Finance and Administration Director

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Finance and Administration Director

  • Post Date:March 30, 2021
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 10-15 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Office Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Supervisor Title: Chief of Party
New or Replacement: New Position
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Expected Project End Date: 8/31/2026

Position purpose

An International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) seeks an experienced Finance and Administration Director for the anticipated Zimbabwe Citizen Action for Accountability Activity. The activity aims to strengthen a culture of political and civic engagement in Zimbabwe by promoting greater and more effective citizen participation in governance processes at multiple levels with an eye to improved, citizen-driven development. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity. This position is contingent upon award.

Key responsibilities

  • The Finance and Administration Director will provide overall procurement, financial, operational, safety and security, and compliance support to the project;
  • S/he will be responsible and accountable for CEAP’s subaward component, and management of consortium partners, working closely with the Grants Manager and Deputy Chief of Party;
  • S/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with US government regulations and policies;
  • S/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award;
  • S/he will initiate, develop, maintain, and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the finance and compliance program and its related activities and to promote cost efficiency and compliance with all rules and regulations;
  • S/he will identify potential areas of financial and compliance vulnerability and risk and develop or implement corrective action plans to resolve problematic issues;
  • S/he will ensure proper financial documentation and reporting, establish and provide direction and management of project funds;
  • S/he will lead and oversee the development, management and complete life cycle of a variety of possible procurement mechanisms, including but not limited to purchase orders, sub-contracts, and/or subawards;
  • S/he will be responsible for managing the project budget, tracking spending and preparing financial reports for submission to Donor;
  • S/he will develop, implement, and adjust when required the project’s safety and security strategy and protocols, and serves as the point of contact for the person in charge of security at Donor for any issue related to security reports and procedures;
  • S/he will mentor and supervise finance, administrative, and other staff engaged in the activities noted here.

Basic requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting or equivalent;
  • At least ten years’ experience working in international development, preferable USAID-funded projects in finance, procurement, logistics, and related areas;
  • At least six years’ experience in financial compliance and progressive supervisory work experience directly supervising administrative, finance, and/or operations staff;
  • Demonstrable experience with management and/or administration for USAID projects, including experience managing sub-contracts and subgrants;
  • Knowledge of U.S. government references including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, and FTR;
  • Experience managing USAID contracts and/or cooperative agreements;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, particularly financial reporting and compliance requirements;
  • Ability to travel within Zimbabwe and internationally when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish;
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with Zimbabwean civil society organizations;
  • Zimbabwean nationals are encouraged to apply;
  • Membership in a professional body such as ACCA or CIS would be an advantage;
  • Strong management and communication skills.

To apply

Interested individuals are required to submit an application letter and a Current CV with full contact details of at least three contactable references on or before Monday the 5th of April 2021. Please send the CV and application letter to [email protected]

The INGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.