Friday, April 20, 2018

Job Opportunity at Farm Radio International, Country Finance Officer

 Farm Radio International


We are the only international non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving African farming families and rural communities through radio. We currently work with more than 650 radio partners in 40 sub-Saharan African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity through high-quality radio programs that help small-scale African farmers help themselves. Together, we reach tens of millions of small-scale farmers with life-changing information and opportunities to have a stronger voice in their own development.

Title: Country Finance Officer

Report to: Country Representative

Works Closely With: Director of Operations & Regional Finance Lead 


Under the direct oversight of FRI Tanzania Country Representative, the Country Finance Officer will have overall responsibility for the financial activities of FRI in Tanzania. She/he expected to provide high professional expertise in the conduct of Financial & Administration affairs relating to the implementation of all FRI programs in Tanzania. The Country Finance Officer will perform the following responsibilities:

Financial Accounting & Management

Assist with preparation of budget annually and make follow-up on utilization of budget monthly.

Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reports in a timely manner.

Prepare actual vs. projected monthly and yearly costs to assist FRI Tanzania program team developing appropriate budget strategies;

Responsible for controlling costs and keeping projects within binding agreement budgeted limits;

Responsible for assisting in the development of and implementing Human Resources Manual and Financial policies with FRI Tanzania team;

Ensure that financial and cash management systems are in place and adhered to, and that internal control system indicate obedience;

Monitor procurement activities to ensure that they are in line with the FRI and donor regulations.

Review all budgetary issues with project staff and as appropriate with the donor budget & activity.

Ensure that all FRI policies and procedures are followed, updated and comply with periodic FRI reporting requirements;

Manage the bank accounts, ensuring that proper documentation is sent and received from the bank(s); maintain proper and correct accounting and physical assets inventory records;

Keep up-to-date financial information daily.

Prepare bank reconciliation monthly.

Ensure proper recording of FRI Fixed Asset by making record checking Quarterly

 Insure the preparation of payments  timely and in  efficient manner 

To liaise with External Auditor for annual Project audit and respond to audit observations

Check on accuracy and completeness of staff monthly payroll information including compliance with statutory regulations;

Solve problems related to the position effectively when required.

All other duties as assigned by the FRI Regional Finance and Administration Manager or FRI Headquarters.

Personnel and Office Administration
Implement Human Resource policies and procedures

Ensure full compliance on all Donor regulations/standards and FRI policies on travel, personnel, procurement, financial administration, etc. are adhered to;

Develop and maintain systems to insure open and transparent communications with all staff;

Lead training exercises for staff to ensure policies are complied with;

 Ensure regular communication/coordination with Regional Finance Lead in Tanzania, as well as at headquarters in Canada; 

Disclosing discrepancies to FRI Tanzania Country Representative or Regional Finance Lead a timely manner in expense documentation and/or conflicts of interest as they arise with staff;

Document employee files and records

Update the new Orange HR software every month. 

Ensure accurate payment of benefits and allowance for staff

Supervise administrative service within the office
Keep proper filing for correspondences & financial documentation daily.
Provide financial and other related information as required for management.
Perform other required duties as required by Country Representative & Regional Finance Lead.


BA in Finance and accounting or equivalent is preferred

A minimum of five (5) years of experience in financial management, of program with annual budget of at least $1 Million a year and also one year of experience in personal and office administration.

Proficiency in computer skills, spreadsheet, accounting packages QuickBooks communication packages and MS Word, Excel, Power Point is requires.

Strong analytical, communication and problem solving skills is necessary along with capacity to identify and articulate potential problems and provide possible solutions in concise and clear manner.

Experience in working with international development partners, international nongovernmental organization (INGOs).

Experience working with ethnically diverse communities and with projects implementing gender mainstreaming strategies.

Demonstrate high level written and verbal communication skills in English is an added advantage

Note – Please email your CV & Cover Letter to latest by Monday April 23, 2018, 10:00pm

141C Radio Road, Njiro Hill

PO Box 16604, Arusha, Tanzania

Tel/Fax: +255 688 053 366