Programme: Organization Development

 Job Title:  Finance and Business Administrative Officer

 Organization: CDEA - Culture and Development East Africa

 Term:  One year, with possibility of renewal, three months’ probation

 Deadline: February 28, 2017

  

Introduction:

About CDEA

Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA) is a creative think tank that provides cultural and Pan-African thought leadership for creative, social and scientist innovators to create and innovate through structured workplace learning, incubation, research & advocacy and capacity building for social change. We also innovate on how space can be used to enhance sustainable workplace productivity and green community lifestyles.

 

CDEA was registered as a company limited by guarantee under the Companies ACT 2002 of the United Republic of Tanzania and issued a Certificate of Incorporation no. 86597, on October 19, 2011. It was also issued with a Certificate of Compliance no. 1445 under the NGO ACT of 2002, on January 30, 2012 of the United Republic of Tanzania.

 Our niche is to design and develop evidence-based programmes that place culture at the centre of development in East Africa.

 

CDEA’s Vision

An East African Community where culture is at the centre of development

 

CDEA’s Mission

We exist to facilitate multi-stakeholders to use culture as a resource to stimulate innovation and find solutions for sustainable production and lifestyles

 

Motto

Promoting creativity and innovation

 

CDEA’s Core Values

·                     Respect for the diversity of cultural expressions

·                     Social cohesion, Pan-Africanism and  African Cultural Renaissance 

·                     Professional excellence, Innovation, sustainability

·                     Integrity, credibility, transparency and accountability

·                     Empowerment, justice, equality and democracy

·                     Promote sustainable consumption and production lifestyles in harmony with nature

 

“A country which lacks its own culture is no more than a collection of people without the spirit which makes them a nation” –Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere

 

Job Description:

CDEA is a creative think tank in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with the need of a strong and capable Finance and Business Administrative Officer.

 

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Finance and Business Administrative Officer is responsible for the overall financial management, business analysis and reporting, ensuring on-going viability and a secure financial future in line with the organization’s NGO status, mission and values.

 

You are a qualified accountant with a keen commercial sense and a passionate commitment to CDEA’s vision. You will provide financial advice and information to the Executive Director, the Board, Programme and Operations staff and develop and execute financial and investment strategies. You will have substantial experience, NGO finance regulations and key strategic finance reporting.

 

You will be responsible for the preparation of management and annual accounts, business analysis and management report information – maintaining close links and a strong working relationship with the programme staff leads to ensure appropriate and timely provision of management information and close management of individual budgets.

 

This role will also be accountable for management of the annual audit process and risk assessment.

You will be a proactive team player who can demonstrate initiative with excellent organizational, team management and communication skills.

 

You will responsible for managing CDEA’s business enterprises and supervising support staff and volunteers.

 

Finance and Accounts

  • To provide an accurate and timely financial service including setting and monitoring of budgets, forecasts, cash flow analysis, management and financial accounts and advice and support to inform decision making at all levels

  • To ensure that the Executive  Director is appraised of key financial issues that need to be discussed with the Board to enable them to fully understand the financial position of the CDEA

  • To review and ensure appropriate overall performance reporting to the Executive Director and the Board

  • To support the Executive  Director and senior staff to develop a medium-term financial plan

  • Complies with the financial legal requirements of the United Republic of Tanzania, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.

  • To work with the office team to develop finance policies and procedures and ensure that these are being consistently followed -including customer and supplier contracts, purchase orders, credit control, and ensuring timely invoicing by suppliers.

  • To manage the annual audit process in conjunction with the appointed auditors to ensure statutory accounts are produced within the required deadlines

  •  To ensure that budgets and management accounts accurately reflect the business activity, that accruals and other adjustments are being made correctly, that variances from budget and other issues are investigated and resolved.

 

Risk Assessment

  • To be responsible and report on the overall business risk assessment and management process of the organization, ensuring with the Executive Director, that the Board adequately assess and document risks faced by the organization

 

Administration and Human Resource Support

  • Oversee CDEA’s business enterprises

  • Support to staff and volunteers

  • Oversee office management

  • Advise on investment strategies

 

Required knowledge, qualifications and competencies for position:


The
Finance and Business Administrative Officer must possess the following knowledge, qualifications and competencies and demonstrate that he/she can undertake the essential functions of the position:

 

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications/

Education/ Knowledge

Qualified Accountant -

 

Knowledge of office management

 

Knowledge of business operations processes.

 

 

Relevant  administrative  diploma or knowledge

Experience

required

Proven administrative HR supervision experience, leadership and  management experience in the areas of strategic planning, analysis and organisational development

 

Previous experience of running a small finance function including payroll, PAYE, Payments, banking arrangements, accounts preparation and audit and other accounting transactions, adhering to proper controls and processes

 

Demonstrated experience of using QuickBooks or similar and translating raw financial data into accessible management information and recommendations for action

 

Significant demonstrated experience of preparation of management and annual accounts, business analysis and management information and the development, maintenance and monitoring of management information systems and procedures

 

Demonstrated experience in Cash Flow Analysis and reporting and trend analysis and forecasting.

