Jobs in Tanzania at FHI 360 – Finance Manager

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries.  FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Finance Manager position for an anticipated USAID project Comprehensive Client-Centered Health Program For Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child And Adolescent Health (C3hp-RMNCAH).

The project is focused on improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) outcomes by increasing demand for and utilization of high-quality facility and community services.

Job Function: Responsible for the financial management of FHI360 Tanzania country office and ensure that all functions, including those under the Implementing partners (IPs), are conducted in an efficient and effective manner and in compliance with USAID and FHI360 policies, procedures, and regulations.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring financial advisory services are delivered

  • Oversees the preparation of project budgets on an annual basis, in collaboration with finance and program staff and the Project Directors.

  • Supervises finance and accounting staff and ensures proper adherence to all FHI360 financial systems, policies, and procedures.

  • Responsible for updating and reporting through GFAS

  • Maintains the FHI accounting system and assures timely submission of monthly financial reports (MFRs) from implementing partners, the Country Office report to Headquarters (HQ), and any specifically requested financial reports to HQ.

  • Oversees preparation of the projects’ budget pipeline (expenditure projection) analysis and ensures senior management has up-to-date budgetary and expenditure information for program-related decisions.

  • Assists in communicating with the bank on all issues related to the projects, checks balances, requests check books and bank statements.

  • Manages and/or conducts the pre-award reviews of prospective implementing partners (IPs), assists with developing IP budgets.

  • Coordinates the technical assistance visits to IPs and periodic training of IP finance staff.

  • Coordinates and/or provides follow up on financial issues identified through field visits and MFRs and assists with audit follow-up (per SOP).

  • Provides financial control and oversight systems in compliance with FHI and USAID regulations and according to Tanzanian accounting standards.

  • Responsible for the payroll review prior to approval.

  • Coordinates with auditors and FHI HQ on country office and IP audits and ensures that recommendations of auditors are followed up.

  • Review of the monthly travel and workshop/activity advances position at the CO and ensure due recovery of delinquent advances in conjunction with HR and senior management.

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications and other requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma or equivalent in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field with at least 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in financial management. Preference to Certified Public Accountant.

  • Proven record in financial management, and ability to administer financial matters

  • Ability to understand, interpret, apply and make sound, independent judgments within established regulations and procedures

  • Demonstrated fluency in verbal and written English and Kiswahili.

  • Prior experience working with international NGOs and donors, especially USAID, is an advantage.

  • Ability to function in a team environment that includes youth in all program elements.

  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards

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