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Job Title: Accounting Officer
Job Description: The Accounting Officer is responsible for all areas relating to accounting functions. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements, tax returns and other relevant reports required by the Institution (Employer).
This position addresses deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, fixed asset register, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, compliance to the regulatory requirements and the support of management reporting required by the Institution.
The Accounting Officer will have direct contact with the Institution’s internal and external stakeholders which require high level of motivation, commitment and professionalism.
Qualification: Certification from a reputable Institution
Skills and Behaviors Required:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a reputable organization/company.
  • Good knowledge of the accounting software package – “Quick Books”
  • Fully computer literate including MS Excel and MS Word
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Understands the concepts of philanthropy
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Committed to the overall vision and mission of Africa Federation

Salary: Good package shall be offered to the right candidate based on his/her qualification and experience.
Method of Application:
Applicants should submit job application letter with the latest Resume and names of two referees to:
The Honorary Treasurer
The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa
Secretariat Office
P. O. Box: 6710
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Closing Date for applications: 15th October 2015

Ref: AF/PR/60/15                                                                  

The Opening Ceremony of the 1st phase of the Africa Federation Development Project – “The Umoja Complex” was held on Sunday 30th August 2015 in Dar-es-Salaam, coinciding with the occasion of the celebrations of the birth anniversary of the 8th Imam (a.s.).
This Project is in keeping up with the vision and goals set by the Africa Federation Chairman Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, at the time of taking over office in April 2010.
Vision Statement: To cater for the religious and social needs of our community in Africa through greater coordination and participation of the Member Jamaats and the Territorial Councils of the Indian Ocean Islands of Madagascar and Reunion thereby identify and create opportunities for the development through strategic and forward planning with structured framework to achieve our goals.
One of the Goals set was: To strengthen Africa Federation on the path of financial capabilities by way of financial support (donations etc.) from the community members and through good reliable capital development to support various activities, such as Education, Tabligh, Healthcare, Youth & Women Affairs, Housing & Economic development.
The Complex located on Plot No. 11, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Road, Dar es Salaam consists of 20 Warehouses of which presently 14 of them have already been rented out.  The Complex has all the necessary amenities including elevators and enough parking spaces.

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Ref: CHB/HB/043/15                                                           



Many people do not realize the importance of Hand Washing, especially before eating food or fruits etc. using our hands, similarly, after using the toilet or when in contact with any kind of liquid unknown to us. Please read below this article on the benefits of Hand-Washing.

When visiting hospitals, nursing homes or health clinics, one should use Antiseptic hand rubbing liquid, the dispensers are kept at several spots for visitors and others. 

The Issue

Washing your hands correctly (or using an alcohol-based hand rub) is the most effective thing you can do to protect yourself against a number of infectious diseases, such as influenza (the "flu") and the common cold. Not only will it help keep you healthy, it will help prevent the spread of infectious diseases to others.


Even if your hands appear to be clean, they may carry germs. Hands pick up micro-organisms (germs) in a number of ways.

When people who are sick sneeze or cough, the germs that are making them sick are expelled into the air in tiny droplets. If these droplets get onto your hands, and then you touch your mouth, eyes or nose without washing away the germs, you carry the infection. You can also get sick if you don't wash your hands before and after preparing food, after handling raw meat, and after using the toilet.

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Ref: AK/PR/2015/59                                                    

The 11th AFED Annual Qur’an competitionQC 11 which is organized annually by the Africa Federation Tableegh Board - AFTAB was this year graciously hosted by the KSI Jamaat of Mwanza from 14th to 16th August 2015.
The aim of the Qur’an competition is to encourage and promote the recitation, awareness and understanding of the Holy Qur’an, also to promulgate its message amongst the children, young and older generations in our community, so that this benefits all spiritually and rationally.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/160/15                                                                


The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Zilhajj 1436 A.H. is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are D’Salaam local time, other towns in the West should make necessary adjustments depending upon the time of sunset).
The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 9.42 a.m. on Sunday 13th September 2015 i.e. 28th Zilkaad 1436 A.H.
On Monday 14th September 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m. 
Crescent age at Sunset    32 hours  39 minutes    
Moonset 7.15 p.m.
Time Duration 55 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    13.52 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 12.35 degrees


The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.37 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 1 degree South of West, 3 degrees South of where the sun had set.


Ref:  AF/PR/58/2015                                                                            

Alhaj Mohamed-Jawad Khaki from the United States of America and Dr. Amir Lakha from the United Kingdom met the Africa Federation officials on their visit to Tanzania, the meeting was held at the AFED office in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, 27th August, 2015.

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Ref: CHB/HB/042/15                                                                 



What is cholera?

Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease caused by an infection in the intestines that can kill even a healthy adult in a matter of hours. Symptoms, including severe watery diarrhea, can surface in as little as two hours or up to five days after infection, and can then trigger extreme dehydration and kidney failure. With such a short incubation period, cholera can easily explode into an outbreak, as is the case currently in Central Haiti where there have been over 135 confirmed deaths. 

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Ref:  AFED/PR/57/15                                                                           

AFED Chairman’s Message:

I am very grateful to all our Jamaats in mainland Africa and in the Indian Ocean Islands of Madagascar and Reunion for their unflinching support and commitment towards this annual event of the Africa Federation. Solidarity Day also marks the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam-e-Zamana (ATFS), and the occasion has been chosen for fund raising through various activities organized by our Jamaats. Donation of any sums, whether small or big reflects the nobility and generosity of our community members in fulfilling religious and moral obligations we have towards charity and helping the poor and less fortunate members of our community. I wish to applaud youths (both girls and boys) of our community in all our Jamaats who worked with great dedication and spearheaded the entire project, and I look forward for the same zest in the coming year – Inshaállah. Thank you all very much.      

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Student Orientation Program

The Africa Federation Africa Youth Network in collaboration with the AFED Education Board, AFED Tabligh Board (SAP Team) organized ‘Student Orientation Program’ at the KSI Jamaat  Gents Imambargha in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, 1st & Sunday, 2nd August 2015.

This program was primarily aimed at preparing the prospective students from our Member Jamaats in Africa for higher education and equipping them with relevant information about the various experiences and challenges that they may encounter in the pursuit for higher education (whether locally or abroad). The program was attended by 50 community youths (girls and boys) from Member Jamaats, namely – Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Mombasa, Arusha & Tanga. Sadly to state, youths from other Jamaats did not attend this important program.

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Imam Sadiq (AS) said:
“Verily charity given at night (secretly in the dark of the night) extinguishes the wrath of the Lord, wipes away grave sins and facilitates one’s account (on the day of resurrection) charity given during the day (in broad day light) makes one’s wealth thrive and increases one’s life span.”

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