 

Experience of liaison with external auditors and management of an annual audit process.

 

Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise work, handle pressure and take day-to-day decisions on the running of the organisation.

 

Substantial relevant work experience within the public/ private or voluntary sector.

 

Demonstrated experience of managing risk assessment and mitigation for an NGO.

 

Motivation for Sales, Prospecting Skills, Sales Planning, Selling to Customer Needs,  Market Knowledge

 

Experience of working

with the private sector/managing social enterprise  and non-profit hum

 

 

Abilities and

Skills required

Fluency in oral and written English and Swahili

Strong networking and interpersonal skills.

 

Commercially astute and able to effectively communicate complex financial data and information to managers with non-financial expertise.

 

Able to bring a strong vision of

development, continuous improvement and growth for In Control.

 

A proactive team player and self-starter who can demonstrate initiative with excellent organizational, team management and communication skills.

 

Able to motivate, maintain and develop an effective team.

 

Good computer skills, particularly Excel, MBWIN, SUN AND SAP systems

 

 

Able to report and present complex financial information in an accessible and people

friendly way to board members and others

who do not have expertise in strategic management and accounts

 

Able to set up an impact investment fund to fund emerging creatives

 

Personal  qualities

Commitment to and understanding of team work and collaborative working.

 

Strong commitment to inclusion and

change development issues

 

Highly motivated self-starter.

High attention to detail and accuracy.

 

 

If you have these qualifications and are interested in this position, please send your application letter indicating expected salary and CV by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to:

Executive Director

CDEA-Culture and Development East Africa

P.O. Box 13355,

Dar es Salaam,

Tanzania 

CDEA’s Creative economy Incubator in collaboration with GIZ and the EAC makes a call for its Design Incubation Programme focusing on fashion and accessories designers in Uganda and Tanzania, to take place in Dar es Salaam within a period of one year.

 CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator is being supported by the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) will select 16 participants from Uganda and 16  participants from Tanzania. Females are encouraged to apply.

 

What we offer

 Incubator Services:

 1.       Technical and business skills development for selected incubatees

The incubator will host a fashion and accessories design boot camp for start-up entrepreneurs in Uganda and Tanzania, to provide technical and business development support to the incubatees.

 

 2.       Platforms to market creative enterprises and services

 CDEA will also produce creative profiles of the incubatees for CDEA’s SanaaBiz Online Portal that will be linked to the AfDB’s Fashionomics Online Platform and other platforms that will link designers to global fashion and design value chains. The fashion and accessories designers will also display their booths at the Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference, scheduled for May 2017.

 

 3.       Mobilizing stakeholders for the Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference

CDEA will host its inaugural Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference in Dar es Salaam, focusing on fashion and design, film and music industries. There will be a parallel session for the textile and fashion and accessories  design industry in East Africa. Selected incubatees will be able to market their work through booths, as well as pitching to potential investors.

  Eligibility

 ·         Are you a fashion or accessories designer?

·         Do you have a registered start-up company in Uganda and Tanzania or plan to form one soon?

·         Do you have at least another partner/ full-time staff to work with you in your start-up?

·         Do you have the passion and ambition to develop a new project/product in design sectors?

·         Do you have sufficient funds, or have plans to sustain your business in the coming 2 years and beyond?

 Requirements

 1.       The applicant must have his/her application-company as a start-up registered company and still in its early stage of development in which financial and professional support is much needed.

 2.       Must be a citizen of Uganda or Tanzania

 3.       The applicant-company must have as at the date of application at least two full-time staff (the applicant included) 

 Admission Criteria

 
Your motivation letter and portfolio should show us:

1. Innovation and creativity

2. Business model and commercial viability

3.  Background of the applicant and relevant strength;

4. Need of professional support

 Application Procedure

 Step 1:  Submit the application letter with sample of your work to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  before

January 15, 2017 addressed to:

 Executive Director

Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA)

Plot 421, House 1001,  No. 25, Usagara Street, Mikocheni B,

P.O Box 13355, Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

 Subject: Application to CDEA Creative Economy Incubator

  Step 2:  Assessment and Review by the Design Incubation Programme

 Step 3:  Feedback to successful applicants by January 30, 2017

CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator in collaboration with GIZ and the EAC makes a call for its Audio-visual Incubation Programme focusing on filmmakers in Uganda and Tanzania, to take place in Dar es Salaam within a period of one year.

 CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator that is being supported by the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) will select 3 prominent filmmakers from Uganda to showcase their work in Tanzania and hold a masterclass for emerging filmmakers. They will also have the opportunity to co-create a film project with prominent Tanzanian filmmakers and pitch to potential investors.

 Tanzania filmmakers can apply to benefit from the incubator in two ways.

