Director of Finance and Administration – Tanzania

FHI 360

FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Finance and Administration position for an anticipated multi-sectoral nutrition activity in Tanzania. The USAID Tanzania Regional Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity is part of the U.S. Government’s (USG) Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) 2022-2026, which promotes global food security, resilience, and nutrition and the USAID global health initiative to prevent maternal and child deaths. The purpose of this activity is to strengthen the health and food market systems that promote adoption of optimal nutrition-related behaviors across a range of stakeholders in targeted regions. This purpose will be achieved by a) increasing the coverage of quality nutrition services at health facilities and community; b) improving consumption of safe, nutritious foods; and c) increasing capacity of councils to utilize data, plan, budget, and deliver quality nutrition services.

This will be a full-time position based in Tanzania for a duration of five years. Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Availability of the position is contingent upon successful award of the activity to FHI 360.

Job Summary:

Provides in-country leadership for the program budget, financial reporting, compliance, and administrative operations of the project. Oversees the activities of the program finance and accounting staff. Conducts continual analysis and reporting to ensure the financial health of the program and correct usage of funds. Develops and manages internal financial audits.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversees the development of financial, administrative, human resources (HR) and operations management systems and processes required to support activity implementation, ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations, agreement/contract requirements, FHI 360 policies, and host government laws
  • Manages implementation of financial, administrative, and HR policies and procedures that meet activity needs and USAID and FHI 360’s requirements
  • Oversees procurement efforts for the activity including tenders, calls for proposal selection and negotiation with vendors, and management of subcontractors in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, agreement/contract requirements, and FHI 360’s policies
  • Develops and manages institutional subcontracts and grants under contracts with assistance from the FHI 360 home office support team
  • As a member of the senior management team, plays a central role in decision making related to the project, providing succinct and timely information to the senior management team across all administrative, finance, and HR activities
  • Plays a lead role in budget and planning systems across all elements of the project. Ensures that the budget and audit projections, expenditure, tracking, and reporting are in accordance with USAID and FHI 360’s policies and procedures for compliance and audits, as well as compliance with Tanzanian law
  • Creates and maintains financial reporting and tracking systems and provides financial performance updates on activities.
  • Develops and guides the finance and administrative team on annual work planning, and ensure submission of quality operational plans, budgets, and reports
  • Oversees HR management functions including recruitment, hiring, transition, and termination, benefits administration, performance appraisal, and ongoing performance management

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree and at least twelve (12) years of progressively senior experience in business administration, finance, accounting, management, or relevant field is required
  • At least 6 years managing a finance department is required
  • Excellent financial management skills and knowledge of latest project management tools and computer applications such as Microsoft Office and QuickBooks
  • Comfortable with cloud-based database tools, like SharePoint, Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and financial reporting required
  • Prior experience with procurement compliance and managing grants under contract
  • Ability to advise teams on new approaches that sustain or improve project delivery
  • Ability to sustain timeliness of program delivery amidst adaptations from changing operational demands and client feedback
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with emphasis on budgeting and financial analysis
  • Prior work experience at non-profit organization (NGO)
  • Experience in Tanzania highly preferred
  • Excellent spoken and written communication and presentation skills, with fluency in English

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

How to apply

Apply here: Director of Finance and Administration – Tanzania (

Closing date: 29-Oct-22