Assistant Programme Accountants at AMREF – 3 Positions

Job Opportunity: Assistant Programme Accountants – 3 Positions

Employer: Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa in Tanzania is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition in Tanzania 1987. Amref Health Africa in Tanzania is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, to execute a robust

HIV care and treatment clinical cascade project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals and the HIV epidemic control in Tanzania. Branded as Afya Thabiti, this new project will be implemented in Mara, Smiyu, and Zanzibar from October 2023 covering facility and community-based prevention (including VMMC), care, and treatment services. Afya Thabiti will work in collaboration and with guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of Health, and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). That said, Amref Health Africa -Tanzania is announcing the following vacancies to be filled soon:

Position: Assistant Programme Accountant (3)
Work Station: Country Office
Reports to: Program Accountant

Job Summary:

The Assistant Programme Accountant will provide essential support to the Project Accountant in managing the financial aspects of the CDC-funded project and other donor’s funded projects. This role involves assisting in maintaining accurate financial records, preparing reports, and ensuring compliance with financial procedures and donor guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in recording and documenting financial transactions related to the project.
  • Collaborate with the Programme Accountant in preparing financial reports, budget vs. actual analysis, and other financial documents for project stakeholders.
  • Help monitor project expenditures to ensure adherence to budgets and donor regulations.
  • Provide support in developing and managing project budgets, forecasts, and financial plans.
  • Work closely with the procurement and logistics teams to ensure proper documentation for project-related expenses.
  • Help ensure that financial reports are prepared and submitted to the donor and other stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Participate in reconciling project-related, Fund balance reconciliation, bank statements, and financial documents.
  • Aid in addressing compliance issues and implementing corrective actions following internal and external audits.
  • Assist in communicating financial procedures and responsibilities to project staff.
  • Contribute to financial planning and cost analysis for project proposals.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes in donor regulations and financial best practices.
  • Provide support in preparing monthly VAT reconciliation
  • Provide support in the clearance of staff accounts

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or its equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the related field and experience working with donor-funded projects.
  • Experience handling multi-currency transactions
  • Knowledge of Federal Government and State financial regulations preferably CDC and USAID financial rules and regulations
  • High level of integrity and good track record of outstanding performance.
  • Skills in analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports.
  • Strong analytical skills in applying accounting principles of accounting and ensuring that best practices are observed
  • CPA is an added advantage
  • Good communication skills.


If you are AMREF Tanzania Staff and meet the criteria given above and are interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined as one document indicating your present job position, daytime telephone contact, and names and addresses of three referees. Amref will conduct interviews at Tanga, Mara, Simiyu, and Dar es Salaam Offices to select qualified candidates. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 Hours on August 18, 2023. Please mention the job title/vacancy name or use the job title as the subject line when applying for this position, failure to do that your application may not be retrieved.

All correspondences should be directed to: Email: Direct application through mail or hand delivery will not be accepted.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a nonsmoking environment policy
“Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible”

Any Applicant attempting or communicating to the Amref Health Africa Management or Staff through phone calls, sms, text emails and other means will automatically be discqualified from this opportunity. All communications should be channeled to the provided official correspondence email above

Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.