Mara, Tanzania

Financial Management Adviser Opportunity in Tanzania

Support No Poverty

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Skills Needed

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Management

Estimated workload



Team Member (Typically 6+ months)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

You can start as soon as possible and stay for 12 months to 12 months



Living Stipend


Travel Stipend

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Project Details

Description and Impact

Role overview

You will work with the partners implementing the project to coach local SME's in improving their financial management capacity and their ability to access financing, win contracts, budget, and report financially. This will entail direct interaction with various SMEs that are at the inception or early stages of their operations that will benefit from financial insight to reach the next level of growth. By working with national volunteers, you will be supported in language and cultural interpretation when fostering relationships with various local SMEs.


The success of the project will be measured by the following KPIs:

  • Trained SME staff in simple financial and basic Accounting n
  • Sound financial processes are developed for budgeting and managing expenditure
  • Coached and mentored SIDO, TCCIA and TWCC staff to improve business support services
  • Developed tools and training materials with partner staff that can be used in their business development services
  • Improved capacity of SMEs to win contracts with companies in the extractives and agriculture value chains

These KPI’s can be subject to change if deemed necessary by project manager or employee.


This is a sponsored position from our partner VSO International, subject to its own application and selection process.

Please click here for further details and instructions on how to apply, which may include additional application steps.

All questions related to this project should be directed to VSO International at Although MovingWorlds does not oversee the application and selection process for this project, we make sure that all projects shared on our platform meet our rigorous standards for ethical, skills-based volunteering.

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Other requirements

Skills, qualifications and experience

• A bachelor degree holder in Finance/Accountant/Banking or related subject 
• Fully qualified accountant 

• Experience in developing financial management systems 
• Able to formulate and implement financial regulations, policies and procedures. 
• Good experience in establishing and supporting organization development 
• Facilitation and training skills 
• Strong understanding of business ethics

• Experience of working on similar projects in a developing country
• Strong understanding of the particular barriers facing female headed SMEs 
• Able to network effectively, adapting communication style to different contexts and audiences, including internal and external stakeholders
• Ability to work independently and prioritise own work load 
• Able to be flexible and travel significantly 

The volunteer must be a team player with good social and interpersonal skills and networking abilities. S/he should be able to handle conflicts in a constructive consultative way.
S/he should have a flexible personality, adapting easily to new situations.

We Provide These Local Benefits

Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Living Stipend
  • Travel Stipend
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families


  • You should be willing to live in the same way as your local colleagues.
  • Accommodation is generally basic

Living Stipend

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency.
  • The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Travel Stipend

VSO covers all travel expenses 

Learning Opportunity

From VSO you’ll get something few other volunteering organisations offer. An opportunity of using your skills and experience to have a long-lasting impact on peoples' lives.

You'll do something very different. You'll bring inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help secure better healthcare, more valuable education and broader opportunities for poor people in Africa and Asia.

Food Stipend

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency.
  • The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Additional Benefits

Your health

  • We provide comprehensive medical insurance and support for all volunteers.
  • Each country office has an appointed medical adviser
  • You'll also get a list of recommended doctors, clinics, dentists and pharmacies. 
  • The VSO country office provides emergency contacts and medical emergency procedures 24/7
  • The VSO country office is always there to help with major personal, medical or security problems. 
  • Minimum of 3 weeks annual leave

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