United Republic of Tanzania: Finance Director, Tanzania

Organization: Project Concern International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 May 2017

The Finance Director is responsible for the financial management of PCI in Tanzania. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the National Accountant(s).

The Finance Director, in close coordination with PCI departments, ensures that internal control procedures are followed and PCI, US government and other donors’ requirements for financial management, compliance, and accounting, budget planning, monitoring and reporting are fully met in a timely manner*.*

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Budget Planning, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Understand PCI’s business model to minimize co-funding and meet annual financial performance goals
  • Develop budgets annually for existing projects and in response to opportunities for new projects
  • Monitor PCI program budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted and corrected. Ensure that key program personnel are aware of their budgetary resources and are able themselves to monitor their budgets;
  • Prepare monthly variance analysis reports for each budget including accruals and initiate review with individual program managers;
  • Prepare any budget revisions and projections for PCI programs and respond to any questions;
  • Prepare financial information requested such as pipelines and accruals;
  • Prepare monthly financial reports, budgets, forecast and reports on variances for the PCI’s international office
  • Review payroll for accuracy of payroll register, salary computations, allocations to different programs and Journal entries posted in Accounting software
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory issues for IO and PCI-Liberia local government authorities

Cash Management:

  • Review and approve the preparation of monthly funding requirements and ensure that all programs receive the funds approved for their use in a timely manner;
  • Monitor bank balances to ensure that reserves are adequate to meet current needs; and
  • Supervise the preparation of all payments to ensure complete documentation is provided and properly filed.

Internal Controls, Policy and Compliance

  • Lead the development of new policies and procedures concerning internal controls and operating efficiency;
  • Monitor existing compliance procedures and initiate potential improvements
  • Perform periodic internal control reviews to assure compliance with organizational policy and appropriate segregation of duties.
  • Assess financial, compliance and other relevant risks and establish risk mitigation processes
  • Maintain and perform regular general ledger analysis; and
  • Ensure compliance with PCI approval matrix
  • Ensure compliance with PCI accounting, procurement and Sub-award manual
  • Ensure proper asset management

Project Close Out:

  • Ensure that close out forecasts are made beginning six months ahead of project end date and that spending during those six months is closely monitored; and
  • Follow PCI’s project closeout procedures and ensure that there is complete compliance with all USG and other donor required close-out regulations.


  • Participate in PCI’s innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Parameters/Special Responsibilities Required:

  • The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania but will require frequent travel to the field offices.
  • Ability to travel in-country and internationally up to 30% of time. Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent. Eight or more years in accounting and financial management with experience in non-profit accounting required;

  • Grant management experience and knowledge of US government grant-making rules and regulations is required;

  • Experience in managing multi-year food security program is required;

  • Experience with and commitment to working in a diverse workforce;

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with local and/or international non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and other grassroots organizations;

  • Demonstrated management skills in a multi-cultural context. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to work with people of varied backgrounds.

  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple and time sensitive deadlines;

  • Highly proficient in using general ledger, Word, Excel, e-mail and web browser software

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize new software applications effectively;

  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Experience working outside Tanzania in International non-profit organizations is preferred.

  • A passion for the mission and values of PCI Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania

How to apply:


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United Republic of Tanzania: Head of Program: Emergency Medical Services – Tanzania

Organization: Trek Medics International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Apr 2017


Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nongovernmental organization (New York City, USA) that improves emergency medical systems in resource-limited settings through mobile phone technologies.

Trek Medics is seeking a seasoned and creative professional to join its leadership team in the execution and management of the organization’s administrative operations, software platform, field programs, and business development activities in Tanzania. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Head of Program will be directly involved in the design and execution of Trek Medics’ strategic plan with potential for continued career growth. For more information about our organization and work please visit our website.


The Head of Program will work with senior leadership and program partners to strengthen and expand Trek Medics’ performance and growth in four key focus areas in Tanzania:

  • Program development and expansion
  • Technical support for active programs
  • Support and adoption of the Beacon platform
  • Administration and finances


  • Identify and recruit new programs and organizations onto the Beacon platform
  • Identify and liaise with new partners and donors
  • Provide technical and managerial support and advising to active Mwanza program
  • Support software development team to improve Beacon user experience
  • Ensure no going concern in all responsible administrative and financial activities


  • Support existing program to expand impact through improved performance and outcomes
  • Work with senior management to identify and assess targeted list of potential users, partners and donors
  • Demo Beacon platform for targeted list of potential users, partners and donors
  • Launch Beacon platform with at least three new original programs in Tanzania meeting minimum call volume targets
  • Provide on-going technical support after launch to new programs
  • Contribute to platform design and development for v2.2 and v3.0 through user feedback
  • Ensure regular high-quality content and updates from existing programs
  • Ensure no going concern in all responsible administrative and financial activities
  • Ensure good reporting and production of PR material from partners towards senior leadership team
  • Conduct interviews, media reports where possible


  • Integrity, commitment and a proven record of achievement in startups
  • Prehospital emergency medical systems background, ideally in African countries
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills with different stakeholders (e.g. government ministries, national and international partners, UNO and potential donors)
  • Solid understanding of humanitarian and development context
  • Demonstrated experience with grants from different stakeholders/donors
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, Swahili is a plus
  • Startup experience with proven business development record
  • Demonstrated achievements in team leadership, project management and partnership-building
  • Organized and thorough, with strong analytical and research skills
  • Proficient with basic internet and communications technology – e.g., mobile phones (feature and smartphone), SMS, web applications
  • Pro-active, ambitious and self-starting

Experience with any of the following a plus:

  • Humanitarian and development background
  • GIS and mapping
  • Software programming
  • Qualitative research background


Trek Medics offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in the program country, and performance-oriented remuneration based on an in-house salary scheme including additional benefits in accordance with industry standards. The contract is fixed for six months with the potential of extension based on the program expansion.

How to apply:

Please send your application (résumé and cover letter describing your motivation and experience) by April 15, 2017 to info-at-trekmedics-dot-org or visit the job announcement on our website.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Country Coordinator Tanzania

Organization: SolidarMed
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 22 Apr 2017

SolidarMed is a leading Swiss NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision.We are offering an exciting position for a mid-career development professional. As part of the international program department based in Lucerne, you will manage the country program portfolios of Tanzania

Tanzania Country Coordinator and Clinical Training Project Manager

Contract Type Fixed term appointment (minimum three years)

Place of Assignment
Ifakara, Tanzania (with regular dislocations to the project sites in Ulanga, Malinyi, Mbulu District)

Start of duties
As soon as possible, with a certain flexibility

Program Tanzania SolidarMed implements a thriving health program consisting of three pillars: (1) Quality of care at hospitals and at decentralized health facilities (focus: maternal and child health, HIV and TB); (2) Human resources for health: preservice and in-service training, upgrading, retention measures; (3) Community based health program focusing on pregnant women and children.

Within its country program, SolidarMed promotes operational research to inform policy dialogue and knowledge exchange.

The position comprises both the management of the project “Support to Edgar Maranta School of Nursing” (ca. 50 % of working time) and the coordination of the country program (ca. 50 % of working time).

Your responsibilities as country coordinator

• Assume overall responsibility for the coordination, monitoring, budgeting, reporting and annual planning of the country program

• Provide strategic and public health guidance and leadership to the program

• Support and supervise the project managers

• Oversee SolidarMeds administrative support team (human resources, logistics, accounting)

• Contribute to program and project development

• Engage in local fundraising

• Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders as well as with the SolidarMed head office; proactively seek potential collaborations

• Collaborate with national and international project and research partners: Ministry of Health Tanzania, Tanzania Training Center for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Ifakara Health Institute, Saint Francis University College in Health and Allied Sciences

• Promote, support and participate in public health best practices, evidence-based interventions, operational research and policy dialogue

• The position does not include clinical work; however, options of part time clinical collaboration do exist for qualified candidates

Your responsibilities as project manager

• Assume overall responsibility for the implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting and reporting of the SolidarMed project “Edgar Maranta School of Nursing”

• Actively contribute to the introduction of Clinical Instructors into the national training schedule

• Actively contribute to the development of the next phase of the project (starting in mid-2019)

• Identify research questions and conduct research activities as part of project implementation

• Ensure lessons learnt are shared with policy makers, stakeholders, and partners

Your profile

• Advanced degree in health (medical or nursing) and a Master in Public Health

• Good understanding and clinical experience of issues related to maternal and child health, and infectious diseases such as HIV, TB and malaria

• Experience in a public health context in Sub-Saharan Africa, ideally at district level

• Sound knowledge and experience of management and administration

• Accustomed to using project cycle management and project development tools

• Knowledge of and interest in principles and methods of operational research

• Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team

• Language skills in English (excellent in written and spoken), Kiswahili (basic, readiness to learn) and German (asset)

What we Offer

We offer an attractive benefit package in line with Swiss standards. You can expect flexible working hours, a stimulating environment and flat hierarchies. Our team combines a great mix of ambition, dedication, experience and expertise drawn from a range of backgrounds including health, development, research, business and the charity sector. We encourage professional development and offer access to national and international competence networks.

How to apply:

To apply

• Send your CV, a short cover letter and copies of your qualifications to jobs@solidarmed.ch with “Health Program Manager” as reference in the subject line of your email.

• Please note that SolidarMed only accepts electronic applications and will only contact shortlisted candidates

• Deadline for applications: 22th of April 2017.

For further details, please contact Sandra Lerch at SolidarMed on s.lerch@solidarmed.ch or +41 – 41 310 66 60

We look forward to receiving your application!

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