JOB TITLE – FINANCE MANAGER
*Position is contingent upon donor approval*
PURPOSE OF POSITION
World Vision is looking for a Finance Manager for an upcoming Zimbabwe USAID Family Planning Reproductive Maternal New Born Adolescent and Child Health (FP/RMNACH) Opportunity.
The Grants Finance Manager is responsible for the financial management of the (FP/RMNCAH) USAID-funded grant from start-up through close-out. The incumbent will ensure proper financial management, accountability, planning, and reporting in alignment with the goals of the grant, World Vision financial procedures, USAID regulations, and the grant agreement. The manager will provide detailed financial analysis, reporting system and process development, training and support.
The applicant must demonstrate strong experience in sub-grantee management, including building the capacity of local organizations and sub grantees in USAID grant compliance, financial reporting, and accountability. Coaching, advising, and enforcement are essential functions of this position. The applicant will provide detailed financial analysis, reporting, system and process development, training and support to international program funding, including cash, commodity grants, or privately funded programs.
Advise program teams on resource integration options to meet match requirements of grants and on recovery of indirect and field ministry service costs for grants and private funding
Lead the development of the annual program team operating budget, monitor actual performance and develop project projections
Review and/or generate financial reports for compliance with grant and donor requirements
Analyze spending trends and provide feedback and analysis to team leaders and field colleagues on areas with significant over- or under spending
Prepare close-out documentation at end of funding cycles in compliance with government regulations
Support government and World Vision International audits, provide required information and facilitate audit recommendations implementation
Consult Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party on cost allocations, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems as required
Implement financial policies in accordance with World Vision Field Financial Manual, [DONOR] Rules and Regulations and local financial regulations
Practice standard financial systems, including implementation of good internal controls, risk management, asset monitoring and reconciliation of all funds accounts
Oversee preparation of financial documents and ledgers
Assure standard sub-grantee management, including their monitoring by Grant Accountant and/or Finance Officer, funding requirements, financial reporting, risk management and capacity building.
Assure that all grant policies and regulations are adhered to in the charging of cost
Assure that cash transactions are well planned, controlled and reported
Liaise with appropriate partner offices regarding financial and accounting issues
Perform other duties as assigned by line manager
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelors or Master's degree (accounting, finance or international business)
Professional qualifications like ACCA , CIMA would be an added advantage
At least 5 years of accounting and/or grants management experience required.
Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs in developing countries;
A minimum of three years’ experience in the management of programs funded by the U.S. Government, including experience managing finance for USAID-funded projects, or other donors. In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations
In-depth working knowledge of accounting software packages, especially Sun Systems, Vision XL and Vision Executive.
Fluency in English and both written and spoken
Must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment
Must be able to work with multiple deadlines and high demands
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with absolute discretion