Finance Officer Job at The Prime Minister’s Office – Career Opportunity in Tanzania


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Overview
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  30 July 2021
Duty Station:  Dar es Salaam
Posted: 19-07-2021
Requirements
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Finance Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

The Prime Minister's Office

Deadline of this Job:
30 July 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
Finance Officer - 1 Post
The Finance Officer reports directly to the Programme Coordinator, and is responsible for financial management of the AFDP Programme and for maintaining all Programme accounts in good order. He/she will take charge of all matters in the Programme accounting cycle.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Under the general supervision and authority of the Programme Coordinator, Finance Officer will be responsible for the following duties;
• Installation of appropriate accounting/reporting systems: to ensure that the PCU and especially the Programme Coordinator are regularly informed of on-going financial status and transactions;
• Follow up on preparations of source documents, payments : vouchers, journal vouchers;
• Ensure chronological filing of documents with adequate cross reference to ensure ease of retrieval;
• Follow up of accountabilities, maintaining a detailed log of outstanding accountabilities;
• Ensure timely capture of programme in the Government budget as required by the Government budgeting processes and calendars
• Communicate to all implementing partner institutions and service providers their financial responsibilities, the funds available and how to access it, and the requirements of reporting and record keeping in accordance with prevailing : government practices which are acceptable to IFAD;
• Ensure that all programme funds are used in accordance with conditions of the financing agreements, with due attention to economy and efficiency and only for the purposes for which the funds were provided;
• Ensure that all necessary supporting documents records and accounts are kept in respect to all programme activities, with clear linkages between the books of accounts and financial statements presented to the financiers;
• Ensure that designated account and operational accounts are maintained in accordance with the provisions of the financing agreement and in accordance with the finance. rules and procedures;
• Contribute to the preparation/ revisions of the programme implementation and Financial Manuals;
• Ensure the program’s financial procedures detailed in the programme implementation and financial manuals are strictly adhered to by all programme staff and executing agencies at the national and local levels;
• Ensure that the financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards as adopted in Tanzania;
• Liaise with external auditors to audit the Programme accounts to meet the required submission dates by both Government and IFAD;
• Liaise with the designated Programme Accountants : from the implementing institutions to ensure that Statement : of Expenditures are prepared in timely manner and forwarded to IFAD;
• Process documentation and follow up on disbursement from government and IFAD to ensure that releases are not delayed
• Ensure that funds for programme implementation : are disbursed in a timely manner to enable Programme innervations to be carried out on time.
• Any other assignment or relevant duties in the field of his/her competences as may be assigned by the PC

Qualifications:
Degree in accounting, finance or financial management or any other related field and a registered CPA/ACCA.A Master Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
Experience:
• At least 5 years of experience in accounting and project financial management preferably in high performing Public Institution or regional and international organization.
• Experience with Government of Tanzania financial management and accounting systems, procurement procedures and evaluating quotes, bids, tenders and drafting contracts.
• Understanding of project management procedures for international funded projects, including auditing.
• Experience in IFAD Funded projects will be added advantage.

Duration:
Two years contract, renewable for 6 years based on performance with 6 months' probation period.
Duty Station : Dodoma-Tanzania

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Qualified candidates should submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and copies of Academic qualification to:
Permanent Secretary,
Prime Minister's Office, Policy, Coordination, Parliament, Labour, Youth, Employment and the Disabled,
P.O.Box Box 980,
Government City- Mtumba