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Vacancy title:
Director of Finance & Operations

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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John Snow

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, April 30 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam, East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, April 04 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Title: Director of Finance & Operations:
Posting Date: Apr 04,2024
Application Deadline: Apr 30,2024
Position Type: Full-time
Position Category: Local hire, paid in-country Company/Division/Subdivision: JSI – Local Hire
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Starting Date: Oct 1,2024

The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) will be responsible for the financial, contractual, and operations management of the project. Management functions include oversight of project finances (accounting, budget management, reporting), sub award and subcontract management, procurement, and logistics management including travel, equipment, and fleet. The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) will be supervised by JSI’s Country Finance & Operations Director (CFOD) with an indirect reporting line to Chief of Party/Project Director. The DFO will supervise the project finance and operations staff.

Responsibilities include:
• Oversee the financial, contractual, and operational management of the award in compliance with JSI policies and procedures and donor regulations;
• Engage with the JSI/Country Finance & Operations Director to ensure coordinated support across logistics, procurement, human resources, and information technology functions;
• Coordinate with the JSI/Country Finance & Operations Director to ensure project compliance with local statutory, tax, and labor requirements. Support in-country audits as required;
• Support the Chief of Party/Project Director with regular and ad-hoc project reporting/budget prepara- tion/activity requests;
• Coordinate with the centralized F&O team to oversee project procurement needs and logistical support;
• Lead the development and monitoring of project budgets, including financial forecasts, expenditure tracking, and review of all invoices;
• Approve monthly project financial reports and tools (including budget tracking, obligation tracking, financial accounts, accruals reports, donor reports) and ensure timely submission to the JSI/US or donor;
• In coordination with the country accounting team, approve project expenditures (QuickBooks), facilitate month end project reporting to the US; ensure the complete documentation and accountability of all financial transactions in accordance with JSI policies;
• Manages the financial and administrative aspects of all sub-agreements under the award/project, supporting and monitoring local sub-recipients to ensure sound financial management, operations, and compliance; contribute to capacity building of local partners in compliance and financial management;
• Oversee the monitoring of project cost-share generation, tracking and reporting;
• Ensure accurate and timely project financial and contractual information is readily available for the JSI/US team, donor, and project leadership for decision-making; and
• Ensure cost savings / effectiveness and reasonableness in all allocated expenses for the project.

Qualifications include:
• Master’s degree required in business administration, finance, accounting, or other relevant field. Professional accounting certification preferred.
• Minimum 10 years of work experience at a senior level finance and operations position with an internation¬al organization working with USAID on large scale, complex projects ($25 million USD).
• Advanced knowledge and experience with accounting software QuickBooks.
• Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in accounting, financial planning and management, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions, as required.
• Experience in developing and managing a donor funded grants program.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience.
• Previous experience in the implementation of health or development programs in sub-Saharan Africa and/or Southeast Asia is preferred.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written English and national language communication skills.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
If you are interested in applying this position please send your resume, cover letter to and kindly include title you are applying for in the subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Deadline for submission shall be April 30th, 2024

JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without any regards.

JSI is a child-safe organization, and the safety and well-being of children is a priority of our organization. We have robust recruitment procedures to ensure that all staff are suited to work with the children served by our programs.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, April 30 2024
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Posted: 04-04-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 04-04-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 04-04-2077
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