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New Job Opportunity Dar Es Salaam At National Institute For Medical Research (June 2020)- Project Accountant


Position: Project Accountant
Employer: National Institute For Medical Research (NIMR)
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam.
Deadline: 17thJune, 2020. 

About NIMR

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization under the  Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children established by  Act of Parliament No. 23 of 1979. The Institute is mandated to carry out, control,  coordinate, register, monitor, evaluate and promote health research in Tanzania.

About the position

On behalf of the Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research, the 
Director of the NIMR Muhimbili Medical Research Centre is advertising for the post of PROJECT ACCOUNTANT. This fulltime position shall be filled by a highly motivated and competent Tanzanian citizen on a contract basis for a period of one year with possibility  of renewal. 

The main role of the Project Accountant is to provide operational and technical support 
to project operations to ensure efficient accounting functions, planning, programming,  and monitoring of project activities. The Project Accountant will support the NIMR  Centre Accountant in facilitating and coordinating project accounting activities.

▪︎ Participate in budgeting, budgetary control and reviews of various projects.
▪︎ Facilitate and support day - to - day project operations by implementing and 
offering support in the financial management area.
▪︎ Regular and proper recording of financial transactions, including payments and 
▪︎ Preparation of monthly projects bank reconciliations. 
▪︎ Management of project imprests in terms of retirement and reconciliation of 
▪︎ Preparation of various project reports, and Centre’s periodic financial reports.
▪︎ Perform activities across the various accounting functions: payroll, accounts 
payable, accounts receivable and general accounting as needed.
▪︎ Offering support to other Accountants and Project leaders through providing 
accurate and timely projects financial information and reports.
▪︎ Participate in the preparation of the Centre’s Annual financial statements.
▪︎ Perform any other related duties as will be assigned by the supervisor.

Essential Qualifications: 
• A minimum of Bachelor’s degree or Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
• An Intermediate stage Professional qualification or Postgraduate Diploma in 
accounting will be an added advantage.
Skills and Abilities
• A minimum of three-year experience managing donor funded Research Projects.
• Demonstrated professional, experience in financial reporting, budget execution 
and control, procurement procedures, etc.
• Knowledge of Government financial management regulations.
• Ability to communicate well in verbal and written English and Swahili.

▪︎ The Project Accountant will report to the Centre Accountant.

Terms of Employment: 
▪︎ One year contract subject to renewal depending on availability of funds.
▪︎ Competitive salary will be offered commensurate with qualifications and 

How To Apply

All applications should be enclosed with certified photocopies of relevant certificates, 
detailed curriculum vitae and contact information. 

All applications should be sent below;

The Centre Director
National Institute for Medical Research
Muhimbili Medical Research Centre
P O Box 3436
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

e-mail: muhimbili@nimr.or.tz

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

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