The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. Global Communities is seeking qualified financial and accountability systems management consultants for a short-term, 4-week consultancy in Rwanda. This consultancy will be under a recently awarded international development program, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), known as the Improved Services for Vulnerable Populations (ISVP) Program. The program is designed to improve the protection of 50,000 vulnerable households against adverse circumstances in 15 targeted districts of Rwanda. It will build upon the successes of its antecedent program, Social Services for Vulnerable Populations (SSVP), known locally as Higo Ubeho, to increase community capacities and create resilient families in a process that the Government of Rwanda (GOR) and local organizations can sustain over time.
Global Communities and our technical assistance partners—AVSI, Partners in Health and Plan International—will meet USAID's goals, delivering an integrated program that will:
- Identify and serve 250,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and other vulnerable individuals;
- Reduce the economic vulnerability of 50,000 households;
- Increase parenting skills and health-seeking behaviors;
- Respond to the unique needs of young children and adolescents; and
- Develop family, community and government capacity that facilitates transition to Rwandan ownership.
In order to ensure successful financial and procurement systems setup and monitoring, as well as the robust training of new program staff in the field, Global Communities seeks to hire a consultant to complete the following Scope of Work and Deliverables:
Scope of Work
- Support the setup of financial systems and management of recently awarded ISVP program, located in Rwanda, which will involve comprehensive training of program staff.
- Review the local policies related to employee taxes, social security, and local fringe to ensure compliance.
- Explain the accounting treatment of the funds received in the field office
- Provide property management orientation, loss or damage, and fraud reporting.
- Provide new finance staff with foundational, and in-depth where possible, understanding of donor budget and modifications process, in addition to FY budget cycles and integration.
- Provide Global Communities 2015 FFAM training to program staff, with concentration on procurement (section 400).
- Orient and train staff on sub-award and partner management, as regard to terms of cash management, advances & liquidations, and the SAMR report.
- Prepare an allocation plan which illustrates the time and cost allocation of the shared expenses with all other program cost centers.
- Train incoming DFA on the methodology of budget advances and liquidations, which GC field offices must adopt.
- Train incoming DFA on how to prepare, analyze and submit monthly draw requests to HQ IO
- Set up accounting and finance systems
- Update manuals, systems and manuals
- Handover report to incoming full-time Director of Finance and Operations under ISVP program.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience providing financial and accounting support to International Development Non-Governmental Organizations
- Excellent understanding of USAID budget processes, including FY budget cycles, integration, and modifications.
- Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations
- Excellent critical thinking skills and sound judgment.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and listening skills.
- Ability to travel to Kigali, Rwanda
- Proficient English required.
- Proven track record of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Previous experience working with Global Communities financial systems strongly preferred