 1.       Beginners: Attend the Masterclass

2.       Established: Co-creation with Ugandan Filmmakers

 

What we offer

 Incubator Services:

 1.       Technical and business skills development for selected incubatees

The incubator will facilitate three master classes for Tanzanian filmmakers and an opportunity for co-creation on content that focuses on regional integration issues and how to identify potential investors from the private sector

 

2.       Platforms to market creative enterprises and services

 CDEA will also produce creative profiles of the incubatees for CDEA’s SanaaBiz Online Portal that will be linked to distribution network and other regional and global distribution networks. The filmmakers will also be invited to display their booths at the Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference, scheduled for May 2017.

 

3.       Mobilizing stakeholders for the Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference

CDEA will host its inaugural Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference in Dar es Salaam, focusing on fashion and design, film and music industries. There will be a parallel session for the film industry in East Africa. Selected incubatees will be able to market their work through booths, as well as networking with Tanzanian filmmakers and joint-pitching to potential investors.

Eligibility

 ·         Are you a filmmaker?

·         Do you have the passion and ambition to develop a new project?

 Requirements

 1. The applicant must be an emerging filmmaker who requires professional support.

  2.   Must be a citizen of Uganda/Tanzania

  Admission Criteria

 
Your motivation letter and portfolio should show us:

1. Innovation and creativity

2. Need of professional support

        Application Procedure

 Step 1:  Submit the application letter with sample of your work to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  before January 25, 2017 addressed to:

 Executive Director

Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA)

Plot 421, House 1001, No. 25, Usagara Street, Mikocheni B,

P.O Box 13355, Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

 Subject: Application to CDEA Creative Economy Incubator

  Step 2:  Assessment and Review by the Audio-visual Incubation Programme

 Step 3:  Feedback to successful applicants by January 30, 2017

CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator in collaboration with GIZ and the EAC makes a call for its Audio-visual Incubation Programme focusing on musicians in Uganda and Tanzania, to take place in Dar es Salaam within a period of one year.

 CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator that is being supported by the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA), will select 16 participants from Uganda and 16 participants from Tanzania.

 

What we offer

 Incubator Services:

 1.       Technical and business skills development for selected incubatees

The incubator will host a musicians design boot camp for musicians in Uganda and Tanzania, to provide technical and business development support to the incubatees.

 

2.       Platforms to market creative enterprises and services

 CDEA will also produce creative profiles of the incubatees for CDEA’s SanaaBiz Online Portal that will be linked to the Bozza and other regional and global production and distribution platforms. The incubatees will also display their booths at the Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference, scheduled for May 2017.

  

3.       Mobilizing stakeholders for the Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference

CDEA will host its inaugural Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference in Dar es Salaam, focusing on fashion and design, film and music industries. There will be a parallel session for the music industry in East Africa. Selected incubatees will be able to market their work through booths, as well as pitching to potential investors.

 

Eligibility

 ·         Are you a musician?

·          Do you have the passion and ambition to improve your technical and business skills?

·          

Requirements

 1.       The applicant must be  an emerging musician who requires professional support.

 2.       Must be a citizen of Uganda or Tanzania

  

Admission Criteria
 
Your motivation letter and portfolio should show us:

1. Innovation and creativity

2. Business model and commercial viability

3. Background of the applicant and relevant strength;

4. Need of professional support

 

       Application Procedure

 Step 1:  Submit the application letter with sample of your work to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  before

January 25, 2017 addressed to:

 Executive Director

Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA)

Plot 421, House 1001,  No. 25, Usagara Street, Mikocheni B,

P.O Box 13355, Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

 

Subject: Application to CDEA Creative Economy Incubator

  Step 2:  Assessment and Review by the Audio-visual Incubation Programme

 

Step 3:  Feedback to successful applicants by January 30, 2017

Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA) is a creative think tank that provides cultural and Pan-African thought leadership for creative, social and scientist innovators to create and innovate through structured workplace learning, incubation, research & advocacy and capacity building for social change. We also innovate on how space can be used to enhance sustainable workplace productivity and green community lifestyles.

 

CDEA is announcing a call for expression of interest to  create a creative economy researchers database from which to recruit researchers on contract basis,  based on CDEA soliciting of research assignments in East Africa in the following areas.

 

·         Arts/Creative and cultural policy development (cities, local governments and counties)

·         Creative economy: Audience research, cultural statistics surveys, industry mapping studies and value chain analysis with focus on film, music and design industries

·         Human resource planning and skills development for the cultural and creative industries

·         Legislation, tariffs, tax incentive, cross border challenges in EAC for cultural and creative industries

 

 Selection Process

A maximum of 10 researchers, reflecting diverse profiles and experiences, will be selected to be included in the database for researchers. Particular attention will be given to achieve gender parity.

 Application Guidelines:

An application letter in English accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae must be sent via e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and addressed to:

 The Executive Director CDEA

CDEA-Culture and Development East Africa

Plot No. 421, House 1001, Mikocheni B,

P.O Box 13355 ,  

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Closing date: October 31, 2016

 

 


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