Job: USPSC Financial Management Officer

With an annual development budget of $400 million, USAID/Tanzania manages USAID's second largest program in Africa and eighth largest in the world. Tanzania is on the front lines of the U.S. Strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa which includes more than 35 Presidential and legislative initiatives. An innovative five-year, $2 billion Country Development Cooperation Strategy integrates these initiatives with a focus on empowering women and youth as drivers of change to unleash economic growth and deliver accountable governance. The Mission is a leader in USAID Forward reforms, with the Controller's office playing a crucial role in assessing and improving Tanzania's public financial management systems. The Financial Management Officer (FMO) supervises 10 Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs). The FMO guides Agency and Mission financial management policies and procedures that support development programs and related operations.

Statement of Duties to be Performed

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
a. Financial management activities of the Mission including budgeting, accounting, financial analysis, payment and financial reporting. Assisting in directing the day-to-day operations of the OFM and advising the senior management team within the Mission on financial management practices, procedures and reporting requirements, as well as on the financial soundness and status of USAID financial programs and activities.

b. Provide the Mission with uniform guidance and procedures for financial management of all funds available to the Mission. Provide the Mission staff and Tanzanian officials with assistance and advice related to financial management practices and procedures applicable to program implementation.

c. Direct the maintenance of a comprehensive accounting system and provide necessary financial and statistical data to the Mission management team and staff as needed. Review systems and prescribe appropriate systems.

d. Review requests for program and operating expense funds, supply fiscal data and the cost factors needed for the budget formulation and estimates. Provide advice, guidance, and supporting financial data to Mission officials concerned with the preparation of program, technical and capital assistance agreements and implementation orders. Provide advice on means and methods of financing, the interpretation of USAID accounting and financial reporting regulations, and contract reporting requirements.

e. Assist in liaising with the Inspector General for audit activities including identifying requirements and developing plans, reviewing all audit reports from the IG and identifying actions to be taken in response to the findings and recommendations and assigning action for compliance and response. Direct the operation of the Mission’s payment tracking and ensure compliance with provisions of the Prompt Pay Act, Foreign Service Travel Regulations, and other applicable payment guidance.

f. Provide mentorship and training of OFM staff to allow them to effectively and efficiently carry out their duties.

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