USAID TechnoServe Project Jobs – Director of Finance & Administration

Project Name: USAID
Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Program
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
TechnoServe works with
enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms,
businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops
business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and
markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking
men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth
for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven
results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
About USAID Project:
USAID Uganda is funding a new
five-year Youth Leadership for Agriculture program to increase economic
opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Ugandan female and male youth aged
10 to 35, in agriculture- related fields, in order to increase their incomes
and build entrepreneurial, leadership, and workforce readiness skills. Pending
confirmation of funding, TechnoServe will lead this program in select districts
in Uganda, including Northern Uganda, through market systems and facilitative
approaches. This program will focus on achieving two specific objectives by
partnering with both public and private entities: (1) increased incomes of
youth working in agricultural value chains (specifically maize, beans and
coffee); and (2) improved skills development (entrepreneurship, employability,
leadership, and life skills) obtained through formal and non-formal education
and training organizations.
Job Summary: The USAID
Project Director of Finance & Administration will oversee the
administrative, financial, procurement and sub-awards j processes including
compliance with USG rules and regulations. The Director of Finance and
Administration is the primary financial and administrative officer of the
Program. S/ he oversees the overall administration of the program, including
working with local Financial Controller and TechnoServe’s HQ support units
managing operations, : sub-awards & sub-contracts issued by TechnoServe,
procurement of commercial goods and services and accounting. The incumbent also
liaises with local partners and with TechnoServe’s headquarters regarding any
aspects of the program implementation related to finance. S/he ensures that
financial functions support the timely and effective implementation of the
program’s technical scope of work. The Director of Finance and Administration
ensures that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual
requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures.
S/he also ensures that all budgets, expenses as well as program procurement activities
are carried out according to USAID and TechnoServe’s policies, rules and
regulations. S/he also oversees the management of sub-awards and sub- :
contracts issued by TechnoServe.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID Project career placement should hold a
    Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other
    relevant field, or a Bachelor’s degree and accounting professional
    certification with 10 years’ relevant experience. At least eight years’ experience
    in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex,
    international development assistance programs developing and managing
    large budgets, with relevant IT applications, demonstrated expertise and
    excellent track record in management, finance, accounting, and office
  • Demonstrated
    experience managing contracts and familiarity and understanding of US
    Government contracting regulations, procedures, and policies, including
    FAR, CFR and OMB Circulars.
  • Prior
    experience working in emerging markets.
  • Preference
    for work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa especially East Africa and
  • Possess
    excellent management and communication skills.
  • Strong
    focus on results.
  • Possess
    excellent analytical, oral and written communication & interpersonal
  • Ability
    to travel up to 30% of time.
  • Fluent
    in written and spoken. English; fluency in one or more local languages is
    an added advantage.
  • Past
    experience working in Uganda is an advantage
  • Prior
    experience managing finances and administration for USAID-funded programs
    is also desired
How to Apply: 
All qualified and interested
applicants should send a single Word-formatted document consisting of cover
letter, resume and salary history to Please identify the position
for which you are applying in the subject line. Only applicants meeting minimum
qualifications will be considered or contacted.
Deadline: 4th February 2015.
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