Save the Children is seeking a Finance and Grants Compliance Director for an anticipated USAID-Côte d'Ivoire malaria prevention and control activity. This transformational activity focuses primarily on clinical and community-level malaria diagnosis and treatment, and coordination and technical support for the National Malaria Control Program. The Finance and Grants Compliance Director reports directly into the Country Finance Director and oversees all financial management, internal controls and financial compliance aspects of the program, in accordance with USAID guidance and regulations. The individual provides financial and operational management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and providing accurate and timely financial reports for donors. The position will be based with Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, with local travel required as needed.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
- Review and consolidate monthly financial reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to senior management.
- Ensure all financial plans, invoices, reports, and other financial documents and transactions are accurate, timely, and consistent with Save the Children and USAID guidelines and regulations.
- Fulfil all financial reporting requirements of USAID and internal and external stakeholders, and ensure that effective systems are in place, and regularly reviewed, to allow adequate financial management and control over assets, funds, equipment, and property of the award.
- Prepare and monitor budgets to ascertain that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively.
- Prepare quarterly reports, consolidated annual fiscal report, cumulative life of project report, and any other required donor submissions.
- Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff.
- Provide technical assistance to staff and to the core team on administrative policies and compliance of the award. This includes the interpretation of USAID regulations (2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 700, 22 CFR-228, ADS chapters, etc.) and Save the Children’s finance and grants management policies and procedures.
- Verify that appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations.
- Perform financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with Save the Children’s policies and procedures and donors grants and contracts requirements.
- Oversee sub grant monitoring and compliance including organizational assessments, review of financial reports/advance requests, and financial tracking; develop sub grant monitoring plans; perform and document compliance visits.
- Supervise the finance and operations staff including performance evaluation and revising job descriptions as necessary. Develop the capacity of the team and facilitate their professional growth.
- Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC and donor requirements.
- Encourage a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
People Management, Mentoring and Development
Directly supervision of the Malaria project staff. Manage their performance and oversee that all direct staff proactively build and maintain their technical skills and competencies required.
Support the development of an organizational culture that reflects our mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, or other relevant field; professional qualification in Accounting desired.
- Minimum 10 years’ experience managing finance for major international donor-funded projects; in-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations required and 5 years’ experience managing finance for large USAID awards preferred.
- Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports.
- Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
- Experience as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues.
- Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Cote d’Ivoire is preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French.
Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Why you should join the Save the Children Team…
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.
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About Save the Children
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