Finance Director Job Vacancy at East African Community



Job Title: DIRECTOR FINANCE
(REF: EAC/HR/2012/053)
GRADE: P5
ORGAN: EAC Secretariat
DIRECTORATE: Finance
REPORTS TO: Deputy Secretary General (Finance and Administration)
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To administer and manage all financial aspects of the Community including
preparation and control of the budget, documentation of all receipts and payments,
assets and liabilities and safe custody of security documents.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plan, organize, direct and control the financial management functions of the
Community;
2. Make proposals for policies and formulation of procedures and strategies for
financial administration;
3. Responsible for the interpretation and application of Financial Rules and
Regulations;
4. Initiate review of Financial Rules and Regulations of the Community;
5. Oversee the day to day management of the finances of the Community
expenditures to maximise benefits of available financial resources;
6. Provide advice on financial management to Management and other Staff;
7. Guide on utilization of funds to ensure optimal utilization of finances;
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8. Monitor the budget implementation and its performance with operating plans
and standards;
9. Advise management on the status and use of monthly and annual accounts;
10. Guide budget reviews, preparation and discussions;
11. Maintain proper records and monthly and quarterly reports;
12. Co-ordinate and finalise replies to auditors’ observations;
13. Establish automated financial and payroll systems;
14. Forecast cash requirements/obligations as a basis of maintaining adequate
funds;
15. Ensure compliance to the Rules and Regulations governing accountability for
Donor funds;
16. Monitor and enforce compliance to set rules, regulations and practices;
17. Coordinate implementation of Council decisions related to financial
management;
18. Prepare progress and annual reports; and
19. Provide technical guidance to Professional staff in the Directorate.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Masters Degree in Financial Management, Accounting, or MBA (Finance and
Accounting) plus professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA, etc.
15 years experience with at least eight (8) years at managerial level. Should be able
to work independently in a diverse environment. Experience in working with similar
organisations or institutions will be an added advantage.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Analytical skills, administrative skills, organization skills, communication skills,
decision-making skills, result oriented, computer skills with a working knowledge of
Accounting packages such as Sun Accounting System, etc., team building skills,
supervisory skills, planning skills, negotiation skills, networking skills.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The post is tenable on a five (5) year contract term renewable once upon
satisfactory performance.
This position will be subjected to the EAC Quota System.
FRINGE BENEFITS
The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport
allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.


HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit their applications by registered mail, courier
service, e-mail or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic
and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three
referees, and day time telephone contact to:
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Fax No: +255 27 2504255/ +255 27 2050281
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
To be received not later than Friday, 7th December 2012 at 5:00pm.
Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who
meet its requirements.



Deadline: 7th Dec 2012



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