• Finance & Operations Director

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    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/8/2019 12:48 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

    The Finance and Operations Director is responsible for overall finance and operations management of the GCBS Program. He / she is a member of the Senior Management Team and will be responsible for managing the functions of the Finance and Operations Departments including supervision of staff.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Lead annual financial strategic planning;
    • Managing and monitoring procurement policies and systems in line with USAID and Pact Global;
    • Financial Management and Leadership;
    • External Stakeholder Reporting; (includes financial reporting in accordance with USAID contractual requirements);
    • Internal Control Systems Management;
    • Staff Supervision and Professional Development;
    • Statutory Compliance;
    • Managing of Procurement and IT;
    • Facilities and Asset Management;
    • Administration Support.

    Basic Requirements

    • Master’s degree in Financial Management, Business Administration, Financial Accounting or other relevant field, or a bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ experience;
    • 5 years of relevant development financial working experience;
    • 10 years’ experience in accounting, operations and financial management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs;
    • Demonstrated experience in team building experience;
    • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements;
    • Prior experience building or enhancing financial management capacity of civil society organizations;
    • Demonstrated previous experience & skills in developing & presenting and managing large budgets;
    • Excellent interpersonal Skills;
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word; Excel; Outlook and Internet);
    • A customer service oriented individual with ability to deal with all service providers;
    • Excellent written and oral communication and Presentation skills;
    • Valid Driver’s License and own vehicle;

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience of working with or in the South African Treasury;
    • Working experience and knowledge of Serenic accounting system;
    • Registration with Professional Bodies (CAP; ACCA or SAIPA);
    • South African and / or permanent residents


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