Accounts Officer Job Vacancy at Islands of Peace

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Arusha
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Website Islands of Peace

Islands of Peace is a Belgian non-government and non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development worldwide.

Accounts Officer Job Vacancy at Islands of Peace

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Highly qualified – Accounts Officer

1.     Presentation of Islands of Peace (Iles de Paix)Islands of Peace (IDP) is a Belgian non-government and non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development worldwide. Currently Islands of Peace works in 6 countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Peru, Uganda and Tanzania. Islands of Peace also conducts activities in Belgium such as advocacy and development education. Islands of Peace supports the emergence of sustainable food systems, that is, the promotion of systems of production, marketing and consumption of food which guarantee the right to food for all without compromising the economic, social and environmental foundations necessary for the food and nutritional security of the future generations. It also specifies that:       Islands of Peace supports in particular small family farmers, who are the most directly impacted by poverty and food insecurity;       Islands of Peace adopts, in a comprehensive manner, the principles of agro ecology as a pathway leading towards a transition to sustainable food systems, considering that agro ecology is strongly linked to the concept of the right to food and produces proven results, particularly for vulnerable populations.To support this transition, IDP focuses on three interrelated strategies. Firstly, support small-scale farmers in enhancing, expanding, and diversifying their production through agroecological practices, aiming to improve resilience to climate change. Secondly, to support farmers in upgrading storage, processing, and marketing capacities, aligning with agroecological principles. This involves providing access to credit and creating local, green, and decent jobs. Lastly, IDP promotes a conducive environment for sustainable food systems by engaging in advocacy efforts, raising awareness among public and decision makers, and mobilizing consumers and authorities towards sustainable practices. Special emphasis is placed on empowering women and youth for active participation in the social and economic aspects of farming.In Tanzania, Islands of Peace has been established and officially recognized as an International NGO since 2015, actively engaged in implementing various projects in the Arusha Region. Notable programs include the Maisha Bora program (2015-2019), Kilimo Endelevu program (2017-2021), Kilimo Endelevu+ program (2020-2023), Kilimo Endelevu Arusha program (2022 – 2026), Kilimo Endelevu Arusha + program (2023 – 2026), and Maji kwa Chakula (2023-2024).Islands of Peace has developed close relationships with local, regional and national authorities but also with national and international civil society actors. In the frame of its programs’ implementation, Islands of Peace collaborates with IITA-Africa RISING, World Vegetable Center, ECHO East Africa, Farm Radio International, Trias, Rikolto and others.Islands of Peace is member of Tanzanian networks promoting sustainable agriculture and agroecology including Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM), Tanzanian Alliance for Biodiversity (TABIO) and Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM). IDP is also an active member of Arusha Collaborators for Agroecology Forum (ACAF) and the Arusha Sustainable Food Systems platform.In its commitment to enhancing efficiency in promoting sustainable food systems through agroecology, Islands of Peace is currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Accounts Officer – 1

Position 2:  Accounts Officer

Duty Station: Arusha  at islands of Peace Office)

a. Main Responsibilities:

*       Perform or assist in the performance of month-end closing activities to ensure accurate financial reporting.

*       Input General Ledger entries and journal vouchers as required, maintaining proper documentation.

*       Provide administrative support to the organization, contributing to the smooth operation of office activities.

*       Contribute to the preparation of financial reports, ensuring adherence to established standards and timelines.

*       Perform reconciliations of accounts (both income and expense) to identify and rectify discrepancies, ensuring financial accuracy.

*       Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records, including ledgers and relevant documentation.

*       Ensure the monthly management of requests for funds.

*       Ensure that procedures for the acquisition of goods and services are respected.

*       Make sure that all the justifications for the use of all resources allocated to the various departments are in compliance with all prescribed requirements and transmitted in a timely manner.


a. Required Qualification

                                I.            Education and aptitude

*     Degree or Diploma in Accounting/ Finance.

*     Proven experience of at least three years in managing accounts of donor funded project.

*     Excellent knowledge of financial regulations and compliance.

*     Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

*     Computer literacy and a working knowledge of accounting packages and other relevant applications such as spread sheet.

2. Mode of application  

Interested candidates are invited to send their application electronically to the following address:

Put the following subject in your message: Islands of Peace / Application / Project Coordinator or Accounts Officer.

The application should include:

*       A cover letter indicating how minimum qualifications are met and why you are the best candidate for the position;

*       A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with 3 referees from employers or direct supervisors;

Please do not send additional attachments or copies (i.e. academic transcripts or professional certificates) at this time. Electronic applications should not exceed 2MB.

You may apply no later than 11th of February 2024. This is an immediate opening so no applications will be accepted after this date. No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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