Monday, 29 September 2014

Program Accountant Careers at CARE International in Tanzania

Job Title: Program Accountant

Employer: CARE International

Duty Station: Moshi, Kahama and Morogoro, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 3rd Oct 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Practice a behaviour that is consistent with CARE’s core values and promotion of gender and diversity goals.
Implement staff safety and security procedures, and ensure are followed, and provide guidance to staff as required
When applicable, participate in emergency response and recovery efforts• 5% of time

Qualifications (Know-How)

Education/Training Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Commerce or any other related field;


A postgraduate degree in Accounting/Finance/Commerce, or CPA/ACCA is an asset;

Experience Required:

A minimum of 4 years working experience in finance/accounting is required;
Extensive experience working in international NGO is an asset;

Technical Skills Required:

Personal integrity living up to CARE Tanzania’s core values of commitment, accountability, respect, effectiveness and diversity;
Ensuring that gender and power dynamics related to finance/accounting are taken into consideration;
Strong decision making and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to make judgment calls and decisions with respect to finance and accounting activities, within delegated authority, that impact significantly upon the day-to-day operations of user Departments.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive issues
Concentration, accuracy and attention to details are required.
Strong ability to engage with stakeholders at different level;
Proficient in Computer with knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite,  Internet usage;
Ensuring that gender and power dynamics related to communication are taken into consideration;
Ability to thrive in team environments, with a strong understanding of diversity and other cultures;
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a fluent writing style and good knowledge and practical use of both English and Kiswahili
Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS and participatory approach and sustainable development.
A high level of individual initiative, planning and good judgment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a fluent writing style and good knowledge and practical use of both English and Kiswahili;


Excellence: Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; successfully completes assignments; sets standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed; ensures interactions and transactions are ethical and convey integrity.
Respect: Behaves in a manner that reflects a true belief in and appreciation for the dignity and potential of all human beings. Gaining other people’s confidence and setting an environment of trust and openness.
Diversity: Promotes, values and respects each individual’s unique qualities, background, race, culture, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle, perspectives or interests; creates and maintains a work environment that promotes diversity.
Communicating with Impact: Diplomatically, logically and clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the recipient / audience and helps them understand and retain their message.
Facilitating Change: Supports and manages the change process at CARE-Tanzania by developing a culture affirmative of change; encouraging others to seek and act upon opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; critically analyzing evolving and fluid situations; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace; actively engaging with resistance to change.
Strengthening Partnership: Identifying and utilizing opportunities within and outside of CARE Tanzania to develop effective strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas/departments/units or external organizations to achieve CARE’s objectives.
Planning and Organizing: Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently and effectively in accordance with CARE’s core values.
Adaptability: Effectively manages changing environments in the organization; maintains effectiveness when dealing with multiple and conflicting priorities across different cultural settings or during emergency and crisis situations.
Initiating Action: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes decisive action to achieve goals in times of uncertainty or in fluid contexts; is proactive.
Building Commitment: Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifies one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
Customer Focus: Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive customer relations
Contribute to Team Success: Actively participates as a member of a team or work unit to move the team/unit toward the completion of shared goals.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply

How to Apply:

Apply through: to Country Director by 03 October 2014 with a motivation letter, a detailed Curriculum Vita and 3 Referees.