Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Finance Officer at East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community, January 2018

Finance Officer at East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community, January 2018
East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community
Vacancy Advertisement
Post of Finance Officer

The East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) invites
applications for the Post of Finance Officer from suitably qualified persons who
are nationals and/or eligible residents of the United Republic of Tanzania. The
position is tenable at the ECSA Health Community Secretariat in Arusha.

The Organization
The ECSA-HC is a regional intergovernmental organization set up in 1974 to
foster cooperation that will lead to the strengthening of health care
programmes in the region and promote the attainment of the highest possible
standards of health among member states. The Member States of the ECSA
Health Community are Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland,
Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Broad Purpose of the Post
ECSA-HC seeks to recruit an experienced Finance Officer to support the ECSA
Health Community and Global Fund (GF) Project. The position is funded on a
three year renewable contract and will be based in Arusha, Tanzania.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Planning and Budgeting
i. Lead in the ECSA HC/GF planning and budgeting process and oversee
the development of accurate plans and budgets for all the activities.
ii. Oversee fund transfers to the areas and ensure that accurate documents
are kept of the process and that the internal processes are respected.

Financial Management

i. Ensure that all internal and external financial and administrative
reporting requirements are met in accordance with GF standards
ii. Prepare timely and accurate financial requisitions to ECSA-HC to
support the agreed the designated project activities as required.
iii. Provide timely and accurate financial reports for monies received by the Project
iv. Reconcile all GF related advances disbursed from different accounts in
on a monthly basis.
v. Prepare monthly GF recurring journal entries.
vi. Track fixed assets and record depreciation.
vii. Reconcile Bank Accounts
viii. Maintain the Journal for all Bank accounts.
ix. Process client invoices for assigned projects and activities.
x. Assist with the month end closure of the books of accounts.

Audit and Internal Controls
i. Work with the ECSA-HC management to ensure that all policies and
procedures relating to audit are respected and audits carried out in a
timely manner for the GF project.
ii. Develop, adapt and roll-out ECSA policies and finance procedures in GF
iii. Ensure strict Internal Controls to ensure compliance with GF and ECSA

Finance Capacity Building
i. Ensure appropriate communication on financial matters with the
contracts and Finance Manager at the Global Fund (GF) regional office as
well as the Finance & Grants management officer at ECSA-HC.
ii. Report, measure and interpret the results of operations. Ensure the
appropriate financial statements are accurately produced.
iii. Analyze performance against budgets and prepare other pertinent
financial analysis.

i. Develop, adapt and manage the ECSA GF procurement policies and
procedures for the GF project.
i. In collaboration with ECSA-HC Arusha Office facilitating the processing
of the relevant benefits package for the GF project staff.
ii. Support the project staff to fulfil their income tax obligations in line with
the ECSA and GF regulations.
iii. Providing requisite logistical support to GF activities at ECSA HC.
iv. Perform any other related functions and duties as may be assigned by
the supervisor

Minimum Entry Qualifications
i. Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration/Commerce/Finance or
Economics with a bias in Accounting or its equivalent.
ii. CPA / ACCA or any other relevant professional course at level one
qualification is a requirement.
Work Experience
i. S/he should have at least three years of work experience in accounting
or business management.
ii. Experience in donor funded projects is preferred.
iii. Experience in financial accounting and in preparation of financial

iv. Experience in transactional accounting specifically the input of financial
data into an accounting system.
v. Experience in using or understanding of Ms Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and
accounting software/packages.
vi. The working experience should include work in an international, intergovernmental,
governmental organization.

Essential Skills and Competencies Required
i. Good communication and report writing skills.
ii. Capacity to work in a multicultural environment
iii. Project management skills and experience
iv. Team player with strong team work skills
Language: Fluency in both spoken and written English.
Age: Between 30 and 45 years of age

Remuneration Package
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate. The
details of the package may be obtained on request from the Director General
ECSA Health Community Secretariat, Arusha.
Contract Appointment
This is a three-year contract appointment renewable upon satisfactory
performance and subject to availability of funding.

Method of Application
Candidates who wish to apply for the Post should do so by submitting the
i. Brief Application Letter stating why the candidate feels suitable for the
ii. Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
iii. Completed Application form for ECSA-HC posts (available under
vacancies/opportunities > jobs on www.ecsahc.org
iv. Copies of Educational and Professional Certificates
v. Names of three (3) referees with their addresses including telephone, fax
and e-mail

Deadline for Applications:
Applications should reach the address below by 20th February, 2018

The Director General
East, Central and Southern Africa- Health Community
Plot 157 Oloirien, Njiro Road
P.O. Box 1009 Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: Off: +255-27-250 8362/3; 250 4106
Fax: +255-27-254125/250 8292
E-mail: vacancies@ecsa.or.tz with copies to doid@ecsa.or.tz
Website: www.ecsahc.org
The ECSA Health Community is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


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