At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security. CARE began working in Tanzania in April 1994, in response to the crisis in Rwanda and the subsequent influx of refugees into the Kagera Region of North-western Tanzania. Over the ensuing years, CARE Tanzania has developed innovative education, health, microfinance, and environmental programs across most regions of the country.
CARE Tanzania is seeking a dynamic and experienced Country Office (CO) Finance Director: to develop, manage and administer the CO plans for proper recording, documentation, control, monitoring and reporting of financial operations in compliance with CARE USA’s and donor rules & regulations. They will provide oversight of the day-to-day financial operations at the CO level and will be accountable for organizing and providing high level quality financial services to CO programs, projects and units staff. They will work closely with the Shared Services Center (SSC) and Regional Office (RO) As a member of the CO leadership, the Finance Director supports the overall performance of the CO and delivery of its strategy, as well as ensuring that the CO meets the executive team’s key performance indicators and respective dashboard targets. The Finance Director also plays a pivotal role in mitigating financial and overall risk of the country office and in ensuring liabilities are minimized and addressed in a timely manner, as well strengthening the capacity and competitiveness of the CO to raise funds. They will also ensure a .partnership is developed and nurtured between Finance, Program and other program support units in the CO. The position will be based in, Dar es Salaam and will report to the Country Director with dotted lines to SSC, and the Regional Office.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance or Business Management or equivalent with 7 to 10 years as Finance Controller or Finance Manager in a Country Office environment. More importantly, they should have thorough knowledge of financial and accounting policies and procedures, demonstrate solid accounting systems experience and thorough understanding of – financial accounting, reporting, grants and contract management processes and experience with major audits (e.g. USAID, EU etc.).
Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt to local practices and global standards
Strong business partnering skills with ability to influence CO senior staff, ability to work in teams, work at detailed level and understand the larger picture
Attention to details, ability to work effectively under pressure
Proactive individual with ability to offer structured guidance
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity please send your application letter clearly articulating alignment with the above profile and an updated detailed (CV) to TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org 5.00 pm November 21,2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women to apply
Source Daily News November 09, 2017
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