NAFASI YA KAZI – Marie Stopes Tanzania (MST), Director of finance

Director of finance

Marie Stopes Tanzania (MST), a local Non-Governmental Organization, is a social enterprise and a leading provider of family planning, sexual and reproductive health care and allied services. MST is a partner of the Government of Tanzania and a member of the Marie Stopes International (MSI) Global Partnership, which operates in over 37 countries worldwide. MST’s mission is that all women and men in Tanzania will have “Children by Choice, Not Chance”.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

The Role:

Marie Stopes Tanzania has an exciting opportunity for an organized and proactive individual looking to work as The Director of Finance.

The Director of Finance acts as a business partner to the Country Director (CD) ensuring that all financial risks and projected returns are considered and robustly evaluated when making strategic and operational decisions.

The Director of Finance is responsible for supporting the Executive Management Team (EMT) to achieve sustainable growth through improved financial management to drive the organisation’s performance.

The Director of Finance is the final authority for all accounting matters within the organisation and must ensure Marie Stopes International’s (MSI) Group Financial policies are implemented while observing the needs of the country programme’s local statutory requirements.

The Director of Finance must build and maintain a motivated and productive local finance team capable of implementing MSI’s strategy Scaling Up Excellence, developing proper monitoring and follow-up systems to ensure financial sustainability and providing advice and support to the programme on financial management.

Minimum Requirements:

At least 5 years’ experience in a senior management position, preferably in the donor environment;
Demonstrable experience in a leadership role for a large division or company;
Experience in strategic planning and execution of plans to achieve objective and targets;
Demonstrated success in formulating policy, and development and implementing strategies and procedures;
Excellent knowledge of financial management systems and reporting;
Hands-on experience with computerised Accounting Systems; Knowledge of Sun Systems is desirable;
Knowledge of donor contract requirements for budgeting and reporting;
Ability to establish and maintain contacts with senior-level government and donor officials;
Experience of working with colleagues in geographically separate locations;
Cross-functional team player and flexible to operate in a changing environment;
Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CPA)(essential);
Degree-educated or equivalent (essential);
Current with any necessary donor-specific training requirements (specifically but not exclusively this applies to USAID) (essential: that this is achieved within 6 months of joining and then maintained); and but not limited to
Ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) at all levels.
Marie Stopes Tanzania

If you feel that you are able to meet the requirements and you are motivated enough to be part of the team, please send your applications including a cover letter detailing your suitability and why you are interested in this post to the address below.

Director of Human Resources and Administration

Marie Stopes Tanzania

11 Kinyonga Street – Mwenge

P. 0. Box 7072, Dar Es Salaam.

Telephone: +255 22 2774991 /4 VOIP +255 768 987 780 E-mail:

Closing date: All applications should reach the addressee before Sunday, 7 July 2019 COB.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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