• MARINE PROGRAM

    STAFF

    MARINE PROGRAM

    SHARKS, MANGROVES, CORAL REEF CONSERVATION AND FISHERIES

  • Southern/ Highlands
  • Ruaha/ Katavi
  • Tarangire/ Ecosystem
  • Zanzibar/ Forests
  • Greater/ Pemba Channel

MARINE PROGRAM STAFF: ZANZIBAR OFFICE

CURRENT VACANCY: MARINE PROGRAM COORDINATOR (BASED IN ZANZIBAR)

The role will be to manage WCS Tanzania’s Marine Program Projects supported by various donors and international funding. This position requires the ability to work across different seascapes between Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. Projects require not only field work to be undertaken, but also to engage directly with government, communities and other stakeholders. Managing such projects will require cross cutting skills including technical report writing, administrative organisation, human resource management and a solid foundation in marine science. The Marine Program Manager will work directly with the marine team, will report to the Marine Program Director and will work towards achieving his/her objectives in accordance with the standards and ethics required by the WCS Tanzania County Program. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
Management and leadership
Co-ordinate teams and lead field work missions;
Identify links to other partners and programs, including those of government and other donors. 
Provide inputs regarding the vision and strategy for WCS Tanzania Marine Program; 
Develop project proposals, by compiling information, documenting lessons from projects, developing future strategies and sharing and discussing ideas and concept notes with the team.

Technical
Manage scientific based field trips;
Have a working understanding of data collection, database management and data interpretation;
Project report writing, both technical and administrative (donor reports, funding reports etc.);
Skills pertaining to marine activities like diving, photography, coxswain, first aid are all additional benefits to the marine team and are encouraged;
Undertake any other duties, as assigned by the supervisor 


POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND REMUNERATION
This senior position in WCS Tanzania Marine Program will be based in Zanzibar, with regular travel to project sites. The ideal candidate will have:
Tanzanian Nationality;
A passion for marine conservation;
High levels of motivation and professionalism;
At least 5 years’ experience in marine related activities;
A post-graduate degree, MSc or higher;
Proven ability to plan and implement marine conservation science programs and manage associated budgets;
Good interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse group of contacts, and ability to be a team player; 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Kiswahili and English are essential.

Please send a covering letter and CV in English to wcshrtanzania@wcs.org not later than 10th of December 2019 stating in the subject line “Marine Program Coordinator - (name)”. 

No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

 

CURRENT VACANCY: MARINE PROGRAM FINANCE AND LOGISTICS OFFICER (BASED IN ZANZIBAR)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Finance and Logistics Officer for the Tanzanian Marine Program will report to the Finance Manager and will work closely with the Program Managers, and other staffs. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining financial and accounting services in order to meet the requirements of the organisation. The Finance Officer is also responsible for updating accounting records, managing grant budgets, preparing financial statements, maintaining cash control, assisting in logistics and planning, monitoring accounts payable and receivable and ensuring adherence to policies and procedures to strengthen internal control.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure that all expenditures are made in accordance with established procedures, approved vouchers, complete supporting documentation and budget availability:
Ensure that payments requests are managed in a timely and secured manner; 
Proceed daily payment request via bank transfer or petty cash after being reviewed by Finance Manager and approved by Program Manager;
Prepare cash count before and after petty cash replenishment made. Cash count is also required to prepare at the end of the current month and year end closing to have a good record of physical petty cash balance;
Prepare Petty Cash Voucher, Deposit Voucher, Cash Disbursement Voucher, and Adjustment Voucher to complete financial document;
Review advance settlement of staff to ensure amount, grant code, and account correctly put on settlement report;
Prepare budget versus variance on every advance settlement to overview the spending;
Assist Finance Manager to remind staff who have an outstanding advance to settle the advance soon;
Prepare JV Template for deposit voucher, cash disbursement voucher, adjustment voucher, and petty cash voucher to review by Finance Manager;
Archive all financial documents in sequence;
Assist Finance Manager to prepare wire transfer monthly. Ensure complete accounting records are maintained in good condition for a good period of time (following local, donor and WC-NY regulations). This includes but is not limited to vouchers, bills, invoices, procurements forms, authorisations, reconciliations, both paper and electronic records;
Ensure proper tracking of outstanding advances and payables;
Assist Finance Manager to participate in the development of finance policies and procedures to be able to maintain a well-financially controlled environment;
Assist Finance Manager to provide key input and guidance to the finance team in resolving pending items, or transaction problems and irregularities and ensure resolution in a timely and effective manner;
Assist Finance Manager to provide assistance and support during internal and/or external audit. Draft audit response and ensure implementation of agreed audit recommendations;
Assist Project Managers and field teams in logistics and financial planning for workshops, field operations and other such related activities.
Note: The above represents the basic outline, however based on the requirements of the project, certain responsibilities may be more essential than others or changed if it is in the best interests of the projects. 

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance;
Minimum 3 years successful experience, preferably working in similar position with an NGO (local or international);

• Knowledge in accounting and experience managing computerised financial systems;

Computer skills mandatory. Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications;
Able to multi-task, establish priorities and meet deadlines;
Good oral and written communication skills;
Concern for wildlife conservation & environmental issues is essential;
Work in a team oriented environment;
Candidate must be a Tanzanian National. 

Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter. The CV should list three independent professional referees. Contact details for previous employers should also be provided. Please also include details of your salary expectations. 
Applications should be sent to: wcshrtanzania@wcs.org not later than 10th of December 2019