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Job Opportunity at CARE, Senior Finance Manager



CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE Tanzania is part of CARE International and we create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE Tanzania and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit a self-motivated, results driven, dynamic, suitably qualified, competent and dedicated Tanzanian to fill the position of Senior Finance Manager to be based in Dar es Salaam


The Senior Finance Manager is responsible for supporting the Country Office (CO) with effective and efficient financial planning and management as well as overall compliance with CARE, donors and government rules & regulations. The senior Finance Manager is responsible for the day to day financial operations at the Country Office level; in collaboration with Regional Finance Director and through supervision s/he will implement CARE International’s financial systems to provide effective support to the Country Office. He/she plans, directs, and is responsible for providing quality financial services to projects, units and staff in the CO.

The Senior Finance Manager reports to the Country Director, works closely with the regional Finance Director and Country Office Management Team to ensure that partnership is developed between finance, programs and Program Support unit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Team leadership and functional management
  • Strategic management and planning
  • Policies, procedures and systems
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Awards and sub awards management
  • Capacity building.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, Finance or Business Management or related field
  • Fully Certified Public Accountant (CPA and / or ACCA)



  • Minimum 7 years’ experience working in the developmental and / or humanitarian sector specific technical experience in budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, grants/contracts management and business management
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Senior Finance Manager or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in working with multi donors with relevant donor policies, rules, and regulations
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in leading a team with excellent leadership, coaching and negotiation skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in working with financial software applications e.g., Enterprise Resource Planning systems (Procurement, Financial, HR module)

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards
  • Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting and grants and contract management processes
  • Good understanding of relevant donor policies & procedures
  • Excellent facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small, medium and large sized groups.
  • Ability to maintain customer focus while handling multiple priorities
  • Solid analytical skills and problem solving
  • Excellent computer skills including use of: Word, Excel, and Power Point

How to apply

Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org by CoB, 4th October 2021 at 1700hrs. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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