Financial Manager – Capacity Strengthening of Strategic HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Information, Democratic Republic of the Congo
IMA World Health is seeking a Financial Manager to lead an anticipated CDC-funded “Strengthening the Strategic Information (SI) Capacity of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Support of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)”. The five year project will focus on providing support to strengthen the effectiveness of the DRC’s HIV/AIDS program data analysis and management systems to support timely, complete, and accurate data reporting.
Corus International is a family of organizations which believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the opportunity for a better life. Corus was formed through the strategic merger of IMA World Health (operating as a public health organization since 1960), and Lutheran World Relief (operating as a livelihoods organization since 1945), and today includes the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee. Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.
Corus International’s largest country portfolio is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where IMA World Health has worked alongside the Congolese government, donors, and a variety of local and international partners since 2000 with a staff of over 200. Programs revitalize the country’s health system, improve WASH access and systems, prevent and respond to SGBV, promote clean energy, and improve the health of the population. The portfolio includes a focus on both sustainable development and humanitarian assistance activities and operates out of two base offices in Kinshasa and Goma.
Summary of the Position
The Financial Manager will manage financial planning, annual budgeting, and award reporting. S/he will ensure cost-conscious, efficient spending and compliance with all CDC regulations, including financial reporting requirements. The Financial Manager works with the procurement team for the procurement of equipment and supplies for the project in compliance with all CDC regulations. S/he will develop and oversee the implementation of policies, procedures, and systems for administration and financial support services, while at the same time ensuring that the project’s support interventions comply with national and international standards, IMA World Health internal policies and procedures, and CDC financial compliance standards and regulations. In addition, s/he will be responsible for financial management and review of project sub-awardees, while providing oversight of project operations, procurement, and logistics.
The position will be based in Kinshasa, DRC, and will report to the Project Director and the HQ Director, International Finance.
Actual hiring is contingent upon successful project award to IMA World Health, as well as CDC approval. Nationals of the DRC are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Oversee all aspects of project financial management and operations, including financial and accounting systems implementation; forecasting; budgeting; procurement; payroll expenditure tracking; and financial reporting
- Prepare periodic financial reports to HQ International Finance and ensure timely submission of reports to the CDC, per award requirements
- Report to IMA HQ International Finance Director and the Project Director on matters including, but not limited, to: operational field accounts, bank reconciliation/statements, office advance requests, and other day-to-day project administration issues
- Develop annual workplan budgets; oversee effective budget planning; develop and implement budgeting and financial reporting processes to meet project financial management, forecasting, and CDC award reporting requirements
- Ensure project expenses are reasonable, cost-effective, and comply with CDC procurement rules and regulations; support donor auditing procedures
- Ensure that award deliverables are achieved within budget while effectively managing fiduciary risk within the project as well as downstream among sub-recipients and suppliers; promptly advise the Project Director of all potential fiduciary risks; develop monitoring and troubleshooting strategies to address risks and financial management
- Validate and approve all financial transactions
- Oversee the maintenance of financial records and ensure there is appropriate supporting documentation
- Draft, review, and negotiate contracts (including service agreements, purchase orders, etc.), ensuring all required contractual terms and conditions are included while obtaining the best value for the project
- Support and monitor sub-recipients to ensure sound financial management, operations, and compliance; contribute to capacity building of local partners in administration and financial management
Procurement and Travel:
- Initiate procurement of office space, office equipment, vehicles, and other items, in compliance with CDC procurement regulations
- Support logistical operations, including transport and staff travel requests and payments
- Minimum of a Master’s degree (or international equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field; additional accounting certification preferred (e.g., AICPA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), etc.)
- Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible administrative and financial management experience on donor-funded international development projects, including financial and accounting systems development, financial monitoring, budget development and analysis, procurement, operations and logistics, IT, and human resources management and administration
- Minimum of six (6) years of leadership/supervisory experience managing finance, accounting, operations, and administrative staff and teams
- Extensive experience in financial management of U.S. Government-funded projects (either CDC or USAID) of similar scope and size; strong understanding of USG compliance rules and regulations (including FAR/AIDAR acquisition regulations) and Cost Accounting Standards; demonstrated experience with CDC or USAID/USG financial reporting requirements
- Experience overseeing project operations, procurement, and logistics; extensive experience in the development and management of large project budgets
- Experience overseeing management of sub-grants or sub-contracts
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and French
Nationals of the DRC are strongly encouraged to apply.
IMA/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus’s Human Resources department.