Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Education Development Center ,Senior Finance Specialist Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 22 May 2015
EDC’s International Development Division (IDD) focuses on three major areas: literacy and basic education, youth livelihoods and workforce development, and health. Another key strand of EDC’s international work focuses on helping countries expand economic opportunity and build civic society.
EDC works with governments, agencies, and other partners in 35 countries to develop programs that are respectful of cultural traditions and beliefs. The international division comprises six regional c
enters coordinating EDC’s work in West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and South and Southeast Asia.
EDC is preparing for a program in Tanzania focused providing technical assistance and instructional materials targeted at improving lifelong learning skills, defined as mastery of early grade reading, writing, and arithmetic. Technical assistance will cover: (1) improving quality of basic skills instruction at the early primary level; (2) strengthening Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) skills delivery systems; and (3) increasing community and parental engagement in early primary education. These three components align with the Government of Tanzania (GoT)’s ten-year Education Development Sector Plan (EDSP)(see Attachment 5, item 22) and other reforms underway, such as Big Results Now (BRN), Performance4Results (P4R), and Global Partnership for Education Literacy and Numeracy Support (GPE LANES) program on 3R’s (reading, writing, and arithmetic) reform.
Senior Finance Specialist:
The Senior Finance Specialist will ensure full financial and contractual compliance of Tusome Pamoja activities with USAID regulations. Working with the contractor’s internal auditing system and Financial Comptroller, Tusome Pamoja’s Senior Finance Specialist will establish internal control systems as well as accounting and financial reporting protocols for local subcontractors. S/He will supervise activity financial staff and program budget matters, managing accounting and disbursement needs, verifying that procurements comply with USAID and Contractor’s financial guidelines, overseeing the training of staff and partner NGOs infinancial systems, and assuring timely financial reporting to USAID. The Senior Finance Specialist reports directly to the COP.
Masters of Business and/or Public Administration, Masters in Accounting and/or Financial Management, or appropriate equivalent academic degree at least at the Master’s level.
Skills and Experience:
At least 10 years’ experience in financial management of development activities with increasing levels of responsibility. Membership in a professional body such as those for Certified Public Accountants is preferred. Experience working in Africa preferred.
The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent (IELTS level 7 or above; or TOEFL 94 or above) in written and spoken English.
How to apply:
Interested applicants may send resumes to IDDJobs@edc.org. Please list the position and region to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

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