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Job Title: Bantwana Finance Manager
Posting Date: 08/03/2012
The Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. was launched in 2006 to address the growing crisis of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) and their households in high prevalence sub-Saharan African countries. Bantwana currently partners with 100 local organizations and schools, which will reach more than 80,000 OVC with urgently needed services by the end of 2010. In coordination with national and local government programs, Bantwana provides technical and management capacity building to community-based organizations (CBOs) helping vulnerable families access a comprehensive range of care and services through programs and partnerships that affect positive change and a more supportive environment for vulnerable children from the household to the policy level. Bantwana fosters lasting cooperation of government ministries, schools, civil society, and traditional leaders to ensure the continuity of best practices and community mobilization beyond the life of the project. Bantwana's OVC expertise is buttressed by World Education, Inc.'s fifty years of experience mobilizing communities and government stakeholders in Africa, Asia, and the United States to lead programs and develop and advocate for policies which improve the lives of vulnerable families through education, HIV prevention, child protection, gender empowerment, and livelihoods development.
- Acting as a resource person to Project Coordinators, Chiefs of Party, and Field Office staff in the areas of finance, operations, human resources, contracting, procurement, and administration.
Assisting country teams in trouble-shooting operational challenges as they arise.
Monitoring, analyzing, and facilitating discussion around project financial information.
Developing/refining systems and tools for project operations management; training staff in their use.
Training new staff in project operational management issues including finance, operations, human resources, contracting procurement, and administration
Providing financial orientations for new Project Field Staff (Chiefs of Party, Field Office Financial Managers).
Maintaining an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of contracts, cooperative agreements, terms and conditions, and requirements.
Traveling to selected field offices for start-up, close-out, trainings, financial reviews of projects or general operational support.
Ensuring consistent implementation of Accounting and WEI/Bantwana financial policies/standards, as well as USAID rules and regulations.
Assisting project teams in managing partnerships, subawards, and grants and developing related tools and systems.
New Business Development
- Develop proposal budgets as needed with support from Program Officers.
Review all Bantwana cost proposal budgets before submission to donors.
- Business and/or project management-related degree: Bachelors, Masters preferred
Minimum of five years experience as the finance/operations component of a management team for international development projects, in a backstopping team or overseas
Strong financial management and accounting skills
Good knowledge of USAID rules and regulations and/or other donors
Dynamic team player with strong multicultural communication skills
Previous training experience
Strong organizational skills
Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Proficiency in Microsoft Word
Foreign language proficiency preferred
Ability to travel
Salary commensurate with experience.
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