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Finance Assistant at Embassy of Ireland Tanzania

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at Embassy of Ireland – Tanzania, 2023


Embassy of Ireland Tanzania Jobs, 2023

Finance Assistant
Finance Assistant
Finance Assistant
Embassy of Ireland, Dar es Salaam
mission is to promote and protect abroad the values, interests and
economic well-being of Ireland and its people. We do this under the
political direction of our Ministers, through our staff at home and
through our Embassy network abroad.

goal of the Embassy of Ireland is to promote Ireland’s values and
interests in Tanzania and across the Great Lakes sub-region, in line
with Ireland’s commitment to delivering the Sustainable Development
Goals. The Embassy seeks to advance Ireland’s values and interests
through support for peace, prosperity and equality, with a focus on
women and girls in Tanzania

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to
recruit a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join a growing
team in the position of Finance Assistant in the Embassy.

Finance Assistant – Overview:

  • The
    candidate will be supported to complete the CPA / ACCA training
    programme (or other internationally recognised accountancy
  • The contract will be offered on a three-year renewable basis, including a probationary period.
  • Competitive
    salary TSH 43,882,355 annually, including a 13th month, plus health
    insurance and training opportunities. Salaries are paid direct to a bank
    account; therefore, the successful candidate must have a bank account.


Main Responsibilities

  • Under
    the direction of the Head of Finance (HOF), work directly with Finance
    Team to support the achievement of results in the relevant sectors and
    Embassy business outcomes.
  • Support HOF in the day-to-day
    financial management and control to the financial resources allocated to
    the Embassy and Aid Programme.
  • Support HOF in the timely
    provision of financial information for reporting to headquarters in
    Ireland and to the Embassy management.
  • Support HOF budget process, ongoing monitoring of expenditure against budget.
  • Support
    HOF in ensuring the Embassy is compliant with the local regulatory
    system, with particular emphasis on payroll taxes, pension liabilities
    and VAT.
  • Support HOF in ensuring compliance with all financial procedures as prescribed.
  • Support HOF in ensuring the risk of fraud is minimised.
  • Provide
    routine technical advice on financial issues (as per the Financial
    Policy & Procedures Manual) and systems improvements to
    administration and programme staff.
  • Other duties as required from time to time and directed by Head of Finance.
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Essential Requirements candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • The
    candidate must have a Degree in Accounting, finance or business,
    Postgraduate Degree in Accounting, finance or business or pursuing
  • The candidate must have a minimum of three years of relevant experience;
  • The
    candidate must demonstrate experience (through examples) of financial
    analysis and budget management;The candidate must have proven record
    showing a very high degree of integrity and trust;
  • The candidate must be fluent in English;
  • The
    candidate must demonstrate using examples, their working knowledge of
    Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel); including setting up
    complex linked spread sheets & using formulae to monitor Budget vs
    Actual spend;
  • Commitment to study or already started study of professional certification in Accounting (ACCA, CIMA or CPA)
  • All
    applicants must have a permanent legal right to reside and work in
    Tanzania prior to recruitment.The candidate must demonstrate using work
    based examples of providing excellent interpersonal skills, being
    persuasive, working in a team but also dealing effectively with people
    in external organisations;
  • The candidate must provide evidence
    of flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness showing strong
    organizational skills, attention to detail, an ability to work under
    pressure and to manage multiple tasks;
  • The candidate must
    provide examples of being solutions-oriented, and committed to
    delivering results, including by adapting approaches if necessary;

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with SUN System and the Q&A Reporting module will be an added advantage;
  • Experience in payroll;Previous experience in a diplomatic mission is desirable, but not essential.

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Terms and conditions of employment:

  • The successful candidates will be hired on a three-year renewable contract;
  • Training opportunity to pursue CPA(T)/ACCA qualification may be provided at the discretion of Management;
  • Medical Insurance will be provided;
  • The
    salary for the position is TSH 3,375,566 per month paid locally (TSH
    43,882,355 annually, including a 13th month). Salary scales are fixed
    and non-negotiable.

How to apply
The Job Description and Application Form for this position is available on our website.
Completed application forms should be sent via e-mail only to with the subject line “Finance AssistantApplication Form: Financial Assistant
Applications must be received before 17:00hrs (local time) on 24 February 2023
CVs or cover letters will not be accepted.
(No applications will be accepted after this deadline) OR (Depending on response rates the deadline may be extended).
Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Selection Process:

  • Depending
    on the number of applications received, short-listed candidates may be
    called for a competency-based interview informed by the Essential
    Requirements above.
  • It is planned that interviews will be held before the end of March 2023.
  • A skills test may be included in the recruitment process;
  • A second and third interview may be included in the recruitment process; and
  • A panel may be set up depending on the calibre of candidates;


General Data Protection Regulation:
All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR guidelines

Security Clearance for Local Staff
security clearance will be sought in respect of individuals who come
under consideration for appointment. Enquiries may also be made with the
police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration
for appointment resided. If unsuccessful, this information will be
destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes under consideration for
another position, they will be required to supply this information
Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.
The Embassy of Ireland is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity.


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