Senior Project Administrator and Finance Officer - PATH

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PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improvehealth, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across fiveplatforms vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harnessourentrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongsidecountries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

We seek to recruit a Senior Project Administrator and Finance Officer to provide administrative and financial oversight and support to Tanzania Country Program who will be responsible for financial and administrative oversight of specific selected projects, prepares financial reports and analysis for internal and external clients, responsible for day to day processing of transactions in compliance with PATH and donor guidelines, responsible for posting and reconciliation of financial transactions, process payroll, ensure compliance with local regulatory requirements such as tax and Social Security Schemes. The Sr. Project Administrator and Finance Officer will report directly to the Country Program Administrator and will be based in Dar es Salaam.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide financial and administrative support in the design, implementation, and monitoring of specific project activities.
  • Analyze project expenses, pipeline and burn-rate, including sub-recipient financial reports, on a monthly and quarterly basis; review project expenses with Responsible Project Managers (RPM) on a monthly basis.
  • Conduct pre-qualification reviews and selection of potential sub-contractors/grantees and vendors to ensure value for money and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Take lead in preparation of monthly payroll and processing of payroll related payments such as net salaries, PAYE and Social Security remittances.
  • Prepare program monthly financial reports for review and approval by the Country Program Administrator
  • Assist in reviewing, reconciling and posting of retirements in QuickBooks system.
  • Ensure proper filling of financial and administrative documentation in both hard copies and electronic copies.
  • Back-up for processing payments according to PATH standard procedures and ensure proper documents are dully approved by relevant authorized persons.
  • Monitor and reconcile Suppliers’ Accounts and individual staff advance accounts.

Required Experience


  • University degree in accounting/finance plus a minimum of five years relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Accounting certification (e.g CPA, ACCA) a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Excel, and financial software.
  • Well-organized and good attention to details with follow-through skills.
  • Good negotiating and communication skills.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in multicultural environment.
  • Good written and spoken English and Swahili. 
  • Minimum of five years in administrative and financial management position in an international organization, preferably NGO
  • Experience in developing, monitoring and reporting on complex budgets.
  • Knowledge of Tanzania’s local regulatory requirements. 

Please visit our website http;/www.path.org for more details on this position.Qualified candidate should send their resume and cover letter online to apply through our website not later than Thursday December 29,2016.
Source;Daily news dec 15,016


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