Director of Finance and Administration, Malawi and Mozambique

The Director of Finance and Administration will have overall responsibility for coordination of all finance and administrative activities of the project. S/he will be responsible for administration and adherence to both U.S. Government and local rules and regulations. S/he will manage a team of finance, procurement and human resource staff and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all financial and administrative processes under the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

· Provide oversight of all financial, administrative, and logistical management functions for the activity, ensuring compliance with the award terms.

· Collaborate closely with Project Director to plan for expenses and to track expenditures against annual work plans and project budgets, ensuring resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted and managed to achieve activity deliverables.

· Oversee all financial and administrative processes, including: budgeting, financial transactions, financial reporting, inventory management, logistics, and management of sub-grants.

· Lead the development of financial administrative management systems and processes required to maintain project implementation, and guarantee that these processes comply with UMB and CDC policies and regulations and local laws.

· Work with the Project Director to ensure transparent and efficient functioning of administrative and financial processes and systems and maintain adequate internal control.

· Ensure that all CDC financial management and reporting requirements are met, providing a clear, concise and timely overview of the financial status of the award.

· Liaise with other key technical personnel and local staff to ensure smooth financial processes are upheld.

· Effectively manager and supervise finance and administrative personnel, ensuring effective and efficient financial and administrative processes at all times



· Masters’ Degree in Finance, Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, or a relevant accounting degree from a recognized university or equivalent is required.


Experience, Knowledge, and Skills


· Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team.

· Outstanding interpersonal skills and eager to work in a fast-paced multicultural organization.

· A minimum of eight years’ experience in financial management of U.S. assistance programs of similar size, complexity and setting.

· Expertise in U.S. government cost principles, rules and regulations and applying these in program decision-making.

· Demonstrated experience supporting and working with program technical staff to ensure resources are used efficiently and to accurately account for expenditures.

· Demonstrated experience in managing sub-grants including risk assessment and working with host government entities as grantees.

· Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

· Exceptional computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel, and substantial experience using commercially available accounting software programs.

· Excellent record of accurate and on-time reporting to donor agencies.

· Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with national and sub-national government officials and institutions and donor organizations.