Rest of Tanzania Full Time
1 week ago

Job Summary

We are looking for qualified candidates to temporarily facilitate a Pre-Service Training Programs for the Peace Corps Volunteers

Job Description

HJFMRI or locally known as "Walter Reed Program-Tanzania" is a United States of America federally funded program which supports PEPFAR activities in the Republic of Tanzania. The HJFMRI program, in collaboration with the MoHCDGEC and Community NGOs, has been leading a comprehensive HIV and AIDS care and support program in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania since 2004. The program, which is sub-contracting with Regional Health Management Teams (RHMTs) and 14 community outreach partners, extends, to 25 districts councils in Mbeya, Songwe, Rukyva, Katavi and Ruvuma Regions.

Collectively, this zone, which has one of the highest district prevalence rates in Tanzania, represents a catchment area with close to 6 million people (13% of the population of Tanzania mainland). Despite remarkable achievements made over the past 10 years, the expansion of HIV care and treatment interventions still remains critical both at the facility as well as the community level.

Walter Reed Program is seeking qualified Tanzanian candidate to fill the position below. Cover letters and resumes should be mailed by postal/EMS/DHU any Courier to the Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box 6396, Mbeya or sent by email to; NOTE: to be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE, avoid the delivery of applications in person or soliciting any member of the organization. Deadline for submission of the application is two weeks from the first appearance of this advert. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should not submit applications.

The position will oversee all accounting matters for this program site and serve as a liaison on accounting, audit and compliance matters between HJFMRI site and US Headquarters. The position reports to the HJFMRI [Senior Finance Director


1.            Provide oversight and manage full spectrum of accounting and reporting operations for the program site office, including' General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Cash Management, statutory compliance and reporting.

2.            Maintain direct responsibility for day-to-day accounting operations to ensure timely monthly and yearly closings, reconciliations and compliance.

3.            Review and approve payment Vouchers, journal entries, cost allocations and other postings into accounting system and ensure proper coding, data quality and integrity of all accounting/financial transactions.

4.            Ensure effective utilization of HJFMRI accounting, procurement and other business systems and up-to-date books of accounts and generate timely reports and analysis, as required.

5.            Work closely with the program support teams within the site and region to coordinate monthly closing and reporting to HJFMRI Headquarters. Review and monitor compliance with HJF stipulated policies and procedures, provide on-going support- backstopping and training to site accounting staff.

6.            Manage preparation, consolidation and distribution of timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements reflecting status of programs on grant-to-date basis in accordance with International Accounting standards (IAS), International Financial statutory requirements and donor regulations.


1.            University degree in Accounting from a recognized institution.

2.            Professional accounting certification. CPA required

3.            A minimum of 8 years working experience in the same field, including 3 years of experience in managing staff.

4.            Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft office applications:

5.            Must have hands-on experience working with QuickBooks or similar Accounting software.

6.            Must have thorough knowledge and hands-on experience within all accounting areas and strong understanding of internal controls.

7.            Must have experience with audit and compliance requirements of US Government funded projects.

8.            Must have experience in managing large donor-funded projects for an international NGO, including budgeting and external financial reporting.

9.            Work experience within a medical research setting is preferred.


1.            Team player with high integrity, excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and decision making skills.

2.            Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.         

3.            Excellent in reporting skills and ability to comprehend and analyze data.

4.            Ability to work with a diverse group of people in a multi-cultural environment and effectively manage daily activities across multiple time zones to ensure effective communication, collaboration, time management and compliance with applicable accounting standards.

Walter Reed Program is an equal opportunity employer; women are highly encouraged to apply