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Nafasi ya kazi :- Financial Officer Grants Job Opportunities at Enabel Tanzania


Enabel is the Belgian Development Agency operating in Tanzania, a public law company with social purposes in accordance with article 7 (iii) of the General Agreement between the United Republic of Tanzania and the Kingdom of Belgium on Development Cooperation. The Country Strategy for the Belgian Bilateral Cooperation Program in Tanzania 2023-2027 was approved on 15th July 2023 by the Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation, with a planned duration of 5 years (2023-2027). To promote synergy, efficiency and maximize impact, the strategy has a clear geographical focus on selected districts of the Kigoma region.

Enabel is therefore seeking to recruit a dynamic and competent individual to fill the following  position:

Position: Financial Officer Grants

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania

Reference: 21012

Final date for application: 14/07/2024.

Job description

As a Financial Officer Grants, you report to the Financial Controller for Enabel in Tanzania, and your mission is to ensure 1) the quality of financial information of the grants with beneficiary partners in order to contribute to the timely and compliant achievement of the objectives of the intervention and 2) the control of fiduciary risks in the context of grants.

The specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Support budget planning and monitoring to ensure high-quality budget management of the Enabel grants
  • Support the partners and Enabel colleagues with all financial requirements related to signature of a grant
  • Monitor treasury operations to ensure that the grant instalments are paid appropriately and on time
  • Produce regular budget monitoring reports, accurately and on time, including analysis and recommendations
  • Analyse operating and activity costs and make recommendations to improve the efficient use of funds
  • Builds the capacity of grantees to ensure effective use of Enabel resources and value for money with the financial controller
  • Provide upstream, tailor-made support to each beneficiary partner in order to identify and mitigate any weaknesses or delays in the implementation of grants.
  • Analyse fiduciary risks and monitor internal control and audit action plans in order to highlight risks and minimize their impact
  • Support in the preparation and execution of audits
  • Build the capacity of partner structures in the aim of contributing to the improvement of their organization, financial processes and systems as well as the skills of their staff
  • Check and advise the grantees on financial compliance with grants management rules and procedures
  • Ad-hoc Support to the financial controller in any duties related to finance and administration

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Finance and Accounting, Economics or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Finance, Accounting, and grant management
  • Experience in the development of sustainable and effective grant programs (including applying and optimizing grant administration process, budgeting and accounting, documenting payments and expenditures, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, reviewing grant proposals, managing grant databases, etc.)
  • Proven record in capacity building and training,
  • Good knowledge of budget management and financial analysis;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Good ability to withstand pressure and able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Autonomous and proactive, taste for teamwork, excellent organizational skills, methodical and rigorous approach

Specific competencies or knowledge considered an asset:

  • Knowledge of donor agencies in grant management method/process,
  • Previous experience within an international cooperation organisation and knowledge of the context of our areas of intervention and specifically in the Kigoma region is a major asset,
  • Experience in audit follow-up
  • Familiarity with private sector support and/or education sector
  • Organizational skills
  • Budgeting and monitoring skills
  • Capacity for reporting
  • Networking, Interpersonal and communication skills