Finance Manager Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) Arusha, Tanzania
23rd June 2024

Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Reporting to: Chief of Party

About TAHA

TAHA is an apex private sector member-based organization mandated to develop and promote horticulture (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA’s goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of the horticultural industry in the country for social and economic gains. TAHA serves as a unified voicing platform for Tanzania's horticulture, representing farmers at all levels, processors, exporters, and service providers in the horticultural industry.

Activity Background

TAHA is currently implementing a 5-year USAID-funded project called “Tuhifadhi Chakula”. The purpose of the project is to reduce food loss and waste and the resultant climate effects for improved food security and livelihoods. The project focuses on reducing food loss and waste by addressing post-harvest handling issues within key value chains that significantly contribute to Tanzania's food security. The project interventions revolve around four main thematic areas:

  1. Improving food handling, storage, and value addition at producer and commercial levels.
  2. Facilitating market access to ensure agricultural goods reach consumers.
  3. Informing and promoting policy and regulatory frameworks that reduce food loss and waste.
  4. Strengthening local organizations' capacity to lead on post-harvest management.

Position Summary

The Finance Manager will oversee the financial functions of the USAID-Tuhifadhi Chakula project, providing financial leadership to ensure effective and efficient management of project resources. The Finance Manager will work closely with the technical and operations teams to ensure that financial policies and procedures are in place and adhered to.

Scope of Work

  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, analysis, and forecasting of project funds.
  • Develop and manage budgets, financial systems, and controls in line with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Implement financial and administrative policies and procedures to ensure compliance with USAID regulations.
  • Maintain appropriate financial management systems for timely and accurate recording and reporting of all financial transactions.
  • Oversee the payment process to ensure timely payment of vendors, suppliers, and other project-related expenses.
  • Oversee the procurement process, ensuring compliance with USAID regulations and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with all USAID rules and regulations.
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party to ensure compliance with all project requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with all local tax and legal requirements.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports to USAID.
  • Develop and maintain systems for reporting and analysis.
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting to the Chief of Party and other project team members.
  • Work closely with project partners to ensure financial compliance and proper documentation of all transactions.
  • Provide support and guidance to project partners on financial management.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree Level: Master’s or bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. Must have a Certified Public or Chartered Accounting qualification.
  • Experience:
    • At least nine (9) years of experience managing finance, contracts, and/or procurement-related matters for international development activities of similar dollar value.
    • Experience in managing donor-funded procurements and subcontracts/grants.
    • Working knowledge and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Key Skills:
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong presentation, management, and leadership skills.
    • Goal-oriented, flexible, and creative under pressure.
    • Strong budgeting and financial management skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified individuals should send their applications including:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 pages)
  • Copies of qualification certificates

Address the cover letter to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
P.O. Box 16520

Submission: All applications must be submitted via email to the following address:
Subject Line: Clearly state the position you are applying for, e.g., “APPLICATION FOR FINANCE MANAGER POSITION.”
Deadline: Sunday, 23rd June 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Adherence: Follow all instructions carefully. Failure to comply may result in your application not being reviewed.


The successful candidate will be remunerated according to the TAHA salary scale, aligned with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Other employment benefits will be as per the organization’s policy.

TAHA is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply. TAHA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our Vision: “A vibrant, prosperous, and sustainable horticultural production in Tanzania.”
Our Mission: To develop and promote the horticultural sector in Tanzania to become more profitable and sustainable while participating effectively in the country's development


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