Job Opportunity at Rikolto - Finance Manager

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Finance Manager 

Rikolto in East Africa (formerly known as RIKOLTO) is part of the Rikolto network, an international NGO with more than 40 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto aims to contribute to the development of a dynamic, sustainable and inclusive agricultural sector with family farmers providing quality produce for own consumption and for diverse markets (national, regional and international markets).

Rikolto in Tanzania has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of its four years project named as ‘Building Inclusive and Competitive Horticulture Businesses in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands’. The project aims at improving directly livelihoods of 30,000 smallholder farmers and 500 off-takers, with ultimate goal of improving the performance of Tanzania’s horticulture sector, the inclusion of smallholder farmers in it, and its contribution to job creation and nutrition security in five regions of the southern highlands (Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe and Katavi) through targeted interventions. The project will address mainly four systemic constraints in the horticulture sector which include: Poor access to sustainable business development services; poor margins for value chain actors due to high transaction costs; Weak sector governance and coordination mechanisms; and high level of malnutrition in the selected regions.

Job purpose

Reports to: Regional Finance and Systems Manager

Duty Station: Iringa, Tanzania

Rikolto Grade: BG-9-FIN: Finance Manager

Responsibilities

  • Perform daily bookkeeping tasks and monthly integration of financial information for both Rikolto and partners
  • Support finance activities in Southern Highlands (Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe and Katavi) and partners to develop their capacity in financial record keeping and reporting to ensure compliance to EU rules and regulations
  • Prepare bank reconciliation monthly
  • Review and ensure staffs travel advance are retired/accounted in time as per finance manual
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management reports
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accountsParticipate in budgets and forecasts preparation
  • Continuous budget monitoring on monthly basis through automated Budget vs Actual Reports
  • Ensure all procurement procedures conform to finance manual, EU policy and procedures
  • Ensure proper filling of all financial documents after relevant preparation, reviews and approvals
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of income and expenses
  • Prepare monthly fuel control report and follow up on unusual variances
  • Analyse and advise on program operations including income and expenditure trends
  • Analyse financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to program and financial problems
  • Ensure that all statutory deductions & taxes are complied with & are submitted to relevant authorities in this respect
  • Implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
  • Oversee preparation and submission of periodic and timely financial reports to the relevant stakeholders
  • Support the team on procurement and management of assets/vehicles/inventory
  • Work with Regional Finance and Systems Manager on expenditure verifications, internal audit, annual external audit process and ensure audit compliance

Expected Outputs

  • High quality financial analysis and reports
  • Compliance with Rikolto East Africa Finance Manual and donor regulations e.g. no disallowed. expenditure, value for money in procurement
  • Financial systems improved e.g. automation of reports, integrity of financial data
  • Monthly and quarterly planning and reporting processes which enables effective decision making
  • Rikolto programme is well known for its financial management excellence
  • Rikolto Tanzania remains compliant with all laws e.g. NGO registration, labour law
  • Procurement processes are completed in line with policy and expected standards
  • Assets/vehicle/inventory management is in line with policy and expected standard

Education and Experience

  • Qualified accountant or equivalent by experience
  • Good knowledge of relevant PC software
  • Knowledge of Navision is an asset
  • At least 3 years’ experience in accounting position
  • Previous experience with EU funded programmes will be added advantage
  • International NGO experience is an asset
  • Fluent in English

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knows key concepts and tools in HRM
  • Analytical skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Is able to work autonomously with a minimum of supervision
  • Is reliable, accurate and respects deadline
  • Excellent cross-cultural communicator and active listener

Attitude

  • Has a strong affinity with Rikolto mission and values
  • Has a positive attitude focussed on win-win solutions
  • Acts with integrity and respects others
  • Constructively challenges self and others

Competitive salary and benefits package are available for those candidates who show the desire, commitment and skills to change the way in which our food is produced, traded, sold and consumed.

!! Please submit your application by 6th March 2020, to eastafrica@rikolto.org. Clearly indicate that you are applying for the Finance Manager position in Iringa.

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