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ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified candidates to serve as Director of Administration and Finance to be based in Brazzaville, Congo. Reporting directly to the Country Director and the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Administration and Finance will oversee all finance and administration functions of ICAP in Congo, including budget development and tracking, financial management and reporting, subcontracts, procurement, and office management. S/he will build and supervise a strong administration and finance team.

ICAP urgently seeks highly qualified and experienced candidates to fill the Director of Administration and Finance position as soon as possible. The successful candidate must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or related field. A master’s degree is preferred. At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience with a minimum of 5 years’ work experience with an international NGO is required.

Major duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and regularly review ICAP finance and administration procedures to ensure efficiency and compliance to Columbia University/funder rules and regulations; serve as the primary custodian of all financial transactions; establish and manage financial systems to ensure transparency, accountability and accuracy of all financial data; establish and maintain financial procedures, ensuring adequate segregation of duties are maintained.
  • Develop and monitor budgets across multiple grants, in accordance with pre-established ICAP, Columbia University and donor guidelines; prepare forecasts of programmatic and operational costs, ensuring the availability of funds to meet financial needs; ensure that advances are reconciled in accordance with procedures and required deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain solid professional relationships with vendors, ensuring that all payments are made timely, and that products and services are delivered in accordance with established standards; ensure that ICAP meets donor financial and administrative requirements, and apply fiscal controls and compliance procedures.
  • Conduct periodic pipeline and burn rate analyses, audits of actual expenses and budget-toactual comparisons; present relevant reports to internal and external audiences to facilitate financial and programmatic planning and monitoring.
  • Perform periodic training for staff and partners in financial systems and policies 
  • Ensure that Advances are reconciled in accordance with procedures and required deadlines 
  • Serve as lead Finance liaison to ICAP headquarters in New York, to ensure that all administrative and financial obligations of the program are routinely met; serve as lead liaison with national tax authorities to ensure that ICAP in-country adheres to taxation requirements and receives taxation relief.
  • Establish/maintain banking relationships, ensuring transactions are processed timely, accurately, and adequate balances are maintained; ensure timely financial reporting.
  • Supervise sub agreement development and management process, including negotiation of contracts, development of budgets and provision of technical assistance to sub grantees, in close coordination with the ICAP-New York sub award team, to ensure effective management of funds and financial reporting.
  • Oversee procurement of office and program-related equipment, ensuring adherence to all donor, Columbia University and national regulations; maintain appropriate inventory of supplies and equipment, taking special care to ensure that all items are adequately documented, and costs are appropriately chronicled; ensure that bid analysis is done and filed as part of the supporting documents for all purchases.
  • Ensure effective and smooth office operations, including security and transportation management of a fleet of vehicles; review the logs of vehicles maintenance; fuel usage logs; review the property log at least once a quarter; ensure that insurance policies are updated when new items are bought.
  • In consultation with the Country Director, liaise with in-country legal counsel and coordinate legal matters with ICAP-New York.
  • Ensure that monthly payroll reconciliations are done, approved and filed.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.

Qualifications/Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 10 years of relevant work experience with a minimum of 5 years’ work experience at an international NGO

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and interpreting financial data.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and techniques required; experience with accounting software, such as QuickBooks, is a plus.
  • Experience working with international donors required and experience specifically with US government donor agencies and familiarity with USG rules and regulations strongly preferred.
  •  Strong supervisory and management skills and demonstrated experience in the supervision of finance and administrative staff.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently with minimal supervision, reliably establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Advanced ability to use Word and PowerPoint to develop presentations and Excel to develop moderately complex spreadsheets.
  • Capacity to analyze financial data and program situations and develop innovative approaches as needed.
  • French fluency and English proficiency required.
  • Ability and commitment to adhere to strict professional and HIV/AIDS confidentiality regulations.

    Travel Requirements

  • Frequent travel to field sites, and possible international travel, is required.

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  • Job City Brazzaville
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ICAP at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health supports programs and research that address HIV/AIDS and related conditions and works to strengthen health systems. ICAP currently supports HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs in 13 African countries including: Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, and Tanzania. ICAP supports several hundred project sites, which provide HIV prevention, care and treatment to hundreds of thousands of individuals.

Launched in 2004 as the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, ICAP is led by its Director Wafaa El-Sadr. With a special emphasis on family-focused care, use of multidisciplinary teams, attention to the multitude of needs of individuals at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, ICAP programs include HIV counseling and testing, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, comprehensive HIV care, antiretroviral therapy, and management for related conditions, such as tuberculosis.

