Cluster Accounting Officer
CVPeople Tanzania | Full time
Dar es salaam , Tanzania | Posted on 07/05/2021
Cluster Accounting Officer works with the Finance team to ensure that Pact’s financial policies and procedures and those of donors are adhered to all times and Safeguarding funds set aside specifically for insurance of grants and ensuring that they are used in line with the purpose intended by donor and accurate financial records are maintained by Implementing Partners.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Work as part of a team to implement Pact Sub-grants activities in accordance with worldwide Pact policies and procedures and ensure funds set aside for further distribution in a form of grants to other organization are used in line with the purpose intended.
On assigned grantees/partners receive and review monthly financial reports against sub grantee budget, program reports and deliverables as well as supporting documentation to check for allowability, allocability and reasonability.
Conduct site visits to provide grants and financial management technical assistance and document site visits findings and issues.
Prepare liquidation report of assigned grantees after review, verification of expenses and work with grantees to resolve outstanding issues.
Receive advance request from assigned grantees and review them for correctness vis-a vis the budget past months spending and future obligation requirements.
Work closely with Partner organizations, Pact finance team and other staff members in the compilation of data and preparation of monthly quarterly and annual reports
Daily Support and Monitoring of Sub grantees on all Financial & Grants Management Aspects including internal controls and Fraud Management.
Carry out other Finance related duties assigned by the Grants Finance Officer.
A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting /Finance
A Certified Public Accountant, or at most at NBAA advanced modules stage.
Trained and experienced in use of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) for NGO sector
At least 2 years’ experience working in the finance area, in particular Grants Accounting.
Working experience in posting of financial data in accounting software.
Prior experience in working with donor funded organizations and managing a functional level in a busy environment.
Audit Experience is an added advantage.
Proficiency in standard office computer applications, PARTICULARLY EXCEL.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Fluency in English and Swahili.
Business & Markets Facilitator- Public Private Partnershi
CVPeople Tanzania | Full time
Iringa , Tanzania | Posted on 07/06/2021
Reports to: Senior Manager, PPPs & Public Forests
Direct Reports: None
Location: Iringa, with frequent travel expected within Tanzania.
The Business and Markets Facilitator - PPP will play an important role in the implementation of the Trust’s intervention focused on PPPs / Concessions on public land. The objective of the role will be to support the component to successfully deliver a pilot PPP initiative that establishes high quality plantations on public land with private investors and provides demonstration and learning that supports future scale up of PPP plantation initiatives on public land. The role will take responsibility for delivering key intervention activities and will be on the front-line engaging daily with the diverse range of commercial forestry sector players in the public and private sector who all have a role in ensuring successful delivery of the intervention.
HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT:
1) Effectively manage implementation of elements of PPP intervention
Manage implementation of elements of PPP intervention.
Support intervention design, providing insight from experience on the ground, and contribute to production of concept notes as required by line manager.
Through implementation and engaging closely with stakeholders, identify challenges and new opportunities and propose potential adaptions to intervention strategy that could improve outcomes, including identification of key risks to the intervention.
Support line manager with work, resource and budget planning for the PPP intervention.
2) Drive stakeholder engagement and mobilization to support speed and quality of PPP intervention.
Identify potential strategic partners for PPP intervention. Undertake stakeholder analysis to assess suitability of stakeholder for a partnership with organization
Build and maintain relationships with key intervention partners, keeping track of ongoing constraints and opportunities
Utilise organization staff and the wider client's network to help deploy specialist competencies into the PPP intervention as required.
3) Contribute to the development and support implementation of the measurement and learning plan for PPP intervention.
Input into the development of the measurement framework and plan for PPP intervention, and collect data / information in line with measurement and learning requirements.
Support completion of key learning pieces relating to the PPP intervention and share key lessons learnt based on intervention implementation experiences with wider organization
4) Complete research and analysis that informs intervention.
Develop an understanding of different PPP models through research and use them to help inform discussions on investment frameworks and benefit sharing.
Develop an understanding of the constraints to PPP, both on the demand and supply side and research/ analyse how they could be overcome with intervention by development actors such as organiztion
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED:
Bachelors’ Degree Business, Finance and Accounting, Economics, Forestry, Agribusiness or any other relevant field social sciences from a reputable training institute.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Planning and implementing skills that support effective delivery and progress tracking of interventions.
