USAID Feed the Future Project Jobs – Finance and Administration Manager at Chemonics International

Organization: Chemonics International
Project Name: USAID Feed the Future Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operations Manager
About US:
Chemonics International Inc., a leading international development
consulting firm is implementing the Feed the Future Uganda Enabling Environment
for Agriculture (EEA) Activity, financed by USAID, based in Kampala, Uganda.
This five-year program (April 2013 – April 2018) is part of USAID’s Feed the
Future initiative that supports countries to develop their agriculture sectors
to spur economic growth, increase incomes, and reduce hunger, poverty and
under-nutrition. Feed the Future efforts are driven by country-led priorities.
The Activity provides technical assistance at primarily the policy and central
government levels to increase the value of agricultural production and trade –
in the coffee, maize, and beans value chains, and agricultural inputs and
improve resilience to climate change by increasing the capacity of counterparts
in Uganda to identify and address high-return policy and regulatory priorities.
Job Summary: The Finance and Administration Manager will be
responsible for managing administrative, procurement, and financial processes
that will support the efficient and cost- effective achievement of the
project’s Scope of Work in full compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain and upgrade administrative,
    procurement, human resource, and financial systems.
  • Manage the operations team, including the
    accountant, procurement manager, office manager, and drivers.
  • Ensure efficient and cost-effective
    project implementation in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Update and advise on personnel issues in
    light of USAID regulations, Chemonics’ practices, and local labor law.
  • Manage the maintenance of a filing system
    in electronic and hard copy format for technical, financial, and administrative
    documents.
  • Ensure that project procurement systems
    are in place and regularly audit these systems to maintain compliance.
    Undertake corrective action and/or staff training as necessary.
  • Help track financial expenditures against
    projections, technical activities, funding stream, and any other mechanism
    as requested by USAID or Chemonics.
  • Regularly review financial documents such
    as purchase orders, expense reports, check requests, etc. for day-to-day
    expenditures and operations.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Master’s
    degree in Business Administration, Finance, or other relevant field (a
    Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four years of experience could
    be substituted for a Master’s degree).
  • At least eight years’ experience in
    financial and administrative management of large international projects.
  • A minimum of eight years of experience
    supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement,
    subcontracts, grants, accounting, and finance.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    compliance to U.S. Government Cost Accounting Standards, management of
    donor-funded subcontracts, as well as experience and skills in developing
    and managing large budgets.
  • Possess the ability to work
    collaboratively and in a team, but also independently with minimal
    supervision.
  • Proven ability to proactively identify and
    solve problems.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization,
    and multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and
    integrity.
  • Ugandan citizenship required.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join the USAID Project should send an
updated resume, cover letter and three professional references to
recruit@ugandaeea.com. Please clearly indicate the position for which you are
applying in the subject of the e-mail.
Deadline: 30th April 2015

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