Grant Finance Officer jobs in Dar es salaam

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World Vision Tanzania seeks highly qualified candidates for an anticipated five-year donor funded project with key objectives to increase empowerment, reduce exploitation and abuse, increase uptake of ASRHR services, including Nutrition & HIV and Increased Economic Opportunities through skills development, job creation, policy and capacity building. The project is anticipated to be implemented in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma.

The anticipated project aims:

  • To Improve enabling environment to advance gender equality and rights and protection from SGBV and adverse SRH and Nutrition outcomes
  • Improved capacity of youth/CBOs to meaningfully participate in and engage local decision-making structures to advance gender exploitation, adolescent girls’ and boys’ SRHR, and prevent and respond to SGBV.
  • Increased access to improved ASRHR and nutrition services for adolescent boys and girls in and out of schools.
  • Increased gender equitable participation of female and male youth from 16-19 years in the labour market.

The Grants Finance Officer under the supervision of the Senior Grants Finance Officer will provide technical Support on financial management to the project in line with World Vision policies and donor requirements. Facilitate accurate and timely accounting, reporting and budgetary functions and ensure conformity with World Vision International reporting requirements and the stringent compliance standards established by donor communicate World Vision’s cultural ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

This position is contingent on the confirmation of funding from the donor.


















% of time Activity End Results
20% Budget and fixed asset Management and Monitoring.

  • Monitoring of projects budgets to ensure proper charging of projects expenses and spending as per approved Project budget.


  • Provide lead in budgetary control to ensure that activities are implemented within approved budget.


  • Support in the preparation and revision of budgets and implement budgetary management strategies.
  • All project expenses are allowable, reasonable and allocable
  • No disallowed costs
  • No overspending or underspending
  • Budget revisions done timely



20% Partner Management

  • Conduct periodic project/partner visit for financial review and capacity building in finance management.
  • Reviewing partners reports and posting them into the system on time.
  • Build Partners Capacity in Financial Management to ensure Grants Compliance.
The capacity of the partners is built and they implement and comply with the grants compliance which leads to consistent, effective, and efficient financial management system.
20% Support timely project payments for vendors, partners and Beneficiaries. Timely payments and recording of project costs
10% Examine financial data for accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures and ensure financial integrity and build financial and resource management capacity.

Provision of technical assistance and awareness to project staff on all financial related issues.

Compliance with Donor and WV Guidelines
10% Implement internal controls using policy and guidelines and generally accepted accounting standards for the prevention of waste and fraud Zero tolerance to fraud is adhered to
10% Ensure that project procurements are done on timely basis and as per WV policies Procurement done on timely manner as per the procurement plan
5% Support the project staff to submit timesheets and Labour distribution reports as per the donor and WV guidelines. Salary Reconciliations done on monthly basis


5% Facilitate annual project audits & monitor implementation of audit recommendations Successful audits and no disallowed costs
Required Professional Experience
  • Minimum of three years in progressive working experience in donor funded environment with adequate exposure to project accounting, financial management including budgeting, grants, contracts and partner management.
  • Minimum one year of experience from an international NGO experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills with budget preparation and analysis, financial, reporting preparation and presentation and the proven ability to translate technical, financial data into informative reports
  • Reporting preparation and presentation and the proven ability to translate technical
  • Financial data into informative reports.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Prior staff supervisory experience and strong organizational skills are desired
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting/ Finance/Equivalent
  • Professional qualification in accounting such CPA or ACCA is an added advantage.
Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

  • Experience in managing international donor funds
  • Working knowledge of international donor funded projects and Other grants operations, finance services and practices
  • Experience in managing partners
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff-related to work environment needs
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public
  • Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel & Sun-systems accounting software


Travel and/or

Work Environment




Travel to the field to support the project team and Partners as required.





To be located in Dar es Salaam or Dodoma. Language


Swahili, spoken and written


English, spoken and written



Contact (within WV or outside WV) Reason for contact Frequency of contact
Grants Finance Manager SO For technical support on grants compliance and donor regulations As and when needed
Grants Finance Manager NO For technical support on grants compliance and donor regulations As and when required
Senior Gant Finance Officer This is the first line manager for technical and administration guidance On daily basis
Project staff Financial technical support On daily basis
Decisions are escalated through Grants Finance Manager and Finance Director and support services


CORE COMPETENCIES – For all positions, select the top 3 prioritized competencies from below. Click here for a quick overview of our Core Competencies.
☐ Be Safe and Resilient

☒ Deliver Results

☐ Build Relationships

☒ Be Accountable

☒ Learn and Develop

☐ Improve and Innovate

☐ Partner and Collaborate

☐ Embrace Change

For Management positions only, select the top 2 prioritized competencies from below.
☐ Model Self-Management ☐ Engage, Influence, Lead

and Grow Others

☐ Run an Effective

and Agile Organisation

☐ Develop the Organisation

for the Future

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