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Job Opportunity at SHDEPHA+ Kahama, Project Accountant – NAFASI ZA KAZI

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PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

BACKGROUND

Service, Health and Development for people living with HIV /AIDS (SHDEPHA+) is a national non-governmental organization, registered on 21 November 1994 with registration number SO 8216, with the aim of mobilizing resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS and to fight the spread of the disease. Although originally focusing on people living with HIV/AIDS, over the years SHDEPHA+ has expanded beyond HIV/AIDS and related issues to other development interventions and now covers both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS with over 65 branches countrywide. Each branch of SHDEPHA+ works independently, developing, managing, and implementing its projects, though all branches share one constitution and registration. 

SHDEPHA+ Kahama, based in Kahama Municipal, is among the 65 branches, was launched in 1999 and started independent operations in 2002 has been working with both international and national donors, the local and central government and other stakeholders to work toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The organization works with the poor, key, and vulnerable groups including women, children, youth, people with special needs; and it gives special attention to the underserved and marginalized populations such as PLHV, FSW, and VAGYW.

SHDEPHA+ VISION:  A democratic community that is free of poverty, hunger, and diseases and enjoys a good quality of education, standards of living, and social well-being.

SHDEPHA+ MISSION: SHDEPHA+ is committed to reducing income and non-income poverty, hunger, human suffering, diseases, and the impact and spread of HIV/AIDS by empowering marginalized and vulnerable people, most at-risk populations, and communities in general to achieve Community-based and sustainable human development. 

GOAL: Using SHDEPHA+ core values and mission to work toward the Millennium Development Goals to improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable groups, most at-risk populations, and communities in general.

SHDEPHA+ Kahama has been awarded by PACT Tanzania to implement ACHIEVE project in Msalala DC, Ushetu DC and Kahama TC found in Shinyanga region, Tanzania. The Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants, and children. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a Pact led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No Worldwide, and WI-HER. These core partners are supported by a network of global and local strategic resource partners. ACHIEVE focuses on priority PEPFAR countries across Africa and the Caribbean. The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments, and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals. ACHIEVE is USAID’s flagship initiative to address the needs of children, young people, and breast-feeding women affected by HIV. 

This includes supporting local organizations in serving these populations and ultimately building their capability to receive direct U.S. government funding for programs at scale. The project leverages the full strength of its consortia and related private and public sector stakeholders to support countries attain and sustain HIV epidemic control. In Tanzania, starting in October 2021, ACHIEVE expects to receive funding from USAID to support HIV prevention and support programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women, through the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe) program.

The goal of ACHIEVE Tanzania is to strengthen local organizations and the national- and community- level social welfare systems, structures, and workforce to support and sustain OVC to access HIV-inclusive services that support their health and well-being. 

ACHIEVE Tanzania program has three Strategic Objectives: 

  • To strengthen the capacity of the national and community-level social welfare workforce, systems, and structures to ensure quality services for OVC, at-risk AGYW, and people living with HIV (PLHIV). 
  • To build capacity of local organizations to manage and implement USAID/PEPFAR awards as prime implementing partners. ACHIEVE Tanzania Project will support the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. 3. To deliver high quality OVC services and DREAMS interventions for AGYW 9-14 years

ACHIEVE Tanzania anticipate to achieve the following outcomes: 

  • OVC service delivery is transitioned to directly funded USAID local prime implementing partners. 
  • Local partners are strengthened to manage and sustain family-centered, community based OVC and DREAMS service delivery. 
  • Increased use of OVC platforms, for pediatric HIV case finding, linkage to treatment and viral suppression. 
  • Increased access to HIV prevention and violence prevention services among OVC and youth 
  • Improved social economic capacity of at risk AGYW and OVC caregivers

With this, SHDEPHA+ Kahama therefore is seeking for competent, experienced, dynamic, and qualified candidates to fill the following position:

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT (1 Position – Internal & External applicants)

LOCATION:  KAHAMA MUNICIPAL 

REPORTS TO:  PROGRAMS DIRECTOR AND PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT (ACHIEVE)

CONTRACT DURATION:  12 MONTHS (RENEWABLE) 

Position Description:

The Project accountant will be supporting the finance department to coordinate and supervise financial activities of the ACHIEVE project. S/he will provide day-to-day financial technical work of the project and strict adherences to financial regulations and grant compliance requirements during the implementation of the program. He/she shall ensure daily, weekly and quarterly financial reports are timely prepared and submitted as well as accounting reports and documents including cash books, payment vouchers, bank reconciliation statements, budget compliance reports and any other financial reports that may be required by ACHIEVE Project.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Preparing financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable
  • Completing purchase orders
  • Managing payrolls
  • Completing financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the finance team.
  • Assisting with budgets planning and reviews
  • Completing bank reconciliations
  • Entering financial information into appropriate software programs
  • Managing day-to-day transactions.
  • Recording Project expenditures and ensuring these expenses are within the set budget ceilings.
  • Assisting the finance department and senior accounting staff members with various tasks, including preparing budgets, records, and statements
  • Handling accruals and pre-payments
  • Reviewing computer reports for accuracy and meticulously tracing errors back to their source
  • Resolving errors in financial reports and correcting faulty reporting methods

Qualification and experience

  • Holder of bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Possession of accounting professional qualifications such as CPA or ACCA 
  • Experience of at least three (3) years in working with Donor funded projects
  • Holder of a master Professional is an added advantage
  • Must be computer literate
  • Knowledgeable on accounting packages will be an added advantage. 
  • Numerical, confidential, detailed, proactive and team work skills required
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and work within deadline

HOW TO APPLY: –

If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. 

SHDEPHA+ Kahama will conduct interviews at Kahama municipal Office for the shortlisted Applicants. 

To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS on Sunday 16th January 2022, the subject line of your job application email should mention the job position that you are applying as it appears in this advertisement. Failure to do that your application may not easily be retrieved. 

All correspondences and applications should be emailed to:

recruitments@shdepha.org or recruitmentskahamashdepha@gmail.com 

SHDEPHA+ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices based on Age, race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee Organization, or other non-merit factors.

SHDEPHA+ is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible” 

Any Applicant attempting or communicating to SHDEPHA+ Management or Staff through phone calls, SMS, text emails and other means will automatically be disqualified from this opportunity. All communications should be channelled to the provided official correspondence email above

SHDEPHA+ regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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