Competent to advanced level in Microsoft Excel.
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative in identifying problems, suggesting solutions, and implementing agreed solutions.

Key competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
  • Analytical thinking – able to simplify complex problems, processes, or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
  • Decision making – ready and able to take initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
  • Planning and organisation – able to think ahead to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resource requirements.
  • Resilience – maintains personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
  • Influencing and Persuading – able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
  • Communication – able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
  • Managing relationships – able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • Self-development – able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.

Producer-presenter - Niambie
Job title:
Producer-presenter - Niambie
Contract: Fixed-term
Duration: 12 months to December 2023 (with possible extension)
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Job purpose
BBC Media Action is looking for an experienced, creative, and dynamic young radio producer-presenter. S/he will become one of the main voices of the Niambie radio show and will represent the programme and the work of BBC Media Action at events, outside broadcasts and while recording content. The successful candidate will be expected to produce and present the weekly programme in Kiswahili and to ensure it continues to meet the highest editorial, production standards in line with the BBC’s editorial values and safeguarding policies.

The role is open to applicants aged 21-26 holding a degree or diploma in journalism. Young women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Main duties
  • Present the Niambie radio show and social media content, including Facebook/Instagram Live in an engaging style that appeals to its young audience and attracts new listeners, helping the show to grow and improve and cementing a trusted relationship with its audiences.
  • Plan, script, produce and edit programme items and some full editions of the programme.
  • Originate ideas and create content for programmes, stories, features, and interviews, both on radio and digital platforms and other media content as the project develops.
  • Gather, and verify the accuracy of, content for a range of programme formats through interviews, and collaboration with the Content Researcher and gender equality experts within the office.
  • Assist the Senior Producer to plan programme topics and production trips and events.
  • Impartially and critically review content from the Niambie project and – at times – content from other BBC Media Action projects in Tanzania and elsewhere.
  • Represent diplomatically, energetically, and strategically Niambie and BBC Media Action as a whole at external events such as workshops, conferences and launches including championing gender equality as a concept and in practice.
  • Learn, stay up to date with, and consistently apply the BBC’s editorial policies and values, production standards, and approach to safeguarding vulnerable people.
  • Understand and comply with BBC Media Action’s Safeguarding Policy and the staff Code of Conduct.
  • Participate in relevant mandatory training on safeguarding and respect at work.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the Country Director, or using the Whistleblowing Policy.
  • Assist with other production and project management tasks as required.
Recommended:
Required skills, knowledge, and experience
  • At least two or three years of experience of working as a presenter, producer and/or on-air journalist with an international or reputable Kiswahili broadcaster – essential.
  • A recognised journalistic qualification from a reputable university or college - essential.
  • Proven commitment to the principles of gender equality – essential.
  • Working knowledge of English in order to be able to use our systems, communicate with colleagues in London and other offices and contribute to reports – essential.
  • Experience of developing entertaining, memorable, and editorially-sound programme topics and formats- essential.
  • Experience of working on behaviour-change communication projects, preferably in the governance or gender sectors – desirable.
  • Knowledge of computer software for audio or video editing and uploading content to a range of digital platforms – desirable.

Key competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
  • Analytical thinking – able to simplify complex problems, processes, or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
  • Decision making – ready and able to take initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
  • Planning and Organisation – able to think ahead to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
  • Resilience – can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
  • Influencing and persuading – able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
  • Communication – able to be understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
  • Managing relationships – able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • Self-development – able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.

MODE OF APPLICATION
Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (in English, PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role by email to: recruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org – please include the title of the position applied for in the subject line and send by by 5pm on 18th December 2022.

Only applicants with separate cover letter will be considered. Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. BBC Media Action is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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The role may involve working with groups of vulnerable children and adults. For the successful candidate, mandatory training will be provided on BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code of conduct. A police background check may form part of the recruitment process. BBC Media Action operates a zero-tolerance policy concerning all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.

BBC Media Action has zero tolerance for fraud and exploitation. If you have any concerns, please share with us through whistleblower@tz.bbcmediaaction.org.
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