EnCompass LLC is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration candidates for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) support activity to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The Tanzania MEL activity will provide USAID/Tanzania with strategic and technical support to improve performance management and advance Mission learning. The project will provide comprehensive MEL services, including capacity strengthening and technical support, to USAID/ Tanzania, local organizations, and potentially the Government of Tanzania.
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Director will serve as the overall lead for all financial and administrative (F&A) aspects of the project. Managing a team, they will serve as the lead for accounting, finance, invoicing, procurement, and other F&A functions as required by the contract. They will work directly with the Chief of Party to ensure full compliance in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, functioning of financial processes as well as maintaining internal controls for all activities.
The position will be full-time and be based in Tanzania with travel throughout the country. **
Position Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain oversight of finance, procurement, human resources, and operational activities of the field office
Establish procedures for stewardship of financial operations, including accounting/banking, payroll, subcontracting, procurement, etc.
Analyze and interpret financial data to determine financial performance of the project
Ensure all activities and operations maintain compliance with local laws and USAID rules and regulations
May develop, execute, and manage consultant, subcontractor, and vendor agreements, authorize, and approve payments to consultants, subcontractors, and vendors
Ensure efficient processing of bank and cash transactions, including reconciliations
Develop, analyze, and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets
Execute all budget and financial tracking and reporting requirements and respond to related inquiries by USAID and the EnCompass Home Office in a timely fashion
Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, management, business administration or similar field; Master’s degree highly preferred
Experience and Skills
Minimum of eight (8) years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and managing, in roles of increasing responsibility: contract administrative compliance, finance and procurement (subcontracts), accounting, and/or human resource related matters
Proficient in US Government procurement, human resources, and financial reporting processes and requirements highly preferred
Strong capabilities in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
Previous experience working in USAID-funded programs preferred
Knowledge of applicable Tanzanian laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources
High-level of working proficiency in both spoken and written English
Tanzania citizens are strongly encouraged to apply
EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.
For US based positions: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.
How to apply:
How to Apply
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