Deputy Director of Administration and Finance

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Celebrating 100 years of supporting cooperatives that build a better world, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the apex association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector support, advocacy and international development that helps co-ops thrive. NCBA CLUSA continues to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 85 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The NCBA CLUSA project “Resilience and Economic Growth in Sahel – Enhanced Resilience” (REGIS-ER), a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded program, is interested in addressing the diverse, structural causes of chronic vulnerability in the Sahel by:

  1. strengthening local government and civil society’s capacity to manage resources proactively, collaboratively, and transparently;
  2. catalyzing the local private sector to expand access to products and services;
  3. introducing cutting-edge techniques/technologies that respond to emerging challenges;
  4. improving local people’s knowledge about resilience and food security;
  5. addressing the needs of vulnerable populations by providing paths to broader economic participation; and
  6. linking humanitarian responders to institutional partners and effective channels for emergency relief in times of crisis.

Over 5 years, the RISE Initiative will benefit more than 2 million vulnerable beneficiaries through improved resilience systems. Depth and prevalence of poverty amongst poor households (HHs) will be reduced by 20% and prevalence of severely and moderately hungry HHs reduced by 20%. The project will achieve $12 million increase in off-farm income, increase vulnerable HH assets by $10 million, improve Natural Resource Management (NRM) practices in 2 million hectares, develop 12,400 hectares of new irrigation land, increase the capacity of 400,000 people to adapt to the impacts of climate variability and cope with a major crisis, and improve nutrition of 1.5 million children under five.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the positon of Deputy Director of Administration and Finance to support NCBA CLUSA’s REGIS-ER Team, based in Burkina Faso. The Deputy Director of Administration and Finance is responsible for the management of finances and administration of the project through capacity building, internal controls, administration and financial oversight.

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Capacity Building and Training

  • Develop and conduct trainings for project staff to build capacity in managing project expenses, procurement processes, among others;
  • Provide training to project staff, implementing partners, grantees, to ensure full compliance with terms of agreements and local laws;
  • Work closely with the Project’s Senior Management Team to ensure that regional offices have the appropriate level of staff and that staff are appropriately trained on government and donor regulations and requirements, and that regional offices comply with such regulations as well as NCBA CLUSA / REGIS ER policies and procedures;

Internal Controls

  • Oversee, in partnership with the Director of Administration and Finance, project financial and administration management functions in the project;
  • Directs the implementation and maintenance of the fields financial policies, procedures and internal controls including an emphasis on the requirements imposed by NCBA CLUSA HQ and USAID, as prescribed in the CFR200 requirements;
  • Conduct spot audits of regional offices, and of petty cash accounts and fuel deposit accounts;

Administration and Finance Management

  • Oversee finance, logistics, procurement, administration support to the project, providing formative supervision to staff responsible for these tasks;
  • Oversee preparation and submission of monthly financial reports;
  • Ensures that the appropriate financial systems are set up in compliance with NCBA CLUSA policies and USAID standards;
  • Responsible for treasury management including daily supervision of cash position and cash accounts; preparation of project cash flow projections and pipelines, preparation of cash requests;
  • Work closely with technical staff, NCBA CLUSA HQ staff when necessary to ensure that project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed, disbursed, monitored and reported;
  • Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfers requests to corporate HQ in Washington, D.C.;
  • Manage the bank accounts, ensuring that proper documentation is sent and received from the bank(s) including overseeing monthly bank reconciliation process;
  • Manage and provide financial oversight of sub awards and grants;
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the context of this position

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum 8 years’ of progressively responsible experience in finance management of large USAID or other donor-funded development projects or equivalent work experience; e.g. each year of work experience may be substituted for each year of education required.; Mastery level in accounting including: general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll;
  • Three years of supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge or familiarity of US Federal regulations (22CRF200);
  • Requires working knowledge of the administrative, financial and contractual management of international development programs and applying US government rules and regulations that govern foreign assistance development financing;
  • Previous supervisory experience is required;
  • Experience with conducting trainings and capacity building is required;
  • Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervision, leadership and managerial skills;
  • Ability to work well with others and willingness to support and provide trainings;
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and particularly QuickBooks is preferable;
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in French required, English is a plus;
  • Willingness and ability to travel in Niger and Burkina Faso.

To apply, click here. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

NCBA CLUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at NCBA CLUSA, please send an email to Misti French or call 202.638.6222.

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