Project Name: Achieving & Maintaining Epidemic Control through Comprehensive HIV PCT Services in DRC
Type: Regular/Full Time
Reports to: Chief of Party
University Research Co., LLC (URC)
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The CDC-funded Achieving and Maintaining Epidemic Control through Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Services in the Kinshasa Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) under the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) project will work to increase population access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in order to decrease HIV/AIDS associated morbidity and mortality and contribute to successful epidemic control in the Kinshasa Region of the DRC. The project will focus on expanding existing prevention interventions, including prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and HIV prevention among key populations; care and treatment (C&T), including TB/HIV and sexual and gender-based violence services; HIV laboratory and related diagnostic services; and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and quality improvement (QI) activities.
The Finance & Operations Director will provide overall operational support to the project team. Responsible for all financial and administrative functions of the project, including the management of accounting and financial transactions, URC required monthly/bi-monthly financial reporting, and management of daily project administration. S/he will lead the development of operations management systems and processes required to maintain project implementation and will guarantee that these processes are in compliance with URC internal policies and CDC polices and regulations. The Finance & Operations Director will assist in the development of project budgets and will oversee procurement processes. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to CDC approval.
- Ensure compliance with URC and CDC rules, regulations and policies;
- Establish (where appropriate) and maintain standard financial operating procedures;
- Conduct proper financial planning, expenditure tracking and audit of financial resources;
- Organize and oversee project cash management processes, including liquidity management, budgeting of cash projections, risk assessment and mitigation, bank relationship management, timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions and the security of cash assets on site;
- Supervise the Finance and Administrative Team;
- Ensure that all financial documentation is maintained according to URC standards and donor policies to the extent they can be fully audited with limited or no adverse findings;
- Working in close coordination with URC headquarters and the Chief of Party, co-ordinate annual budget preparation, ensuring quality control and management input;
- Oversee the development and implementation of standard operating procedures in human resources management, procurement, and logistics;
- Oversee staff capacity building, payroll and tax declaration reviews;
- Develop and implement guidelines for finance procedures for URC vendors to assure timely invoice and payment management;
- Work with the URC headquarters Finance Director to implement the annual external audit as applicable;
- Lead the audit process, and support and respond to external auditor schedules, requests, and comments in a timely and professional manner keeping URC headquarters Director of Finance informed and copied on the process;
- Ensure Annual Financial Statement and Management letter and related reports are presented to headquarters within required time frames;
- Ensure compliance with corporate human resource policies; review staff contracts and contract extensions;
- Line manage all finance and administration staff;
- Serve as the primary liaison with URC HQ; and
- Any other duties as assigned
Required Experience & Qualifications:
- A college degree or higher, in Finance, Accounting, Business or other Management-related degree;
- Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in the areas of finance, accounting, operations management and/or contract management;
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience overseeing the procurement administration and financial management reporting of a PEPFAR-funded activity;
- Proficiency in Quick Books Program;
- Strong understanding of and demonstrated capacity to manage financial systems and procedures of projects valued at least $5 million or more in developing countries, preferably within West Africa;
- Strong organizational, financial reporting, management and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to manage multiple competing priorities;
- Demonstrated integrity and fidelity;
- Experience and knowledge of CDC or other international donor policies and procedures and management of donor funding and projects; and
- Fluency in English and French is essential.
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