Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Job Vacancy - Program Accountant at The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ)

  Ajira Yako       Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania

JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall by conversing chimpanzees and inspiring communities to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment, we strongly believe everything is connected and everyone can make a difference. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) was founded in 1977 by Dr. Jane Goodall, The JGI Tanzania with its partners - USAID and many others makes a
difference through community-cantered conservation and the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania, inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action. Majority of young people in schools and communities are acquiring the knowledge and skills to become compassionate conservation leaders in their own environment through the Roots & Shoots program.

The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) is a reputable and rapidly expanding non-govemmental organization committed to wildlife research, conservation, socio-economic development and environmental education. JGI Tanzania performs its activities through its four Programs which are Gombe-Masito-Ugalla (GMU) Program for Community Centered Ecosystem Conservation, The Gombe Stream Research Centre (GSRC) Program for Wildlife Research and Roo. & Shoo. (R.) program for Youths Environmental Education.

JGI Tanzania is currently seeking to recruit suitably qualified and competent Tanzanians to fill the following vacant position:

Job Position: Program Accountant 
Work Station: Kigoma Municipality 

Main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to: 

Serving as an active member of JGI Finance department and in this regard is expected to unveil high level of financial discipline in daily finance operations.
Working closely with Aaccountant In-Charge to ensuring all payment requests are properly processed and funds are timely disbursed in support of approved activities.
Organizing procurement and maintenance of program materials, supplies and equipment. Develop and implement program annual procurement plan with approval of the Program Director for such activities as maintenance, procurement or repair services.
Follow up on the activities and monitor advances balance of resource disbursed, verify spending and availability of funds for program and recommend for changes in the budget line if needed.
Perform in-depth variance analysis by comparing variance report to the program activity plan and confer advises where applicable to Accountant In-Charge and Program Director
Prepare and submits periodic project financial reports to the Program Director and Accountant in Charge.
Work with the Program Director and Deputy Program Director to provide an oversight on all issues related to staff performance and administration of the program activities.
Provide support on preparation of annual and quarterly work plans and compare the same with allocated budget to ensure smooth operation of the program.
Responsible for assets and equipment custodianship and therefore maintaining equipment logbook and conduct annual or special inventory taking, keep record and report on damages and loss of materials, tools and equipment.
Participate in the annual Audit and develop follow up action plan and ensure the action is implemented.
Ensure that staff performance plan is in place and annual performance appraisal is conducted and recommend for staff development where necessary.
Manage program logistics by coordinating effective utilization of program vehicles and boa..
Keep records for all important program documents.

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience 

The position requires a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy and at least one year of experience working with NGO in Finance Management and Analysis.
Holder of a CPA will be an advantage.
Basic knowledge and practice in material management.
Extensive financial expertise.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interface between JGI staff, local communities, local governments and other partners and decision makers, and the ability to provide clear and patient instruction.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to work and support a productive team environment.
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
Fluency in Swahili and English, both verbal and written. This position involves working with a wide range of people within the institution, local communities and local and international partners, including technical and non-technical colleagues.
Candidate must have ability to write clear and concise reports.
Ability to take direction and work independently to deliver results.

Application Procedure: 

All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (resume), copy of relevant certificates, testimonials, three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number or e-mail address, and should be send to the below e-mail address:
Send by e-mail to:
E-mail: jgi-tanzania@janegoodall.or.tz 
Tel: +255 22 277 5236
OR
Physically delivery at:
Human Resources Department
The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania
TACARE OFFICE
Bangwe Road, Plot No. 317
Kigoma

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline: Seven (7) days from the date of the first appearance of this advertisement on the newspapers.

JGI Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national or tribal orig., religious belief, sexual orientation, and marital status


QUALIFIED WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Source: Daily News April 11, 2018
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