Director, Finance and Operations
Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking a Director, Finance & Operations for a USAID-funded Strength- ening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) project in Uganda.
The program supports local governments in Uganda to improve social service delivery.
With emphasis on health, education, and services for orphans and vulnerable children, the program collaborates with the Ministry of Local Government and other USAID-supported partners to strengthen processes and structures of decentralized governments in 35 districts to offer quality services to communities.
The Director of Finance & Operations is responsible for overseeing project finances and directing operations (procurement, HR and logistics).
S/he will enforce policies and procedures in line with USAID regulations, Cardno policies, and Uganda law.
S/he will work closely with Cardno home office (HO) on improving or developing new policies where needed, as well as fulfilling financial reporting requirements to USAID.
This position is expected to manage/supervise 12-13 reports.
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:
Track expenditure to ensure spending is in line with field operational budget
Develop funding requests to HO based on upcoming project activities and in line with field budget
Supervise financial management of the project, responsible for accuracy of statements and fund requests provided to home office and USAID
Provide timely and accurate feedback/responses to HO queries
Work closely with the Director of Grants to ensure funds are available for grant disbursements and that grant disbursements are made in line with the requirements of the grants manual
Support the Finance Team in implementation of systems and procedures.
Procurement & Logistics:
Manage procurement function in HO and support regional offices in the management of smaller procurement
Ensure procurement and all policies are in compliance with USG, local rules and regulations, and Cardno policies
Manage procurement systems and processes to ensure transactions and purchases are done in a transparent and efficient manner
Work with technical teams to improve planning and organization of implemented activities
Manage IT project coverage & review (tele)communications policies, procedures and expenses
Update and maintain HR manual and in conjunction with the COP, ensure that the manual is followed
Provide oversight of the HR function and ensure adequate coverage by HR consultant
Ensure local labor laws are abided by
Supervise hiring, termination and performance improvement plans, according to policies in place and local regulations/laws
Ensure evaluation process is performed adequately and in a timely fashion
Masters Level Degree or equivalent (M.B.A., C.P.A, or related degree or certification)
7+ years demonstrable experience in the field of international development
7+ years of experience in project and financial management
International experience strongly preferred
Excellent organizational, analytical, supervisory, interpersonal and team-building skills gained from progressively responsible positions in international work environments
Previous experience overseeing and collaborating with teams of local staff
To submit your application, visit http://cardno.pmtrx.com/logon.aspx and create an account or log into your existing Cardno account to apply to the Director, Finance & Operations position.
Visit our website at www.cardno.com/emergingmarkets to learn more about Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd.
Deadline for submission July 27, 2012
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