Saturday, January 30, 2016

Catholic Relief Services,Program Manager II - Director of Finance and Administration Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 26 Feb 2016
Job Title: Program Manager II - Director of Finance and Administration
Department/Country: EARO/Tanzania
Position Type: Full Time
Job Location: TBD, Tanzania
Band: D
FLSA: Exempt
Reports To: Chief of Party

This position is contingent on successful acquisition of funding.
About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary:
Catholic Relief Services in Tanzania is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration for an upcoming USAID-funded project aimed at improving youth livelihoods in agriculture. The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) will enhance entrepreneurial, life and workforce readiness skills and link qualified youth with economic and employment opportunities. The Director of Finance and Administration will manage administrative, financial, and procurement processes including compliance with USG rules and regulations. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise and an excellent track record in USAID contract management, finance, accounting, and office operations.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Serves as the principal advisor and is ultimately responsible to the Chief of Party on all matters relating to project financial, accounting, and operation management
  • Prepares financial information and interprets results to promote stewardship and manage risks.
  • Uses extensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) ensuring compliance and leads the finance team to consistently deliver a high standard financial strategy, process, procedure and tool implementation.
  • Oversee and ensure that the project's administrative and procurement processes are in compliance with USG and the FAR
  • Oversee and ensure staff compliance with ethical guidelines established by USAID and the FAR
    In close collaboration with the Chief of Party and senior managers, leads the preparation and submission of all invoices and financial reports.
    Liaise with technical managers to implement activities within budget and USAID regulation
    Provide the Chief of Party and project managers with regular and timely budget reports and analyses.
  • Maintain good working relationships with subcontractors
  • Monitor contract agreements to ensure spending is within obligated budgets and the approved project periods; communicate with the project team, HQ and subcontractors when new agreements are signed or existing agreements are modified
  • Understand all financial sections of contracting agreement with donor to ensure financial terms are reasonable, practical, do not contradict CRS' policies and procedures and are in CRS' favor when possible.
  • Proactively set up systems that enable CRS to respect the contractual requirements, such as special reports, supporting documents and justification of cost
  • Ensure adherence to the CRS financial policies and procedures and compliance with all clients' financial requirements.
  • Supervise and mentor contract finance staff
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Direct supervision of all project finance, administration and procurement staff

Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Chief of Party, Project management staff, CRS/Tanzania Country Representative and Head of Operations, CRS HQ and East Africa Regional Office Technical Advisors

External: Consortium member project staff, other implementing partners
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other relevant field
  • Minimum eight years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management of large scale, complex, USAID contracts developing and managing large budgets
  • Demonstrated understanding of the FAR including relevant procurement processes, compliance, and reporting
  • Relevant IT applications, demonstrated expertise and excellent track record in management, finance, accounting, and office operations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Proven experience in supervision and management of staff
Required Language:

Required Travel:
Travel limited to 35% of time and will consist primarily of in-country project destinations.

Work Environment:
Office with site visits to project locations

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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