Senior Finance and Compliance Manager – TechnoServe

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Job Summary
Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing…when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.

Program Overview:

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) anticipates funding the five-year Support for Commercializing Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) activity in Zimbabwe. The NTFP activity aims to commercialize non-timber forest products in Zimbabwe in order to improve the resilience of vulnerable and marginalized communities (particularly women and youth) through increased incomes and strengthened environmental stewardship.

Duties And Responsibilities
Objectives of the activity include:

Increased production and supply of non-timber forest products to meet domestic and international market demands;
Increased investments by local, regional and international marketers in the communities and on infrastructure that will ensure supply of quality products that meet international standards; and
Improved natural resource management and sustainable forest management practices that promote biodiversity and reduce human-wildlife conflict.
Job Summary:

TechnoServe seeks a highly qualified Finance and Compliance Director to ensure efficient operations and compliance of the Support for Commercializing Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Zimbabwe program. S/he will be responsible for overall management of finance and procurement as well as compliance with USAID regulations, policies, and local law.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Ensures efficient operations of program operations, including finance, procurement and personnel, compliance, policies, and procedures
Ensures that financial functions support the timely and effective implementation of the program’s technical scope of work
Oversees the overall administration of the program, including working with local Financial Controller and TechnoServe’s HQ support units managing operations, sub-awards & sub-contracts issued by TechnoServe, procurement of commercial goods and services and accounting
Ensures that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures. S/he also ensures that all budgets, expenses, and program procurement activities are carried out according to USAID and TechnoServe’s policies and regulations
Oversees the management of sub-awards and sub-contracts issued by TechnoServe
Provides guidance to local and subcontractor staff on compliance agreements and procurement standards/requirements
Supervises project administration staff, including the Accountant, Procurement Officer, and the Regional Human Resources and Operations Manager.

Qualifications And Experience
Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent.
10+ years of relevant administration, finance, and compliance experience.
Progressive responsibility in finance and accounting, office administration, project operations at the mid-level of an organization.
At least 5 years of experience working on USAID projects.
Experience leading and managing the financial aspects of USAID projects, including a demonstrated understanding of applicable finance-related USG contracting regulations.
Comfortability and accuracy working with large amounts of data.
Experience supervising staff and teams.
Verbal and written fluency in English.
Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree MBA, CPA or equivalent preferred
Required Languages:

Fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of capacities and constraints of smallholder farming and agribusiness development.
Detail orientation, including strong organizational, analytical and quantitative skills.
Results-oriented, with demonstrated experience achieving project targets.
Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
Proven team player with strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other administrative applications.

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