Finance and Operations Director - Zambia

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 January 2020

Job Description

Project Concern Zambia (PCZ), an affiliate of Project Concern International (PCI), is recruiting for a Finance and Operations Director to support a multi-million-dollar five-year CDC-funded project. The Finance and Operations Director will ensure proper management of grant funds within PCZ as well as the partner organizations. S/he is responsible for overall maintenance of the project’s grants management system and advising on issues related to general compliance and implementation. S/he will also oversee the work of finance staff; coordinate, design and carry out training courses for finance staff; orient partners on donor regulations; monitor financial procedures, policies and reports; and provide ongoing support in financial management. The Director will be based in Lusaka with frequent travel to project sites.

This is a full-time position contingent on funding. The anticipated start date will be October 2020.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain comprehensive sub-grant agreements which stipulate the necessary policies and procedures for administering sub-grants
  • Maintain information on the contractual obligations of sub-grants
  • Work with project team and follow-up with partners to ensure information flow and assist in collection of financial information and report writing
  • Meet submission deadlines and requirements for programmatic and financial reports
  • Advise on the amount of funding to be dispersed based on the approved budget and ensure timely settlement of funds by implementing partners
  • Monitor sub-grants and institute a system of financial templates to monitor sub-grant expenditures against partner budgets
  • Coordinate, design and conduct grant management training courses for financial staff
  • Analyze financial statements, audits and other documentation
  • Identify organizations eligible for grants based on pre-determined criteria, and assess the credibility of organizations and proposed programs


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting OR Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)/Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) full qualification
  • Minimum of five to seven years of experience working with a national/international non-profit organization in the area of grants management and accounting
  • Previous budgeting and budget tracking experience
  • Experience with financial management training, sub-grantee financial reports, and audits
  • Member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants

Job LocationLusaka, ZambiaPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

About the Organization

PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship.

The most vulnerable people in the world will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future.

Strong Roots
In 1961, a young doctor from San Diego volunteering at a Tijuana clinic saved the lives of two small children who were dying of pneumonia. This experience led Dr. James Turpin to found PCI and forever change the lives of millions of children and families around the world by providing health and hope to those most in need. Since then, the focus of the organization has remained true to its founder: PCI works in vulnerable communities to improve health and create long-term change by helping people help themselves. For 50 years, thousands of dedicated individuals and groups have worked to make this vision a reality.

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