Invisible Children is seeking a Finance Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Partnership for the Development of Eastern Congo (P-DEC). The Finance Director is responsible for financial aspects of the project, including overseeing leveraging, cost-share, accounting for other illustrative activities/investments, overall accounting, sub-grants, small-grants, and financial capacity building. The Finance Director will establish and maintain sound financial management practices and ensure the project’s compliance with Invisible Children and USAID procedures, rules and regulations.
Project Summary: P-DEC will aim to strengthen the foundations for durable peace (Transition Objective 3 under the 2014-2021 USAID/DRC Country Development Cooperation Strategy) with a focus on Ituri and North Kivu provinces. P-DEC will adopt cross-sectoral stabilization approaches to address drivers of conflict that gave rise to and continue to fuel the activities of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and various other armed groups and community militias. As such, P-DEC will build community resilience to conflict and crisis; foster accountable, trusted, citizen-responsive institutions, addressing grievances; promote inclusive, diversified economic growth. It will focus on areas where there is demonstrated political will to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.
**Position contingent upon funder approval of key personnel and funding**
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
The main duties of the Finance Director are:
+ Responsible for oversight of budget preparation, processes, and management in conjunction with the relevant program managers, including the development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the programs. Track expenditures and justify allocations and reclassifications, when required.
+ Work closely with senior management to address any financial or performance issues to ensure smooth implementation, financial and technical reporting, and tracking of the individual partner activities against work plans.
+ Design and implement systems and procedures following Invisible Children standards adapted to handle specific country constraints and conditions yet ensuring adequate internal controls and minimizing risks.
+ Work with the relevant Departments (Programs, M&E, etc.) on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources to achieve program objectives in compliance with all donor requirements.
+ Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID.
+ Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management.
+ Oversee and coordinate with the grant’s unit as well as training/mentoring of staff where necessary in the financial management of the programs’ grant agreements with local NGO’s.
+ Support financial management of sub-grants, including processing advances/liquidations, monitoring/compliance visits, and close-out procedures.
+ Track program cost-share ensuring it is compliant with donor requirements.
+ Master’s degree in financial accounting, MBA, or similar related Masters degree from an accredited university/college.
+ A Bachelor’s degree and at least 15 years of experience of progressively responsible experience in the accounting and financial field along with significant supervisory experience.
+ Experience in teaching and/and or capacity building NGO financial accounting and sustainability skills.
+ At least 10 years’ experience in financial management of USG assistance programs of similar size, complexity and setting.
+ Expertise in USG cost principles, rules and regulations and applying these in program decision-making.
+ Demonstrated experience in supporting and working with program technical staff to ensure resources are used efficiently and to accurately account for expenditures.
+ Exceptional skills in automated accounting systems and use of Excel spreadsheets.
+ Excellent record of accurate and on-time reporting to donor agencies.
+ Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles.
+ Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.
+ Experience working as a member of high-performance team.
+ Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise.
+ Experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is preferred.
+ Professional level oral and written skills in English, and proficient oral and written skills in French (required);
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills;
+ Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow.
About Invisible Children
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Invisible Children is an international nonprofit organization working to build a world where all people and the planet thrive together with a purpose to end violent conflict and foster thriving ecosystems in solidarity with our world’s most at risk communities.. We partner with local visionaries in highly remote and volatile conflict zones to build community-led initiatives and drive global policy change to end violent conflict and ensure communities have the safety they deserve. Currently, our programming is focused on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan.
Submit your CV, cover letter, and three (3) references, via email to [email protected] by November 8, 2020. Include “P-DEC Finance Director Application” in the subject line of your email.