ICAP of Columbia University Jobs in Tanzania

1. ICAP of Columbia University Director of Finance Jobs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Under the supervision of the ICAP Tanzania Country Director (CD), the Director of Finance will oversee the overall financial functions, as well as office management duties, of the project office.

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Director of Finance will be responsible for ensuring that financial management is conducted according to USAID and ICAP regulations, standard operating procedures, and good business practices.

Note: This position is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

Major Responsibilities

The Director of Finance will assume the following responsibilities:
  • Oversee all project-specific financial planning, budgeting, and reporting
  • Apply detailed financial reporting and project cost reimbursement processes in accordance with established office financial systems
  • In collaboration with the Senior and Project Finance Managers , manage all sub-grants to local grantees ensuring sub-awardees’ compliance with all required financial and administrative reporting
  • Provide guidance and support, in collaboration with ICAP NY, for contracts development and management
  • In collaboration with the Country Director, ensure that funder resources are appropriately directed to project priorities and are in line with project work plans
  • Manage and oversee cash flow, including funds transfers and petty cash
  • Estimate upcoming cash needs and accrue expenditures, as appropriate
  • Issue and collect project advances
  • Obtain authorization for and pay local costs
  • Reconcile bank accounts and field advance accounts each month
  • Record all financial transactions into an approved ICAP Field Expense Accounting System (Quickbooks), and submit timely reports each month
  • Maintain thorough documentation of all field financial transactions
  • Ensure that all paid invoices agree with supporting documentation, including price quotes, purchase orders, and shipping receipts
  • Develop and apply internal systems for obtaining purchase approvals and use of assets ensuring the adequate application of internal controls
  • Maintain current standing with all mandated tax and registrations, including submission of payments and required reports
  • Execute all approved payments for local vendors, contractors, and consultants for goods and services received, in accordance with the laws and regulations of Tanzania, as well as with ICAP and funder regulations
  • Assist in the preparation and management of project budgets and pipeline expenditures
  • Process country activity travel advances and travel claims (TEFs) and work with country program staff to resolve accounting related issues
  • Process local payroll and benefits and administer benefits plan
  • Ensure timely financial reporting to ICAP NY and USAID in-country officials
  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Education
    Master’s Degree, or higher, in finance and accounting and certified public accountant or equivalent is required

    Experience, Skills, And Minimum Required Qualifications
  • 7-10 years demonstrated experience managing USAID or other donor-financed projects
  • 7-10 years of familiarity and high level use of USAID regulations and compliance policies/USG Uniform Guidance
  • 7-10 years of experience in an independent administrative position with advanced bookkeeping and staff supervisory responsibilities
  • 5 years of work experience with projects supported by international organizations
  • Highly advanced computer skills, including advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic outlook mail along with data entry experience) and Quickbooks
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Experience with organizing workshops and training courses and with preparing and monitoring budgets
  • Demonstrated experience with designing and implementing new/improved financial systems, policies, procedures and structures within an existing department
  • Ability to take decisive action to solve complex challenges using USG Uniform Guidance and agency SOPs.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • English fluency required
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Experience developing and interpreting standard financial reports (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow) and creation of Journal entries preferred

    Application Instructions
    Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should send their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter
    to: icap-tz-hr@columbia.edu.

    Please include position title “Director of Finance” in the subject line. Do NOT attach any certificates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    NOTE: The successful candidate will be an employee of ICAP in Tanzania and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

    For more information and job application details, see; ICAP of Columbia University Director of Finance Jobs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    2. Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor Jobs in Tanzania

    The Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor will provide technical leadership in strengthening health information systems and addressing gaps such as but not limited to logistics, software, hardware, and human resources.

    S/he will work to ensure systems work efficiently to support evidence-based decision making in Tanzania. This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of information systems, based on sound and current scientific evidence and appropriate technology. The HMIS Advisor will liaise closely with the ICAP technical and programmatic staff based in both Dar es Salaam and New York.

    Note: This position is contingent upon receipt of award and funder approval of key personnel.

    Location: Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

    Major Responsibilities

    The HMIS Advisor will assume the following responsibilities:
  • Provide technical and administrative support to Public Health Institutions (PHIs) in Tanzania on HMIS at the national and sub-national levels.
  • Increase the availability and use of data through the development of automated reports and graphs and other improvements to HMIS.
  • Ensure that all systems incorporate mechanisms to improve the completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of data.
  • Oversee activities to increase system interoperability including increasing the number of sites using electronic patient-level data systems to submit automated aggregate data to DHIS.
  • Develop documentation and training on implemented and expanded systems.
  • Support PHIs at the national and sub-national level to provide needs-based HMIS training.
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for the HMIS component of the project.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Education
    Advanced university degree, preferably with specializing in informatics and/or computer science.

    Experience, Skills, And Minimum Qualifications
  • Five years of first-hand experience in introduction or strengthening of HMIS and capacity building.
  • High-level computer skills including proficiency with Access, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), SQL, HTML, and/or Java Framework and tools.
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic medical record, aggregate data (e.g. DHIS2), and other systems used to collect, manage, report, and utilize data.
  • Specific experience with server management, troubleshooting data flow issues, statistical software (Epi info, SPSS, SAS, Stata) and database development and management would be desirable.
  • M&E experiences in HIV,TB and Malaria programme in limited resources settings is desirable.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in Ministry of Health and other stakeholder staff.
  • Ability to synthesize information and utilize different communication approaches to disseminate and utilize that information for improvement.
  • Experience working with US Government or other bi-lateral donors, as well as experience in working with senior government officials.
  • Experience working in HIV/AIDS field in sub-Saharan Africa, especially Tanzania, strongly preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with US Government reporting requirements, including PEPFAR indicators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

    Application Instructions
    Interested applicants should send their resumes named after their names by email with a subject line referring the position you are applying for to icap-tz-hr@columbia Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

    For more information and job application details, see; Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor Jobs in Tanzania

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