Mott MacDonald Vacancy | Assistant Finance Officer

Mott MacDonald Vacancy | Assistant Finance Officer

Mott MacDonald Vacancy | Assistant Finance Officer

Mott MacDonald Vacancy | Assistant Finance Officer

Mott MacDonald


Country: Tanzania, United Republic of

Position Location: Dodoma, Tanzania

Contract Type: Contract

Work Pattern: Full Time

Sector: International Development

Discipline: International development

Job Ref: 2027

Recruiter Contact: Shailesh Chougule

Project Description

Shule Bora is a UK aid-funded government-led education support programme. It supports the delivery of the EPforR II process nationally and also works in nine regions of Tanzania with technical assistance from Cambridge Education in partnership with ADD International, International Rescue Committee and Plan International.

The programme aims to improve the quality of pre-primary and primary schools in Tanzania. There are four main outcomes: improving learning outcomes for all children, improving transition rates to secondary schools for girls, ensuring children are safe in and around schools, and helping children with disabilities access quality education.

The Programme

Works with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) and the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) to test, adapt and implement at scale quality, gender-transformative, disability-inclusive and safe to learn education approaches in 9 regions, generating learning and evidence on how to achieve these outcomes affordably and at scale.
Supports GoT with the timely and effective implementation of the PforR mechanism through technical assistance and capacity building, with a strong focus on data verification, financial management and risk management. Support lesson learning processes from PforR so that these can be embedded into government processes and shared with development partners and other key stakeholders. Ensure that lessons and best practice from (1) are used to inform PfR mechanism.
Manages and coordinates programme activities, with a strong focus on (i) ensuring a high quality programme, financial and risk management oversight, (ii) working with an independent Learning and Evidence (L&E) provider on establishing regular, rigorous and community-driven monitoring and evaluation activities, and (iii) developing and implementing a strategy for effective communication of Shule Bora objectives, results, and lessons learned to a range of target audiences.

Job Description

CETL (Cambridge Education Tanzania Limited) is establishing an internship programme through its Shule Bora project. The internship will last for six months (extendable by six months through mutual agreement) and provide the interns with an opportunity to work within Finance department in the programme. This is an exciting opportunity to provide recent graduate with first-hand experience of implementing a large-scale, government-led, education programme.


Assist with the preparation of bank reconciliation statements and ensure they are checked and approved for submission within deadline.
Responsible for petty cash management and ensuring regular reconciliation of cash balance for review.
Responsible for recording cash and transactions into the applicable bank or cash book.
Ensure records are available for regular checking and are up to date to meet deadline for submission to the UK head office.
Provide support for payment and disbursement of cash payments e.g., per diems. To produce reconciliation of payment and supporting document for appropriate retirement.
Assist with the compilation of Vendors’ list and collation of vouchers for batch processing within the financial system.
Assist in the preparation of all payment vouchers, and cheques and ensure the timely settlement of all undisputed invoices.
Checking and ensuring that all payment vouchers meet the minimum audit requirement by such as approvals and necessary supporting documentations are available.
Ensuring tax compliance; more specifically with reference to the withholding tax as per the relevant provisions
Any other task assigned by the supervisor

Job Specification

Must be Tanzanian
Fresh graduate or graduate with two years or less working experience
Must have obtained a minimum of upper- second class degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting
Proactive problem-solver with good timekeeping and communications skills
Can demonstrate a strong interest in improving education for all.
Fluent in spoken and written English

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