General Scope of the Role
We seek a dynamic professional for a financial management and resource mobilisation role on an agribusiness fund in Sierra Leone. The successful candidate will be expected to apply industry best practice approaches in resource mobilisation and challenge fund management. This is a nine-month long full-time consulting appointment.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE MOBILISATION
‒ Implement a robust resource/fund mobilisation strategy for the project
‒ Raise additional funding for the project
‒ Connect grantees to impact investors and other sources of funding
‒ Establish and maintain administrative and financial management systems
FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ACCOUNTS PREPARATION
‒ Ensure that grantees comply with relevant laws and regulations surrounding landholding, with legitimate leasing and/or ownerships rights and demonstrate responsible investments
‒ Ensure accounting systems, internal controls and procurement are in line with the client’s requirement
MONITORING AND RESULTS COMMUNICATION
‒ Monitor and assess implementation of grantee projects to ensure efficient utilisation of the funds disbursed, including services provided to smallholder farmers and the achievement of the expected targets (outputs and impacts)
‒ Conduct monitoring visits to grantee projects and take measures necessary to reduce and manage financial risk in the portfolio
‒ Review, analyse and assess grantee performance against KPIs
‒ Follow up on feedback sent to the grantee to ensure issues raised have been addressed by the grantee
‒ Communicate effectively with the client and grantees.
‒ Report on fund and grantee performance on a quarterly and annual basis. Check grantee reports and ensure that they are compliant with set policies and procedures
Qualifications and Experience
‒ A degree in Accounting/Finance, Economics or equivalent and a professional qualification in Accountancy from an international body i.e. ACCA, CIMA, ICASL, and CPA
‒ A minimum of 10 years’ experience in finance, fund raising/mobilisation and project management
‒ Experience in challenge funds or in managing investment funds, including structuring new funds and ability to attract additional funds
‒ Experience in disbursement procedures and financial management of donor-funded projects will be an added advantage
‒ Must have a proven track record in resource/fund mobilisation
Skills and Attributes
The ideal candidate should also demonstrate the following attributes:
‒ Good communication (written and verbal), numeracy, presentation and analytical skills
‒ Excellent skill in MS Excel and MS Word
‒ Excellent skills in project management demonstrated in previous jobs
‒ Preferably work experience in Sierra Leone or similar environments
The Financial Management and Resource Mobilisation Specialist will report to the Team Leader.
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com , quoting FM/SL/2021_Financial Management Specialist. Applications will be accepted until the role is filled.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
About the Organization
KPMG is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory. Our International Development Advisory Services (IDAS) unit adopts a pan-African approach to development work, employing full-time experienced development experts across the African continent. We coordinate projects throughout Africa to ensure consistency of delivery, results and development impact.
Our diverse team includes people of different professional backgrounds and nationalities, and this mix is fundamental to our success. Typically, we assemble teams of senior professionals comprising specialist development expertise combined with core knowledge in financial and risk management.
We manage several funds and programmes in various sectors including agribusiness, climate, resilience and health. To support the growth of our fund management portfolio, we are looking to recruit a dynamic professional with expertise in financial management and resource mobilisation as well as knowledge/experience in agribusiness in Sierra Leone.
- An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge development programmes across Africa
- Continuous learning and development
- Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams
- Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative
- Competitive salary