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Accountant at LVIA November, 2023

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LVIA is looking for an Accountant for the EU funded project entitled ”Kijani Pemba – Strenghtening Urban Eco Resilience in Chake Chake and Mkoani”

Project Location: Chake Chake and Mkoani, Pemba Island, Zanzibar

Office Location: Chake Chake

Starting date: January 2024, 12 months contract, renewable

Salary: tsh 1,000,000 – 1,200,000 according to the experience and level of education of the selected candidate

Who we are

Lay Volunteers International Association (LVIA) is an Italian NGO working in ten African Countries
including Tanzania with Headquarters in Cuneo Italy while in Tanzania our offices are in Kongwa
District of Dodoma Region (P.O.BOX 160, Kongwa). LVIA has been working in Tanzania for more
than 30 yearsin supporting the community development especially on agriculture, health, and the
improvement of access to potable water and hygiene.

The project

LVIA is looking for an Accountant to be employed in the framework of the EU funded project
“Kijani Pemba – Strenghtening Urban Eco-Resilience in Chake Chake and Mkoani”
The specific objective of the project isto promote inclusive and sustainable growth in Chake Chake
and Mkoani areas, South Pemba, by increasing climate urban resilience and access to basic
services, socio-economic opportunities and decision making, especially for women and youth in
the urban poor communities.

This objective can be achieved through the following expected results:

  • improved dialogue for participatory and coherent territorial planning among Local Authorities,
    communities and CSO;
  • improved connectivity, coverage and access to safe water and sanitation, for public and social
    facilities, with a specific focus on girls and women’s access to services;
  • socio-economic inclusion and economic empowerment of young people, girls and women, is
    promoted through environmentally sensitive waste managementservices and green small local

Duties and responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and Country Representative the

Accountant will be responsible of the following duties:


  • Responsible for the financial management and reporting of the project, in collaboration with
    the Project coordinator and under the supervision of the Country Administrator in Dodoma and in Italy
  • Follow procedures and guidelines to accurately maintain the organization’s financial records and transactions
  • Ensuring the timely payment of taxes & insurance, keeping track of staff annual leaves
  • Managing the monthly payroll of LVIA staff
  • Collects and analyses accounting documents, prepares bank transfers, ordinary and tax payments, manages tenders, procurements and purchases on site.
  • Performing day-to-day accounting activities – registrations, cheques, bank transfers, reconciliation
  • Updating the LVIA accounting software, checking the bank & cash balances at the end of each month
  • Checking accountancy documents from partner organizations regarding their eligibility
  • Preparing all the necessary documents for external auditing


  • Able to give great attention to details, prioritazing and meeting multiple deadlines
  • Good interpersonal communication, report writing and computing skills
  • Be well organized and work independently and as part of a team
  • Problem solving skills
  • Sensitive to gender equality issues



  • At least bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent & CPA Holder;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience as Accountant, Finance officer or related, including supervisory experience;
  • Previous experiences with international NGOs and donor funded project
  • Proven experience in preparing budgets, compiling & analyzing data, and preparing financial reports
  • Experience in supporting EU project implementation and knowledge of PRAG 2021
  • Knowledge of local laws, codes and regulation
  • Proficiency in English and proven ability to write official reports and documents in English and Kiswahili;
  • Computer literature, advanced Excel;

The Employee is requested to keep a flexible attitude and good degree of adaptation to possible
modifications and/or integration to the foreseen duties on the basis of necessities that may arise
locally, and to make an effort to integrate his/her work in the wider context of LVIA presence in
Tanzania in order to facilitate consistency and continuity among current and prospective


  • Relevant courses / certificates
  • Knowledge of various accounting tools (NPS, etc.)
  • Valid motorcycle riding permit

Application Procedures

We want to make sure we select candidates who pay attention to details and are able to understand and follow organizational procedures.

Only the applications adhering to the following instructions will be taken into consideration:

1. Submit your application via email before 17:00 (EAT) of the 27
th of November 2023
to thisemail address: [email protected]
2. The object shall state: “Application for Accountant”.
3. Attach your Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter with a minimum of three references
4. Do NOT attach at this stage Certificates or Transcripts; we will request them only for
shortlisted candidates.

LVIA is sensitive to equal employment rights for vulnerable groups, so we particularlyencourage
applications from women and people with disabilities

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