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Head of Finance & Operations at WiLDAF January, 2024

Head of Finance & Operations at WiLDAF January, 2024

Job Summary

Women in Law and Development in Africa Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), is a pan African women’s rights network which is dedicated to promoting and strengthening strategies that link law and development to increase women’s participation and influence at community, national, region and international levels.


It was founded in February, 1990 in Harare Zimbabwe – following the NGO forum held within the context of the UN Decade for women- and, whose theme was “Women rights and Development: Network for Empowerment in Africa”. Since then, the organization has established chapters in 26 African countries, including Tanzania, constituting over 350 organizations and 3,000 individuals who share these objectives. WiLDAF has 20 years of experience and excellent track record to advance women’s rights and their status in Tanzania. This is because gender equality is not only a fundamental right, but also a necessary foundation for peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Our Focus Areas Of Intervetion And Priority Programs:

  1. Increased access to Justice for Women, Girls, And Other Marginalized Citizens
  2. Reduced Gender Based Violence to and Violence Against Women And Children
  3. Strengthened Women’s and Young Women’s Participation In Leadership And Feminist Movements.
  4. Increased Access to Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights (SRHR) And Bodily Autonomy
  5. Enhanced Women Economic Justice And Rights
  6. Strengthened Partnership And Institutional Capacity That Is Supported By A Good Governance Framework That Is Gender Inclusive And Sustainable
Duties And Responsibilities

The Operational Finance Manager is involved in defining financial strategy and implementing this strategy within his/her area of responsibility. He/she supports the Finance Coordinators in implementing and adapting financial policies and is responsible for the sound budgetary and accounting management or resources


Others Duties and Responsibilities will include;

  • Conduct regular compliance reviews and risk assessments to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of operations, compliance with policies, procedures, statutory laws and the industry best practices; and provide recommendations and advice on improvements to WILDAF’s systems and procedures
  • Work with the Country Director, Senior Director of Compliance, and other WILDAF senior staff member to ensure that internal control processes and systems are adequate to minimize risks.
  • Through technical assistance and spot-checking, verifies that country programs comply with donor rules and regulations, applicable organizational policies and pertinent U.S. and host country laws.
  • Perform and documents monitoring visits to sub recipients; and work with senior management and sub grantees to implement improvements, if required.
  • Determine WILDAF’s strategic risks and make recommendations on how these should be managed
  • Serves as a member of one or more of WILDAF’s Internal Compliance Reviews teams, as needed
  • Minimizes fraud through active monitoring and close review on country offices practices and procedures and participates in the development of new internal control initiatives.
  • Update and report on the status of the implementation of audit and compliance recommendations on a regular basis
  • Lead/conduct special investigations and analytical projects
  • Develop a list of best practices for implementing and improving internal controls and orient and train staff on best practices
  • Immediately reports gross misconduct or suspected fraudulent activities to the Country Director, Senior Director of Compliance and/or Human Resources Senior Manager.
  • Any other special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.

Education Other Skills Required

  • A minimum of 5 years’ years’ professional experience serving in a Compliance function with an international Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Alternatively, a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an auditor in an audit firm with experience in auditing NGOs
  • A Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting or Finance. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Qualified accountant with an ACCA or equivalent, CIA and/or CISA qualification will be an added advantage
  • Experience working on USAID and other donor-funded projects in developing countries with a NGO or grant-related entity
  • Good understanding of internal audit including international trends and best practices
  • Demonstrative proficiency in Information Technology, particularly computer-assisted audit techniques, including the capacity to navigate financial systems like Quick books Enterprise (QBE)
  • International work experience preferred
  • Availability to travel locally and internationally
  • Ability to present high-quality reports with information effectively to senior management and project managers.

Knowledge: (functional or technical: i.e. country legislation, finance, program planning, public healthcare standards, proposal writing, human resources practices, etc.)

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common reports and agreement documents
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts as they relate to auditing and fiscal analysis to include accounting and budgetary information
  • Reasoning ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
  • Ability to travel independently in new environments
  • Sensitive to sociocultural differences in the region
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

Core Attributes and Skills:

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform Attention to detail and accuracy in data management, analysis, and reporting;
  • Cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible, and dependable in a multi-cultural, open office situation;
  • Self-motivated and proactive with a positive attitude to work;
  • Effective communicator and team member, instilling trust and confidence;
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage several major activities simultaneously

Code of Conduct:
To uphold WiLDAF’s financial policies and procedures, staff code of conduct and values at all times during the course of your post with the organization. Acting as a role model in the course of your duties

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are required to send their Cover letters and CVs to . People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) are highly encouraged to apply.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an assessment

Deadline for the application is 05th February, 2024

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