Finance and Administration Manager at Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)


REPORTING LINE: COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE                                   
Organization: Norwegian Church Aid   
Location:TCRS house, Plot 436, Mwai Kibaki Road, Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam   
Date Posted: 3rd May, 2016   
Closing Date: 10th May, 2016

Background – Norwegian Church Aid    website:
Finance and Administration Manager Norwegian Church Aid, Tanzania Country Office.
Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a non-governmental development organisation working to uphold human dignity, promote human rights and accompany poor and marginalised communities in their struggles for economic and social justice. NCA Tanzania is seeking a Finance and Administration Manager motivated to increase the impact of our interventions and to enable faith based partners to engage as civil society actors. We are looking for an organised, innovative and pro-active candidate with in-depth knowledge in finance and administration, excellent communications skills, leadership experience, high intergrity and ability to work strategically, while keeping high precision when focusing on details. Solid process management and time keeping are expected. The Finance and Administration Manager reports to the Country Representative, is part of the Senior Management Team and supervises the finance and administration staff.

Core Roles and Responsibilities 

1. Financial management of NCA Tanzania representation; Responsible for implementation of all NCA routines and regulation in Financial Management. Quality assurance of budgets, payments, accounting, facilitation of auditing as well as financial risk management. Internal training and active support of programme staff to reinforce capacity of financial management in programmes. Simplifying and improving routines within the borders of compliance and risk management. 

II. Administrative systems and routines of NCA Tanzania representation; hereunder to be in charge of implementation of well-functioning support systems at the office in order to provide necessary and timely administrative support, procurement processes.
III. Fundraising and compliance with donors’ financial and administrative requirements; hereunder responsible to participate in and quality assure fundraising proposals and ensure high quality as well as timely accounting and reports to different donors. Understanding of funding portfolio, managing its size and risk. Hereunder also participating in pursuing new donors and securing strong trust with existing donors. 
IV. Leadership; Finance team building and empowering line management of finance and administration staff, ensure human resource development of staff with capacity building and regular performance development review. Lead the finance and administration organisation to deliver its services in a way that motivates and enables programme staff to extraordinary performance.
V. Follow-up of partners; Responsible for the follow up of partners to improve their financial and administrative performance; hereunder capacity building, financial assessments of partners and partner monitoring. 
VI. Participation in the strategic leadership of NCA Tanzania; through membership of the senior management team and line management of the finance and administration staff.

Tanzanian national with a good Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance from recognized learning institution. Solid experience may compensate for lower educational level.
A holder of CPA/ACCA with more than 5 years post qualification experience.
Broad experience within finance and administration management at a senior level, including supervisory experience
Documented results from capacity building. Experience from partner- based work is an advantage.
Experience in dealing with multi-currency accounting.
Ability to manage complex reports and systems

Personal qualities
Proven high level of integrity
Structured, self-driven, energetic and result oriented
Excellent communication, writing and cooperation skills
Ability to take initiative, prioritise, delegate and work strategically
Ability to inspire others and build their skills and capacity
Ability to handle stress and heavy workloads, to manage complex processes and deliver on time
Friendly, polite, good sense of humour
The person employed must be loyal to Norwegian Church Aid organisational values and comfortable with working in an inter-religious environment.

How to apply:
Please submit your application to the address Only electronic applications are considered. In the subject line of your email, please state clearly which position you apply for. The application should consist of a brief motivation letter and CV, compiled into one document of maximum 4 pages. The document name should start with your name and include which position you apply for. E.g. <Mary Juma – Finance manager>. In your CV, please state your sex and date of birth. Certificates are not of interest at this stage. Applications failing to meet these requirements or sent to other email addresses will not be considered. First and second rounds of interview will take place between 15-31 May. If you do not hear from us, please consider your application unsuccessful. Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) reserves the right not to make an appointment/contact.

Application deadline is 10th May 2016.


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