Program Accountant job at The Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRl-Tanzania)

Vacancy title:
Program Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Research , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

The Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRl-Tanzania)

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, October 06 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Mbeya, East Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, September 23 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Major function of the position
Under the supervision of the Chief Accountant and guidance from the HJFMRI Contracts and Partnership Officer, the Program Accountant will be responsible for the management of the RAS Contract from planning, contracting, execution, monitoring & reporting and finally closeout at the end of the contract. S/he will ensure funds are timely disbursed, effectively utilized in compliance to the donor policies and regulations and timely reporting.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Preparation of Annual budget for Mbeya RAS HIV program.
• Working in collaboration with the Districts AIDS Coordinators (DACCs) and District Medical Officers (DMOs) of Mbeya Region in preparing individual budgets for consolidation into Mbeya RAS Contract.
• Preparing program financial reports Fund Accountability Statement (FAS) and Expenditure Report (ER) on quarterly basis.
• Preparing funds disbursement requests/invoices for both milestone and variable payments and submission of funds receipt acknowledgement receipts/letters.
• Proper allocation of funds disbursed, by council/RAS and effective tracking on expenditure to respective councils/RAS as per the approved budgets.
• Ensure accurately and timely processing of activity requests for payments from Councils.
• Prepare monthly reconciliation reports and submission to the donor for expenditure verification.
• Collecting, verifying and Filing of Councils’ retirement for all funds paid to beneficiaries at council level.
• Managing Payrolls for Mbeya RAS and all Councils of Mbeya Region for staff paid under HJFMRI HIV program.
• Ensure all financial practices conducted at Mbeya RAS adhere to Tanzanian government federal laws but also the donor policies and procedures.
• Coordinate all administrative functions existing between HJFMRI and Mbeya RAS that are related to the program, including signing contracts and other deliverables.

• Bachelor’s degree or Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance and must be registered with the relevant professional body in Tanzania.
• Must be a CPA holder.
• 3-5 years of accounting and finance experience with donor-funded projects (preferably PEPFARfunded projects).
• Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, SAP) and advanced knowledge of MS Excel.
• Risk Assessment, Analysis and Management. Assess, analyze and manage risk using appropriate frameworks, professional judgment and skepticism.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Adaptability and willingness to learn and grow in a dynamic environment.

Key personal competences:
• Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative.
• A team player.
• Good interpersonal skills.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Please send applications to All applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of academic certificates. Please write your full name and the position you are applying for on the email subject.

Also, please make sure you fill in the form on the link below for your application to be considered: 

The application deadline is on 6th of October 2023.
Successful candidates will be required to bring their original certificates during interviews.

• “Testimonials”, “Provisional Results” “Statement of Results” will not be considered.
• Applicants who are retired or have been terminated from the public service should not apply.
• Applicants who studied outside of Tanzania should bring the confirmation of their qualifications from the authorized body.
• Legal actions will be taken against all applicants who will submit forged/falsified information/documents.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, October 06 2023
Duty Station: Mbeya
Posted: 23-09-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 23-09-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 23-09-2077
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