Saturday, August 3, 2019

Job Opportunity at Good Neighbors, Accounting Officer

Accounting Officer 

Good Neighbors is an international humanitarian development NGO founded in Korea in 1991. It was granted General Consultative Status from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). The aim is to make the world a place without hunger, where people live together in harmony. In Tanzania it was officially established on 2005 and our efforts work towards creating environment where children’s rights are protected and sustainable development of communities through empowerment, leadership and ownership.

Good Neighbors Tanzania (GNTZ) was founded in 2005 in Dar es Salaam as the head office, and later on Area offices were established including; Mwanza, Dodoma, Zanzibar and so on. GNTZ is looking for individuals to join our highly motivated team in the following role;

Position: Accounting Officer ,Junior Officer (1 Post)

Reports to: Managing Director, Senior Officer

Location: Zanzibar

Contract Duration: 1 year (From August 2019 to July 2020)


To provide support of administrative operations including HR, procurement, finance and logistical services and take responsibility of implementing ongoing projects in regard to media education and construction of a school for the Zanzibar Area Office, and ensure effective and transparent utilization of all resources and integrity of administration and operation services. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Accounting Officer shall have overall responsibility to ensure effectively financial management and compliance of organization regulations in all financial affairs.

The Accounting Officer in providing supports for the below duties.

  • Preparing Income voucher for all funds received in every month and filling after being approved by Managing Director.
  • Preparing Bank payments voucher for all approved budget requests with appropriate funding source and project allocation.
  • Preparing the check list for financial document submission from other department and filling in accordance with guideline all documents in separate files for each project and funding source.
  • Writing cheques for all expenditures, scanning and preparing check ledger for all bank accounts manager every month.
  • Preparing monthly cash deposit report with BPV number and funding source and submit to line manager every month.
  • Preparing monthly finance report through Quick book system and execution status every month.
  • Preparing and filling monthly bank reconciliation report for all bank accounts.
  • Maintaining safe box and petty cash ledger and submitting the report in every month.
  • Receiving and making follow up any financial issues and provide feedback in appropriate time.
  • Conducting management of staff attendance on daily basis, and other Human Resources management.
  •  Other administrative tasks given by the office.

The Junior Officer shall have overall responsibility to ensure implementation of projects based on the time schedule of works and performance of all necessary job duties in a high level standard of conduct in all operational activities. The Junior Officer in providing supports for the below duties.

  •  Preparing weekly report and managing the implementation of ongoing projects.
  • Preparing and submitting reports of meeting and business results for any kinds of operational activities.
  • Organizing and conducting project issues with local people for below issues.
  • Monthly Media Committee Meeting
  • Support of any issues in regard to Kwarara Media Education Center under the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Zanzibar
  • Reports of ongoing construction of Kwarara Primary School
  • Preparing for new projects with other staffs, based on various methods including survey.
  • Other operational tasks given by the office.

Qualification, experiences and competencies

  •  Bachelor degree / Diploma in Accounting, Business Administration or related field.
  • Three years’ work experience in related field.
  • Fluency in both English and Swahili
  • Excellent skills in use of Microsoft Excel, MS word and Power Point.
  • Experience of computerized accounting packages (Quick Book for non-profit organization can be an asset.)
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills in an international and multi-national environment.
  • A team player, flexible, quick-thinking and able to work well under pressure.
  • Commitment to the Organization vision, mission, values and goals.

Application Instructions:  

All applications should be sent with enclosed cover letter (addressed to Managing Director, Zanzibar Area Office of Good Neighbors Tanzania, P.O. Box 4060, Chukwani, Zanzibar), detailed curriculum vitae containing complete names and addresses (postal, email, phone), together with names and contact details of three referees to: E-mail:

Deadline for application is not later than 11th August, 2019.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted through their active mobile numbers and emails.
Good Neighbors Tanzania will not be responsible for transport or/and accommodation during the interview, there will be no refund for the expenses incurred.
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