Senior Manager, Program Finance job at Right To Play

Vacancy title:
Senior Manager, Program Finance

Jobs at:

Right To Play

Deadline of this Job:
22 January 2023

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Reporting to the Global Director, Program Finance, the Senior Manager, Program Finance serves as the principal support function on global annual budgeting, forecasting, revenue recognition and planning processes, as well as managing global financial risks. You will support the preparation of proposal budgets and financial reports for grants that are assigned to Right To Play (RTP) Global Headquarters (HQs) as well as the National Offices in North America and Europe, and help in building the program financial capacity of the various other units in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
You may travel to other RTP countries of operation. Occasional weekends and evenings may also be expected.

Job Responsibility #1: Grant Budgeting and Financial Reporting (30% of Time):
• Design, generate and analyse grant budgets to ensure RTP’s and donor policies are followed properly
• Ensure timely and accurate reporting to donors through introducing new and improved reporting mechanisms
• Ensure internal management reports are prepared and circulated in a timely manner

Job Responsibility #2: Annual Field Program Budgeting and Forecasting Cycles (20% of Time):
• Support the Global Director, Program Finance in preparing, reviewing and finalising annual field and HQ budget preparation
• Prepare and coordinate with finance team on budget data set preparation and upload into SAGE/D365
• Support the Global Director, Program Finance in annual forecasting through revision and circulation of forecast templates
• Ensure timely and accurate consolidation of forecast budget

Job Responsibility #3: Training and Capacity Building (10% of Time):
• Train and build Program Finance Officers’ capacity in donor and RTP policies and procedures
• Work with field Finance Managers and other relevant staff in building their capacity in the areas of proposal budgeting, compliance and reporting
• Help the Global Director, Program Finance in developing and rolling out new policies and procedures around grant management, budgeting, and revenue recognition

Job Responsibility #4: Global Revenue and Expense Scenarios (10% of Time):
• Support the Global Director, Program Finance in mid-year and annual revenue recognition
• Review and advise the Global Director, Program Finance on eligible and in-eligible expense from a donor perspective

Job Responsibility #5: Databases/Datasets (25% of Time):
• Support Global Director, Program Finance in improving existing templates and designing and implementing new templates for RTP Annual Budgeting, Grant Budgeting and Revenue Recognition
• Support Global Director, Program Finance in developing and implementing datasets for analysis in Power BI and other analytical tools

Job Responsibility #6: Other Tasks as Assigned (5% of Time)

• University degree or equivalent in accounting, commerce, business, finance or a related field


• 5 years’ experience in accounting, grant management and finance in a not-for-profit grant focused environment
• Experience with government international development agencies such as GAC, NORAD, USAID or other donor agencies
• Experience building sophisticated financial tracking and reporting systems
• Experience developing policies, procedures, manuals and documentation

• Ability to lead, guide, coordinate, and facilitate grant budgeting and financial reporting processes and establish short and long-term goals
• High diplomatic and interpersonal skills
• A great team member and ability to work in a diverse team environment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills to communicate ideas and technical concepts in both technical and user-friendly language
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail


• Highly proficient in designing and implementing structured databases, datasets, data analysis and manipulation
• Advanced level in Microsoft Excel (e.g. Pivot Table, Power Query, etc.) and Power BI
• Strong knowledge of grant budgeting processes
• Knowledge of a variety of government and foundation funding mechanisms
• Strong project management skills


• Fluency in spoken and written English

• Knowledge of Arabic or French

The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a Great Place to Work® Canada Certified and globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including flexible work policy (e.g. work from home and flex hours), personal learning and development days.



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