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Assignment Title: Financial Management Specialist- Consultant
Type: Full-Time Consultancy
IBTCI is seeking a consultant to provide services to support IBTCI’s proposal effort for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s Provision of Fiscal Agent Services to Support Implementation of the Global Fund’s Grants Project.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Financial Management Specialist will be part of a team of 3 – 5 financial management specialists to ensure that activities are conducted in accordance with Fiscal Agent Terms of Reference. The FinancialManagement Specialist will report to a Team Leader and Senior Financial Management Specialist and assist these individuals in carrying out the requirements of the Global Fund work order.
- Assist in build capacity of grant implementers. Assess capacity gaps and develop detailed capacity building plans that include on-the-job mentoring and group trainings.
- Assist in ensuring that the grant implementers are following established accounting and procurement procedures.
- Be responsible for reviewing financial transactions to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations, if required by the TOR.
- Determine if the implementers have adequate written policies and procedures, as well as adequate financial systems and internal controls.
- Assist in determining if effective internal controls are in place to protect the use of Global Fund grant monies, and ensure that all payments are eligible, justified, and represent value for money.
- Ensure that financial records for all transactions reviewed are properly maintained at grant recipient and sub-recipient levels on a timely basis.
- Assist in ensuring that implementer reporting to the Global Fund is accurate, timely, and in accordance with Grant Agreements and the applicable Global Fund policies and regulations.
- Help mitigate the risk of fraud and misuse of grant funds and reduce ineligible expenditures.
- Assist in ensuring the continuity of program implementation in high risk environments and ensure that safeguards are in place with respect to Global Fund investments.
- Assist in assessing systems and procedures currently in place.
- Assist in preparing quarterly progress reports to be submitted to the Global Fund.
- Professional certifications such as CPA, CA or ACCA, or equivalent specialized training. Or in the process of obtaining certification.
- 2 years of experience as an accountant, assistant finance manager or controller.
- Responsible for or experience with accounting, budgeting, financial management, and reporting of donor funded programs.
- Experience in establishing and improving financial management operations and systems, including establishing written procedures.
- Experience and proficiency in the use of automated commitment, budgeting, and accounting software applications.
- Previous working experience on projects financed by international donors or development agencies (World Bank, USAID, MCC, Global Fund or others).
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office—Excel, Word, Project, Outlook, and Power Point.
- Experience and in the use of automated commitment, budgeting, and accounting software applications.
- Fluent in English.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Preferred experience with Global Fund grants
- Preferred fluency in French or Portuguese
Education: Minimum required education: BS degree in accounting, finance, business, economics or public administration or equivalent training.
Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.
Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.
Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.
About the Organization:
IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients’ missions.
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