Director of Finance and Administration

CORUS INTERNATIONAL

Accounting

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job Type

Full-time

Closing date:

22 August 2022

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CORUS INTERNATIONAL

Director of Finance and Administration - USAID Sierra Leone Strengthening Integrated Health Services Activity (SIHSA)
The Director of Finance and Administration will be based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Actual hiring is contingent upon successful agreement award and USAID approval. Sierra Leonean nationals and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master's degree (or international equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field; additional accounting certification preferred, e.g., American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), etc.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible administrative and financial management experience on large, complex, donor-funded international development projects, including financial and accounting systems development, financial monitoring, budget development, procurement, operations and logistics, IT, and HR management and administration.
  • Minimum of 6 years of leadership/supervisory experience managing finance, accounting, operations, and administrative staff and teams. Experience strengthening the organizational capacity of host country institutions is strongly preferred but not required.
  • Substantial experience in financial management of consortia of local implementing partners
  • Extensive experience in financial management of USAID-funded projects of similar scope and size (cooperative agreements and/or contracts); strong understanding of USG compliance rules and regulations (including FAR and AIDAR acquisition regulations) and Cost Accounting Standards; demonstrated experience with USAID/USG financial reporting requirements.
  • Experience overseeing project operations, procurement, and logistics; extensive experience in the development and management of large project budgets.
  • Experience overseeing management of sub-grants and sub-contracts.
  • Experience working in Sierra Leone highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and experience with financial accounting software, including USAID financial dashboards (DATIM, DevResults, etc.) and related financial management software and applications; high degree of proficiency in relevant software packages such as Adobe, MS Word, Excel, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, versatility, and integrity; excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills; demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Professional level fluency in English, both oral and written.

About the Role

  • Oversee all aspects of program financial management and operations, including financial and accounting systems implementation; forecasting; budgeting; procurement; payroll expenditure tracking; and financial reporting.
  • Collaborate with the COP, Country Financial Officer, and IMA Headquarters in the development of program financial, accounting, procurement, and HR systems, including policies and procedures, in accordance with USAID rules and regulations and IMA policies.
  • Develop program budgets; oversee effective budget planning; develop and implement budgeting and financial reporting processes to meet project financial management, forecasting, and reporting requirements.
  • Supervise project financial staff; institute staff development plans for training and capacity development; oversee staff recruitment.
  • Ensure continual review of internal controls, communications, risk assessments and maintenance of documentation.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports to HQ and USAID as required.
  • Ensure that sub-recipients, sub-grants and local consultancy documents and procedures are completed in a timely and correct manner and comply with IMA and USAID policies and regulations.
  • Support and monitor local partners and sub-recipients to ensure sound financial management, operations, and compliance; contribute to capacity building of local partners in administration and financial management.
  • Oversee all program human resources management, policies, and procedures; oversee local staff recruitment processes, including participating in interviews (as needed) and salary negotiations, and in preparing employment contracts.