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Norges Vel Tanzania Hiring Administration and Finance Assistant

Norges Vel Tanzania Hiring Administration and Finance Assistant

Norges Vel Tanzania – The Royal Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel) is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting smallholder farmers in transitioning from subsistence to commercialized and profitable methods of production and marketing. Focused on professionalizing value chains, particularly in agriculture and aquaculture, Norges Vel, established in 1809, has a rich history of successful collaboration with governments, farmer organizations, national partners, and the private sector to provide quality and sustainable services.

Job Opportunity: Administration and Finance Assistant at Norges Vel Tanzania

Position Administration and Finance Assistant
Reporting to Country Manager
Employment Type Full-Time / Fixed-Term
Location Masaki, Dar es Salaam

In Tanzania, Norges Vel has a strong programmatic history dating back to 2007, emphasizing agriculture, aquaculture, climate change, cooperative enterprise development, women’s economic empowerment, and renewable energy to create thriving local communities through rural wealth creation and transformation for smallholder farmers.

Job Summary:

Norges Vel Tanzania is seeking a dedicated individual with proven expertise in administration and accounting. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, a desire to learn, a penchant for maintaining structured processes, and a commitment to meeting deadlines. Reporting to the Country Manager for Norges Vel, the candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the Head of Finance and Administration.

Specific Roles:

  • Assist the Head of Finance and Administration in preparing payment vouchers.
  • Organize payment vouchers in respective files.
  • Prepare travel advances requests.
  • Support the Technical Team in preparing and compiling retirements.
  • Verify assets and conduct annual supplier assessments.
  • Manage the leave register.
  • Handle and support external auditors when required.
  • Purchase supplies for the office following office procedures.
  • Maintain updated contact information for NV-TZ suppliers and customers, ensuring confidentiality.
  • Provide logistic support and coordination for NV-TZ foreign visitors to Tanzania.
  • Assist Technical staff with clerical duties as requested.
  • Respond to calls, emails, and direct inquiries.
  • Check NV-TZ’s documents sent via postal address at least once a month.
  • Control and maintain the inventory of office supplies.
  • Control the logbook and maintenance of vehicles.
  • Control catering and cleaning services provided to Norges Vel Tanzania.
  • Coordinate periodic maintenance of IT equipment and other services to ensure smooth office operations.
  • Manage NV-TZ petty cash and prepare monthly reconciliations.
  • Keep documents, petty cash, and other valuables in the safe according to specific instructions.
  • Arrange, coordinate, and schedule meetings and travels.
  • Manage suppliers’ contracts.
  • Support in preparing meetings and events.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Country Manager.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma (or higher) in a relevant field; Accounts and Administration.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili, both oral and written.
  • Experience working with online tools like Google Drive, OneDrive, Zoom meetings, Microsoft Teams, etc., is an added advantage.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Interactive and enjoys working in a team.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Proactive.
  • Solution-oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Disciplined with higher moral standards.

What We Offer:

At Norges Vel Tanzania, we are committed to providing a rewarding and enriching work environment, offering:

  • Stimulating Work Environment: Engage in challenging tasks contributing to meaningful social impact alongside dedicated colleagues in a supportive atmosphere that encourages innovation and collaboration.
  • Professional Development: Take advantage of opportunities for continuous learning and growth, expanding your skills and expertise in your role.
  • Independence: Enjoy a high degree of autonomy and independence, with initiative and creativity valued, allowing you to take ownership of your work.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Benefit from health insurance coverage and daily office lunch, ensuring your well-being and comfort in the workplace.
  • Competitive Compensation: Receive a competitive salary package commensurate with your experience and expertise, recognizing and rewarding your contributions.

Application Procedure:

For the latest Administration and Finance Assistant jobs vacancy at Norges Vel Tanzania Interested applicants should submit a 2-page CV and a one-pager highlighting relevant experience and motivation to; cc: The subject line should read: Administration and Finance Assistant. The deadline for submission is 10th March 2024 by 5 pm Tanzania time. Applicants not following application instructions will be rejected. ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, irrespective of age, gender, functional ability, or national/ethnic origin.

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