Capacity Development is a cross cutting pillar that touches all of FCI’s stakeholders – ranging from staff to external partners like government, the private sector and smallholder farmers. Capacity Development is implemented primarily through partnerships with universities, research institutions and government targeting three levels of clientele:
Level 1: Smallholders including farmers and agro-pastoralists
Level 2: Implementing partners such as the Ministry of Agriculture
Level 3: Business Development Service providers such as transporters and buyers
What differentiates FCI on the capacity development frontier is our unique approach aimed at embedding trade facilitation during all training sessions.
Several approaches that you can utilize as a trainer include:
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Job Title: Programme Accountant
Reference Code: FCI/TZ /PA-01/2016
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.
DUTIES/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Budgeting and Expenditure
• Coordinate development of the annual budget for the Programs assigned and Countries, ensuring they meet the appropriate program support to expenditure ratios
• Work with FCI staff, and other partners to identify and respond appropriately to local financial capacity & management issues within the programs
• Ensure that all FCI projects and programs achieve acceptable financial audit results by implementing interventions in accordance with established norms and policies;
• Provide leadership in any budget revision/ proposal or the grants that are in programs assigned to you
• Prepare bank monthly reconciliation for the bank accounts and ensuring that all reconciling items are followed up and addressed
• Promotion of FCI Business including maintaining good relationship with suppliers by facilitating timely and accurate payments in line with FCI policy.
Compliance and Reporting
• Maintenance of accurate and updated fixed assets registers for the program and ensure internal controls are properly adhered to
• Monitor monthly program’s expenditures and preparation of timely and accurate financial reports
• Conduct training of program staff on FCI financial procedures and provide regular support with financial supervisory visits
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.
Job Skills & Personal Attributes
• Teamwork ability
• Good communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• High level of integrity and confidentiality
• Analytical skills
• Solid skills in documentation
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FCI VISION : To have commercialized smallholder communities with increased incomes for improved, stabilized & sustainable livelihoods in Africa and beyond