Director, Finance and Administration

  • Posted on 24 April 2019

Job Description

SUMMARY OF ROLE

IntraHealth is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration for an upcoming five-year USAID Multi-Sector Nutrition, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health project in Uganda. The purpose of the activity is to facilitate government leadership and enhance sustainable multi-sectoral coordination to accelerate gains in nutrition, maternal, newborn and child health outcomes in the country.

The Director, Finance and Administration will be a key member of IntraHealth’s project leadership team. S/he is responsible for providing fiscal leadership in the implementation of the project, ensuring the project can effectively and responsibly use USAID resources to meet project goals. The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the financial systems of the project, including project budgeting, financial monitoring, and meeting legal, auditing and contractual responsibilities. S/he will be the principal financial representative of the project as well as coordinate the financial and administrative and HR functions and support. The Director of Finance and Administration is expected to develop the project financial plan, to include monitoring and reporting systems that meet USG requirements, and manage contracting activities including grants under contract. S/he will manage all procurement and contracts/subcontract administration activities and assure compliance with organizational and donor policies. S/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award. The Director, Finance and Administration will report to the Chief of Party, and will collaborate closely with IntraHealth Uganda country office staff and US-based financial and contracts leaders from the IntraHealth Chapel Hill office.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Establish accounting and financial systems for the project in compliance with USAID regulations and IntraHealth policies and procedures.
  • Document, maintain and ensure compliance with finance and administration policies for entire project.
  • Develop project procurement plan and ensure proper procurement policies and guidelines are followed when purchasing project services, supplies and equipment.
  • Manage all banking transactions, including payments using the mobile money system.
  • Maintain robust payroll system including tracking benefits and allowances, ensuring compliance with all applicable tax laws and reporting requirements.
  • Oversee preparation of all vouchers and checks for approved project expenditures.
  • Review, analyze, present, and submit periodic financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements to headquarters in North Carolina.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting, including preparing and submitting funds requests to headquarters.
  • Implement a robust contract management and financial management reporting system to support operational requirements.
  • Maintain general ledger and balance sheets.
  • Prepare budget variance reports on monthly basis.
  • Maintain asset inventory and reports for project (core and state offices).
  • Manage organizational risk and liability, particularly related to ensuring compliance with all relevant USAID regulations and local laws related to registration and taxes.
  • Conduct analyses of financial data to inform project management.
  • Supervise administrative team to ensure delegation of functions and timely quality performance.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field. Professional qualification in CPA or ACCA preferred.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience managing, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management, construction, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of similar dollar value ($20+ million)
  • Experience working on USAID contracts is required.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology as well as principles and accepted procedures associated with USAID financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of US compliance regulations and the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Ugandan government laws and regulations
  • High level of analytical skill and sound independent judgement in financial management, procurement, human resources, contract and grants policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up and maintain accounting and financial management systems and ability to build and review budgets.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English, and ability to negotiate with partners and USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team-based environment, supervise a professional team and ability to interact with a variety of technical, clinical and other specialists.
  • In-depth knowledge in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency using online financial systems and databases
  • Excellent personal integrity and confidentiality

About the Organization

Why join IntraHealth?

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers

Learn more about “Who We Are” @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us1

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