New Job Vacancy at CSSC in PATA Project Funded by USAID – Project Finance Officer

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CSSC Tanzania

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New Job Opportunities at The Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC), 2020

About CSSC
The Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) is an ecumenical body
established in 1992 by the Christian Council of Tanzania and the
Tanzania Episcopal Conference, to coordinate and facilitate the delivery
of social services (health and education) by the member churches in
Tanzania. For 28 years, CSSC has been serving and coordinate a network
of more than 900 church-owned health education facilities, including 105
large hospitals at Zonal, Regional and District/Council levels. In
addition, CSSC coordinates a network of more than 1,000 church owned
education facilities. Majority of these church health and education
facilities are located in remote and rural areas where 70% of the
Tanzanian population reside in those areas.
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CSSC has been awarded a 5-years Grant by U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID) to implement “Pamoja Tuwekeze Afya” – (PATA)
Activity. The award intends to establish self-reliant health facilities
(HFs) and improve health service deliveryby the CSSC network of
church-based HFs in meeting the health needs of the target population.
Through cost-effective and innovative solutions, the PATA Activity will
strengthen the CSSC’s capacity to deliver quality services in
Reproductive, Maternal, New born, Child and Adolescent health (RMNCAH),
HIV/TB services and other health related areas. The PATA Activity has
got two major components.

Component one: Create a network of financially and managerial
sustainable HFs and a self-reliant Medical and commodity supply chain
Company and Component Two: Improve staff skills and retention at
HFs and improve their capacity to provide a continuum of quality care of
RMNCAH and HIV/TB services.


New Jobs at CSSC in Pamoja Tuwekeze Afya (PATA) Project Funded by USAID, 2020

In
view of the above, CSSC is hereby seeking applications from highly
qualified, well experienced, competent and motivated persons to fill-in
the following vacant positions below..
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Title: Project Finance Officer-1 Post
Report to: Chief Accountant
Location: Dar es salaam
Job Summary:
The
Project Finance Officer reports to Chief Accountant. S/he will be
responsible for financial aspects of the project, including budget
development and monitoring, prime award monitoring and compliance. The
Project Finance Officer will strengthen and maintain sound financial
management practices, and ensure the project’s compliance with USG,
USAID and CSSC procedures, rules and regulations. S/he will mainly be
responsible to oversee the financial capacity of the program; overall
coordination, leading and supervision of their functions in the finance
department. S/he will also be responsible in coordinating program audit
exercise, addressing audit findings and recommendations. The position
will be based in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.
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Duties and Responsibilities
  • Analyze, control and maintain financial records for the PATA Activity
  • Proper
    review of supporting documents before payment to vendors, checking of
    all invoices for accuracy, totals as well as calculations,
    cancellations/stamping of all vouchers;
  • Reviewing Bank reconciliations and timely clearing of reconciling items.
  • Making
    sure monthly budget comparison reports (BCR) are prepared and completed
    on time; advice Chief accountant/project manager on budget
    reallocations.
  • Ensure timely posting of retirements; received
    retirements are reviewed, reviewing feedback forms for each retirement,
    and that the signed feedback forms are shared with imprest holders /
    chief accountant. Prepare financial report (FFR/SF 425) are submitted to
    USAID as per 2 CFR 200.327)
  • Must make sure report on foreign taxes ae properly reported as per USAID requirements;
  • Ensure
    reconciliations in General ledger and subsidiary ledgers are conducted
    and immediate action is taken on any discrepancies;
  • Making sure imprest are not issued for those who have not retired previous imprest.
  • Monitor
    bank accounts and keep track of balances to ensure that there are
    sufficient funds; manage cash flows for all accounts, and advise Chief
    Accountant on fund flows; prepare advance requests for replenishment as
    required;
  • Prepare annual implementation budget; liaising with
    programme unit, She/ He must advise program manager on developing
    budgets in relation to activities to be undertaken in a
    quarterly/semiannual and annually;
  • Take a lead in budget preparations during proposal writing, preparation of budget and budget justifications;
  • Making
    sure the PATA Activity annual budget are incorporated into CSSC annual
    budget correctly and inserted into the computerized accounting system
    (Navision Accounting system);
  • Prepare monthly payroll timely and
    accurately; ensure that proper charging codes are used, and deductions
    are made accurately for each staff (updated compliance with all laws);
    ensure that only staff with contracts are included in payroll, proper
    staff accounts are used, and all payroll are approved prior to cheques
    processing;
  • Ensure that all supporting documents for the PATA
    Activity are kept safe at all times during program implementation and
    all records are handed over for safe keeping after the end of the
    project.
  • Update the PATA Activity asset register: ensure that
    all procured assets are included in assets register, and that proper
    coding is used for procured assets; Ensure that depreciations are well
    recorded in the system and shared with the Chief Accountant for
    inclusion in CSSC’s overall asset register.
  • Liaise with the
    Project Manager and other officers on project implementation and assist
    the project officers on all financial issues;
  • Facilitate
    training to PATA team and CSSSC-staff on USAID rules and regulations,
    making sure updated changes on guidelines are understood and applicable
    by all users intended and reflected into our systems;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualification

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance, CPA as minimum qualifications.
  • MSc in Accounting and Finance will be added advantage.
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Experiences and Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Financial Management
  • Deep understanding and knowledge on USG grants management, rules and regulations.
  • Additional experience in managing grants supported by other donors will also be preferred
  • Familiar
    with CSSC finance policies and procedures, or demonstrated ability to
    assimilate new policies and procedures effectively
  • Proficiency
    in diversity of accounting software packages, Q & A and Microsoft
    Office applications (Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint, and Outlook,
    Navision accounting system) strongly preferred.
  • Strong management and supervisory skills; Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor staff.
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Mode of Application
Interested
candidates are to submit their motivation letter and copy of the latest
CV in one document indicating their preferred work station. The subject
line of your job application email should indicate the position that
you are applying for; your CV must include the contact information
(email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work-related traceable
referees. All correspondence MUST reach CSSC before 1600hrs November 27th 2020 and channeled through the following email address:
hr@cssc.or.tz

Note that;
Kindly visit cssc.or.tz for the detailed posts with duties, responsibilities, required qualification, experience and skills
Any application sent later than the mentioned date and time will not be considered.
Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted; if you are not contacted
within two weeks after the deadline of this advert, consider yourself
unsuccessful.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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