Job Title: Programme Accountant

Reference Code: FCI/ AO/PA/2017

Nationality: Kenyan 

Location: Africa Office- Nairobi 

Farm Concern International (FCI), is an Africa-wide Market and Trade Development Organization focused on commercialization of smallholder farmers and agro-pastoral communities. FCI systematically develops modern marketing concepts and builds business relationships through strategic alliances to enhance competitiveness in the market place, economic growth, sustainability and profitability of agro-enterprises in various African countries. 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

In liaison with the Finance Team the Program accountant assumes responsibility for post award grant accounting thus ensuring compliance with funding source, administrative guidelines, timely receipt of revenue, accurate posting of transactions, and budgetary control for the assigned programs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Ensure that all financial transactions are properly posted in the ERP.
  2. Perform general ledger reconciliations on monthly basis (Simulate period closure process).
  3. Play lead role in processing on-line financial transactions.
  4. Prepare bank reconciliations.
  5. Prepare weekly and monthly cash forecasts.
  6. Participate in the institutional budgetary process.
  7. Ensure timely execution of all scheduled internal and external payments.
  8. Process payroll and post payroll journal monthly.
  9. Provide financial support to projects being implemented including prompt preparation and submission of periodically scheduled reports to project implementation.
  10. Prepare cost reports to demonstrate compliance. Ensuring proper classification of incurred costs and compliance of the stipulation of the grant.
  11. Approve payments as per mandate

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENT/ COMPETENCIES

  1. Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting.
  2. 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience.
  3. Certified Public Accountant Kenya (CPA-K).
  4. Uncompromising integrity and ethical standards.
  5. Problem solving ability and where they can creatively solve Strategic vision andleadership skills.
  6. Results oriented mindset.
  7. Firm demeanor that ensures he/she implements very stringent controls and accountability culture throughout the team.
  8. Experience in Quick books and Microsoft Navision will be an added advantage.

JOBS SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong customer focus and problem solver
  • Leadership skills and Teamwork ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Maintain high level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Analytical skills
  • Solid skills in documentation
  • Should have a good track record and of unquestionable integrity

Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 26th April, 2017 stating the reference code and Job Title on the subject line. The shortlisting will be ongoing as applications are received.

 

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Farm Concern International, (FCI) is an Africa-wide market-led and rural economic development organization with a focus on Smallholder Farmers, Agro-Pastoralists and Agro-Enterprises. FCI Tanzania undertakes direct village commercialization & market level interventions with highly specialized modern strategies on Value Chain Analysis & Market Research; Smallholder Commercialization Market & Trade Development; Private Sector Partnerships; Traditional Informal Markets Efficiency and Entrepreneurship Capacity Building.  

 

FCI is looking for potential candidates to fill the following vacancies:

 

VACANCY ONE (1 CANDIDATE)

 

Job Title: Market and Trade Manager.  

Nationality: TanzanianWork station: Dar es Salaam

Workstation: Dar es Salaam

Qualifications:

At least 3 years’ experience in marketing of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), or Agricultural Products.Project management experience is an added advantage. Holder of Bachelor degree in B.Com-Marketing /Bachelor of Business Administration- Marketing/ Agricultural Economics / Agri-business / Business Administration.

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

Market development and Linkages, Projects Support and Planning, Agri-inputs supplies facilitation and Reports developments and dissemination.

 

VACANCY TWO (1 CANDIDATE)

 

Job Title: Programme Account

Nationality: Tanzanian

Workstation: Arusha

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Accounting and Finance; Advance Diploma in Accountancy or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; with a minimum of one year experience in the accountancy field. CPA (T) or ACCA will be an added advantage

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

Budget coordination and development, project financial audits, provide leadership on grant proposal development, Monthly bank Reconciliation, timely payment of suppliers, Monitor monthly program’s expenditures,Conduct training of program staff on FCI financial procedures,Maintenance of accurate and updated fixed assets registers for the programmes, submit accurate financial reports.

 

VACANCY THREE  (1 CANDIDATE)

 

Job Title: Human Resource and Administration OfficerNationality: Tanzanian  

Nationality: Tanzanian  

Workstation: Arusha

 

Qualifications:Degree in Human Resources Management/Bachelor of Business Administration –HRM/ Professional qualification in Human Resources e.g. Higher National Diploma. Should have at least 2 years’ experience in a similar position.Expected to have good understanding of Tanzania Labour laws and other related laws.

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

Should provide effective human resource management, administrative and operational support to various functions of the Organization so as to ensure optimal contribution of HR needs of the organization and staff. He/she should facilitate smooth operations of the FCI Tanzania administration functions. 

Should provide effective human resource management, administrative and operational support to various functions of the Organization so as to ensure optimal contribution of HR needs of the organization and staff. He/she should facilitate smooth operations of the FCI Tanzania administration functions. 

Should provide effective human resource management, administrative and operational support to various functions of the Organization so as to ensure optimal contribution of HR needs of the organization and staff. He/she should facilitate smooth operations of the FCI Tanzania administration functions. 

