The Origin of ESAFF
The Eastern and Southern Africa small-scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF) is a network of grassroots small scale farmers’ organizations working in 15 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region. The movement which started in 2002 during the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg – South Africa is a small scale farmer initiated, farmer led and farmer owned.
ESAFF, a fully operational since April 2009, is registered in Tanzania under Non-Governmental Organizations Act 2002 of the United Republic of Tanzania since 27 August 2007 with registration number 00NGO/1097. The secretariat of ESAFF is in Morogoro – Tanzania and is led by the Coordinator who reports to the Regional Board.

Job Title: Accountant
Duty station: Morogoro, Tanzania
Main Attributes

  • Passionate about social justice and smallholder farmers
  • Possessing a professional qualification such as CPA
  • More than two years of experience in accounts
  • At least 2 years’ experience in preparation of final accounts and audit?
  • Familiar with financial account package – sage pastel
  • Fluent in English, Kiswahili and French?
  • Able to write a fundable proposal?
  • Able to work with non-governmental organization in Morogoro?

Main responsibilities

  • To ensure adherence to the Financial Policy and Manual of the organization
  • Supervise and coordinate the provision of all administrative, personnel and financial support require to the project
  • Ensuring that appropriate control reporting structure are maintained in accordance with ESAFF Rules and Regulations.
  • Manage organization accounting and financial system by ensuring that appropriate control and reporting structures are maintained in accordance with ESAFF financial rules and regulations, and co-ordinate use of filed financial resources.
  • Coordinate and act as focal point for issues relating to finance (including the budget; process of invoices and receipt of funds, staff salary, PAYE and other taxes, all other staff entitlements )
  • Oversee in procurement processes and ensure timely payments for all services and goods delivered
  • Account for funds from ESAFF members in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Prepare periodic financial forecast and financial reports (monthly/ quarterly and Annual) using sage pastel
  • Prepare Trial Balance, final accounts.
  • Prepare payrolls, overseeing books of accounts in SAGE PASTELL system and manage auditing.
  • Ensure financial internal control
  • To assist in preparation of meetings such as staff, board, exco meetings and annual general meetings.
  • To coordinate preparation of the operation budget, monitoring of the approved budget and control the expenditure thereof.
  • Support nation chapter to improve financial management, and timely reporting.
  • Arrange for fund transfers and replenishments to National Forums
  •  Support ESAFF region coordinator in FUNDRAISE activities.
  •  To plan and initiate matters issues regard to fundraising for ESAFF and its members

Remuneration: Negotiable

Mode of application

Write us your motivational letter with detailed CV to [email protected] copy [email protected] not later that 08th August, 2019 at 16:30 hrs.

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