Monday, November 28, 2016

RESTLESS,Senior Finance Manager Jobs in Tanzania

About the Role:
This role will drive cross-unit performance management and accountability while leading on financial
management, accounting and scenario planning – ensuring Restless Development is transparent,
accountable, and able to mitigate risks as it move

s forward.
This role will involve maintaining oversight of our income, cash flows, accounting, and financial practices
across four offices in Tanzania (Iringa, Mbeya, Ruvuma and Dar Es Salaam). With the support of a talented
team of finance staff you will work closely with the programmes directorate to ensure high quality operational
and project budgets are developed, and managed. You will work closely with the Country Director and
management team to maintain oversight on financial planning and decision making producing user friendly
management reports; and play an active role in fundraising and proposal development from the financial
You will be a committed and talented individual who will proactively engage in supporting leadership of the
organisation. You will provide technical advice on financial management and planning.
You will be expected to travel in-country on a regular basis in order to provide management support to finance
staff and oversight of financial activities in our sub-offices in Tanzania working in close collaboration with
programme teams.
Main Duties:
 Drive cross-unit performance management and accountability
 Ensure smooth implementation of new financial accounting software
 Leadership of all aspects of financial management, accounts and controls
 Produce monthly management accounts and variance analysis for decision making
 Prepare annual budget, cash requests, and quarterly re-forecasts
 Implement internal and external audit recommendations
 Prepare year end accounts and oversee external audits
 Prepare donor budgets and financial reports in line with contract requirements
 Ensure policies and procedures are upheld, review and updated annually
 Line manage a team of four across four offices
 Serve as a role model at all times, personally embodying Restless Development’s mission and values,
Job title Senior Finance Manager
Location Dar es Salaam
Salary TSH 55,177,989 gross per annum plus 8% housing allowance
Preferred start date As soon as possible
Length of contract 2 year contract (subject to successful probationary period of 6 months)
Reports to Country Director
Direct reports
 Management Accountant
 Finance Coordinator
 Finance Assistant Coordinator x 2
Expected travel You will be expected to travel in-country on a regular basis
1. Key Responsibilities
 Financial Management, Accounting, Control and Donor Compliance
 Human Resource Management and Development
 Contribute to Strategy and Direction as part of the management team and member of the global
finance team
2. Financial Management
 Ensure organizational compliance with Tanzanian
· & UK finance regulations and Restless
Development Finance policies and procedures.
 Produce monthly management account packs with programme managers, reviewing central and
programme expenditure and identifying and documenting variances against budget, and present the
accounts to the Management Committee and ensure processes are in place to report accurate
financial information to International
 Identify key areas of risk to the Country Programme and communicate these to the Tanzanian MC
and International as appropriate. Manage and address risks as required by the MC through regular
review of the risk register.
3. Financial Accounting Functions
 Put in place appropriate systems and review mechanism to ensure the team is recording and
reporting transactions on a timely and accurate basis
 Ensure that bank reconciliation as well as debtors and creditors statements are completed monthly on
a timely basis and liaising with our bankers as appropriate.
 Ensure filing is of a high standard.
4. Financial Control and Donor Compliance
 Ensure all financial reports and donor reports are set up in Financial Force to ease reporting; training
staff where necessary in order for them to be able to generate reports and use them effectively.
 Ensure compliance with all financial reporting and forecasting requirements of donors and others, and
ensure that accurate and timely information about our cash and income position with respect to
donors is provided to the MC and other individuals as delegated by them. Ensure effective use of
personnel and resources within the Finance team and take ownership for the structure of the team
and team development.
 Oversee adherence to Restless Development’s financial policies and procedures making
recommendations to the management committee where gaps are identified and lead on actions to
strengthen internal and external financial risk management. Include Audit and spot checks.
5. Team Management and Development
 Provide effective, values-based leadership of the Finance
· & Administration team, designing and
monitoring the unit’s annual operational plans and objectives
For more information on Restless Development’s mission, values and work, please
 Provide effective line and performance management to your team in accordance with Restless
Development policies ensuring they achieve the unit’s objectives
 Assess and develop and build the capacity of the finance and admin team through training and
coaching and develop trainings and tools for non-finance staff to strengthen compliance with policies
and procedures and to improve budget and financial management across the organisation
6. Member of the Management Committee
 Work with the Country Director to provide analysis of financial information for strategic planning and
decision-making to the management team and National Board
 Provide technical advice to the Country Director and management team in the areas of financial
accountability and planning, value for money and operations management
 Provide income projections, variance analysis reports and updates on cash flows to the management
 Contribute to strategic planning and organisational management as an active member of the
management committee and as a team player
7. Other
 Other duties as required.
 You may occasionally be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which time off in lieu
will be granted
We are looking for people with the right competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the
personal qualities consistent with our Values.
Values Behaviours What we expect of the Senior Finance & Admin Manager

 Qualified accountant
 5-8 years financial management experience
 Significant experience managing multi-donor funded programmes and
 Budgeting, consolidation and currency management experience
 Significant experience of reporting to international donors and working with
international partner organisations an advantage
 Excellent Excel skills
 Significant experience of managing staff members
 Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills
 Strong team player
 Management experience with bilateral and multilateral donor budgets an
 Experience working in an International NGO a significant advantage
 Financial Force Accounting experience preferable
 Management accounting background an advantage
Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from young people and
We are proud to commit to a transparent salary scale, ensuring a fair and comparable system of pay across
all locations. In addition to salary, we offer Senior Manaers a 4% pension contribution.
Values and Culture
At Restless Development, we’re proud that the strength and integrity of our Values has been recognised by
staff, beneficiaries, donors and others who we work with. Beyond this, we have a culture of recognising and
celebrating both our Values and our global achievements with monthly Values Champions and an annual
Values Day.
Work-life balance
It goes without saying that we work hard, at Restless Development. We also recognise the importance of
helping staff to maintain a positive work-life balance by offering:
 24 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and with an extra day of annual leave given for
each full year of service, up to a maximum of 28 days).
 Study leave, maternity and paternity leave allowances.
Professional development
Restless Development is proud to be an employer who recognises potential and invests in the development of
its staff. We are committed to the professional development of our staff through:
 Empowering opportunities to work on significant projects which stretch and inspire staff – allowing them
to develop on-the-job.
 Regular performance management.
For more information on Restless Development’s mission, values and work, please
 Training and development opportunities, including supporting our staff to identify mentors both within
and outside of the agency.
 Quarterly Staff Workshops for all staff to give and receive agency updates, receive training, and
Medical insurance
Modest Medical Insurance is provided for staff and their dependants.
Relocation package
For staff who relocate to work with Restless Development, we offer a competitive relocation package. This
will be discussed with relevant candidates and could include:
 A lump-sum relocation allowance to support you in relocating to your new place of work.
 Out of country supplements for the duration of your time working in your new place of work.
 Medical insurance.
 Please send a completed application form to by 5pm local time,
Friday 2 December 2016. Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.

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