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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finance and administration manager

Finance and administration manager

APOPO is a Belgian non profit organization training rats for the detection of Landmines and Tuberculosis. APOPO training and research centre is based at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania. APOPO is currently also operating a Mine Action operation in Mozambique.

Closing date: 31 Jul 2010

Location: United Republic of Tanzania (the)

Reporting to the CEO, the position will be responsible for managing the finance and administration department in the organization. The position's key responsibilities will entail:


- Implementing the organization's accounting and administration policies;

- Participating in the organization's business planning activities, including the preparation and management of the organizations budgets;

- Preparing financial statements for the company including financial reports to donors, budget projections, balance sheets and cash flow statements;

- Establishing periodical reporting and budget follow up systems as well as transparency within financial transactions;

- Executing international and local payments, including local cashbox management;

- Monthly control and centralizing of accounts and financial diaries of the international APOPO projects;

- Interacting with insurance, banks, legal advisors and auditors on matters affecting the organization;

Human resources

- Providing oversight to the Human Resources;

- Monitor and follow up individual performance based agreements;

- Approve and plan leave schedules;

- Make employment contracts;

- Manage monthly payrolls and;

- Plan and assist in selection and recruitment of personnel;


- Facility, assets and fleet management

- Managing the procurement and logistics functions.


- Participate in the management and strategic meetings;

- Implement decisions made by the CEO;

- Prepare reports to the CEO;

- Advise and formulate proposals from within your knowledge and experience to the organization;

- Support operational managers in financial, legal and logistical matters;

- Get acquainted and updated with the organizations strategy and activities;

Key requirements:

- Be prepared to take up this position for a minimum duration of 3 years, living in Morogoro, Tanzania;

- Ability to work in a different cultural environment;

- Masters or Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting / Finance or related field;

- A qualified Accountant - Certified Public Accountant (K)

- At least five years relevant post qualifying management experience, preferably with some commercial experience;

- Familiarity and experience in Africa or other third world countries will be an added advantage;

- Experience in the set up of finance and administrative functions is desirable;

- Ability to interact effectively with counterparts and other organizations;

- Good computer skills preferably with knowledge of accounting software and experience in general office administration.

- Fluent written and spoken English. Knowledge of other languages would be a great advantage;

- If not conversant with Kiswahili, learning the language is a priority.

How to apply

Please send job applications and CVs to apopo@apopo.org

Scholarships for Masters studies in TANZANIA

06/22/20100 Comment(s) Embassy of Belgium & Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC)

Opportunity for scholarships for Masters studies in TANZANIA starting in the academic year 2010-2011

The Embassy of Belgium in Dar es Salaam and BTC in collaboration with President’s Office, Public Service Management, announce the availability of a limited number of scholarships for Master studies in Tanzania for the new academic year 2010-2011.

Applicants must be working in Tanzania and be no more than 40 years of age on 31st July 2010, have a

relevant Bachelor degree.

The requested course must be related to the professional activity of the applicant and he/she must have

at least two years of relevant working experience.

The requested course must be in line with the Sectors of Local Government Reform/Decentralization (including all relevant studies leading to the improvement of this sector) and Natural Resources Management (with its sub-sectors) which will utilize at least 50% of the scholarship grants, while other 50% will be allocated to other priority sectors related to Belgium interventions and history. These will include: Health (specialities in Obstetrics/gynaecology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics), Education (Curriculum Development, Science Education), to foster realisation of the Tanzania Vision and MKUKUTA.

All applicants must be in the possession of an official admission letter from recognized Local Universities

prior to submission of the scholarship request.

Both applications are open to people from public and private sector as well as civil society. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants working in rural areas will be given preference. Applicants need to have the written approval of their employer.

Standard application forms can be obtained from the:

Office of the Director of Human Resource Development Division of the President’s Office, Public Service Management, PO Box 2483, Dar es Salaam, tel. 2122908, fax. 2131365

or on www.estabs.go.tz

or from the Embassy of Belgium, 5, Ocean Road, Dar Es Salaam (email: daressalaam@diplobel.be)

or from the BTC office, 1271, Haile Selassie Road, Oysterbay, Dar Es Salaam (email: representation.tan@btcctb.org).

Completed and signed application forms have to be submitted with certified true copies of all educational certificates.

All applications have to be submitted to the Director of Human Resource Development Division of the

President’s Office, Public Service Management, P.O. Box 2483, Dar es Salaam. The deadline for

submission is 31st July 2010.