Summary Of Role
The CFO is an important element of the IntraHealth project leadership team, responsible for providing fiscal leadership in the implementation of IntraHealth programs in Rwanda, ensuring that USAID resources are used efficiently and responsibly to accomplish project goals. The job is in charge of the project’s financial systems, including project budgeting, financial monitoring, satisfying legal, auditing, and contractual obligations, and collaborating with state financial officials. The CFO is the primary financial representative for the IntraHealth Rwanda Country Office, coordinating financial assistance to project zones. The CFO creates the project financial plan, which includes monitoring and reporting systems that fulfill USG criteria, as well as managing contractual operations. In addition, the job oversees all procurement operations and ensures compliance with organizational and donor standards.
This job reports to the Chief of Party and works closely with the Senior HR & Operations Manager, the Technical Team, and US-based IntraHealth Chapel Hill workers.
Create accounting and financial systems for the project that are in accordance with USAID requirements as well as IntraHealth rules and procedures.
Document, manage, and monitor project-wide compliance with revised financial and administration rules.
Manage all financial transactions, including mobile money usage.
Supervise the creation of all vouchers and cheques for authorized core office expenses.
Prepare and send monthly financial reports to North Carolina headquarters.
Manage cash flow, which includes formulating and submitting requests for funding to headquarters.
Keep track of the general ledger and balance sheets.
Prepare monthly budget variance reports.
Create a project procurement strategy and follow correct procurement regulations and procedures while acquiring project supplies and equipment.
Management procurement operations, including risk management, are overseen.
Grants & Awards Management
Grants and awards must be managed effectively.
Maintain the payroll system, which includes monitoring benefits and allowances, as well as ensuring compliance with all necessary taxes and tax reporting.
Manage organizational risk and responsibility, with a focus on ensuring compliance with all relevant USAID rules and local laws.
Analyze financial data to advise project management.
Provide strategic direction and problem-solving help to the project leadership.
A master’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or a related branch of study is required. A professional certificate in CPA or ACCA will be advantageous.
Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience leading finance teams in increasingly responsible roles in finance, procurement, and contract management for international development initiatives with a similar monetary value ($50 million), with a strong preference for USAID cooperation agreements and contracts.
Understand USG financial reporting and compliance laws, as well as the Federal Acquisition Regulations
Ability to set up and maintain accounting and financial management systems, as well as create and review budgets
Experience handling donor-funded procurements, subcontracts, and grants
Expertise in establishing and implementing mechanisms to avoid fraud, abuse, and waste
Comprehensive understanding of US and Rwandan government rules and regulations
Ability to negotiate with partners and USAID, as well as strong oral and writing communication skills in English
Ability to operate successfully in a team-based setting, oversee a professional team, and engage with a range of technical, clinical, and other professionals is required.
Knowledge with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and accounting software is required.
Knowledge of internet financial systems and databases
Personal honesty and discretion are exceptional.
Managing Performance: The ability to plan and implement techniques, processes, and procedures for successful management of people, resources, and processes in order to maximize total organizational performance. As part of increasing performance and efficiency, managers must be able to delegate and support growth and leadership within the team(s).
Strategic Thinking: Uses organizational expertise to identify and sustain emphasis on critical IntraHealth success elements while identifying, predicting, and addressing organizational obstacles. Ability to acquire organization- and industry-specific expertise, as well as use solid decision-making procedures, to create productive resolutions that transform strategy into executable business strategies.
Effective Communication (Oral & Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools, and techniques; has the ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the use of appropriate communication behaviors.
Risk Management: Understanding of procedures, tools, and strategies for analyzing and regulating the organization’s exposure to various types of risks; capacity to use this knowledge correctly in a variety of settings.
Within allocated job, develops new, better, or substantially different ideas, techniques, solutions, or initiatives that result in improved IntraHealth performance and satisfying targets, outcomes, and worldwide commitments.
How To Apply
The application file containing the following documents should consolidated in one PDF file & submitted to the Chief of Party via our recruitment portal: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers
These Documents Include
- Motivation letter;
- Updated CV which has 3 professional references, including current and previous direct supervisors with their full names, phone number and email address;
- Notarised academic degrees;
- Previous employment certification.
Learn more about IntraHealth Careers @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers
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Shortlisting and interviews will be done on rolling basis until the position is filled. Only applicants fulfilling the above requirements will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within one month from the submission date of your application, consider your application unsuccessful.