Friday, 20 July 2012

Finance and Administration Director, Capacity Development for Partners of Accountability Program~Tanzania

Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project/Proposal Summary:

This forthcoming USAID/Tanzania project will be focused on strengthening civil society to monitor, lobby and advocate for greater accountability and on strengthening the capacity of the government’s accountability institutions.

Position Description:

The Finance Director will be involved in day-to-day project administration, grants management, financial management and procurement oversight. He/she will assist with verifying that all financial reporting, grants and sub-contracts comply with donor regulations. This is a 4-year full-time position based in Dar Es Salaam. The assignment is expected to start in late fall 2012. This job involves close liaison with all members of the project team.

**Please note that this is a local position. Only Tanzanian citizens are eligible to apply.**


• Oversight of day-to-day project administration, grants management, accounting, and procurements reporting to the Chief of Party;
• Providing guidance to country finance, administration, and procurement staff;
• Assisting with financial reporting to MSI headquarters and to the project donor, USAID;
• Maintaining accurate and timely financial information.


• Finance experience on donor-funded projects required, USAID experience preferred;
• Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, particularly as related to finance, contracts, grants, procurement and reporting preferred;
• Degree in finance, accounting, or related field required;
• Professional level fluency in English is required;
• Ability to travel to project sites.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please visit our website:

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