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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Director of Finance & Administration, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment



POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Director of Finance & Administration, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting local Zambian applicants for the position of Director of Finance & Administration for an anticipated US Department of Labor-funded child labor and girls’ and women’s empowerment project in Zambia. The proposed objective of the project is to withdraw and prevent adolescent girls from child labor, increase girls’ access to acceptable work, increase livelihood opportunities for vulnerable women, and raise public awareness on child labor and gender equality.
The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
GENERAL:
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
SALARY:
The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
APPLICATIONS:
Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Zambia Girls’ Empowerment Director of F&A by June 20, 2016. Qualified Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
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Position Description
POSITION TITLE: Director Finance & Administration (DFA), Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
LOCATION: Zambia
DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education
REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, Zambia Economic & Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls & Vulnerable Women Project
Position Summary:
The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) will be responsible overseeing all financial accounting and general office services for a high-quality, results-oriented project focused on withdrawing and preventing adolescent girls’ from child labor, increasing girls’ access to acceptable work, increasing livelihoods opportunities for vulnerable women, raising awareness on child labor and gender equality, and collaborating with government and private sector actors to promote acceptable work for girls and women in Zambia. The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The DFA will be responsible for maintaining Winrock’s financial integrity, preparing all financial reports efficiently and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), local government regulations, Winrock policies and procedures, and donor requirements throughout the life of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Manage the accounting, finance and administration components of the program in country, including the various petty cash funds and field office finance, accounting and administrative activities;
  • Ensure consistency with Winrock standard operating procedures, policies and accounting principles.
  • Develop procedures for monitoring and analyzing project budgets, which allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of actual and budgeted spending.
  • Coordinate monthly requests for funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the project has all necessary funds for operations;
  • Coordinate and oversee program tendering and procurement activities in country;
  • Ensure financial reporting is in accordance with US Department of Labor contractual requirements;
  • Advise project staff on financial health through the provision of regular and timely financial expenditure reports;
  • Review and approve all vouchers prepared by the finance officer (disbursement, receipt and general journal vouchers) for expenditures and ensures that expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocable to the project;
  • Review and approve field office fund request;
  • Oversee payroll procedures for national staff, administer payroll, and monitor employee time keeping
  • Develop and implement office administrative and personnel systems;
  • Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub awards/contracts.
  • Produce budget projections and reports for submission to US Department of Labor;
  • Liaise with the COP to ensure the project needs are being met in terms of accounting, contracts, human resources, IT, and operations;
  • Supervise project staff and consultants working on finance and administrative for the project;
  • Monitor partner’s management of funds and cross check source documents;
  • Maintain financial files and support annual audits.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
Work Experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years’ progressive financial management and grants management experience on international development projects.
  • At least 4 years’ experience with financial management of a USG-funded contract or grant.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of USG rules and regulations, particularly code of federal regulations 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 2900.
    Skills:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill in English is required.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, especially with accounting software, spreadsheets and financial analysis
  • Willingness to travel frequently.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Zambia Girls’ Empowerment Director of F&A by June 20, 2016. Qualified Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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