FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
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Job title: Director of Finance, Rwanda Service Delivery Activity
About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director of Finance
FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Director of Finance for an anticipatedproject in Rwanda, focused onimproving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services and malaria control and prevention activities. The Director of Finance will be responsible for financial and national sub-agreement aspects of the project, including budget development and monitoring, prime award monitoring and compliance, sub award management, and procurement. The Director of Finance will establish and maintain sound financial management practices, and ensure the project’s compliance with FHI 360 and USAID acquisition and agreement financial and agreement procedures, rules and regulations. The position will be based in Kigali and will report to the Deputy Chief of Party-Operations. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
The Director of Finance will have the following responsibilities:
- Provide leadership to finance and contracts aspects of the project, including general financial management and processes, subawardfinancial management, and accounting;
- Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations aspects of project;
- Ensure compliance of financial systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, award requirements, and Government of Rwandalaws;
- Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets;
- Manage project procurement processes;
- Advise senior leadership regularly on financial and agreement-related matters;
- Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
- Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID;
- Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID;
- Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management;
- Supervise other project-basedfinance, procurement, and contract & grants staff.
- Master's Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required; or a Bachelor’s accounting degree with 12 years’ experience;
- 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
- 5+ years’ experience working in a developing country; Rwandanexperience is preferred;
- Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required; USAID cooperative agreement experience strongly preferred;
- Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
- Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets of $50 million dollars or larger;
- Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
- Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
- Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
- Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
- Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow;
- Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
FHI 360 offers a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at https://jobs-fhi360.icims.comas soon as possible and no later than May 31, 2017. Please quote Requisition ID18549 in the subject line. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Kigali May 11, 2017
Eustochie Sezibera Agasaro
Project Director, Rwanda MCOP Project