Technical knowledge and skills, with a focus on understanding drivers of investment in plantation development and service provision, and the operational challenges associated with delivery.
Well-developed stakeholder engagement capabilities: strong communicator and relationship builder, demonstrating the ability to facilitate change among private and public sector.
Strong analytical skills, with a good understanding of business and financial analysis to help understand and inform stakeholders of investment opportunities as well as strong market systems thinking that contributes to creating innovations that address challenges in the market system.
Effective presentation and business writing skills and able to effectively convey key messages internally and externally.
Empathises with GA’s mission and values and brings both a commitment to African development and an understanding of the development landscape.
Solution orientated with a thirst for solving problems.
Organised, energetic, proactive and a self-starter, with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and external factors as well as work independently.
Driven by results and delivering impact.
Integrity and professionalism, setting and demonstrating the highest ethical and moral standards and a strong sense of personal accountability.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a programme delivery role, including programme management, preferably through Market Systems Approach.
Experience working with and building strong relationships with public and private sector partners.
Experience in business and financial analysis leading to development of attractive business models.
Experience in drafting key documents, delivering quantitative and qualitative analysis and development of presentations to the highest professional standards.
Knowledge / experience of PPP processes
Technical understanding of plantation development
Experience in investment promotion
We have developed a set of core values that will be used to assess a candidate’s fit with the organisation and provide the basis for the culture that we aspire to use in our operations. Our staff are:
Ambitious - We are motivated by the impact of our work and fulfilling our potential.
Collaborative - We are stronger together and achieve most when we empower others to succeed.
Thoughtful - We thrive on new ideas, innovation, and evidence.
Dynamic - We rapidly adapt to new challenges, opportunities, and learning.
Honest - We are honest with ourselves and others, and this helps us to learn and improve.
Caring - We put people first and we look out for each other.
HOW TO APPLY
Before applying, please check that you can answer yes to all the following questions:
Are you a Tanzanian national willing to work in Iringa and the Southern Highlands?
Do you have at least five years’ exposure and practice in private sector development programmes and implementation preferably through market systems approaches.
Do you understand the drivers of investment in plantation development and service provision, and the operational challenges associated with delivery?
Do you have strong stakeholder engagement capabilities; and experience in working with and influencing public and private sector partners?
If you cannot answer yes to these questions, please do not apply, as we will be unable to progress your application.
If you can answer yes to all the above questions, please register with CV People Tanzania through their website and upload your up -to-date CV, and a supporting statement. The statement should be no more than 2 pages long – bullet points are acceptable. It should explain:
Why you are interested in this role?
How your skills and experience make you a good fit. Please relate your skills and experience to the person specification in this candidate pack, using bullet points if appropriate.
What your key priorities would be if you are offered the role
The closing date for applications is 14 July 2021.
Head of Technology & operations
CVPeople Tanzania | Full time
Dar es salaam , Tanzania | Posted on 07/06/2021
Responsible for managing Operations and other Business Service support functions of the bank through provision of leadership and operational support in the development and implementation the Bank’s operations policies and procedures. He/she is also responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the centralized bank operations, IT service management, security services, product delivery, transaction processing, customer service, project management, commercial services operations, process and issue management. He/she will provide visionary and strategic leadership to the centralized operations units and team members to ensure adherence to agreed Service level standards and ensuring that the credibility of the bank is upheld
Develop plans for the achievement of Operational standards and cost targets for the areas under the control of the role holder.
Agree respective departmental staffing and financial budgets and monitor performance against budgets.
In conjunction with Departmental Managers, develop plans to ensure appropriate staffing numbers and capability to support all areas under the control of the role holder
Compile and review on an ongoing basis performance figures/ statistics and monitor against targets/ budgets
Interpret and communicate Bank policy covering Service Delivery and Operational Standards.
Internal business processes 40%
Develop and implement effective processes to ensure that Operational standards and cost targets are understood by appropriate staff.
Develop and implement appropriate control processes to ensure that all elements of Operational risk, e.g. fraud, follow up of Audit recommendations, are managed effectively across all areas under the control of the role holder.
