United Republic of Tanzania: Challenge TB Financial Officer (full time)

Organization: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date:20 Mar 2015

KNCV is looking for a


Duty station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the second most deadly infectious disease in the world.

KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

Over the past century we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate, and government donors.

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the new USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries. We lead an international consortium with eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), Family Health International (FHI 360), Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japanese Anti Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization.

The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

Purpose of the position

The position of Financial Officer is aimed at keeping timely, complete and correct financial transactions and reporting to the internal and external stakeholders and to support the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Country Representative in the administration and efficient financial management of the project. The Financial Officer ensures the accounting transactions are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, KNCV Policy, and any cost principles imposed by KNCV or donor agency; and agrees with supporting documents. S/he ensures monthly financial reporting to KNCV in The Hague and to donors, monitors availability of funds and is contact person for audits by external auditor. S/he supports the Country Representative in development of project and office budgets.

Who are we looking for?

  • Masters’ degree in Accounting, Finance or Business, or related field.
  • Professional qualification such as CPA or equivalent is an important advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position in a foreign business or NGO.
  • Being familiar with USAID financial and administrative policies, rules and regulations is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in relevant software (Word, Excel, accounting system) and knowledgeable of United Republic of Tanzania tax law.

How to apply:

Application and information

Your application (with curriculum vitae, motivation letter, 3 professional references) should be sent before 20 March 2015 to:

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, PO Box 146, 2501 CC The Hague, the Netherlands for the attention of: Ms. Larissa Lutmers. E-mail: recruit@kncvtbc.org under subject ’Tanzania Challenge TB Financial Officer’.

For more information please contact us: phone (070) 416 72 22. For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see www.kncvtbc.org. KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled