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Jobs at Oxfam Tanzania, March 2018


Finance Assistant

Job Profile



Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we
save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak
out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and
climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.


All our work is led by three core values:
Empowerment. Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel
they can make change happen.
Accountability. We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We
believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
Inclusiveness. We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a
contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.


Location Makere/ Kibondo
Contract Type Fixed term – 3 months – extendable
This role reports to Finance Manager
Staff reporting to this post None
Annual budget for the post None


 Review transaction documents to ensure compliance to standards before making payment
 Making sure that all invoices passed for payment have the relevant supporting
 Facilitate signing of all cheques and work closely with Logistic department to ensure that
dispatch is done effectively
 Update the cashbooks and bank book accounts and ensure they are updated before
cheques are dispatched (for effective cash flow management)
 Ensure accuracy of cost centers being charged on requests
 To maintain and keep all finance files updated making sure that on daily basis all the relevant
accounts documents are filed correctly and timely
 Prepare and reconcile bank balance and monitor related accounts clearing emerging
issues/errors in a timely manner
 Analyze all individual floats and loans and make close follow up for retirement or deduction
 Review the float accountabilities and prepare the monthly journal
 Administer Petty cash and ensure that top ups are done on time
 Management of insurance and safety of Cash and cash equivalents
 Provide a leave cover for Finance officer as and when required.
 Payment to casual labor with proper verification of casual labor and documentation from the



 Relevant academic qualifications in Accounting, financial management, commerce, economics or
related field (A degree in Finance, Business Administration or Commerce) and professional
certification in accounting an added advantage. Fresh graduates are highly desirable with some
 At least 1 years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting
 Proficiency in numeracy skills and good computer skills (Excel especially, Word)
 Ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly
changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
 Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with a proven proactive approach to identifying and
resolving problems and suggesting improvements that continuously seek to provide a better service
to Oxfam
 Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English
 A high level of self-awareness, personal energy, stamina and flexibility
 Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative, pays attention to detail
 Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and
the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work and adhere to the code of
conduct of the organization.

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