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Finance & Administrative Manager

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by Easymutant, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Easymutant

    Easymutant JF-Expert Member

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    ECHO exists to reduce hunger and improve lives through agricultural training and resources. It is a non-sectarian Christian NGO that serves development workers in more than 180 countries. The training and resources that it provides include a large knowledge base of practical information, technical support from agricultural experts, and access to highly beneficial underutilized plants. ECHO also works to identify, validate, document, and share best practices in sustainable agriculture and appropriate technologies.
    Position Title: Finance and Administrative Manager

    Reporting To: Director, ECHO East Africa Regional Impact Center
    Duty station: Ngaramtoni, Arusha

    Contract conditions: 1 year term, renewable
    Salary: According to the experience and skills and ability of ECHO EA Ltd to pay

    Duties Applicable To All Staff

    • Work towards the achievement of overall ECHO East Africa Regional Impact Center goals
    • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director.
    General Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

    • The Finance and Administrative Manager will be responsible for maintaining the accounts for ECHO EA LTD including donor funded projects, coordinating to ensure financial reporting requirements are met, General Administrative oversight, and Transport Management

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Maintain bank accounts, inventory records and ensure compliance to ECHO EA LTD and donor financial regulations.
    • Facilitate, develop and review annual and monthly budgets.
    • Develop cash flow projections in conjunction with budget processes.
    • Review all financial transactions against budgets and make correcting journal entries when necessary.
    • Provide the ECHO EA LTD management with financial control during implementation, maintenance and enhancement of all financial accounting and reporting systems to final auditable accounts and respond to audit queries.
    • Monitor, review and approve all financial transactions, monthly reconciliation of all general ledger accounts, as well as all closing and billing timelines, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and completeness.
    • Ensure timely posting of all monthly closing entries.
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports for donor projects.
    • Oversee all receipts, tracking wires and disbursement processes, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
    • Maintain good relationship with, and reconcile all matters/disputes pertaining to, VAT, NSSF, PAYE.
    • Assist purchasing of project equipment and material
    • Staff management, current and future
    • Cash and current accounting and end-of-year account
    • Checking vehicle documents (insurance, circulation taxes, maintenance records, log books, for assigning of costs)
    • Liaison through Director with head office in Florida, USA when required
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director.



    • Proven management skills – a team player
    • Excellent speaking and writing knowledge of English and Kiswahili
    • Good knowledge of Quickbooks and other accounting software
    • High sense of responsibility and excellent organizational skills
    • Willingness to uphold Christian moral character
    • At least 5 years of experience preferably in an NGO setting


    • Membership in a professional body of accountants, such as National Board of Accountants and Auditors Tanzania or other recognized bodies
    • University degree in Accountancy plus at least three years of practical experience in a reputable organization
    • Experience reporting to USAID, USDA or EU
    • Ability to draft budgets for grant applications

    Applicants should respond by 22[SUP]nd[/SUP] June, 2012 by electronic mailing of their CV and letter of interest with references as attachments to Only short-listed qualified applicants will be contacted.
  2. IGWE

    IGWE JF-Expert Member

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    Asante mkuu,...ngoja tutume cv zetu