News Jobs at Opportunity at Pathfinder International

News Jobs at Opportunity at Pathfinder International.The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing the financial aspects of the project.

News Jobs at Opportunity at Pathfinder International

News Jobs at Opportunity at Pathfinder International

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Job Opportunity at Pathfinder International: Finance Manager

About the job at PATHFINDER INTERNATIONAL: Finance Manager

Pathfinder Overview:

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the centre of all that we do — believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services — from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Project Summary: 

The M-mama program has been designed to contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality through health system improvement and an innovative emergency transportation system (EmTS) to strengthen referrals and linkages to services. Pathfinder International Tanzania and Touch foundation with support from Vodafone Foundation will implement the program in collaboration with the Government. The Government of Tanzania has approved the expansion of the program nationwide. The positions will be stationed in the following regions of Tanzania: Shinyanga, Morogoro, Lindi, Mara, Simiyu, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Dodoma, Singida, Tanga, Pwani, Dar es salaam, Ruvuma, Mtwara, Zanzibar, Kagera, Mwanza, Geita, Kigoma, Tabora, Katavi, Rukwa, Mbeya, Songwe, Iringa and Njombe.


The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing the financial aspects of the project. They will analyse figures and implement recommendations based on these findings. They will guide regional project offices and project staff regarding the management of financial, budgetary, and contractual issues. The position will be regular full-time, reporting to the Finance Director.

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Key Job Outcomes:

  •     Financial Management: Works with teams to track financial performance against approved budgets, key performance indicators and milestones. Reviews status of projects and budgets and prepares required reports.

  •     Fund Tracking: Tracks funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures including subcontractor costs.

  •     Project Budget Advising: Guides project managers in preparing, monitoring, and reporting expenditure projections.

  •     Quarterly Review Reports: Works with the Director of Finance and Operations to complete the monthly and quarterly project reviews. Shares the financial results with project teams. Provides recommendations based on analytical findings.

  • Issue Escalation and Resolution: Communicates and/or escalates issues, including budget overruns, losses, and non-compliance in a timely manner to the Finance and Administration Director for resolution.

  •     Project Forecast Tracking: Maintains and updates the project forecast in Finance’s database and tracks budget versus actuals monthly and quarterly.

  •     Budget Preparation for Proposals and Reports: Develops budgets for the Finance and Administration Director for proposals and reports.

  •     Management and Supervision: Recruits, hires, develops and directs members of a small team.

  •     Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates in cross-functional project teams.

Required Education, Training and Experience:

  •     Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  •     5 years of experience with developing complex budgets

  •     5 years’ project control experience at a government contractor or a directly related field such as financial analysis, finance, accounting, pricing, or contracts.

  •     Experience assisting Project Managers or other Program Leaders

  •     Prefer: USAID experience

  •     Prefer: Setting-up experience in field offices for USAID contracts

Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  •     Finance and Accounting: Advanced knowledge of finance and accounting principles and practices for non-profit global organizations.

  •     Budgeting: Ability to prepare and guide others in preparing budgets for projects.

  •     Risk Analysis and Forecasting: Proven ability to identify areas of risk, build cost assumptions, and forecast financial performance.

  •     Financial Reporting: Ability to develop and deliver required financial reports.

  •     Management and Supervision: Proven ability to direct, develop and supervise the work of others.

  •     Systems and Tools: Advanced knowledge of finance and accounting platforms.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  •     Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  •     Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned project and program.

  •     Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.

  •     Language: Advanced oral and written communication skills in the local language and English.

  •     Influencing: Proven ability to influence others at all levels within the organization

  •     Customer Service: Advanced customer service skills.

  •     Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and project management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.

  •     Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.

  •  Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.

  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality in work-related matters.

Other Information:

  •     Travel required (10% or less)

  •     Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

How to apply:

Pathfinder is committed to safeguarding and protecting the people we serve as well as our staff. We have zero-tolerance for any behaviour that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, as well as our staff and partners, including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and exploitation. Everyone we hire must abide by our safeguarding and related policies, including reporting suspected or known policy violations. By applying, you acknowledge you understand you will be subjected to a variety of vetting checks intended to verify your suitability to work with us.

Mode of Application

Interested applicants are requested to submit their application letter and CV, including contact details for 3 references whereby one should be the Human Resources Manager/Director of the previous organization you worked for. The Applications should be addressed to the:- 

Director for Human Resources and Administration, 
Pathfinder International, PO Box 77991, 
Dar es Salaam 

or sent via e-mail to Tanzania-jobs@pathfinder.org stating the position being applied for in the subject line so that we do not miss your application. Electronic Applications are encouraged. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted, the offer and contract will be subject to the donor’s approval.


The closing date to send your application is Friday 13th May, 2022 at 05:00 pm.



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