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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Aga Khan Foundation Country Finance Officer Job in Tanzania

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a private, non-denominational development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social development in developing countries.

AKF (East Africa) invites applications for the position of Country Finance Officer (Tanzania), located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Reporting to the Regional Chief Operating Officer, the Country Finance Officer is a key member of the senior staff who oversees the financial management of all AKF projects and the country office.

Responsibilities include: maintaining accurate accounting and financial records, preparing financial reports and statements on a regular and timely basis, monitoring and preparing budgets, ensuring that the financial and procurement policies and procedures are followed.

The incumbent will be required to exercise a high degree of professionalism and discretion due to the sensitive nature of the position and fiduciary responsibility involved.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills required:
A first degree in accounting, finance or related field with a professional accounting qualification, such as CPA/ACCA or equivalent;
At least five years’ relevant experience in accounting and financial management at a senior level, including staff supervision, preferably in an international, non-profit agency;
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills with experience of managing teams in a collaborative environment;
Strong numerate, accounting, financial analysis and organizational skills and qualifications, including proficiency in using all Microsoft applications, and accounting software, preferably financial information system; knowledge of iScala a definite advantage;
Be proactive with strong commitment to course, integrity and honesty;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, fluency in Kiswahili is highly desirable;
Willingness to travel.
Applications should include a cover letter describing why you are interested and qualified for this position, CV, and contact information for at least three referees not related to you.

Applications marked confidential should be delivered or e-mailed by 14th January, 2011 to the Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania,

by e-mail to:

or mail to

The Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania,
P.O. Box 125,

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

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