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Accountant Job in Tanzania: East African Community

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens of East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) for the following position.

This is a non-established position supported by Donor Funds whose contract terms and conditions are limited to the availability of funds.

Accountant
Ref: EAC/HR/PS/08-09/036


Grade: Professional Staff Category (P1 Equivalent)

Reports to: Senior Project Accountant – EAC Directorate of Finance

Organ/Institution: EAC Secretariat

Duration of Contract: Five (5) Years

Station: EAC Secretariat, Arusha - Tanzania

Main Purpose of the Job:

The main purpose of this job is to facilitate efficient and effective financial administration and management of all funds of the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme and other related responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• To manage and administer all the funds of the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme and various EAC health projects and programmes in accordance with the existing EAC Financial Rules and Regulations and also the donor specific financial disbursement and reporting guidelines.
• Validate payment vouchers, cheques, local purchase orders for all transactions relating to the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme and as well as other relevant expenditures.
• Reconcile ledger accounts of the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme and follow up of imprest given to staff.
• Monitor and ensure that enough funds are available in the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme accounts and initiate disbursement requests to donors once the minimum threshold is reached.
• Maintain regular and timely accounting records and prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.
• Prepare financial reports for accountability of the funds disbursed and analysis of accounts so that decision makers receive timely and accurate information.
• Assist officers in the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme to prepare budgets for the activities requested.
• Monitor the expenditure of project funds of the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme with a view to ensuring that the amounts budgeted for, under each expenditure head, is not exceeded.
• Prepare payments and allowances for the implementation of EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme.
• Promote a positive corporate culture and image of the EAC.
• Prepare annual budgets and financial reports/statements of the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme in liaison with the technical officers of the EAC for presentation to the Council of Ministers.
• Prepare accounting reports for the EAC Partner States and various international development partners involved in the implementation of the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme.
• Maintain ledgers and implement strong internal control systems in order to facilitate timely financial reports, budget and accountabilities.
• Prepare monthly cost comparison reports for budgetary control and account for the programme expenditure and its disbursement against budget codes and relevant budget of the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme.
• Maintain the asset register and their depreciation schedules of the EAC HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Prevention and Control Programme.
• Manage credit levels for various debtors and creditors and follow-up for payments and refunds where applicable.
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Senior Projects Accountant.

Qualification and Experience:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance Option) or equivalent and Professional qualifications i.e CPA (K), CPA (T), ACCA, ICPAU, etc or equivalent will be an added advantage and relevant working experience of not less than 5 years preferably will in donor funded projects at regional or national level.
Skills and Competencies:
• Must be proficient in various Computerised Financial Management Information Systems such as the Sun System Accounting Package and other computer packages.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in multi-cultural environment and ability to plan and manage own work, including managing conflicting priorities for timely completion of assignment, self motivated with ability to work with minimum supervision.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the reference number of the position applied for by registered mail, courier service, email (all soft copies should be in MS Word) or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone/cell phone numbers to:

The Secretary General
East African Community
P O Box 1096
Arusha
Tanzania

Fax No: +007 27 2504255/2504481

Email: eac @ eachq.org

To be received not later than Friday 5th March, 2010.

The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer; therefore female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.




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