CARE seeks a Director of Finance and Administration to be based in Madagascar for an anticipated USAID WASH project. This position will be based in Antananarivo. International relocation and allowances may be available for this position. Anticipated project implementation is 31 January, 2016.
- Main advisor to the COP leadership on all matters relating to financial management.
- Prepare financial information and interpret results to promote stewardship and manage risks.
- Stay abreast of changes in the financial operating environment and promotes policies and processes to ensure the project adapts to these changes.
- Deliver a high standard of customer service.
Financial Management and Analysis
- Ensure that the project’s financial accounting environment is in compliance with USAID and CARE’s policies, procedures and regulations and legal requirements.
- Ensure the overall accuracy of financial information recorded in the project and reflected on the project’s trial balance and other financial reports submitted to the Country Program, CARE USA and USAID.
- Oversee the development and implementation of robust local financial system and process (e.g., payroll and cash management) as appropriate.
- Oversee the execution and timely posting of all financial transactions
- Proactively develop financial forecast analysis to assist in areas such as management of currency risk and cost allocation rates.
- Oversee monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual analysis of the project’s trial balance and financial reports.
- Lead the process of analysis and interpretation of financial reports to ensure that accurate financial data is provided to COP and DCOP to inform decision making
- Lead the process of public contracts allocation related the infrastructure construction
Sub-recipients’ financial management and Capacity Building:
- Help to hire the implementing partners
- Build and strengthen the capacity of sub-grantees in the area of financial management.
- Plan and organize regular trainings and other capacity building initiatives such as exchange visits to ensure that sub-grantees acquire and maintain the skills required to manage financial resources provided by CARE.
- Assess and regularly monitor sub-grantees’ ability to safeguard financial resources entrusted to them. In addition, assess and monitor their ability to accurately record and post all financial transactions. Work closely with sub-grantees to ensure that they design and implement effective internal control improvement plans.
- Ensure donors’ requirements are included in sub-grantees’ agreements, and systems are in place to promote compliance.
- Maintain good working relationships with sub-grantees based on mutual respect and effective communication and work closely with CoP, DCOP and technical team to ensure coordinated and consistent partners strengthening efforts.
- Ensure sub-grantees advances and liquidations are managed in accordance with the Subrecipient Financial Management Policy and the terms of the related subrecipient agreements
- Oversee the month-end financial closure process and coordinate the timely submission of monthly financial reports to the COP and the Country Office.
- Oversee timely and accurate financial year-end closure and submission of year-end reports.
- Supervise and mentor administrative assistant and sub-grantees working on specific-based activities/sectors.
- Ensure that project staff (CARE and its partners) have the equipment and logistical support needed to carry out their roles/responsibilities.
- Contribute to the planning and implementation of capacity building for grant/project based staff.
- Master’s degree in Business Administration, or equivalent degree/s in finance, accounting, commerce, or closely related field.
- Minimum of 10 years’ experience managing financial, accounting, and operations functions
- Experience with USAID project accounting requirements and experience in creating, utilizing, and managing systems and staff that ensure compliance with those requirements.
- Experience in budget monitoring and managing financial reporting requirements.
- Minimum of four years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including direct supervision and mentoring of a team of operations and financial staff.
- Balance of strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated success in achieving results under challenging implementation circumstances.
- Fluency in French and English.