Finance and Administrative Director Job Career – Pact

Job Title:       Finance and Administrative Director
Organization: Pact
Duty Station:  Uganda
About us:
At the heart of Pact is the
promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development
organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries
to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and
marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where
everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in
partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create
sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable,
and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development.
Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity
development, governance and civil society, natural resource management,
poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal
mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique
integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve
people’s lives.

Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where
those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own
solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team,
contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and
treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies
and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team
spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications;
Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications;
Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make
the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation;
Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at
all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across
the global enterprise.
Job Summary: The Finance and Administrative Director, determined as
Key Personnel, directs the overall financial activities of the Integrated Child
and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity program, including the accounting,
invoicing, contracts management, procurement, risk management, and
administrative activities. The Finance and Administrative Director ensures that
adequate and appropriate internal controls are in place in compliance with
USAID and PEPFAR policies and procedures, to meet generally recognized
accounting standards. This position is contingent upon award.
The ICYD activity will address USAID/Uganda’s development objectives
relating to child wellbeing, education, and youth development. This activity
will be a flagship program administered by the Office of Education, Youth, and
Child Development, the unit responsible for the Mission’s education and
PEPFAR/OVC funding streams.
ICYD must use an integrated approach to realize the following
Children and youth have improved learning
Children and youth are safe and healthy in their
community and learning environments; and,
Youth practice positive behaviors and are able
to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.
The ICYD Activity will need to
contend with several mandatory pathways to achieve the three stated objectives.
These include:
Build from recent EGR support to MOES and target
Address primary school retention through a
combination of family, community and school-based interventions that address
known critical drivers of school dropout.
Provide critical OVC services directly for up to
two years while building the capacity of local partners to transition to prime
awards with USAID/Uganda.
Provide technical assistance and coordination to
OVC service providers in service delivery districts.
Deliver effective technical assistance and
support to MGLSD and other public/private institutions to progressively
transition OVC service delivery from USG support.
Address sub-national constraints to priority
outcomes through high-impact local partnerships.
Key Duties and
The Finance and Administrative Director manages
all bookkeeping, bank accounts and cash flow, and manages project funds for the
appropriate execution of the project.
The Finance and Administrative Director also has
the responsibility to track project expenses and to prepare monthly financial
reports and annual budget projections to ensure full compliance in accordance
with USAID and PEPFAR rules and regulations.
Maintain project accounts and risk management
operations in accordance with Pact policies and procedures.
Ensure project expenditures are in accordance
with the approved budget, project contract, and USAID policies and cost
Develop and manage project budget and pipeline
to ensure project does not exceed approved obligation and budget ceiling.
Provide detailed analyses of costs, budgets,
contracts, and funding requirements.
Monitor financial performance using performance-based
Oversee sub-award administration to ensure
compliance and strong fiscal controls
Work with the relevant Departments (Programs,
M&E, etc.) on integrated management of all project finances to ensure
effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance
of all donor requirements.
Provide training and/or guidance to field and/or
partner staff on Pact and/or USAID policies, procedures and requirements; donor
guidelines, procedures and requirements; rules and regulations.

Skills and Experience:
Master’s degree in business, public
administration, finance, accounting, or other areas relevant to the scope and
programming in this project
15 years of overall, related professional
Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large
budgets, and in-depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting Standards
Excellent organizational, analytical, and
English oral and written communication skills; demonstrated supervisory skills;
and the ability to work well on a team.
Previous experience in building or enhancing
civil society organization financial management capacity
Prior experience overseeing finance, operations
and contractual compliance for a USAID-funded project of a similar complexity,
including human resources, procurement, audits, risk management, and
sub-contracts or sub-awards.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e.,
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially
available accounting software programs.
Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience
with USAID rules and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations
under 2 CFR 200.
Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee
multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
Creative problem-solving skills.
Pact is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political
affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status,
disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information,
matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit
information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee
organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
How to Apply:
All Interested and qualified
candidates should apply online at the link below

Deadline: 31st December 2019
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