Job Opportunity at CVPeople Tanzania, Senior Internal Control Manager


Senior Internal Control Manager

 CVPeople Tanzania | Full time

DAR , Tanzania | Posted on 08/11/2021

Office Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reports To: Country Director

Direct reports: Senior Internal Control Officer

About Pact

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. 

Project Overview

ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.

ACHIEVE is funded by USAID in Tanzania to implement a four-year activity (October 2020 to April 2024) which aims: (1) to improve national- and community-level social welfare systems in order to sustain support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and families affected by HIV and (2) to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to deliver OVC services and (3) to deliver high quality OVC services and DREAMS interventions for AGYW 9-14 years.

Job Objective:

To manage and monitor a risk-based internal compliance program to ensure effective utilization of resources.

Position Purpose:

As a member of the Pact Tanzania team the Senior Internal Control Manager, conducts an internal review of operations, systems, and procedures for internal controls and compliance with the terms and conditions of the donor requirement.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Head of the Internal control department
  • Supervise the internal control team on daily activities of the department.
  • Participates in planning and conducting internal control reviews including confirmation programs and compliance testing; ensures all internal control activities comply with guidance provided by the Country Office and Pact’s Director of Risk Improvement
  • Prepares written reports of review findings, including specific recommendations for corrective action, where appropriate
  • Review the internal control working papers and draft reports prepared by the Internal control team.
  • Provide technical support to the internal control team.
  • Reviews Country Office operations for internal controls and compliance with terms and conditions of donor requirements (including US Government awards) accounting standards and Pact policy.
  • Reviews and tests procedures and systems of internal controls at Pact and sub-recipient organizations to ensure they are functioning as planned and in accordance with sound managerial principles.
  • Conduct various investigations as the need arises.
  • Conducts internal reviews of Pact operations, including, but not limited to procurement, accounts payable, travel expense reimbursement, cash management, and human resources processes.
  • Guides internal stakeholders regarding best internal control practices that minimize risk to the organization; works cooperatively with staff at HQ and in the Country Office to explain and improve processes and enhance internal controls and compliance.
  • Ensure timely implementation of internal control recommendations and corrective actions.
  • Participates in formulating policies and procedures to improve internal controls, compliance, and corporate efficiency.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

​Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field and Professional Accounting/Auditing Certification required.  Higher Degree a plus.
  • Minimum of 8 years of Audit experience and supervisory experience required.
  •  Experience in the financial management of US Government contracts and/or subcontracts a must, preferably USAID.CPA/CIA certification with at least 4 years of post-qualification experience.
  • Must be registered with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors as an Associate Certified Public Accountant (ACPA) / Associate Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (ACPA-PP) or higher level.
  • Fluent English and Swahili

Preferred

  • Experience in the federal government or SEC company internal audit
  • Knowledge of OMB circulars and Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

Skills and Abilities:

Behavioral Competencies

  • Strong in all areas

Leadership

  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations.
  • Strong understanding of Pact’s strategy and how tasks contribute to the greater good.
  • Consistently works within internal processes and procedures.

Project Management

  •  Strong planning and time management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make a presentation.
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues.Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities.
  • Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong understanding of budgets

Technical Skills

  • Working knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
  • Competence in using common desktop applications and internal system.
  • Competence in using common desktop applications and internal system.