Regional Finance and Grants Director, Nairobi

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1005860
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Industry Finance
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

  •  Contribute to the development of the Action Against Hunger-USA strategy, helping develop the overall functional strategy, leading on in the financial initiatives of the strategy and driving its implementation within the region and the organization as a whole.
  •  Provide high quality financial and accounting support to Action Against Hunger by providing support to ensure;
  •  COs provide accurate and timely recording of transactions
  •  Financial controls are in place
  •  COs comply with Action Against Hunger financial standards
  •  The implementation and review of financial, accounting and budgeting systems, policies and procedures
  •  Oversee the strategic development of the Regional Finance and Grants Management unit, including Contracts & Grants Administration and Compliance Administration to streamline key functions, facilitate decision making, and deliver quality financial and budgetary support.
  •  Ensure Country and Regional offices’ financial operations are effectively managed and appropriate internal controls are in place to ensure funds are used as intended and accountable for control of assets and liabilities,
  •  Reviews and reconciles financial and grants data and reports from Action Against Hunger’s field offices, ensuring the appropriate use of Action Against Hunger’s resources (including cash management, assets utilization, etc.).
  •  Focus on cost effectiveness and cashflow; champion of cost effectiveness in general to ensure countries and the regional office are operating with a sustainable cost base, taking into account cost recoveries and the strategic role.
  •  Supervises the integration of field financial data into the Action Against Hunger’s financial database/ systems and ensures that the field and HQ systems are kept connected and updated.
  •  Ensure that regional office finance team actively participates in proposal development processes and effectively guide budgeting processes to ensure that country offices optimize program budgeting opportunities
  •  Leads annual and multi-year financial planning processes in the region (and country offices) with a focus on deepening strategic alignment and stewardship and being accountable for ensuring and monitoring delivery against the financial plans through targeted financial analytical review and forecasting accuracy.
  •  Supports country directors in pre-award negotiations with a focus on ensuring that ACF secures favorable conditions related to indirect cost rates, pre-financing and quick reimbursement by donors of all costs pre-financed by donors
  •  Ensure timely and realistic treasury forecasts and efficient/effective management of payables and receivables to maintain continuous cash flow and financing of project activities in country offices
  •  Conducts monthly financial analysis to identify and mitigate all financial management risks to ensure performance is as per the target and identifying action plans required to ensure the region is on track for achieving objectives.
  •  Builds a strong community of practice for regional and country office finance teams and uses this mechanism to promote continuous learning, coaching and development. eLXr1qQ BIpnb
  •  Regularly visits country offices to perform routine checks on internal controls and supports country directors on systems strengthening and to address any potential risks.
  •  Provides oversight to all regional and country office audits (including pre-audit preparation, management and tracking implementation of audit findings.
  •  Ensure compliance with legal and grant regulations and financial management policies and procedures; reviewing monthly exception reporting in conjunction with CO finance Country Directors to understand the issues at hand.
  •  With CO FDs, develop the financial management capacity of financial management capacity of the finance staff and budget holders at CO level to ensure the organization’s goals and business objectives are met.
  •  Manage the regional office budget, providing financial support to the regional office including and being jointly accountable for achieving the results laid out in the regional plans.

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