Director of Finance (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)

Clinton Health Access Initiative is seeking an energetic and experienced Director of Finance to lead the financial and administrative operations of the entire country office. The Director of Finance will work very closely with the Country Director and Deputy Country Director, to provide leadership and direction in the development and management of all CHAI Tanzania’s financial, accounting and administrative policies, procedures and practises. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who has a collaborative management and engagement style, and is familiar with the international non-profit landscape. He/She must have the capacity to act as a mentor and hands-on manager; exhibit excellent problem solving and critical analysis skills; and be adept with Quickbooks, with significant experience using it in a non-profit setting.


  • Oversee all financial and administrative processes including bookkeeping, accounts receivable and payable, and monthly bank reconciliation; and ensuring correct and timely submission of all monthly financial files to HQ
  • Manage the budgeting, re-forecasting and donor financial reporting functions of the organization. This includes leading the annual budgeting process and bi-annual re-forecasting process, donor reporting and grant position management, as well as financial reporting and analysis for the country team.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of individual programmes/budgets/funding and donor requirements, and develop strong relations with the program team. Analyse and clearly communicate monthly and annual financial reports to the program team
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasts and ensure that the country office, its partners and vendors receive funds in a timely manner
  • Provide ongoing review and assessment of current accounting and reporting systems, as well as implementation of enhanced financial strategies, analysis and systems
  • Developing effective fiscal policies, systems and procedures for financial management, reporting and auditing. Ensuring all finance policies and procedures are documented, communicated and reflects current practices
  • Ensure compliance with international generally accepted accounting principles and US federal regulation requirements, in addition to ensuring local compliance where it differs with US federal regulations requirements, and specific donor requirements including USG.
  • Lead in-country internal and external audits when required including donor compliance audits. Prepare and present financial analysis and reports on fiscal health of country programme.
  • Oversee all aspects of procurement including the negotiation of all contracts with vendors, purchase of all major assets, and monitoring all fixed asset within the organization.
  • Identify areas for performance improvement and increased efficiency, including processes and systems. Implement changes where appropriate.
  • Provide oversight on other activities including, but not limited to, reviewing payroll, online banking, releasing wire transfers, and negotiating vendor and bank relationships.
  • Provide on-the-job mentoring, coaching and capacity building for all members of the Finance and Admin team, and work with HR to develop clear career paths for finance and admin staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, with CPA strongly preferred
  • Minimum 7 years professional experience in accounting
  • Proven in-depth knowledge of Quickbooks and Excel, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • International NGO management experience preferred
  • Strong problem solving and critical reasoning skills.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage a team, with at least five years supervisory experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills needed as well as strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel to the field as needed.

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

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