Job opening with BASATA (Director of Finance and Administration)

Genre : Communiqués
Principal country concerned : Column : History/society
Release/publication date : 2015
Published on : 19/01/2015
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The National Arts Council (NAC), "Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA)" is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports. The Council was established under the National Arts Act, No. 23 of 1984. The Vision of the council is to become a guiding and facilitating organization for artistic excellence, profitability and vibrancy in Tanzania and the mission of the Council is to facilitate production, consumption, marketing and participation in high quality work. The Council's office is located at Ilala Sharif Shamba, Dar es Salaam, and is responsible for Development, Promotion, Monitoring, Consultation, Production, Coordination, Research and Marketing of Artistic Works..

The BASATA invites the interested Tanzanians applicants to fill the vacant position of Director of Finance and Administration (1 Post) - Salary Scale PGSS 20 

1. Academic Qualification:

A Master's Degree or above in Business Administration, Finance, Accounts or its equivalent from recognized university



2. Skills and Experience:


a. Working Experience: Not less than 8 years at a senior finance and management level in a government institutions , or in a reputable organizations, 5 years in managerial position ia a reputable institution

b. Strong written and oral communication skills ( Kiswahili and English language)

c. Strong leadership presence and ability to command trust and respect by building working relationship

d. Age: - Not more than 45 years old


3. Duties and Responsibility


i. Reports to the Executive Secretary of the Council

ii. Advising the Executive Secretary in all matters relates to Finance and Administration

iii. Prepares the Scheme of Service of the Council and Monitoring its Implementation

iv. Prepare Staff Training Policy, Training programme and Monitoring its implementation

v. Planning for Human Resources needs, Recruitments, promotions and provisions of all incentives.

vi. Supervise implementation of the Institution's budget,

vii. Provide the adequate reporting to ensure a proper financial management of the institution

viii. Develop and maintain accurate financial statement reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principales

ix. Prepare all supporting materials for the annual audit

x. Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting

xi. Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with financial regulations

xii. Manage the acquisition of capital assents and ensure that assents are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate

xiii. Manage the acquisition and oversee all payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner

xiv. Process and submit statutory and benefits remittance on time

xv. Perform any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Executive Secretary


General Requirements:


* Applicant must be a citizen of Tanzania

* Applicant must attach the following relevant documents:

i. Certified Copies of Academic Certificates 

ii. Professional Certificate (CPA) from respective boards

iii. Current Curriculum vitae (CV) having reliable contacts and three reputable referees with their reliable contracts (Postal address, e-mail and telephone numbers)

iv. Computer Certificate

v. Birth Certificate

vi. The applicant who is employed should route his/her application letter through the respective employer

vii. Certificate from foreign universities should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU)

viii. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted on the date for interview
ix. Deadline for application is 2nd February 2015

x. Application letter should be written in English and Directed to:

The Executive Secretary
National Arts Council
P.O. Box 4779
Dar es Salaam.


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