Thursday, 18 January 2018

Job Opportunity at HelpAge International, Finance Officer

Description
HelpAge International wishes to recruit a Finance Officer (FO) to be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent field visits to support programmes implemented in collaboration with different partners.

A summary of the job purpose and person specification is indicated below but the full Job Description will be made available on request.

Job purpose

To provide effective financial management support to programmes by implementing HelpAge International’s financial controls, policies and procedures through monitoring projects and programme budgets, reviewing and analysing expenditures, proper recording of authorised transactions and reporting timely to both management and donors.

We are looking for a dynamic person who is accounting conversant and ready to assume responsibility of managing and ensuring t effective implementation and evaluation of financial procedures consistent with standard practices and HelpAge International financial management procedures and principles. The post holder is expected to have effective communication skills both written and verbal in English and Kiswahili and ability to engage at the grassroots and national Government levels with CSOs and other relevant organisations.

Person Specification

  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance.
  • Those holding a CPA will have an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years Financial management experience out of which 3 years must be with an INGO
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate computerised accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs at a highly proficiency level. Knowledge of SUN accounting package will be added advantage
  • Facilitation and training skills;
  • Advanced accounting and auditing skills
  • Numeracy skills and ability to prepare accounts and other financial reports.
  • Ability to function with a high degree of integrity
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver on short deadlines


Contract Period is one (1) years with potential for renewal

Interested candidates who meet these requirements should request for the full Job Description and apply and by sending a CV of not more than 2 pages and a cover letter stating how they meet the key competencies, to: syone.simon@helpage.org or tanzania.office@helpage.org

The deadline for receiving applications is before 26th January 2018. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No certificates need to be sent.

HelpAge International is an equal opportunity employer.