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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Proven ability to proactively identify and
    solve problems.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization,
    and multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and
  • 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 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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