The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania has been supporting a community-led, integrated conservation and development effort known as TACARE in Western Tanzania, since 1994. Through the years multiple donors have worked with JGI to forward conservation and development in this region. In September 2023, JGI-TZ expects to begin implementation of a 5 year, USAID funded effort, continuing and expanding work begun under the Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania (LCWT) project. The project is designed to address the primary threats to natural forest cover and the chimpanzee population in the Gombe Masito Ugalla (GMU) landscape. It aims to protect chimpanzee populations and their habitat in western Tanzania while improving climate change adaptation, expanding use of family planning, improving livelihoods and agricultural practices, and ensuring improved gender equity and social inclusion.
The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania is searching for a Finance & Administration Manager to join a dynamic team of professionals responsible for the implementation of the program and the responsible stewardship of resources. The Finance & Administration Manager has the overall responsibility for ensuring accurate and timely financial and administrative support services are provided to the program team. S/he has overall supervisory responsibility for the finance team and the administration team, focusing on general ledger activity, daily posting process, payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable, month-end closing process and financial report preparation.
Work involves the ability to manage a queue of priorities; responsibility for making independent decisions based upon knowledge of organization operations, policies, and procedures; and assigning and reviewing the work of support staff.
o A minimum of a bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Business Administration or Finance.
o At least five years of experience managing the financial and administrative aspects of donor-funded assistance programs of similar size, complexity and setting.
o Must be a Public Certified Accountant [CPA (T)], registered by NBAA
o Experience with and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations a must.
o Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team.
o Demonstrated experience in managing sub-grants including conducting risk assessments.
o Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
o Broad understanding of national laws, policies, and norms related to accounting and administration.
o Demonstrated experience in budgeting, human resources, procurement, and compliance issues.
Starting date: September 2023
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania. Occasional travel to the field required.
The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania with prospective funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill this position for the upcoming USAID funded project. All applications should be submitted along with the signed application letter and the most recent curriculum vitae(resume).
JGI Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merits without regard to tribal origin, religious belief, gender, disability and marital status.
QUALIFIED FEMALE APPLICANTS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.