Director of Finance and Administration - FP Uganda

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 20 July 2019
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Closing on 17 September 2019
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Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Purpose of Position
The Director of Finance and Administration is a full-time position for an upcoming award in Uganda funded by USAID entitled Family Planning Flagship Activity. This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

Reports to: Chief of Party
Duration: 5 years
Location: Kampala, Uganda

* Provides overall management of administrative operations, including, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property and security;
* Oversees sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement and compliance;
* Supervises financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures;
* Prepares budgets for annual workplans and financial reports for USAID/Uganda;
* Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff;
* Ensures compliance with USAID policies and procedures;
* Develops internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels;
* Conducts internal and coordinates external financial audits.
* Advanced degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field.
* Demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, financial management, human resources, procurement, and other management support functions as needed.
* Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets for Bilateral Donor projects and client expectations.
* Minimum of four years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international and donor-funded programs.
* Knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements strongly preferred.
* Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
* Strong leadership, program, organizational management and oral and written communication skills.
* Strong interpersonal skills for working with project staff, donors and beneficiaries.
* Advanced knowledge of MS Suite and other business accounting packages and strong MS Excel skills.

Background
The main result for this USAID-funded activity will be to increase adoption of healthy FP/RH behaviors which will contribute to long term demographic shifts and thus accelerate Uganda’s progress towards its overall development goals.

Applications

Please submit a CV and Cover Letter stating the following:
1 Your interest and experience that make you suitable for this position.
2 Notice period from current employer
3 Possible start date
4 Current salary

About the Organization

Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

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