SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER - AGA KHAN FOUNDATION

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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi- sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in inclusive economic development, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education and civil society strengthening.

AKF is looking for well qualified professionals to fill the following three positions for its expanding portfolio of health program in Tanzania.;
Community Health Coordinator (1) 
Community Health Officers (7) 
Senior Finance Officer (1) 
The recruits will be part of the core implementation team for the Improving Access to Maternal and New-born Health (IMPACT) project, which aims to improve access to and quality of maternal and new-born health (MNH) in the Mwanza region. IMPACT is an ambitious initiative of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) supported by Global Affairs Canada. The project will be jointly implemented by Aga Khan Foundation, Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, and the Mwanza regional administration and district
authorities.

SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER (One position) 
Reporting to: Country Finance and Operations Manager, AKFT
location: Mwanza Region

Senior Finance Officer will take overall responsibility for annual IMPACT budget planning, financial management, grants compliance and reporting at the field level, as well as consolidating donor financial report from implementing partners and coordinating with AKF on IMPACT
financial matters
 Based in Mwanza, the Senior Finance Officer will maintain the overall financial accounting and reporting system for IMPACT in the field, including internal controls and financial risk management. The Finance Officer will also assist implementing partners to manage and report on their project funding per donor and AKF requirements and coordinate with staff at AKF. In collaboration with AKF and project teams from the implementing partners, the Senior Finance Officer will work with the rest of IMPACT field team to carry out the following:

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Prepare annual and supplementary grant budgets and revisions in accordance with program implementation plan. 
  • Analyze spending and provide feedback and analysis to AKF seniormanagement on areas with significant over or underspending and any finance related issue. 
  • Examine financial data for accuracy and compliance with donor policies and grant agreement. 
  • Prepare and ensure timely submission of periodic financial and management reports. 
  • Ensure compliance with grant agreement and donor regulations. 
  • Coordinate financial reporting with AKHST, AKU and AKF to generate consolidated donor financial report as per organization policies and donor requirement. 
  • Play a supporting role in Grant Launch and Close-Out meetings, as well as in general grant management meetings. 
  • Reconciliation of sub-grantees/Partners and AKF expenses in the reports to ledgers and accounting records. 
  • Manage the program financial reviews, internal and external audits and monitor implementation of the recommendations. 
  • Review field expenses, cash requests, prepare payments for administration and program activities, and manage Petty Cash. 
  • Provide training to project staff on financial rules 
  • Develop and maintains positive relationships with collaborating organizations, and multiple internal offices to ensure proper and timely grant administration. 


Ideal candidate will have:
1. A degree in Accounting.
2. Accounting Professional (CPA/ ACCA) or Masters in Finance is added advantage.
3. Minimum of four years of solid working experience in similar capacity; - Previous experience with DFATD/CiDA funded grants
is highly desirable.
4. Expert level skills in Excel and financial accounting systems.
5. Ability to work with all levels of staff across a multi-cultural, multi-layer, multi-discipline organization.
6. Possess a high level of interpersonal/communication skills.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding four pages) and the names and contact information of three referees before close of business Friday, 30th  December 2016, to the Programme Director, Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania, bye-mail to  recruitment@akfea.org. Please mention the title of the position in your email and do not attach 'anv document other than the CV and cover  letter. Only shortllsted candidates will be contacted.


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