In conjunction with Departmental Managers, develop and implement plans to rectify shortfalls in Operational service and cost performance.
In conjunction with business units, identify and implement process/system improvement opportunities.
To be aware of and understand the operational risk exposures in the bank and ensure that effective controls and procedures are in place to manage these risks.
Ensure that risk assurance processes are in place throughout the operations departments.\ To ensure the achievement of group and local targets as set for specific KRIs including Nostro, Suspense Accounts and Central Bank outstanding.
Ensure adherence to statutory and Bank legal requirements
Monitor business and process metrics to measure and manage operations and service effectiveness
Value-add to the business by proactively identifying new and developing risks and providing suggestions to senior management on how to improve on the Bank`s operation.
Uphold an Audit ready culture at all times to ensure achievement of minimum ‘Satisfactory ‘ Audit scoring
Set and maintain service management processes within all areas of jobholder’s control
Initiate actions to overcome problems identified in meeting the service levels.
Set up the work flow process for Banking operations, and providing the needed support for smooth operations.
Undertake the monitoring, reporting and reviewing of the levels of service delivery by departments under control and service providers against agreed SLAs
Achievement of agreed service level commitments.
Effective management and reduction of customer complaints.
Attainment of agreed targeted Voice of Customer survey
Promote quality customer service environment throughout the organization.
Implement best practice initiatives to enhance excellent operational standards and customer service in clients Bank.
Learning and growth 10%
Counsel, motivate and create a good working environment for all staff to enhance individual performance and productivity including an effective performance appraisal system.
Develop and agree on an annual basis, individual and team performance objectives, standards and targets
Review regularly performance against agreed objectives.
Provide ongoing coaching and feedback to direct reports and members of the operation team by observing their daily activities and assisting them with complicated issues.
Identify development and training needs and develop plans to satisfy areas identified.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Banking or Business related field
Professional Banking Qualification (ACIB) or Certified Public Account are added advantage.
Desired work experience:
At least 10 years work experience in a Senior Management position in Banking Operations. Role-holder must have exposure in:
Significant Operations experience preferably at a Central Operations Centre level\
Branch Banking Operations with a good sense of responsibility.
Service/ Quality Oriented environment
Previous experience in planning and implementing change
Significant experience in Projects Management
Previous experience in leading a large team
Good leadership skills
Catapult Bank Core Value Behaviours (Performance Drivers)
Confident (Self Mastery).
Describes people who are self-assured, in control, Bold, and deliver to the highest standards of expectations with ease while exhibiting the sort of presence that builds confidence in others.
Comfortable (Connecting with people).
Describes people who are cool and resilient under pressure, honest in every dealing, open to constructive criticism, can be relied on to deliver.
Elegant (Effortless delivery).
Describes people who demonstrate effortless simplicity and are able to do mundane things with grace and flair. They connect easily with different audiences, exhibit finesse in all interactions and have a high sense of values that they uphold at every turn.
Prestige (Pride and ownership of our work).
Describes people who believe in themselves, are respected and treat others with respect and occupy a significant place in people’s minds
Ideal Job competencies
Knowledge of Banking and Business Operations:
Well round knowledge of ALL the Bank’s operations and processes and excellent knowledge of Bank policies, procedures and T24 System.
Ability to anticipate and mitigate risk by developing appropriate Risk Management Policies for the Bank
Audit Standards and Legislations:
Excellent knowledge of International Accounting and Audit Standards, and Legislations
Compliance and Regulatory Framework:
Top notch understanding of the regulatory issues, reporting and operational requirement as provided by BOT, TRA etc.
Conceptual and Analytical Skills:
Analytical and practical understanding of workflow, capacity planning / optimisation and process implementation
Knowledge of computerized Internal Audit Techniques, Computerized accounting and financial systems, banking applications and spreadsheets.
Must be honest, fair and just with self and others, and demonstrates integrity in work and business contacts.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
Must be a people’s person, with ability to interact with key contacts in finance sector.
People Management Skills:
Staff supervisory skills and ability to engage, motivate, train and develop staff.
Results and Achievement Oriented:
Strives to achieve results, enjoys measuring others, being measured, and being judged on performance standards and those of others she leads
High level of drive and energy.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines