United Republic of Tanzania: Country Finance Manager

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Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 17 Nov 2018

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-sectoral initiatives that includes programmes in inclusive economic development, agriculture, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education and civil society strengthening. AKF is currently implementing 14 grants from multiple donors and has operations in Dar-es-salaam, Mtwara, Lindi, Arusha, Mwanza, Morogoro and Zanzibar. CFM is part of AKFT’s core management team to oversee and shape financial and grant management of the Foundation’s portfolio in Tanzania.

AKF is looking for a top-quality professional with unquestionable integrity to take on the role of Country Finance Manager (CFM). This position is part of AKFT’s core management team that would provide the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to oversee and shape financial and grant management of the Foundation’s portfolio in Tanzania. The position is responsible for strategic and day to day management of the Finance functions for the Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania.

Reporting to: Country Director.

Key Responsibilities include: Manage organisation’s assets and finances, legal risks, statutory and donor compliance, manage donor and statutory audits, oversee grant financial management and grant financial reporting and compliance to donors, provide financial information and analysis to management for strategic and day to day decision making to ensure compliance, efficiency and effectiveness in AKFT’s programs. Country Finance manager will manage the finance team in both Country office and field offices and act as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and or Accounting with five years in senior roles. Professional qualification – CPA or ACCA or CIMA will be an addended advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with consortiums, international multilateral and bilateral donors is a must.
  • Demonstrated experience in the budgeting process from end to end in a multi-donor environment is a must
  • Work experience in an international development organization is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and supervision of annual financial accounts.
  • Experience in preparation and supervision of both annual external audits, internal grant reviews and donor audits is a must.
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Working knowledge of information technology and its applications in office settings.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective managerial and leadership skills;
  • Strong sense of responsibility, professionalism and thoroughness.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding four pages) and the names and contact information of three referees before close of business by 17th November 2018, to Country Human Resources Manager, Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania, by e-mail to recruitment.akftz@akfea.org. Please mention the title of the position in your email and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)).

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