USAID RTI International Project Careers – Director of Finance and Administration

Organisation: RTI
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 15804
About RTI:
RTI International is one of the
world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition
by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides
research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75
countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training,
surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development,
economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing
and chemical analysis.
About USAID Project:
RTI’s International Education
Division is supporting education development around the world by strengthening
education policy, management and practice in order to achieve measurable
improvement in teaching and learning. From our well-established reputation in
education system strengthening, to innovative work in early grade assessment
and learning, RTI is improving education quality, relevance and efficiency
through implementation of projects funded by USAID, DFID, Australian Aid and
other donors and clients. The International Education Division will implement
an anticipated USAID-funded five-year cooperative agreement to address literacy
and retention issues in 28 districts in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee the
management of financial and reporting functions for the program to ensure
compliance with the terms of the agreement. He/she will ensure appropriate
systems and procedures (payroll, cash management, vendor payments, budgeting
and others related to financial management) are in place to properly disburse,
account, budget and report project funds in a cost effective and timely manner,
and with proper internal controls.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversees all financial of the project and ensures
    compliance with RTI and US Government (USG) financial and accounting
    policies and procedures.
  • Manages the preparation and submission of monthly
    financial statements (including expenses, receivables, and payables).
  • Ensures timely submission of expense reports, bank
    reconciliations, and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in
    the US.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual expenditures
    and prepares pipeline estimates for the project.
  • Offer technical guidance and support as required to
    build financial management capacity of local partners.
  • Implements and monitors cost-effective and efficient
    systems and procedures.
  • Supervises financial support team members.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Master’s Degree in
    Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field, or a
    Bachelor’s or certified accounting degree with 10 years’ experience.
  • Nine years of experience in financial, human
    resource, and logistics management of a large-scale project.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working for a
    USAID project is desirable with specific funds management within USAID
    rules and regulations. 
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks is desirable.
  • Strong experience mitigating fraud and corruption
    issues preferred.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
RTI International’s USAID Project should Apply Online by clicking on blue link
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