Job: Senior Finance Manager

Organization: Restless Development

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 02 Dec 2016

Young people share a restless determination to address the problems that affect them the most. That’s where we come in.

We are Restless Development, a youthful, dynamic and innovative national agency which carries the banner for youth led development in Tanzania and globally. Everything we do is led by and through young people. We are who we serve, placing young people at the forefront of change, empowering them to take leadership roles addressing the most urgent issues facing their communities.
As the leading agency for youth led development, we put young people at the heart of our work, from
community to board level. We recognize young people as an asset, who can and do contribute to, and lead change. Our vision is:

A world where young people are at the forefront of change and development, achieving a just and
sustainable world for all.

We champion the engagement, position, and ultimately the influence of young people at every stage of development. Since 1993, we have been applying our experience to engage young people and young professionals at all levels of our organization to lead change. Our unique youth-led approach has been cited.

For more information on Restless Development’s mission, values and work, please visit:

best practice and won awards from the Stars Foundation, World Bank, UNAIDS, and most recently the 2014

Resolve Award for Mabinti Tushike Hatamu.

About the Role:
  • This role will drive cross-unit performance management and accountability while leading on financial management, accounting and scenario planning – ensuring Restless Development is transparent, accountable, and able to mitigate risks as it moves forward.
  • This role will involve maintaining oversight of our income, cash flows, accounting, and financial practices across four offices in Tanzania (Iringa, Mbeya, Ruvuma and Dar Es Salaam). With the support of a talented team of finance staff you will work closely with the programmes directorate to ensure high quality operational and project budgets are developed, and managed. You will work closely with the Country Director and management team to maintain oversight on financial planning and decision making producing user friendly management reports; and play an active role in fundraising and proposal development from the financial perspective.
  • You will be a committed and talented individual who will proactively engage in supporting leadership of the organisation. You will provide technical advice on financial management and planning.
  • You will be expected to travel in-country on a regular basis in order to provide management support to finance staff and oversight of financial activities in our sub-offices in Tanzania working in close collaboration with programme teams.
Main Duties:
 Drive cross-unit performance management and accountability
 Ensure smooth implementation of new financial accounting software
 Leadership of all aspects of financial management, accounts and controls
 Produce monthly management accounts and variance analysis for decision making
 Prepare annual budget, cash requests, and quarterly re-forecasts
 Implement internal and external audit recommendations
 Prepare year end accounts and oversee external audits
 Prepare donor budgets and financial reports in line with contract requirements
 Ensure policies and procedures are upheld, review and updated annually
 Line manage a team of four across four offices
 Serve as a role model at all times, personally embodying Restless Development’s mission and values, whilst helping to ensure that Restless Development’s code of conduct, policies and standards are understood by all and adhered to in practice

Individual must demonstrate exceptional attention to detail, be highly self-motivated, have demonstrated analytical skills and be comfortable with a rapidly changing environment. The successful individual will also be able to establish strong working relationships with staff both in the Country Programme and internationally.

The successful candidate will be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.

Job title Senior Finance Manager
Location Dar es Salaam
Salary TSH 55,177,989 gross per annum plus 8% housing allowance
Preferred start date As soon as possible
Length of contract 2 year contract (subject to successful probationary period of 6 months)
Reports to Country Director

Direct reports
 Management Accountant
 Finance Coordinator
 Finance Assistant Coordinator x 2
Expected travel You will be expected to travel in-country on a regular basis

Key Responsibilities
 Financial Management, Accounting, Control and Donor Compliance
 Human Resource Management and Development
 Contribute to Strategy and Direction as part of the management team and member of the global
finance team

Financial Management
 Ensure organizational compliance with Tanzanian & UK finance regulations and Restless
Development Finance policies and procedures.
 Produce monthly management account packs with programme managers, reviewing central and
programme expenditure and identifying and documenting variances against budget, and present the
accounts to the Management Committee and ensure processes are in place to report accurate
financial information to International
 Identify key areas of risk to the Country Programme and communicate these to the Tanzanian MC
and International as appropriate. Manage and address risks as required by the MC through regular
review of the risk register.

Financial Accounting Functions
 Put in place appropriate systems and review mechanism to ensure the team is recording and
reporting transactions on a timely and accurate basis
 Ensure that bank reconciliation as well as debtors and creditors statements are completed monthly on a timely basis and liaising with our bankers as appropriate.
 Ensure filing is of a high standard.

Financial Control and Donor Compliance
 Ensure all financial reports and donor reports are set up in Financial Force to ease reporting; training staff where necessary in order for them to be able to generate reports and use them effectively.
 Ensure compliance with all financial reporting and forecasting requirements of donors and others, and ensure that accurate and timely information about our cash and income position with respect to
donors is provided to the MC and other individuals as delegated by them. Ensure effective use of
personnel and resources within the Finance team and take ownership for the structure of the team
and team development.
 Oversee adherence to Restless Development’s financial policies and procedures making
recommendations to the management committee where gaps are identified and lead on actions to
strengthen internal and external financial risk management. Include Audit and spot checks.
Team Management and Development
 Provide effective, values-based leadership of the Finance & Administration team, designing and
monitoring the unit’s annual operational plans and objectives
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 Provide effective line and performance management to your team in accordance with Restless
Development policies ensuring they achieve the unit’s objectives
 Assess and develop and build the capacity of the finance and admin team through training and
coaching and develop trainings and tools for non-finance staff to strengthen compliance with policies
and procedures and to improve budget and financial management across the organisation
Member of the Management Committee
 Work with the Country Director to provide analysis of financial information for strategic planning and
decision-making to the management team and National Board
 Provide technical advice to the Country Director and management team in the areas of financial
accountability and planning, value for money and operations management
 Provide income projections, variance analysis reports and updates on cash flows to the management team
 Contribute to strategic planning and organisational management as an active member of the
management committee and as a team player

 Other duties as required.
 You may occasionally be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which time off in lieu will be granted


 Qualified accountant
 5-8 years financial management experience
 Significant experience managing multi-donor funded programmes and organisations
 Budgeting, consolidation and currency management experience
 Significant experience of reporting to international donors and working with international partner organisations an advantage
 Excellent Excel skills
 Significant experience of managing staff members
 Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills
 Strong team player

 Management experience with bilateral and multilateral donor budgets an advantage
 Experience working in an International NGO a significant advantage
 Financial Force Accounting experience preferable
 Management accounting background an advantage

Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from young people and females.

How to apply:

Please visit our website, Fill and send a completed application form to [email protected] by 5pm local time,
Friday 2 December 2016. Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.