Should provide effective human resource management, administrative and operational support to various functions of the Organization so as to ensure optimal contribution of HR needs of the organization and staff. He/she should facilitate smooth operations of the FCI Tanzania administration functions. 

Mode application pack should be addressed to The Human Resource and Administration Manager, P. O. Box 16672, Arusha. Should be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivery at FCI office located in Arusha along Engira road OR Dar es salaam along Mikocheni B Street, Block No 106 “A” by 22nd April 2016. The shortlisting will be ongoing as applications are received. 

 

 

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Job Title: Market and Trade Manager

Reference Code: FCI/TZ /MTM-02/2016

Nationality: Tanzanian 

Location: Zanzibar - Tanzania 

Farm Concern International, FCI is a Market Access and Economic Development Organization working across Africa to improving the livelihoods of small holder communities. Farm Concern International, FCI has an opportunity in the above position. 

DUTIES/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

1. Projects Support and Planning

  • Develop of work plans in line with master proposal document
  • Ensure effective project role out in the respective sites is supported by inputs systems
  • Ensure Timely and effective delivery of set targets
  • Coordinate periodic planning and review forums with stakeholders especially on specialized role(Inputs distribution) 
  • Ensure effective use and accountability of project resources by the staff

2. Inputs supplies facilitation

  • Ensure diaries of all planting seasons is kept and up to date
  • Identify inputs  supplying companies for various inputs
  • Facilitate  signing of partnership agreements with prioritized input suppliers
  • Ensure establishment of demonstration plots
  • Ensure setting up of village agro dealers in all project implementation areas
  • Ensure supervision of all demonstration plots set up by input suppliers
  • Document volumes of inputs supplied to CVs and their monetary value
  • Facilitate studies and appraisals on utilization inputs within Commercial Villages

3. Market development and Linkages

  • Participate in designing and implementation of  commodity and trade partnerships protocols and strategies
  • Identify buyers, traders and trading companies for linkage to Commercial Villages and CPGs
  • Establish market partnerships with various levels of markets ranging from traditional markets, medium and large scale agro-processing companies 
  • Facilitate establishment and support for trader’s associations.
  • Plan, organize, participate and facilitate market and trade meetings
  • Facilitate capacity building to traders and trade association 
  • Supply chain management based on smallholder supplies (sale coordination)
  • Manage / co-ordinate sales promotions and marketing events
  • Manage sales targets for all sites
  • Document all sales and incomes from sales for all project sites

4. Reports developments

  • Ensure clear and concise monthly report development
  • Ensure weekly market intelligence reports development and submission
  • Ensure timely quarterly and annual reporting
  • Ensure timely monthly/ quarterly update to partners

JOB DESCRIPTION

Academic Qualifications

  • University Degree: B.Com-Marketing /  Agricultural Economics / Agri-business / Business Administration from recognized Universities
  • Over 3 years experience in marketing of FMCGs or Agricultural Products.
  • Hand-On-Experience in sales and marketing at various levels along market chains

Job Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Teamwork ability
  • Community mobilization
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Analytical skills
  • Solid skills in documentation
  • Market development skills

Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 14th March 2016. The short listing will be ongoing as applications are received.

 

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Job Title: Human Resource and Administration Officer

Reference Code: FCI/TZ /HR-02/2016

Nationality: Tanzanian 

Location: ARUSHA - Tanzania 

Farm Concern International, FCI is a Market Access and Economic Development Organization working across Africa to improving the livelihoods of small holder communities. Farm Concern International, FCI has an opportunity in the above position. 

Main purpose of the job

Providing effective human resource management, administrative and operational support to various functions of the Organization so as to ensure optimal contribution of HR needs of the organization and staff. The holder of this position is also required to facilitate smooth operations of the FCI Tanzania administration functions. 

Duties and responsibilities

• Coordinating staff recruitment through laid out policies and procedures

• Ensure that accurate job descriptions are in place as well as providing advice and assistance in writing the JDs.

• Ensure compliance to labor laws of the country by advising management and leadership on policy reviews or new policies.

• Performance Management.

• Discipline Management

• Enforcement of HR policies and procedures within the organisation

• Ensure that premises and assets are well managed 

• Inventory control and stores management

• Fleet Management and transport logistics advisory support   

• Security management 

 

Job Requirements

• Degree in Human Resources/Business Related from a recognized University and above

• Professional qualification in Human Resources e.g. Higher National Diploma 

• Over two years’ experience in a similar position

• Proficiency in Human Resource Management Information Systems

• Membership with the HR Professional Body in Tanzania

• Exposure to Global HR management trends and systems is an added advantage  

• Good understanding of Labour laws within the country

• Experience in Project Based Organisations/Development Agencies will be an advantage

 

Personal Attributes

• Strong planning and organizing skills

• Excellent communication, reporting and documentation skills

• Tactful, self-motivated and Result oriented

• Ability to mentor and make effective decisions

• Results and outcomes oriented

• Good track record of unquestionable integrity

• Ability to meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision

Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 14th March 2016. The shortlisting will be ongoing as applications are received.

 

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FCI VISION : To have commercialized smallholder communities with increased incomes for improved, stabilized & sustainable livelihoods in Africa and beyond