Job Opportunity at Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Accounts Assistant


The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency  promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development  in parts of Africa and Asia. AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in rural economic development, education, health, nutrition, early childhood development and civil society strengthening. AKF has a strong team with operations in  Dar-es-salaam, Mtwara, Lindi, Arusha, Mwanza, Morogoro and Zanzibar.

AKF is looking for a dynamic and skilled professional who can take on the role of Accounts Assistant for the AKF Dar es Salaam Office. This position will report to the Financial Accountant.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Processing of payments including review of supporting documents for reasonability and completeness 
  • Accurate data entry into the Financial Information System (iScala) and timely filling of all financial documents 
  • Cash management including bank balances and petty cash, monthly bank and petty cash reconciliations, cash replenishment and review of petty cash requests 
  • Disbursement of payments to suppliers and reconciliation of payables and receivables 
  • Raise receipts for cash received and deposits 
  • Perform all Bank agent duties 
  • Timely preparation, reconciliation, payment and submission of various statutory obligation. 
  • Generate and dispatch Rental invoices to tenants on quarterly basis, and booking of all rental income received. 
  • Management of staff advances and accountabilities. 

Qualifications required. 

  • A diploma/Advanced diploma in Accounting or equivalent professional qualification 
  • A minimum of 1 year experience preferably with a development agency or a non-government organization 
  • Proficieny in an accounting package, preferably in iScala would be an advantage 
  • Computer literate with full command over excel 
  • Good spoken and written English. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter quoting the title of the position, a CV and the names and contact information of three referees (at least two of which must be professional) before the close of business on January 26, 2018, by e-mail to  or to

Aga Khan Foundation, 
Tanzania Office, 
P.0 Box 125, 
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

Please quote the title of the position applied for in the e-mail subject line or on  the application envelope. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (

Source: The Guardian January 15, 2018