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Monday, February 13, 2023

Senior Grant Finance Officer at World Vision

 Key Responsibilities:


Budget Management and Monitoring.

  • Monthly analysis and Monitoring of projects budgets to ensure proper charging of projects expenses and spending as per approved Project budget.
  • Provide lead in budgetary control to ensure that activities are implemented within the approved budget and approved locations
  • Lead in the preparation and revision of budgets and implement budgetary management strategies.
  • Perform Monthly financial analysis and share with project management for decision-making.
  • Provide guidance to the AP on the allocation of the costs and recognition in the sunsystem both for the project funding and matching funds



  • All project expenses are allowable, reasonable, and allocable
  • No disallowed costs
  • No overspending or underspending
  • Budget revisions have done timely
  • Accurate capturing of costs
  • Timely and accurate decision-making by project management based on the financial report


Partner Management

  • Conduct periodic project/partner visit for financial review and capacity building in finance management.
  • Reviewing partner’s reports and posting them into the system on time.
  • Build Partner’s Capacity in Financial and fixed asset Management to ensure Grants Compliance.



  • The capacity of the partners is built and they implement and comply with the grants compliance which leads to a consistent, effective, and efficient financial management system.


Financial Management:

  • Examine financial data for accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures and ensure financial integrity and build financial and resource management capacity.
  • Provision of technical assistance and awareness to project staff and AP staff implementing THRIVE 2.0 on all financial-related issues.
  • Maintain the project assets and have an updated asset register as per the donor and WV regulations.


  • Compliance with Donor and WV Guidelines



Establish internal controls using policy and guidelines and generally accepted accounting standards for the prevention of waste and fraud


  • Zero tolerance to fraud is adhered to


Ensure that project procurements are done on a timely basis and as per WV policies


  • Procurement is done on a timely manner as per the procurement plan


Ensure that all project staff submits timesheets and Labour distribution reports as per the donor and WV guidelines.


  • Salary Reconciliations are done on a monthly basis


Provide timely responses on project financial-related matters


  • Financial Issues are resolved on time


Facilitate annual project audits & monitor the implementation of audit recommendations


  • Successful audits and no disallowed costs


Provide supervision to the driver


  • Logistics are well managed with the project



Required Professional Experience

  • Minimum of three years in progressive working experience in a donor-funded environment with adequate exposure to project accounting, and financial management including budgeting, grants, contracts and partner management.
  • A minimum one year of experience from an international NGO experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills with budget preparation and analysis, financial, reporting preparation and presentation, and the proven ability to translate technical, and financial data into informative reports
  • Reporting preparation and presentation and the proven ability to translate technical
  • Financial data into informative reports.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Prior staff supervisory experience and strong organizational skills are desired
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.


Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification                 

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting/ Finance/Equivalent
  • Professional qualification in accounting such CPA or ACCA is an added advantage.


Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications        

  • Experience in Managing Donor Funds
  • Working knowledge of grants operations, finance services and practices
  • Experience in managing partners
  • Good planning, Analyzing, coordinating and organizational skills
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff-related to work environment needs
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public
  • Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel & Sun-systems accounting software


Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement         

  • Travel on a need basis



Grants Finance Manager          

  • For technical support on grants compliance and donor regulations (As and when needed)


Thrive Project Manager             

  • This is the first line manager for administration guidance and project management (Daily basis)


Project Team  

  • Financial technical support


Cluster Senior Finance Administration Officer            

  • This is a co-worker at the cluster level making it possible to coordinate the payment and financial issues



  • Decisions are escalated through Thrive Programs Manager Grants Finance Manager



  • Be Safe and Resilient
  • Deliver Results
  • Build Relationships
  • Be Accountable
  • Learn and Develop
  • Improve and Innovate
  • Partner and Collaborate
  • Embrace Change
  • Model Self-Management
  • Engage, Influence, Lead, and Grow Others
  • Run an Effective and Agile Organization
  • Develop the Organization for the Future


Language Requirements

  • Fluent in both Swahili and English languages


Job Location:

  • This Position is Based in Arusha, Tanzania


Applicant Types Accepted:

  • Local Applicants Only


Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only