Finance Officer job at International Union for Conservation of Nature

Vacancy title:
Finance Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Deadline of this Job:
18 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, October 08, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Finance Officer will provide the financial insights that accompany the programmatic and operational reporting on the grant provided by donors.

• The specific duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager:
• Financial Monitoring and Reporting
• Designs, generates and analyzes financial reports for the donor and internal management
• Provides program financial analysis and recommendations on spending rates, over and under-spending and pattern of expenditure
• Reviews the monthly financial reports and follows-up on issues related to coding; follows-up with the Senior Finance Officer – Programmes on reallocate/recode expenses and other charges
• Prepares financial reports for donors for the assigned grants with narratives, explaining any variances to project budgets
• Coordinates closely with the Program team and the Finance team to contribute to the annual revenue recognition and audit process
• Supports and facilitates donor audits
• Budget Development and Technical Support
• Contributes to the development of project budgets, notes and narratives for funding proposals; participates in proposal development for major grants
• Provides technical guidance on budget development for new grant proposals
• Ensures that proposal budget aligns with donor requirements and RTP reporting requirements
• Assists with the annual budget development and upload process; coordinates timely submission of budgets from assigned regions/countries
• Works with the country and regional team to ensure programme activity based budgets are aligned with approved grant budgets
• Notifies program team of any significant budget changes that require donor approval and recommends necessary communications
• Maintains accurate and accessible records of uploaded budget for assigned regions/countries
• Grant Contract Review;
• Reviews draft contracts and provides advice on financial compliance; supports negotiations with donors, as required
• Ensures that financial contract requirements are fully understood and met by the relevant stakeholders. For large and complex grants, conducts briefings for relevant staff across the organization on financial compliance
• Maintains archive of grant contracts and amendments, for all assigned grants, both electronic and hard copy
• Maintains information on related sub-contract agreements with partners, for all assigned grants
• Capacity Building On Grant Compliance And Financial Reporting;
• Provides training and support as needed to different stakeholders in areas of proposal budget development, financial reporting, and compliance
• Contributes to the development / improvement of financial management systems

• Education;
• University degree in any of the following areas; accounting, business, management, finance or related discipline
• Work Experience;
• 5 years of experience in a grants finance role preferably in a large or international NGO
• Direct experience with government international development agencies
• Experience building financial tracking and reporting systems
• Understanding of accounting software
• Accounting designation such as CPA, CMA, CA or related experience and qualifications is an added advantage
• Language Proficiency;
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili with strong communication skills

Core Competencies;
• Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
• Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
• Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
• Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.
• Functional competencies;
• Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
• Team player and strong interpersonal skills
• Works effectively with people from different backgrounds
• Excellent communication skills
• Good time management and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
• Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially in Excel
• Financial analysis, budgeting, and financial reporting
• Willingness and ability to travel frequently;

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 18 October 2021
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Posted: 08-10-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 08-10-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-10-2065
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