Director of Finance and Administration
Deadline Date: 01/24/2011
The Bantwana Initiative of World Education Inc. seeks candidates for a Director of Finance and Administration position in Uganda, pending award of a cooperative agreement from Donors. The Director will manage the finance and administration of a proposed five-year project to improve services for vulnerable children by assisting community based organizations to provide comprehensive and integrated household-centered care for OVC in Uganda and will assist the Chief of Party with management of requirements of the cooperative agreement. The Director of Finance and Administration will also work closely with the Grants Manager.
The Project will focus on areas including:
1) Improve the socio-economic status of OVC households with a comprehensive and family focused package for their survival, growth, development and participation in the community.
2) Promote and provide child protection and legal services to OVC and their households; and
3) Strengthen delivery of integrated, quality social services to the OVC and their households through community based response systems.
Ensure sound financial management of program, including oversight of cash flow and banking;
Manage budget and administrative systems with Chief of Party;
Oversee transparent, cost effective systems;
Monitor implementation of work plan activities and assists in creating appropriate reports for activity-level financial management;
Oversee reporting and sub-grants management;
Work with Grants Manager and Training and Capacity Building Specialist to develop training module for community partners (CBOs, NGOs, FBOs, schools) on organizational development, financial management, human resources, grants management and other areas;
Submit monthly financial reports to World Education headquarters in Boston, MA;
Review and approves all expense vouchers;
Assure compliance with USG regulations for project procurement and ongoing activities;
Supervise financial aspects of grants management;
Oversee supervision of financial staff; and
Assume other responsibilities deemed necessary by the Program Director
Minimum MBA or master's degree in related field;
Minimum 7 years experience managing USG grants and sub-grants;
Experience establishing financial systems, and knowledge of accounting software, preferably QuickBooks and Excel;
Minimum 7 years experience supervising finance and administrative staff;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Excellent contract negotiation skills and experience;
Experience in Uganda;
Sound English language skills required
Salary commensurate with experience.
WEI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. M/F/H/V/D
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 01/24/2011 to
Christina Stellini at email@example.com
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