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Finance Director (Expiration 16/11/2018)

The Finance Director shall be responsible for overall financial management and administration of an USAID-funded, 5-year, multi-million-dollar project in Niger or Burkina Faso. Responsibilities include monitoring project finances, preparing project budgets, managing financial reporting to clients, ensuring adherence to funder rules and regulations, coordinating with headquarters on financial information, providing financial technical assistance to develop the capacity of FHI 360 partner organizations and entities in the country, and acting as a resource for project staff on finance-related issues. Availability of position is contingent upon funder approval.

 

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership administration for the management of contracts, grants and cooperative agreements and in the monitoring and development of systems to provide sound management control. 
  • Ensure that contract and sub-agreement documents and procedures are completed in a timely and correct manner and comply with FHI and donor policies.
  • Directs and manages the project budget in accordance with the approved annual budget and monitors the expenditures on an on-going basis.
  • Coordinates with related staff to ensure that project budgets, accounting, and fiscal control procedures are implemented effectively.
  • Ensure that implementing partners (IPs) comply with terms and conditions, and procedures established in the contracting and granting documents.
  • Oversee the pre-award review of new implementation agencies and other new partners and guide subproject development with country office staff responsible for sub-agreement development.
  • Develop the award documents (sub-agreements or contracts) in coordination with the technical programmatic and budgetary elements of the documents to ensure compliance with FHI 360 regulations.
  • Review annual budgets and track expenditures against budgetary line items.
  • Review project invoices for accuracy and allocate expenditures according to accounting systems.
  • Approve payment of monthly expenditures within signature authority guidelines.
  • Prepare and update reports on a daily basis and submit month-end reports to HQ according to financial procedures.  
  • Review and reconcile monthly expenditures of the bank accounts.  
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports.  
  • Liaise with Finance/Business Managers in HQ regarding budget realignments, specific budget issues, and status of wire transfers.
  • Provides support with the internal audit functions.
  • Develop procurement solicitations and recommendations for potential providers of needed goods and services in accordance with USAID and FHI 360 rules and regulations.  
  • Maintain liability, workman’s compensations and other insurance policies on behalf of the office.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.   

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field, or a Bachelor’s or certified accounting degree with 10 years’ experience.
  • Eight years’ experience in accounting, operations and financial management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs.
  • Three to five years of relevant grants and contract management experience.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, interpersonal skills and team building experience.
  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.
  • Experience with QuickBooks or other accounting software strongly preferred.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public.
  • Experience managing US government funds. 
  • Required to have strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in French.  
  • Past work experience in West Africa (preferably Niger and Burkina Faso).

 

Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

 

Women, people with disabilities and people from marginalized populations are encouraged to apply. This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

 

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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Expérience :
8 ans
Niveau d'étude :
BAC+5 (MASTER-DEA-DESS)
Lieu de travail :
Ouagadougou - BURKINA FASO
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