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Shamba Pride

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Nairobi, Kenya

Closing: Jan 31, 2022

5 days remaining

Published: Jan 24, 2022 (2 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

As Deputy Chief of Party- Operations, you will work as part of a team on a large project and provide oversight of operations function, to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will be responsible for ensuring efficiency and accountability operations in support of high-quality programming, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance. You will manage a team to ensure a high level of resource stewardship, strict financial accountability and financial risk management while ensuring the effectiveness and robustness of relevant partners’ financial management systems, processes, and practices in support of high-quality programs. You anticipate and manage financial management services needs and delivery challenges, and identify and implement improvement solutions, as needed, to minimize CRS and partners’ exposure to risk. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.As Deputy Chief of Party- Operations, you will work as part of a team on a large project and provide oversight of operations function, to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will be responsible for ensuring efficiency and accountability operations in support of high-quality programming, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance. You will manage a team to ensure a high level of resource stewardship, strict financial accountability and financial risk management while ensuring the effectiveness and robustness of relevant partners’ financial management systems, processes, and practices in support of high-quality programs. You anticipate and manage financial management services needs and delivery challenges, and identify and implement improvement solutions, as needed, to minimize CRS and partners’ exposure to risk. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Very good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
 Preferred Qualifications
  • A professional certification in accounting or a related field highly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations including grants under contract and prime recipient contracting
  • Substantial budgeting, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience. 
  • Knowledge of local law in taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures. 
  • Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards.
  • Familiarity with ensuring appropriate risk-sharing between and/or among USAID, implementing partners and stakeholders
  • Experience in managing grants under contract for high value USAID-funded programs
  • Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.


Responsibilities
As Deputy Chief of Party- Operations, you will work as part of a team on a large project and provide oversight of operations function, to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will be responsible for ensuring efficiency and accountability operations in support of high-quality programming, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance. You will manage a team to ensure a high level of resource stewardship, strict financial accountability and financial risk management while ensuring the effectiveness and robustness of relevant partners’ financial management systems, processes, and practices in support of high-quality programs. You anticipate and manage financial management services needs and delivery challenges, and identify and implement improvement solutions, as needed, to minimize CRS and partners’ exposure to risk. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.As Deputy Chief of Party- Operations, you will work as part of a team on a large project and provide oversight of operations function, to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will be responsible for ensuring efficiency and accountability operations in support of high-quality programming, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance. You will manage a team to ensure a high level of resource stewardship, strict financial accountability and financial risk management while ensuring the effectiveness and robustness of relevant partners’ financial management systems, processes, and practices in support of high-quality programs. You anticipate and manage financial management services needs and delivery challenges, and identify and implement improvement solutions, as needed, to minimize CRS and partners’ exposure to risk. Your management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Very good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
 Preferred Qualifications
  • A professional certification in accounting or a related field highly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations including grants under contract and prime recipient contracting
  • Substantial budgeting, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience. 
  • Knowledge of local law in taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures. 
  • Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards.
  • Familiarity with ensuring appropriate risk-sharing between and/or among USAID, implementing partners and stakeholders
  • Experience in managing grants under contract for high value USAID-funded programs
  • Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.


  • Manage a key aspect of the development, implementation and consolidation of the project and serve as a point of contact on area of responsibility to USAID and Government of Kenya, as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
  • Manage key function of the project to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget. Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations leads.
  • Facilitate quarterly meetings with consortium members on grants management and any finance/compliance TWG meetings.
  • Support the overall administrative needs of project staff including the optimal utilization and maintenance of program assets and resources e.g. computers, vehicles, furniture, supplies and other equipment, logistical arrangement for staff and visitors, and procurement of materials and equipment in a transparent and accountable manner.
  • In coordination with CRS Kenya Finance Manager, ensure accuracy, quality and timely preparation, review, approval and submission of all financial requirements for the project, including month end closing, balance sheet reconciliations, collection of delinquent receivables; Monitor monthly and quarterly cash needs ensuring accurate cash forecast and project cash needs are met; Review the monthly budget comparison report and develop corrective action plan as needed for the project to ensure proper use of the approved project budget.
  • Work closely with CRS Kenya Head of Operations to ensure effective and efficient service delivery to the project, including Partners’ supports; Ensure that CRS Kenya Head of Operations is consulted on the project Operations for effective and quality coordination, compliance with CRS policies and procedures and compliance with Donor’s requirements and regulations.
  • Manage capacity strengthening implementations for CRS staff, partners staff and Government representatives that have direct engagement with the project to align them with CRS polices and donor requirements.
  • Manage develop and execute all aspects of the GUC process, including development of the GUC manual, and implement a grant tracking system to ensure the timely and correct execution of all grant agreements.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Contribute to the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Along with DCOP Programming, manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans.
  • Ensure the project adheres to the donor’s requirements in Risk Management and Fraud Reporting systems, develop and maintain a project Risk Management and Issues log, and develop a system for digitizing/tracking payments from the project. Ensure compliance with CRS Risk and Fraud policy and procedures.
  • Promote, uphold, and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration, and donor reporting. Develop, analyze, and review grant and sub-recipient grant agreements. Ensure receipt and maintenance of all Sub–recipient agreements and supporting documents.
  • Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations in regard to area of responsibility. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.


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