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Director Of Finance & Operations USAID / Kenya Private Sector Opportunities

Closing: Nov 22, 2022

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Published: Nov 18, 2022 (19 days ago)

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Candidate Requirements

  • Master’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, business management or a related field is required.
  • Extensive senior-level experience managing finance, administration, grants management, and operations activities for complex and large-scale donor funded programs, particularly with subcontractors. At least 3 years’ experience in the management of programs of the same complexity and size.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations, and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with supervision and oversight of subgrants and subcontracts
  • Demonstrated experience in management, supervision, and coordination of a team of senior finance, HR, and operations professionals
  • Excellent knowledge of local labor laws and policy interpretation
  • Advanced skills in budgeting and financial reporting with USAID programs and projects
  • Knowledge of basic accounting software packages, advanced proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Superior attention to detail: organizational skills, planning skills, problem solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking.
  • Fluency in English.


Responsibilities

Candidate Requirements

  • Master’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, business management or a related field is required.
  • Extensive senior-level experience managing finance, administration, grants management, and operations activities for complex and large-scale donor funded programs, particularly with subcontractors. At least 3 years’ experience in the management of programs of the same complexity and size.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations, and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with supervision and oversight of subgrants and subcontracts
  • Demonstrated experience in management, supervision, and coordination of a team of senior finance, HR, and operations professionals
  • Excellent knowledge of local labor laws and policy interpretation
  • Advanced skills in budgeting and financial reporting with USAID programs and projects
  • Knowledge of basic accounting software packages, advanced proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Superior attention to detail: organizational skills, planning skills, problem solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking.
  • Fluency in English.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provides overall management of administrative operations, including logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property, and security.
  • Oversees sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement, and compliance.
  • Support COP to maintain effective working relationships with donors and key government officials related to finance and operations.
  • Support the annual workplan process and other strategic planning processes.
  • Coordinate budgeting processes for program activities and conduct continual analysis and planning of operating, staff, and external project expenditures.
  • Manage the procurement process, including negotiating competitive prices and documenting decision-making processes in accordance with USAID and Palladium’s regulations.
  • Monitor salaries and benefits to ensure they are in line with agreed budget plans and competitive compensation structure benchmarking studies.
  • Ensure contractual obligations are sound and appropriate for project.
  • Supervises financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures.
  • Prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID.
  • Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff.
  • Develops internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels.
  • Conducts internal and coordinates external financial audits.
  • Fluent writing, reporting, and presentational skills in English.


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