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Accounts Officer Job Opportunity at University of Dar es Salaam

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POST TITLE: Accounts Officer
ORGANISATIONAL UNIT: University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)
Centre for Climate Change Studies (CCCS)
DUTY STATION: Dar es Salaam

The Centre for Climate Change Studies (CCCS) located at the University of Dar es
Salaam (UDSM) is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research Centre dealing
with matters of climate change related issues. These matters range from training,
innovative research and out-reach programmes. The Centre addresses these
pertinent issues through collaborations with Local and International partners.
Research in Climate Adaptation issues is among the key focus areas of CCCS
The Accounts Officer will provide efficient and effective financial services for the
Centre. The Accounts Officer reports to the Coordinator, Centre for Climate Change
Studies on matters related to day-to-day operations.


  • To manage CCCS finances and financial reporting including collection of
    receipts for Centre’s activities and travel funds;
  • Preparing the Centre’s monthly bank reconciliation statements and proper
    books of accounts;
  • To reconcile the Centre’s debtors and creditors and ledger transactions;
  • Preparing financial statements;
  • Preparing payment vouchers on day to day basis;
  • To issue receipts for CCCS receivable and obtain acknowledgment for CCCS
  • To maintain register associated with accounts activities;
  • To maintain fixed assets, register and ensure that it is up to date;
  • To maintain Staff Imprest records and retirements;
  • To prepare various payment schedule such as student allowance, cheques etc.;
  • Maintain spreadsheet and ledgers and ensure that funds are spent in
    accordance with the CCCS budget;
  • Participate in the annual planning meeting, and preparations and maintenance
    of annual program budgets;
  • Design and generate financial reports for annual, monthly and ad-hoc reporting;
  • Ensure financial processes and controls are in place and comply with the
    University financial regulations, policies and practices;
  • To ensure the remittance of all statutory deductions as per the law;
  • Process invoices, follow up on various fund requests, Contactors and
    Consultant payments in a timely manner; and
  • Performing any other duties assigned to him/her by the Immediate Supervisor.


  • Holder of a Degree in Accountancy, Finance, Commerce/ Business
    Administration majoring in Accountancy or Finance or any or any relevant field
    from any recognized Institution;
  •  Working experience of at least four years in related field;
  • First Degree with minimum GPA 3.0 in Accountancy from a recognized University
    will be an Asset;
  • Experience working with various financial and accounting management
  • Possess good writing, editing, and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;
  • Ability to solve problems creatively, undertakes detailed work, and work well as a
    member of a team;
  • Professional work ethics including, accuracy, efficiency, thoroughness, the ability
    to handle multiple tasks, deadlines with limited supervision and work effectively
    under pressure;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; and
  • Readiness to accept challenges and learn new things to cope with changing
    demands of a program.

Duration of the Assignment: One-year renewable contract depending on
performance and availability of funds.

Attractive package will be offered to the right Candidate commensurate with his/ her qualifications and experience in accordance with Government circulars and directives.

Mode of Application:
Interested candidates should apply in confidence to the Undersigned enclosing:-
(i) Signed Application letter addressing the list of competencies;
(ii) Curriculum Vitae (CV) with names and Addresses of three (3)
(iii) Certified copies of relevant Certificates and Transcripts;
(iv) Mode of communication, e.g. telephone, e-mail, fax etc.; and
(v) Recent two (2) Passport Size Photos

(i) Applicants currently employed in the Public Service should channel their
application letters through their respective Employers;
(ii) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview;
(iii) Incomplete applications will not be processed;
(iv) A signed application letter should be written in either Swahili or English and
addressed to Deputy Vice Chancellor – Planning, Finance and
Administration, P. O. Box 35091, University of Dar es Salaam.

All applications must be sent via mailbox with the subject titled
‘Application for Driver Position’. Submission of hardcopies will result in

The deadline for application is 14 days from the first appearance of this

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