ICAP's goal is to build capacity for the implementation of diverse programs and to support the strengthening of other aspects of health systems, such as the renovation of health facilities, the training and mentoring of health care providers, and building the capacity of program managers and administrators. Such programs include Clinical Mentorship Systems Training and the ICAP Nurse Capacity Initiative. In addition, ICAP supports a Student Opportunities Program for undergraduate and graduate student from all disciplines.

ICAP partners with both public and private organizations, including ministries of health, the World Health Organization, and UNAIDS. Partnerships with non-governmental and community-based organizations, as well as faith-based groups, address care for at-risk populations, including children, and create income-generating projects for people living in affected communities.

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ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified candidates to serve as Director of Administration and Finance to be based in Brazzaville, Congo. Reporting directly to the Country Director and the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Administration and Finance will oversee all finance and administration functions of ICAP in Congo, including budget development and tracking, financial management and reporting, subcontracts, procurement, and office management. S/he will build and supervise a strong administration and finance team.

ICAP urgently seeks highly qualified and experienced candidates to fill the Director of Administration and Finance position as soon as possible. The successful candidate must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or related field. A master’s degree is preferred. At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience with a minimum of 5 years' work experience with an international NGO is required.

Major duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and regularly review ICAP finance and administration procedures to ensure efficiency and compliance to Columbia University/funder rules and regulations; serve as the primary custodian of all financial transactions; establish and manage financial systems to ensure transparency, accountability and accuracy of all financial data; establish and maintain financial procedures, ensuring adequate segregation of duties are maintained.
  • Develop and monitor budgets across multiple grants, in accordance with pre-established ICAP, Columbia University and donor guidelines; prepare forecasts of programmatic and operational costs, ensuring the availability of funds to meet financial needs; ensure that advances are reconciled in accordance with procedures and required deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain solid professional relationships with vendors, ensuring that all payments are made timely, and that products and services are delivered in accordance with established standards; ensure that ICAP meets donor financial and administrative requirements, and apply fiscal controls and compliance procedures.
  • Conduct periodic pipeline and burn rate analyses, audits of actual expenses and budget-toactual comparisons; present relevant reports to internal and external audiences to facilitate financial and programmatic planning and monitoring.
  • Perform periodic training for staff and partners in financial systems and policies 
  • Ensure that Advances are reconciled in accordance with procedures and required deadlines 
  • Serve as lead Finance liaison to ICAP headquarters in New York, to ensure that all administrative and financial obligations of the program are routinely met; serve as lead liaison with national tax authorities to ensure that ICAP in-country adheres to taxation requirements and receives taxation relief.
  • Establish/maintain banking relationships, ensuring transactions are processed timely, accurately, and adequate balances are maintained; ensure timely financial reporting.
  • Supervise sub agreement development and management process, including negotiation of contracts, development of budgets and provision of technical assistance to sub grantees, in close coordination with the ICAP-New York sub award team, to ensure effective management of funds and financial reporting.
  • Oversee procurement of office and program-related equipment, ensuring adherence to all donor, Columbia University and national regulations; maintain appropriate inventory of supplies and equipment, taking special care to ensure that all items are adequately documented, and costs are appropriately chronicled; ensure that bid analysis is done and filed as part of the supporting documents for all purchases.
  • Ensure effective and smooth office operations, including security and transportation management of a fleet of vehicles; review the logs of vehicles maintenance; fuel usage logs; review the property log at least once a quarter; ensure that insurance policies are updated when new items are bought.
  • In consultation with the Country Director, liaise with in-country legal counsel and coordinate legal matters with ICAP-New York.
  • Ensure that monthly payroll reconciliations are done, approved and filed.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.

Qualifications/Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or related field required.
  • Master's Degree preferred.
  • 10 years of relevant work experience with a minimum of 5 years' work experience at an international NGO

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and interpreting financial data.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and techniques required; experience with accounting software, such as QuickBooks, is a plus.
  • Experience working with international donors required and experience specifically with US government donor agencies and familiarity with USG rules and regulations strongly preferred.
  •  Strong supervisory and management skills and demonstrated experience in the supervision of finance and administrative staff.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently with minimal supervision, reliably establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Advanced ability to use Word and PowerPoint to develop presentations and Excel to develop moderately complex spreadsheets.
  • Capacity to analyze financial data and program situations and develop innovative approaches as needed.
  • French fluency and English proficiency required.
  • Ability and commitment to adhere to strict professional and HIV/AIDS confidentiality regulations.Travel Requirements
  • Frequent travel to field sites, and possible international travel, is required.

2024-05-04

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