South Sudan: JFSP Finance Manager -Jonglei Food Security Program

Organization: Save the Children
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 23 Nov 2016

JFSP Finance Manager -Jonglei Food Security Program

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The JFSP Finance Manager will be responsible for overall budget monitoring, accepted accounting practices, reporting and review of transactions for accuracy and compliance with internal polices and USG/USAID regulations. The Finance Manager works with the program operation teams, the finance and the award teams at Juba and field levels for ensuring that the program operation meets the SCI/donor requirements including the delivery of budget planning, monitoring, and reporting in a timely and quality manner.

On a day to day basis the program will interphase with the assigned Awards Coordinator, finance, logistics and program operation teams to deliver its role such as financial data processing in Sun/Agresso systems, review of transactions and financial reports generation for JFSP. The post will report technically to Finance Director of the CO with a dotted line of management to JFSP Senior Program Manager who is responsible to approve the program thematic transactions on regular basis before they are posted. The post holder is, therefore, responsible for identifying and reporting to the Senior Program Manager of JFSP all issues related JFSP financial compliance. S/he is responsible for supervising and controlling the CO's spending for JFSP and working with the finance team in Juba and field levels to ensure that the program budgets are utilized and monitored in full compliance with the donor(s) requirements.

Contract Duration: Three (3) months-with most possible extension

Location: 60% – Juba and 40% Akobo and Waat, South Sudan

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Advanced Degree in Accountancy from a recognized institution or other related field
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in grant compliance, auditing and financial management with at least two years on USAID/FFP or other USG Grants management;
  • Knowledge and experience using various financial packages including SUN and Agresso systems
  • Significant experience in financial monitoring, budgetary systems, and controls with strong analytical skills;
  • Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills while working in a dynamic, team setting in a challenging environment
  • Willingness to travel extensively to remote and harsh locations to monitor financial processes and provide capacity building for staff
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Demonstrable track record in effective team membership and communications. The post-holder is a member of a multi-disciplinary team and will be required to provide appropriate and timely input to other technical sectors in order to achieve broader project objectives
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work across departments, with demonstrated experience in integrated project activities.
  • Familiarity and working experience in South Sudan, especially in Jonglei, would be an advantage.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'MKogi.59642.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

South Sudan: Finance and Administration Director

Organization: Catholic Medical Mission Board
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 21 Nov 2016

We believe in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all.

We believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. For more than 100 years, we have worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children and their communities. We’re ready to make it 100 more.

We believe change starts with her.

We work tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty. We know that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods. We’re making an impact – learn more.

We believe in people.

We strive to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence and respect every day. We provide our employees with a competitive salary and a meaningful benefits package, with opportunities to learn and grow. We especially encourage all persons of diverse backgrounds to apply. Read more from our President & CEO below.

Overview

As our Finance and Administration Director, your primary function will be to develop and coordinate the Country Office plan and processes for recording, controlling, monitoring and reporting for all financial operations. You will ensure contract compliance, oversee I.T., procurement, inventory, logistics, and general administration.

All Country Office program support functions are implemented efficiently and cost-effectively with your leadership. You have a knack for providing high quality services and information to 'clients' at different levels of CMMB, and other stakeholders. You foster a values-based organizational culture, ensuring good internal controls, compliance and conscientious stewardship of the annual budget.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you participate in decision and policy making on matters of Program and Program Support at a strategic level. You oversee grant management and production of timely reports for donors and CMMB internally.

Responsibilities

  • Lead timely production of all project budgets and narrative reports on a regular basis, together with the team, and ensure project grant financial report are shared monthly.
  • During the critical close out months of a grant, work closely with Project Managers to ensure budgets are utilized fully and effectively while maintaining compliance to donor and CMMB policies.
  • Ensure donor and internal reporting are completed according to agreed-upon standards and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure adherence to CMMB and Donor policies and procedures, cost-effectiveness, and timely receipt/disbursement of materials and equipment.
  • Manage Country Office Inventory assets and processes, including analysis of consumption trends, stock levels and other areas to reduce costs. Ensure adequate insurance coverage for all fixed assets.
  • Ensure that the Country Office complies with all U.S. government anti-terrorism policies.
  • Ensure that I.T. services are delivered efficiently and effectively to clients in all South Sudan offices; ensure that hardware, software and channels of communication (verbal and data) are up-to-date and cost effective.
  • Review and advise on all Country Office leases and contracts signed by the Country Director.
  • Prepare Country Office annual budget for submission to New York.
  • Monitor all grant spend rates, and ensure shared program costs are properly calculated and assigned.
  • Work with Program teams to forecast country office cash requirements each month.
  • Lead Country Office response to any audit enquiries, and ensure Country Office compliance with CMMB’s accounting policy, procedures and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ensure Country Office cash flow is sufficient to keep projects and all offices operating.
  • Ensure quality data entry of monthly close out reporting and reports: bank reconciliation reports, intra-company reconciliation, payroll reconciliation, sub-office reports, sub-ledger and non-sub ledger accounts reconciliation; Ensure quality review of balance sheet, income statement, grants and contracts receivable/payable accounts, etc.
  • Provide proper supervision and management for all direct reports and lead the establishment and functioning of a strong, effective and coordinated team.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of CMMB's performance management system for direct reports, including job description, regular feedback, mid-term reviews and annual performance appraisals.
  • Proactively address performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback and coaching.
  • Identify necessary staff development, career development and succession planning strategies for direct reports.
  • Ensure that space and incentives are available to allow staff to develop and innovate.

Qualifications:

You have at least 5 years’ experience in a senior finance management position in development, in the NGO sector. With your knowledge, you speak the language of a strong accounting and finance professional. You have demonstrable experience of administration and procurement, country office management, as well as excellent knowledge of grants management with various donors. You have proven experience with proposal development with a range of international donors (USAID, UN agencies, etc.).

You have strong analytical and problem skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively under time pressure, and also with auditors. You are a strategic thinker and you have the knowledge to develop a competitive advantage with CMMB programs. You have a demonstrated record that reflects high ethical standards and fiscal stewardship, good business judgement and financial acumen.

You are a strong people leader with experience in coaching and negotiation skills. You are talented in building the trust of others and fostering collaborative relationships. You model teamwork behaviors and team building skills. You know about the challenges in the international non-profit world, current issues and technical support and partnerships.

You believe in CMMB, where we’re going, and what we can do together to achieve Healthier Lives Worldwide.

How to apply:

How to apply

Visit our Careers page for more information, and apply by email to SouthSudanRecruitment@cmmb.org with a cover letter and your resume/CV.

A message from Bruce Wilkinson, President and CEO of CMMB – Healthier Lives Worldwide

As President of CMMB, I would like to thank you for your interest in joining with us on our journey to bring healthier lives to women, children and their families worldwide. CMMB has embarked on our second century of service to the most marginalized. Our vision of a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all is at the core of who we are. We are always looking to join hands with experienced professionals who want to add their energy to our work, and are so pleased you are considering CMMB as your potential employer.

The position of Finance and Administration Director is critical to our mission and vision. I welcome your interest in joining a diverse, talented, professional and motivated team.

Cheers,

Bruce