Finance and Operations Manager

SoCha, LLC is preparing a response for USAID/Malawi’s upcoming opportunity for MEL services under its expected Malawi Learn to Perform (L2P) Activity. SoCha is looking for qualified individuals to fill the role of Finance and Operations Manager.


Scope of Work

The Finance and Operations Manager position will likely report directly to the Chief of Party and interface with SoCha’s home office in Mauritius. Exact reporting lines will depend on the final proposal delivered to USAID. Local and International hires are welcome to apply.


Illustrative Functions of the Position

  • Oversee project finance, procurement, and administration;**
  • Maintain reliable and accurate accounting records for the project;**
  • Produce monthly field reports for SoCha’s home office;**
  • Develop financial reports for USAID, including quarterly accrual reports;**
  • Review and verify the accuracy of monthly invoices;**
  • Develop annual revenue projections;**
  • Analyze budgeted-to-actual expenditures and “burn rate”;**
  • Oversee a team of approximately three staff that work on finance and administration, operations and human resources, and logistics and office administration;
  • Oversee monthly payroll and preparation of social charges and tax remittances for staff;
  • Retain and maintain financial records;
  • Ensure compliance with US Government, USAID, and SoCha policies and procedures for finance, procurement, and human resources;
  • Ensure compliance with labor laws.
  • Provide senior-level oversight of field team operations, ensuring safety standards are met.
  • Lead Operations and finance team to ensure all requirements are met within timeliness
  • Work with Operations Team to arrange transport, IT, and communication services as needed for task order assignments.
  • Troubleshoot operational challenges as they arise relating to MEL and verification activities expected in the delivery of this contract.
  • Build capacity of partner institutions to meet US Government standards of finance, administration, and operational capacity.


Minimum qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (finance, accounting, business, or a related degree);
  • Five or more years experience managing finances for donor-funded projects;
  • Experience overseeing project budgets;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Knowledge of MS Excel and Word;
  • Experience with QuickBooks software; and
  • Knowledge of payroll and benefits.
  • Experience overseeing the finance and accounting of USAID-funded activities preferred.
  • High level of English language proficiency.

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