USAID LARA Project Careers – Senior Finance and Administration Manager at RTI International




Organization: RTI
International
Project Name: USAID Literacy
Achievement and Retention Activity Program (LARA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief
of Party
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 LARA Program:
The Literacy
Achievement and Retention Activity is a five-year USAID activity that supports
the Ministry of Education Science Technology and Sports (MoESTS), Government of
Uganda’s aim of improving early grade reading outcomes and enhancing safe
school environments for children in primary grades utilizing EGR curriculum and
methodologies. LARA is expanding the curriculum and methodologies developed and
rolled out in SHRP districts to an additional 28 districts.
Job Summary:  The Senior Finance and Administration Manager will
primarily oversee the implementation of finance, grants and administration
standard operating procedures. The incumbent will take part in the design,
monitoring and implementation of the project operations policies and
procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent oversees all finances and
administration of Uganda LARA project and ensure compliance with RTI finance
and operations policies and procedures.
·        
Technically support the month end closing processes
by ensuring complete and accurate accounting information is delivered to Home
Office.
·        
Prepare biweekly cash requirements, monitor cash
flow and reconcile cash accounts to maintain appropriate cash balances.
·        
Oversee grants in coordination with the project
Grants Manager. Regularly review and offer financial support for contract
execution of grants.
·        
Support internal and external audits of projects.
·        
Coordinate and train project staff on accounting and
administrative policies and procedures.
·        
Mentor and supervise Grants Manager, Senior
Accountant, Human Resources Officer and Office Manager.
·        
Prepare and submit reports as requested by
management, RTI Home and Regional Office.
·        
Review all procurement including procurement under
grants, to ensure open competition, strong internal controls with appropriate
segregation of duties and in full compliance with USAID and RTI policies and
procedures.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Deputy
Chief of Party.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The incumbent should hold a Bachelor’s degree with
16 years’ related experience or a Master’s degree and 12 years related
experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·        
The applicant must be a Chartered
Accountant/Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
·        
Prior exposure and experience in USAID/US Government
rules and regulations in program management
·        
Prior experience supervising finance and/or
administrative staff.
·        
Significant experience managing grants and
subcontracts
·        
Prior exposure and experience using electronic
payment methods and other innovative systems
·        
Strong finance and administration skills
·        
Excellent planning and organizational skills
·        
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·        
Demonstrated ethics and integrity
·        
Flexibility to travel
·        
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other
local languages is preferred.
·        
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficient in MS
Office programs
·        
Working knowledge of accounting software and
QuickBooks proficiency is highly preferred.
·        
Proven ability to follow guidelines and controls
required of the position;
·        
A willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced,
team-oriented environment is essential.
·        
Ability to change the thinking of or gain acceptance
of others in sensitive situations.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs including three
work related referees and cover letters to the Human Resource Manager by e-mail
to recruitment@lara.rti.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 16th September, 2015
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