Accountant at Jane Goodall Institute
Jane Goodall Institute
A global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall by conserving chimpanzees and inspiring communities to conserve the natural world we all share. We improve the lives of people, animals, and the environment, we strongly believe everything is connected and everyone can make a difference.
The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) is a reputable and rapidly expanding non-governmental organization committed to wildlife research, conservation, socio-economic development, and environmental education. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) was founded in 2001 by Dr. Jane Goodall. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania with its partners makes a difference through landscape and community-cantered conservation, chimpanzees research, youths’ empowerment, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action.
Tanzania’s Coastal line along the Indian Ocean is endowed with rich marine biodiversity. Like many other African countries, Tanzania is likely to become more vulnerable to climate change and biodiversity loss. The increasing human population and livelihood activities along the coastal regions contribute to the threats that affect the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Tanzania. Adding to these challenges is the massive biodiversity loss due to climate change, weak mitigation responses, and related drivers of deforestation. The coastal zone not only sustains but is a significant contributor to the country’s economy. The livelihoods and economies of the growing population living in the rural coastal areas of Tanzania are entwined with the coastal ecosystems’ well-being for protection from natural hazards, obtainment of livelihoods and food security and fish and other marine creatures’ reproduction. Climate crisis and unmanaged human exploitation degrade the natural systems humans rely on for survival and reduce coastal communities’ adaptive capacity and resilience, especially among marginalized groups, such as women, young people, and children. Coast region communities already experience significant poverty and social inequity.
The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania, in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute Canada and Plan International, have designed a project for Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (COSME). It is a three (3) years project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), in partnership with JGI Canada and Plan International. The project objective is to upscale community livelihoods and capitalize on opportunities for South-South learning by working between Kenya/Tanzania cross-border communities within the same Marine and Coastal Forest Eco-regions on three thematic areas: (i) Mangroves restorations and conservation (ii) Sustainable seaweed farming and (iii) locally led forest management and conservation. The project will apply an ecosystem-based approach that utilizes significant potential for nature-based solutions (NbS) for climate adaptation with biodiversity co-benefits.
JGI Tanzania is currently seeking to recruit suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant positions:
Project: Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (COSME)
Duty Station: Tanga
Reporting Line: Project Manager and JGI-TZ Financial Controller Accountant
Job Position: Accountant
Key Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
- Provide financial and accounting services to the project that include:
Finance – forecasting financial needs and preparation of monthly cash requests ensuring sufficient fund level is maintained for project activities implementation.
Accounting – data entry is properly done, and regular and timely payments of suppliers and contractors for services rendered.
- Review inventory, maintain updated project assets register, and monthly verification of stock and prepare payroll allocation schedule for Navision Upload.
- Prepare and submit financial reports to the Project Manager and JGI TZ Financial Controller, as requested for decision-making.
- Prepare periodic Accrual Reports and other expenditure reports.
- Responsible for reviewing Vehicle Movement Report, reconciling fuel consumption trends and advising the Project Manager, as well as Administrators on recommendations for attaining efficiency.
- Work with the Director of Human Resources for JGI TZ on the verification of payroll-related payments such as the calculation of salaries, leave benefits, and overtime hours to ensure compliance with the Tanzania Labor Law and existing JGI TZ policies.
- Ensure maximum compliance with donors’ as well as JGI TZ policies and regulations for all payments committed.
- Effectively participate in internal and external audits for the Project and JGI-TZ.
- Advice the Project Manager and officers on financial and budget-related issues in accordance to project implementation.
- Maintain and implement project budget limits through adequate monitoring and preparation of budget against actual expenditure variance analysis.
- Review retirement of financial expenditures and imprests committed for project activities and submission of genuine receipts.
- Ensure availability of financial forms approved by JGI TZ management.
- Ensure total adherence to the Tax laws and regulations as directed by JGI TZ and Tax Department.
Minimum Job Requirements & Qualifications:
The minimum job requirements and qualifications will include, but not be limited to:
- A holder of a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, Finance, or related field.
- Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA(T)).
- At least 3-5 years’ work experience in project accounting and finance management.
- Practical knowledge and experience in material management, tax laws, financial reporting systems, financial documentations, administration & logistics
- Previous experience working with large institutional donors like Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is preferred.
- High level of integrity, hard working person, with good professional track record
- Previous experience in supporting field project related but not limited to environmental conservation education, outreaches, and excursion programs.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, under pressure, tight deadlines and less supervision, self-motivated person, team player, reporting and presentation skills.
- Good Communication skills – fluent in Swahili and English, both verbal and written.
- Experience in serving rural communities and staff travelling to the field to implement project activities.
All suitably qualified candidates should send/submit their applications together with the most recent curriculum vitae(resume), copy of relevant certificates, testimonials, three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number or e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the title of the job position you are applying in the subject of your email.
Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.
Deadline: Applications should be submitted not later than Seven (7)days from the first date of advertisement.
JGI Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national or tribal origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, and marital status.
QUALIFIED WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.