Project Accountant Wanted at East African Community

Project Accountant - Partnership Fund

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Uganda and the Republic of South Sudan with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
Article 71 (1)(i) of the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC mandates the Secretariat to be responsible for the mobilization of funds from Development Partners (DPs) and other sources for implementation of the projects of the community. Consequently, the Partnership Fund (PF) was established in 2006 to coordinate and channel contributions by DPs to support projects and programs geared towards regional integration and socio-economic development as well as facilitate harmonization and alignment of their support to the EAC.
This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals preferably citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat.
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: Equivalent to Professional Position
Job reports to: Partnership Fund Manager

Job Purpose:

To provide strategic advice and guidance on financial management issues relating to the projects and to ensure optimal utilization of financial resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Set up and review the accounting, financial and related systems in compliance with the requirements of the donor funds.
  2. Assist the Partnership Fund Manager in planning and coordinating the preparation of cost estimates, budget, and financial forecasts, as well as advising user departments on financial requirements of the project.
  3. Administer procedures and practices for donor funds management, expenditure control and financial reporting of budgetary funds, as well as ensuring that there are no budget overruns.
  4. Maintain proper accounting records and monthly as well as quarterly reports, including analysis of accounts to ensure that decision makers receive timely and accurate information.
  5. Preparation of the yearend Financial Statements for purposes of Audit.
  6. Prepare Financial Management reports for the EAC Secretariat and the Development Partners.
  7. Preparation of Monthly bank reconciliation statements
  8. Perform any other duties that will be assigned by the Director, Finance from time to time

Qualifications and Experience:

A minimum of a Masters degree in Commerce, Economics, Management or equivalent with a specialization in Accounting from a recognized University/Institution.
At least eight (8) years’ experience in a busy accounting office. Professional qualification such as CPA/ACCA or equivalent accreditation by an Accounting Specialization body is a must for this positions while relevant experience in a donor funded project at a regional /international level will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:

Proficiency in computerized financial management information systems, good communication and report writing skills, as well as good inter-personal skills.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education Qualifications:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Countries.
This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications. All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.
Relevant Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The assignment will be on a performance-based contract for initial period of one year which may be renewed subject to performance and availability of funds.

Fringe Benefits:

This position offers an attractive salary.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for this position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth.
Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope.
For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than 23rd December 2016 at 1700Hrs.
Please note:
  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted 4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. The only source of information for the above positions is on the link www.eac.int . The EAC declines the responsibility for the information gotten from other websites. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website : www.eac.int

Application Deadline:

Friday, 23 December 2016 - 5:00pm
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