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Senior Grant Finance Officer

Job Description

Purpose of the Position.

THRIVE Pamoja Project aims to enhance the resilience at the household and community level in the WVT Babati Cluster through strengthened food security and livelihood opportunities. Founded on the principles of Empowered World View, the project is designed to address the End to End Business of Farming, Natural Resource Management and Shocks, Emergencies and Situational Awareness Systems. In pursuit of this aim, the project is designed to strengthen agricultural and livestock production; strengthen livelihood opportunities and value chains critical to food security; improve water management, irrigation and land use techniques; strengthen market access and functionality; and facilitate shocks and emergencies awareness in the Babati Cluster.

To provide Financial Management and Administrative support to the Program as per WV policies and procedures. This position is for the development, management and smooth running of all financial management to the projects.

Major Responsibilities.

  1. Grant Finance

  • Examine financial data for accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures and ensure financial integrity and build financial and resource management capacity.

  • Ensure timely submission of financial reports to Support Office.

  • Lead in the preparation and revision of budgets and implement budgetary management strategies.

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

  • Establish internal controls using policy and guidelines and generally accepted accounting standards for the prevention of waste and fraud.

2. Program & partners Management:

  • Carry out partners financial management capacity assessments before engagement.

  • Conduct periodical monitoring visits for review and physical verification of partners expenditure.

  • Receive and review partners financial reports and appropriately post their expenditure into the system

  • Conduct capacity building to partner organizations on finance management to ensure consistent, effective, and efficient project management.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting/Equivalent with minimum of five years in progressive working experience in similar environment with adequate exposure to project accounting, financial management including budgeting, grants and contracts.

  • Preferred CPA/ACCA

  • Grant Certification is a must.

  • Strong experience in grants and contracts is a must

  • Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage

  • Excellent computer skills in Excel & Sun-systems software.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability in supervision

  • Experience in managing donor funds

  • Working knowledge of WV/USAID operations, finance services and practices

  • 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

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 30-40% Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: 15%