Exciting opportunity for an adventurous accountant looking to gain international experience and work with an NGO supporting coastal communities and maintaining healthy ecosystems in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
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Our partner works with small-scale fishing communities on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba and on the northern coast of mainland Tanzania. They aim to build local capacity to manage coastal resources and improve livelihoods, liaising with international conservation charities and government departments to deliver this.
You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial systems, procedures and controls. You will be identifying gaps or weaknesses and making improvements to help them meet best practice and to build their capacity. Our partner has grown considerably in the last 4 years and is receiving funding from large international donors, you will be helping to ensure that they have the structure in place and capacity to manage this. They recruited a full time Accountant and Finance Manager in 2018 and have been developing their finance function gradually as donors and audits have required it. They would now like to streamline their procedures and improve efficiency.
You will also be coaching the new Finance Manager who does not have prior experience at this level. You will be training the team in budget tracking, financial planning and project accounting. You will be reviewing and updating the financial procedures manual, guiding preparation for annual audit and drafting an annual organisational budget. You will be based in their main office in Zanzibar.
It is important to note that Zanzibar is an Islamic region and volunteers need to be respectful of Islamic culture. This will require dressing appropriately and being sympathetic to views and traditions that are likely not their own. The team will provide guidance on this. While Zanzibar services mostly do function fairly well, there are occasional power outages and lapse in internet coverage. It is fair to say that internet connection is generally weak.
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