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POSITION SCOPE: Candidate needs to have program finance and operations experience and a demonstrated track record of capacity building, financial management of programs, project budgeting, coaching and developing local finance teams, BVA analysis, international development, and analyzing project spending trends.
DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Multi-factor decision-making requiring research and analysis, subject to supervisory guidance. Analyze and interpret issues and propose alternative solutions relying on knowledge of professional standards and principles. Consult with necessary stakeholders regarding issues, possible solutions and implementation of alternative approaches.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Perform regular tracking, analysis and reporting of project financial data. Provide full service accounting for projects and ensure compliance with IFES policies, A-133 regulations and donor requirements. Monitor program performance vs budget and funding and prepares month-end reporting and account reconciliations. Participates in project budget planning, critical review of project financials and preparation of reports.
RELATIONSHIPS: Maintain collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff, both within the headquarters and field offices. Initiate contact with staff in other departments to exchange detailed, substantive information and coordinate activities necessary to achieve work goals. Requires highly-developed interpersonal skills, involving active listening, creativity and problem solving, to assure desired outcomes. Collaborates with internal and external partners in planning, implementing and evaluating results. Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external partners, auditors etc.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise entry level and professional staff. Coordinate and monitor the activities of others to assure goals are met.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or related field or equivalent work experience.
Experience: 6 plus years of experience overseeing financial and administrative activities.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Familiarity with US Government (USG) funded projects highly desired. Organizational, quantitative, and analytical skills required. Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and work accurately under time constraints. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluency in English required. Fluency in other languages highly preferred such as Spanish, French, Arabic, or sign language highly desired.
TRAVEL: Travel up to 10% of the time.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Please evaluate and describe any physical skills, abilities or working conditions that are required to perform the essential duties of this position, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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