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Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund
The Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund (TPW) is a Tanzanian nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and important natural habitats through a community-based approach. TPWhelps rural communities develop their skills and abilities to protect natural resources in a manner that maximizes their benefits from these landscapes while also preserving ecological integrity. Emphasizing the critical importance of communityled initiatives, the organization provides information, training and service level support to its rural constituencies to strengthen local institutions and community-driven actions for natural resource management and wildlife conservation.
TPW operates from the Noloholo Environmental Center on the Maasai Steppe in northern Tanzania. Sharing a boundary with Tarangire National Park, this center acts as TPW’s regional headquarters as well as an educational center where rural community members improve their understanding of the environment and develop hands-on skills in natural resource management. From this center, TPW operates programs in four major programmatic areas: 1) human-wildlife conflict prevention, (2) youth environmental education and adult capacity building & training, (3) natural resource conservation and rangeland management, and (4) environmentally-sustainable conservation enterprise and development.
TPW is looking for a passionate, energetic and experienced individual to work closely with the Co-Founders - Executive Director, Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld and Director of Programs, Charles Trout and TPW staff to expand the organization’s capacity in Finance & Administration for its community-based conservation programs in northern Tanzania. We are looking for a person with proven experience in the Finance & Administration of conservation initiatives using both traditional and innovative methodologies. The successful candidate will also have impressive communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with diverse stakeholders. This position will be stationed at the Noloholo Environmental Center, so he or she should be willing to work in remote areas for the majority of the time. We anticipate the position will require equal amounts of time for the development of Finance & Administration tools, program administration & oversight and financial recording & reporting.
The TPW Finance and Administrative Officer will be responsible for all finance, administration, personnel, facilities, information systems, and office management within the Organization. This will include central administrative processes (facility management, general office duties, procurement, inventories), and field logistical support (coordinating travel arrangements, trainings and meetings). S/he will be responsible for the development and monitoring of annual budgets, submission of periodic and annual financial and technical reports and monitoring progress of goals. The Finance and Administrative Officer will also be responsible for developing operational guidelines to ensure efficient management of the program and compliance with USAID regulations per funding requirements. S/He will provide assistance to all levels of personnel on various HRrelated issues and guidance to field staff in satisfying administrative requirements. Duties are highly confidential and require broad and comprehensive knowledge of Financial and Administrative duties.
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• Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
• Technical experience in accounting, budgeting and financial reporting. Experience with USAID funded projects is an added advantage.
• Experience overseeing multiple administrative processes, such as facility management, telecommunications, general maintenance/repairs, procurement as well as field staff logistical support.
• Experience using MS office, Word, and Excel. Experience using QuickBooks preferred.
Reports to: Director of Programs
Salary & Benefits: Full-time position based on experience and qualifications; salary commensurate with experience. Basic housing and food provided onsite.
To Apply: The Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send their resume, three references, and a cover letter outlining their interest in applying for the post, along with relevant experience, qualifications and skills to: email@example.com with Finance & Administration Officer in the subject line by September 18th, 2015.
TPW is open to receiving applications immediately and intends to make the position available beginning October 2015. Recruitment will remain open until a suitable applicant is contracted.
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