Finance and Operations Director - Zambia

Project Concern Zambia, Zambia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th February, 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

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