Director of Operations and Finance- Mozambique STEP UP 283 views0 applications


Overview

Creative Associates seeks a Director of Operations and Finance to provide overall financial management and administrative oversight to the anticipated USAID-funded Mozambique Stability Through Economic Progress, Unity, and Peacebuilding (STEP UP) Activity which seeks to increase empowerment of local communities to drive their own social and economic development. The Director of Operations and Finance will report to the Chief of Party.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure streamlined operations systems and financial management procedures in line with Creative and donor rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that the operational policies, including field operations management guide inventory, fleet management, and IT are in place, compliant with project and donor policies, and implemented effectively.
  • Oversee the procurement of goods and services for the office per Creative’s policy.
  • Ensure that the project meets all USAID contractual requirements and ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulations.
  • Provide financial oversight, including the maintenance and monitoring of the project budget.
  • Manage financial systems, files, and maintain Creative’s online accounting system.
  • Liaise between Creative Associates’ field and headquarters offices regarding all program financial matters and all internal or external audit requests, as needed.
  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses.
  • Manages and oversees staff responsible for arranging travel and logistics for staff and oversees organization of workshops.
  • Oversee the management of project’s assets, safeguarding of inventory and IT equipment, transport and vehicle management and maintenance of office premises.
  • Prepare monthly field expense reports and report monthly expenses to HQ Offices.
  • Responsible for program compliance with USG rules and regulations, and Creative policies and procedures.
  • Provide operational and financial training and guidance to project staff, grantees, local partners, and beneficiaries, as needed.
  • Respond to requests from USAID and supervisors as needed.
  • Travel as needed to ensure smooth and harmonized operations and financial processes, providing management support as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, business management, administration, accounting, financial management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, including at least 4 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with USAID project finances and budgeting (preferred) or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies.
  • Knowledge of operating procedures and security considerations in complex environments.
  • Previous experience working with USAID strongly desired, or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Experience working in Mozambique or the Africa region highly preferred.
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in Portuguese highly preferred.

PI240003828

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  • Job City Pemba
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Creative is an international development organization dedicated to supporting people around the world to realize the positive change they seek.

In 1977 in a Washington, D.C. basement, four women with diverse cultural backgrounds and a single passion for educational excellence and opportunity founded the enterprise that would become Creative Associates International.

Charito Kruvant was a pioneer in bilingual education who had worked with Head Start in minority neighborhoods in New Jersey. Mimi Tse, originally trained as a chemist, was fascinated by child psychology and the development of the young mind. Diane Dodge was an early childhood specialist, and Cheryl Jones was an accomplished education practitioner. Both were from the United States.

MISSION

To support people around the world to realize the positive change they seek.

VISION

Creative envisions stable neighborhoods, communities and regions that can develop effective institutions to provide for their people, enabling them to overcome hardship and live peaceful and fulfilling lives.

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0 USD Pemba CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Creative Associates International

Overview

Creative Associates seeks a Director of Operations and Finance to provide overall financial management and administrative oversight to the anticipated USAID-funded Mozambique Stability Through Economic Progress, Unity, and Peacebuilding (STEP UP) Activity which seeks to increase empowerment of local communities to drive their own social and economic development. The Director of Operations and Finance will report to the Chief of Party.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure streamlined operations systems and financial management procedures in line with Creative and donor rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that the operational policies, including field operations management guide inventory, fleet management, and IT are in place, compliant with project and donor policies, and implemented effectively.
  • Oversee the procurement of goods and services for the office per Creative’s policy.
  • Ensure that the project meets all USAID contractual requirements and ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulations.
  • Provide financial oversight, including the maintenance and monitoring of the project budget.
  • Manage financial systems, files, and maintain Creative’s online accounting system.
  • Liaise between Creative Associates' field and headquarters offices regarding all program financial matters and all internal or external audit requests, as needed.
  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses.
  • Manages and oversees staff responsible for arranging travel and logistics for staff and oversees organization of workshops.
  • Oversee the management of project’s assets, safeguarding of inventory and IT equipment, transport and vehicle management and maintenance of office premises.
  • Prepare monthly field expense reports and report monthly expenses to HQ Offices.
  • Responsible for program compliance with USG rules and regulations, and Creative policies and procedures.
  • Provide operational and financial training and guidance to project staff, grantees, local partners, and beneficiaries, as needed.
  • Respond to requests from USAID and supervisors as needed.
  • Travel as needed to ensure smooth and harmonized operations and financial processes, providing management support as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, business management, administration, accounting, financial management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, including at least 4 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with USAID project finances and budgeting (preferred) or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies.
  • Knowledge of operating procedures and security considerations in complex environments.
  • Previous experience working with USAID strongly desired, or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Experience working in Mozambique or the Africa region highly preferred.
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in Portuguese highly preferred.

PI240003828

2024-07-31

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