The Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) is an independent, voluntary
and non-statutory body with the objective of promoting freedom of
the media and ensuring the highest professional standards and media
accountability in the United Republic of Tanzania.
MCT plans to implement a four-year Programme Strategy (2017
- 2020) that aims at expanding the perimeters of freedom of
expression and of the media as well as promoting professionalism and.
accountability in order to ensure that the Tanzanian media contributes
effectively to the country's development and democratic processes.
As part of implementation of its Strategy, MCT would like to recruit
a competent Tanzanian to fill the vacancy below.

Overall Responsibility:
Reporting to the Executive Secretary, the Finance Manager shall
ensure that all accounting and financial management of MCT's
financial operations are in strict compliance with MeT Financial
Policies, Regulations, Procedures and Donor Agreements as well
IFRSs. Provide quality and timely advice to the Executive Secretary
on matters of finance and financial management to enable him
make effective decisions that take into consideration MCT policies
and national laws.

Duties and responsibilities of the employee: 
a) Head the Finance Unit and provide financial advice to the
Executive Secretary on optimum utilization of Council financial
resources; .
b) Participate in and provide technical advice during Council
planning and budgeting processes;
c) Provide financial information and analysis to the management
team to assist them in making managerial decisions;
d) Review financial statements and submit the same to ES;
e) Develop a financial system that will detect errors and irregularities
in a timely manner; .
f) Review Management Reports which include but not limited to,
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reports and
liaise with ES for their submission to the users;
g) Review and maintain suitable procedural framework to allow
the accounts unit to carry out its allocated function of providing
financial services within MCT;
h) Review compliance of MCT with laws and regulations relating
to tax as well as other statutory deductions; .
i) Review periodically operations of the accounting package and
ensure all information. is input accurately on daily basis;
j) Review cash receipts and disbursements transactions such as
but not limited to, travel, and ensuring adequaey of supporting
documents and appropriate cost allocations;
k) initiate review of all financial documents to' realign them with
practice, market and completeness, and compliance with
applicable policies; .
I) liaise with programme staff on the integrated management
to enhance optimal use of resources when implementing the
Council objectives while observing the contractual compliance
with all donor requirements;
m) Review periodically to 'ensure financial documents are kept and
are in compliance with MCT's financial policies;
n) Communicate financial policies and procedures to all staff and
ensure they are properly implemented and adhered to;
0) Interpret the Programmes Strategy and link it to the Budget; link
Annual Work Plans to Annual Budgets and provide strategic
advice on the implementation that will enhance value for money;
p) Review Donor reports and ensure submission of the same is done
within the context of the Memorandum of Understanding and
Bilateral Agreements;
q) Review and approve Bank reconciliation statement;
r) liaise with external auditors and other statutory bodies for
statutory compliance;
s) Take lead in unit planning and budgeting;
t) . Provide coaching and mentoring for the finance unit staff; and
u) Any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Secretary

Key Qualifications and Experience: 
CPA(T) holder or its equivalent, qualified professional member
of NBAA;
An undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance from a
reputable university;
Minimum of six (6) years or more experience in accounting/
finance at senior level.

. Strong 'English language skills, both',written and spoken;
•. Experience and ability to use vcrious Accauriting soft-wares;
• . Ability 10 support and direct the implemenfation of ideas, projects
and plans once adopted by the orqonizntion; ..
Ability . to 'manage multiple Priorities while working as part of a
team;" .
•   Relevant analytical and IT skills; .
Energetic, independent, .self mdtivated personality;
Ability to coach and train other finance staff;
Ability to lead and work in a team.

To apply, submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with email address,
telephone number, copies of relevant certificates/testimonials, and
names of three professional referees. Applicants ere required to
download job application form from MCf website
and submit it along with their application through the address below:
Executive Secretary, 
Media Council of Tanzania, 
PO Box 10160, Dar esSalaam -. 
OR recruitment@mct.or tz OR hand deliveries at MCT 
offices located in Mwenge, along Coca cola Road, 
Josam House, Block B, First Floor~ Suite no B 12. 

CIosing date is November 25, 2016. Only short-listed applicants
will be contacted.