TITLE: Head of Finance
PROGRAM: Tanzania Country Office
REPORTS TO: Country Representative
STATION: Dar es Salaam
EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives. Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.
EngenderHealth’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive health rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. To achieve transformational change leading to true social and economic progress, EngenderHealth collaborates/partners with diverse organizations across sectors with the shared goals of highlighting women’s value to sustainable development.
The Head of Finance works in a complimentary fashion with the Country Representative to effectively lead and manage the programs’ essential finance and operations systems for budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting, consultants, as well as sub-award procedures. The Head of Finance provides regular technical support and training to operations and project teams as well as to other partner organizations to help them establish sound, reliable, effective, and efficient financial management systems. In tandem with the Finance Manager- Management Accounting and Finance Manager Grants, S/he will work with the projects’ teams to develop the procedures for the administration and management of the grants and contracts. S/he will also monitor the grant funds; develop the projects’ financial reports to donors as well as submissions to the agency’s HQ in DC, and work in close collaboration with EngenderHealth headquarters Finance and Operations staff in order to ensure top quality procedures and reporting.
Systems Development and Strengthening
Provide leadership in in developing and strengthening systems and tools for successfully administering the grant, budget and providing financial analysis of the projects performance to inform decision making on best use of resources
Review and strengthen financial control system including zero tolerance of fraud and effective management of fiduciary risk, ensuring that there is transparency and an audit trail along the financial supply chain;
Supervise the implementation of financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance to generally accepted accounting principles, Engenderhealth standards, government and other donor regulations
Lead and manage the projects’ finance and administrative systems for budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting, procurement, and inventory management, as well as sub-awards.
Develop and coordinate the program’s accounting, monitoring, and reporting systems, including establishing internal control systems in accordance with EngenderHealth standard operating procedures and donor rules & regulations.
Maintain monthly management accounts system fully updated, providing detailed analysis to senior management of actual disbursements against budgets, cash flow forecasts and reconciliation of accounts;
Review of payment vouchers for completeness, accuracy, allocation and for allowability of expenses by project and ledger code; match all transactions to accompanying receipts (vendors, payroll, petty cash, provident fund, advances and their liquidation to staff & consultant).
Review the accuracy of the payroll, vacation, bonus, severance allocation according to the time sheets.
Ensure that all the statutory deductions returns are submitted and paid to respective authorities
Review the monthly and quarterly balance sheet reconciliations and clear any outstanding items.
Supervise and coordinate preparations of monthly cashflow estimates and send the cash advance request to EngenderHealth Headquarters
Budget, Analysis and reporting
Work with the multiple teams to develop and coordinate the annual budgeting process
Support technical staff to develop formats and procedures for submission of budgets and forecasts from sub-contractors and grantees
Review and monitor budget to support financial stability, efficiency and value for money. Analyze spending trends and provide recommendations to team leaders and field colleagues on areas with significant over- or under spending
Review project budgets and monitor project expenditure in line with budget by maintaining a budget tracking/reporting system (Pipeline report).
Provide management & program staff with monthly reports and analysis as needed to help them manage their projects.
Supervise and lead the preparation of monthly expense report and bank reconciliation for submission to EngenderHealth/ Washington DC
Assist in the preparation of quarterly, bi-annual and annual financial reports to HQ and donors as well as interim status reports as required.
Audit and governance
Coordinate the preparation of the office financial year end procedure, year-end schedules and prepare audit schedules for all the balance sheet accounts including vacation, severance, prepayments, and accruals.
Manage and supervise all compliance related matters including the development and monitoring of Corrective Action Plans, co-facilitating the monthly compliance team meetings (with the Project Director), timely submission of quarterly compliance reports to HQ, etc.
Prepare the management response and corrective action plan for any management letter findings resulting from the annual audit.
Establish, manage, monitor and oversee all procedures for the development and issuance of grants and subcontracts with local partners.
Establish, manage, and monitor all procedures for management of the funds provided to project partner organizations.
Provide technical support and training to the participating program partner organizations to strengthen their financial and administrative capacities.
Supervise relevant Finance and support staff such as the, accountants, Grants Officer, and Bookkeeper.
Manage, motivate and mentor a high performing team. Leverage the strengths of the current team members, develop and train them to reach optimal individual and organizational performance goals.
Oversee a process of cross-training between team members to enhance individual skills sets and to strengthen the overall operations.
Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
New business Development
Participate actively in new business development activities for the Tanzania Program
Must possess the following requirements with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Master’s degree or other advanced degree in finance, business administration, or other related field. Professional certificate (ACCA, CPA) is mandatory
Minimum 10 years demonstrated experience in the administration and financial management of a large program of national, and preferably regional/international scope.
Experience in project administration with multiple partners.
Demonstrated experience with the finance and administration functions of international .
Proven experience in development and implementation of systems for grants and grant monitoring.
Demonstrated knowledge and technical experience in accounting, administration and operational practices.
Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience required.
Experience in management and administration of human resources and personnel issues.
Knowledge of UK government funding rules and regulations, financial reporting and disclosure requirements.
Demonstrated skills in negotiations and effective communications with partner organizations and sub-grantees.
Ability to facilitate decision-making processes and to build constructive alliances internally and externally.
Ability to provide technical support and training in finance and administration.
Knowledgeable of logistics and procurements systems for supplies and equipment
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Ability to be flexible and manage and accomplish multiple priorities; goal oriented.
Knowledgeable about information technology systems, including business software
Strong leadership and technical skills, with proven capacity to direct and manage change, and inspire high-performing teams.
Exceptional interpersonal, teamwork, communication, partnering and supervisory skills.
Please visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org to submit your application online by 20th September 2018.
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status or disability or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state and local laws .