Chief Accountant, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Maxence Melo

JF Founder
Staff member
Feb 10, 2006
Employer: ACDI/VOCA

Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 93 projects in 40 countries and revenues of $124 million.

Applications Closing date: 22 Dec 2010

We are currently seeking a Chief Accountant for an anticipated USAID-funded Staples Value Chain project in Tanzania. The project's primary objective will be to increase rice and maize production and competitiveness. To this end, technical components will focus on improved farming techniques and best practices; improved farm management; increasing market linkages and competitiveness; trade facilitation and regulatory reform; value chain development for vulnerable groups; and other activities that promote food security. The Chief Accountant's responsibilities and qualifications for this program include but are not limited to the following:


* Oversee all financial activities of the program.
* Complete monthly field financial reports to ACDI/VOCA and USAID.
* Provide guidance on compliance with USAID regulations governing the award and ensure effective oversight and financial monitoring of activities.
* Coordinate with the Awards and Compliance department to ensure compliance.
* Supervise local field finance staff and provide guidance to staff and consultants.
* Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
* Maintain strong relationships with the home office, USAID, partners and collaborators, and other stakeholders.
* Represent ACDI/VOCA and the project to the public and donor community.
* Act as an advisor to ACDI/VOCA's senior finance officer and headquarters accountant in financial management and analysis, including liquidity management, and income and expenses management.
* Design internal financial reporting procedures to be used in conducting daily activities ACDI/VOCA. The internal reporting system is to be designed with consideration of the donor's reporting requirements, management objectives and the local framework and conditions


* Master's degree in accounting preferred; minimum of bachelor's degree required.
* Demonstrated knowledge and skills in project accounting, financial management and procurement systems required.
* Extensive experience with USAID regulations and management/control systems required.
* Seven years' experience in accounting on complex development projects; experience in working with projects that have grants-under-contracts mechanisms is highly preferred.
* Demonstrated experience in accounting for complex projects of similar size and scope.

How to apply

To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a resume to No phone calls please.

Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply

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