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MS TCDC seeks Head of Finance


MS TCDC seeks Head of Finance

MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS TCDC) is focused on a mission to build the capacity of leaders of present and future struggles for a more just, democratic and sustainable world. For more information, please, visit

MS TCDC wishes to secure the services of a Head of Finance. This is a Managerial position reporting directly to the Operations Director. The selected candidate will be expected to provide overall leadership and coordination of the financial management and internal control systems of TCDC and its projects, resource mobilization and provision of advice on financial matters to department heads, Maintenance of accounting records, preparation of financial reports, ensure control over the organization's assets and liabilities, budgeting and budget controls, cash-flow management and support internal/external audits. The Head of Finance must have a strategic mindset, sound leadership qualities and a broad understanding of financial management principles. Follow the link to lead more about the role:

Candidate Profile

·         A Bachelor degree in Accounting, Commerce or Business related discipline with CPA

qualification as a must. Membership of professional accounting association NBAA, is required and is an added advantage.

·         At least five (5) years working in managerial level and three (3) years must be working experience with an international organization (INGOs/CSOs) or DANIDA funded projects.

·         Have passion for accountability and good governance.

Skills and competence

·         High level of cross-cultural skills.


·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili.

·         Demonstrated skills in the operation of computer applications including advanced

spread-sheeting and extensive working knowledge of operation of computerized accounting

systems with a large organization i.e. Navision.

·         Business acumen and strategic thinking capacity.

·         Data analysis and budgeting skills.

Terms and conditions:

The position of Head of Finance will be based at the MS TCDC training centre in Usa River, Arusha under the following terms and conditions:

·         The position is offered under MS TCDC’s employment terms with a fixed term contract of three (3) years with the possibility of extension depending on the future programmatic focus and needs of MS TCDC.

·         A basic salary under MS TCDC's scheme of service - according to experience and education when relevant.

·         Housing is provided on campus in Usa River, Arusha.

·         Avibrant work environment with highly committed and professional people.

Application Process:

To apply, submit a motivation letter about why you are the most suitable candidate for the position, a resume and three (3) referees to by Monday, 11th of October, 2021 midnight East African Time (EAT) with title Head of Finance. We value all applications but we can only respond to short listed candidates. While all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, women are strongly encouraged to apply. The first round of interviews will be conducted on 19" of October, 2021 and a potential second round of interviews will be conducted on 25" of October, 2021. Desired Start date: 15th of November, 2021 or soonest possible.


MS TCDC strives to be an employer of choice by respecting the rights of employees, by

Promoting intercultural diversity and give specific preference to women!