Tuesday, September 29, 2015
HELPAGE INTERNATIONAL




Position Description:

HelpAge International wishes to recruit a Finance Officer (FO) to be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent field visit to support programmes implemented in collaboration with different partners.  A summary of the job purpose and person specification is indicated below while the full Job Description will be available on request. 

Job purpose

To provide effective financial management support to  programmes based on HelpAge International’s Financial controls, policies and procedures; monitor projects and programme budgets and expenditure analysis properly recording authorised transactions and reporting timely to both management and donors.
We are looking for a dynamic person who is familiar with Accounting systems to manage and ensure the effective implementation and evaluation of financial transactions consistent with standard practices and HelpAge International financial management procedures and principle, mentor and train partners in standard financial management practices.

Person Specification

At least Bachelor Degree in Accounting and/or Finance.

Minimum 5 years Financial  management experience out of which 3 years must be with INGO

Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs at a highly proficient level

Facilitation and training  skills

Advanced accounting skills

Auditing skills

Numeracy and ability to prepare budgets, accounts and other financial reports.

Ability to function with a high degree of integrity

Fluency in Kiswahili and English

Ability to work under pressure and to short deadlines


Contract Period is 2 years with potential for renewal


Application Instructions:

Candidates who meet these requirements should send an email requesting for the full Job Description. Interested applicants should apply with a CV of not more than 2 pages and  a cover letter stating how they meet the key competencies by email, to: syone.simon@helpage.org or tanzania.office@helpage.org

Applications should be sent before the end of 02nd October 2015.  HelpAge International is an equal opportunity employer.   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  No certificates need to be sent.