• Director, Financial Management and Operations - EMPOWER Malawi

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    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/9/2019 12:24 PM)
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  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

    Position Overview

    Pact is recruiting a Director, Financial Management and Operations for an upcoming USAID-funded five-year EMPOWER  program. The program will: a) expand the use of high quality, integrated, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV prevention services by AGYW aged 10 to 24 in two districts; and, b) increase case-finding of undiagnosed HIV-positive individuals in four districts, through targeted outreach testing with robust linkages to ART. HIV case-finding will focus on adult men and young people aged 15-24, who constitute the majority of undiagnosed HIV-positive persons in Malawi. This position is contingent upon award.

    Key Responsibilities

    Financial Administration:

    • Lead on the development, planning, and implementation of program budgets with teams, monitor budget pipelines, and submit timely and accurate financial reports to Pact and USAID as required, ensuring regulatory compliance to Pact, USAID standards, as well as Malawian legal regulations.
    • Review and approve recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to project’s senior management team.
    • Provide leadership to ensure continual review of internal and strategic controls, communications, risk assessments, and maintenance of resources along with supporting documentation. 
    • Support sub-awardees in the preparation of accurate monthly financial reports and other finance and grant-related reports and documentation as needed, checking compliance with all supporting documents.
    • Assist partners and staff in the development of budgets for project activities and monitor expenses against approved budgets.
    • Maintain the formal financial system with support from the Pact Finance Manager in Malawi. 
    • Maintain adequate records for all advances, both employee and sub-grantee, in the Malawi office and prepare financial reports.
    • Manage internal and external financial and resource audits of the program
    • Coordinate Pact Malawi’s VAT Claims to MRA.
    • Conduct site and compliance visits and issue comprehensive Site Visit Reports.


    Grants and Contracts Administration:

    • Ensure that sub-contracts, sub-grants and local consultancy documents and procedures are completed in a timely and correct manner and comply with Pact and USAID policies, regulations, and branding, providing capacity development support to staff and sub-grantees as needed.
    • Serve as the liaison between the grantee organizations and Pact to ensure contractual obligations for the projects are met and to process contractual actions such as specialized equipment purchases, deliverables, modifications, and closeouts.
    • Maintain operations tracker to document process for each grant cycle; compile and organize all grant materials.


    General Administration:

    • Lead on overall administration and procurement coordination and ensure an effective and efficient operating platform for the program. 
    • 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.
    • Coordinate the security, insurance, and maintenance of office equipment (computer, telephone, etc.).
    • Maintain and oversee asset management including fleet of vehicles, office equipment, etc.
    • Maintain staff confidential files, assist COP in staff management and performance against job description and performance goals, and provide staff training as needed.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.

    Basic Requirements

    • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field; or, a Bachelor’s or certified accounting degree with 10 years of experience.
    • Minimum 8 years of experience in accounting, operations and financial management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs.
    • Demonstrated supervisory experience, interpersonal skills and team building experience.
    • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets, including proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.
    • Three to five years of relevant grants and contract management experience, including experience enhancing financial management capacity of civil society organizations.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiarity with PEPFAR Expenditure reporting


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