Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Finance Assistant Jobs at D-tree International

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Employer: D-tree International

Duty Station:  Zanzibar

Application Deadline: 27th December 2013

D-tree International is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care available to the world’s poor by using handheld technology to provide accurate and effective point-of-care diagnosis and treatment

We are seeking a Finance Assistant based in our Zanzibar office to provide finance and accounting support for our projects there. 

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Zanzibar Program Manager, the position is responsible for:

Accounting & Administration:

  • Coordinate daily Zanzibar accounting and financial functions including: timely scanning, recording, and filing of transactions; banking and cash management.
  • Manage corporate mobile money accounts, making withdrawals and deposits, managing online tracking systems, and instigating and monitoring transactions.
  • Oversee mobile money payments in the field including reconciliation of community health workers’ accounts and appropriate distribution of funds. 
  • Liaise between mobile companies and project staff to ensure smooth operations and regular reporting, assisting field and office staff in troubleshooting account issues as needed.
  • Plan and monitor Zanzibar cash flow requirements in conjunction with program managers and Finance Officer in Dar es Salaam.
  • Ensure timely completion of monthly transaction logs and appropriate backup to support monthly close by Finance Office in Dar es Salaam and Headquarters in the US.
  • Maintain physical and electronic inventory of supplies and equipment. 
  • Coordinate general office operations:  supply and equipment purchasing, office maintenance
  • Develop and manage filing system (vendors, inventory, consultant contracts etc.)
  • Other tasks as assigned by Program Manager and/or Country Director

Required Skills and Experience

·         2 years in a similar position; previous office experience required, non-profit preferred
·         Extremely detail oriented to ensure accuracy
·         Proficiency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
·         Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize appropriately
·         Strong work ethic; efficient, courteous and professional manner

How to Apply:
Application information
To apply for this role please follow the instructions below. Applications which do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Email the following documents to

Cover letter, clearly and concisely explaining how you meet each of the required skills and experience specified above.

Your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, showing your work history.

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 6 January 2014

Starting date (flexible): Week commencing 4 February 2014

If you are not contacted by 6 January 2014 please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.  Due to the expected high level of interest in this role it will not be possible for us to contact those candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview.


Many thanks for your interest in D-tree International.