FHI 360 Jobs in Zambia, Africa
Position: Finance and Admin Director at Zambia
The position holder will be liable for the following duties
- Establish and implement financial systems for field office and project accounting and grants financial management, including payroll, transfers, reporting to local authorities, FHI360, and USAID.
- Review annual budgets and track expenditures against budgetary line items.
- Review project invoices for accuracy and allocates expenditures according to accounting systems.
- Approve payment of monthly expenditures within signature authority guidelines.
- Liaise with bank personnel and officers, track cash balances of each bank account, make deposits of returned funds and client payments, and track wire transfers to/from program accounts.
- Prepare, update and submit financial reports to HQ according to financial procedures.
- Review and reconcile the monthly expenditures of the bank accounts.
- Maintain, disburse, and reconcile the petty cash account.
- Review, track and reconcile staff and consultant cash advances according to policies.
- Liaise with Finance/Business Managers in HQ regarding budget realignments, specific budget issues, and status of wire transfers.
- Develop procurement solicitations and recommendations for potential providers of needed goods and services in accordance with USAID and FHI 360 rules and regulations.
- Prepare all other project financial deliverables and reports in a timely fashion for the review and approval of the Chief of Party and send it to FHI360/DC.
- Administer and monitor all financial aspects of the grants program including pre-award financial/management surveys, requests for advances, funds disbursements and expenditure reconciliation, financial reporting, audits, and close-out.
- Develop and maintain a grants financial tracking system and coordinate with project staff that manages the grants to identify and resolve any issues.
- Provide expert financial and budgeting (including pipeline) analysis to the Chief of Party, including a monthly report on actual and projected expenditures per budget line item. Anticipate any issues and recommend any corrective measures as needed. Similarly, provide training and technical assistance on financial and grants management as needed to project staff, grantees and other implementing partners.
- Maintain all project financial records in compliance with Zambian law and FHI360/USAID rules and regulations.
- Similarly, maintain liability, workman’s compensations, and other insurance policies on behalf of the office, as applicable.
- Track sick and vacation leave for the project staff on a monthly basis;
- Furthermore, participate fully and proactively in team meetings and other events and contribute to a positive and collaborative work environment.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree or it’s International Equivalent – Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or Related Field. However, a candidate with an MBA preferred. In addition to that, a minimum of 10 years’ experience working in or with the NGO sector, especially in financial management.
- Similarly, a minimum of 5 years of experience with grants programs, design, and management of civil society grants programs preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in civil society, governance, organizational capacity building, advocacy, rule of law, or other related democracy and governance sectors highly desired.
- Experience with accounting software strongly preferred. Also, familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations highly desired.
- Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team approach.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International) is a non-profitable humanitarian organization with headquarter in North Carolina. Since its establishment in 1971, it has been serving more than 70 countries to upgrade health standards. Basically, this organization works to prevent several infectious and chronic diseases. However, it has been fighting to prevent HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, etc since its first day of operation.