USAID Project Careers – Program Manager II – Finance and Compliance at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Funding Source: U.S.
Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Name:
Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief of
Party
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
is an International non-profit organization whose commitment is to assist the
poor and vulnerable overseas set out by the Bishops of the United States. Our
Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as
a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions
who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
About USAID CRS Project:
CRS will be implementing a
“Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western
Uganda” project over the next five years. The Project will improve the
health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable
populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a minimum of
625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central and western
Uganda. The consortium partners include Action for Community Development
(ACODEV), African Network for Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and
Neglect (ANPPCAN), TPO Uganda, and Futures Group. There will be three project
offices: Kampala, Kasese, and Mbarara. Approximately, 30 staff will support
this project of $38.5 million through USAID funding.
Job Summary:  The Finance and Compliance Manager who will support
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the management of all financial and
compliance matters within the project, including managing the project budget,
generating financial reports (including donor reports), tracking expenses,
overseeing the administration of  
sub-awards, managing grants management staff at the Kampala office and
supporting staff in district offices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Leadership and Management:
  • Ensure
    application of documented policies and procedures for grants management to
    ensure effective support and compliance across the project;
  • Ensure
    that a system is in place for regular performance assessment of project
    finance staff, including providing technical support and opportunities for
    development.
  • The
    incumbent will ensure that all financial information is consolidated on
    time and provided to the COP and Country Representative as appropriate for
    analysis and dissemination;
  • Offer
    technical support to and overall supervision of the project finance and
    grants management teams;
2. Financial:
  • Manage
    and review the project finance 
    procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Oversee
    the timely and accurate preparation of, and approval of all donor
    financial reports in respect to accounting, legal and contractual
    requirements;
  • Actively
    monitor monthly cash needs ensuring cash requirements of the project and
    sub-awardees are met;
  • Manage
    the development and implementation of a plan to minimize the project’s
    foreign exchange exposure to currency gains and losses;
  • Work
    closely with senior management, subcontractors and implementing partners
    to develop and monitor annual project budgets and budget updates;
  • Perform
    final financial reviews of sub-award budgets prior to approval.
3. Sub-award and sub-contract
management oversight:
  • Ensure
    adequate sub-award and sub-contracting development processes, monitoring
    and management systems are in place to ensure effective and timely
    issuance, reporting and oversight of all sub-awards/sub-contracts;
  • Actively
    monitor the effective oversight and support to recipients of sub-awards
    and sub-contracts by the project to ensure consistent compliance with the
    terms of their agreements including financial management and compliance
    with donor regulations;
  • In
    charge of monitoring the timely submission of accurate financial and
    activity reporting by sub-award recipients.
4. Compliance Oversight:
  • Assess
    and monitor compliance with institutional and donor  policies and procedures through field
    visits and management report reviews;
  • Ensure
    that regular and comprehensive risk and cost-efficiency analyses are
    conducted;
  • Ensure
    that the program adheres to USAID requirements including ensuring a robust
    risk management and fraud reporting system, developing and maintaining a
    project risk management and issues log, and developing a system for
    digitizing payments from the projects
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold an MBA or Master’s degree from an
    accredited university in business administration, finance, accounting;
  • A
    minimum of eight years’ experience managing the finances and operations of
    a project this size and
  • Five
    or more years’ experience in managing sub-grants comparable to those under
    this award;
  • Demonstrated
    exemplary diplomatic, management, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Working
    knowledge of regulatory, contractual, legal, and financial compliance
    requirements associated with USAID funding;
  • Prior
    experience in managing donor funded procurements and subcontracts/grants;
  • Strong
    demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and
    management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing,
    and oral presentation skills;
  • Diverse
    background in operations, with strong understanding of finance,
    administration supply chain, human resources, information technology, and
    business processes;
  • At
    least two years’ experience working in a developing country, preferred
    experience working in complex and fluid operating environments;
Personal Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and
principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her
responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Serves
    with Integrity
  • Models
    Stewardship
  • Cultivates
    Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes
    Learning
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to
Apply Online by the following link below.

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