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2 New Government Job Opportunities at ZAECA – December, 2023

In a landmark initiative to combat corruption and organized crime, the Zanzibar Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Authority (ZAECA) is offering two compelling job opportunities as part of the Building Sustainable Anti-Corruption Action in Tanzania Programme (BSAAT). This collaborative effort between the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and the Government of the United Kingdom, co-financed by the European Union, aims to fortify the fight against corruption and serious organized crime. Let’s delve into the details of these significant positions and the transformative impact they promise.

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Background

The Building Sustainable Anti-Corruption Action in Tanzania Programme (BSAAT) is a strategic collaboration between the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and the UK Government. The European Union is providing financial support to this initiative, which is crucial in addressing corruption and serious organized crime. To spearhead the program, a Programme Delivery Team (PO-CLAPSGG) will be established under the President’s Office, focusing on constitution, legal affairs, public service, and good governance.

Job Opportunities at ZAECA

1. Programme Planning and Finance Officer

Job Title: Programme Planning and Finance Officer

  • Reports to: Programme Coordinator
  • Duty Station: Zanzibar
  • Terms and Engagement: 15-Month Contract with the possibility of extension

Job Description, Duties, and Responsibilities

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The Programme Planning and Finance Officer will play a pivotal role in collaborating with program beneficiaries to prepare budgets, account for expenditures, and ensure timely and effective audits. Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of budgets and financial reports compliant with government and donor (FCDO) requirements.
  • Ensuring beneficiary plans represent value for money and adhere to financial rules and good practices.
  • Technical oversight of budgeting, forecasting, resource-based accounting, and IFMIS.
  • Collaboration with international organizations and/or donors, demonstrating proficiency in English and Kiswahili.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant is expected to be a serving government employee with an MA or MSc degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. Competencies required include financial management, audit and assurance, project and program management, and experience in working with international organizations or donors.

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2. Programme Coordinator

Job Title: Programme Coordinator

  • Reports to: Principal Secretary (PO-CLAPSGG)
  • Duty Station: Zanzibar
  • Terms and Engagement: 15-month contract with the possibility of extension

Job Description, Duties, and Responsibilities

The Programme Coordinator will lead the delivery of the BSAAT program, working closely with the Steering Committee, beneficiary institutions, and donor parties (FCDO and EU). Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and managing a team of two staff members: the planning and finance officer and the monitoring and evaluation officer.
  • Driving forward the delivery within beneficiary institutions, ensuring smooth information flow for stakeholder decision-making.
  • Making financial recommendations, approving budgets, and maintaining an Operational Management Manual (OMM).
  • Providing high-quality reports to the steering committee and FCDO, acting as a focal point for dialogue between the government and donors.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant is expected to be a serving (or recently retired) public servant at the Director grade or above, with an MA/MSc or equivalent degree and at least 8 years of experience. Competencies required include program and project management, financial management, leadership, change management, and cross-government coordination.

Application Details

Terms and Conditions:

  • Program operations follow procedures outlined in the Operational Management Manual and government-standard operating procedures.
  • Salary and additional allowances are negotiable, and incumbents are responsible for personal tax affairs.

General Conditions:

  • Applicants must submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a recent passport-size photo, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a birth certificate, and a NIDA ID card.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be informed of the interview date.
  • All interested candidates should send their applications to ajira@utumishismz.go.tz.

For additional information, please contact the Director of Planning, Policy, and Research at 0777536255.

Deadline for applications: December 11, 2023.

Conclusion

These job opportunities at ZAECA present a unique chance for qualified and experienced individuals to contribute significantly to the fight against corruption and organized crime. By joining the BSAAT program, successful candidates will play instrumental roles in shaping the future of anti-corruption initiatives in Zanzibar.


FAQ

How can I apply for the Programme Planning and Finance Officer position?

Interested candidates should submit their applications, including an up-to-date CV and required documents, to ajira@utumishismz.go.tz.

What are the qualifications for the Programme Coordinator position?

The successful applicant for the Programme Coordinator position should be a serving (or recently retired) public servant at the Director grade or above, with an MA/MSc or equivalent degree and at least 8 years of experience.

Where can I find more information about these job opportunities?

For additional information, please contact the Director of Planning, Policy, and Research at 0777536255.

What is the deadline for submitting applications?

The deadline for applications is December 11, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be informed of the interview date.

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