Oct 182017

Organization: Pact
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 14 Nov 2017

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview

Pact seeks a Senior Finance and Administration Manager for the proposed USAID-funded project entitled STOP GBV II. The purpose of this project is to strengthen the opportunity for girls and women, boys and men, and members of key populations, to live lives free of gender-based violence (GBV) and enjoy health-supportive, gender-equitable relationships.

Position Purpose

The Senior Finance and Administration Manager will be responsible for the overall financial management of the project. S/he will oversee the effective and appropriate use of financial resources of the project, develop effective mechanisms to monitor the expenditures. S/he will ensure implementation of administrative, financial, and human resource policies in line with USG regulations. Please note that this position is contingent upon award of funds.

Key Responsibilities

Financial and Grants Management:

  • Lead and implement policies, guidelines, and criteria for the management of project finances and sub-grants in accordance with Pact standards and donor regulations.
  • Provide leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, and monthly financial reporting.
  • Develop project budgets and identify and implement strategies to ensure spending is on track and in line with project implementation.
  • In collaboration with HQ-staff, prepare and submit financial reports and cash requests to donors.
  • Work closely with Pact headquarters to ensure compliance and effective and proactive fiscal management of Pact Zambia.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to staff and grantees on administrative policies and procedures for grants management, including advising sub-grantees on financial accounting, reporting, procurement, and other compliance practices associated with the program.
  • Support grants-related management activities beginning from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits, and close-out procedures (as applicable).
  • Oversees project office operations to ensure its effective functioning.

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in business, finance management and/or business administration.
  • At least 10 years work experience at the senior management level including at least 7 years work on donor funded international development projects.
  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.
  • High proficiency in relevant software packages such as Adobe, MS Word, Excel, etc..
  • Experience managing the finances of USAID- funded programs.
  • Fluency in written/spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Local candidates highly encouraged to apply.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

How to apply:

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