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Finance and Operations Manager–AHSSA Bangladesh
3 years’ contract + Based in Dhaka
Plan is recruiting a Finance and Operations Manager for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded project in Bangladesh. The Project
Adolescent Health Skills Strengthening Activity (AHSSA) is a USAID funded $6,000,000 project that aims to empower female and male adolescents to advocate for their own needs and desires in order to delay marriage until at least ages 18 and 21, the legal marriage age for girls and boys respectively, and delay first birth until the age of 20 for girls. AHSSA will improve the health and well-being of girls and boys, especially girls as they develop into adults and prepare for motherhood; and ultimately, enable healthier babies to be born to healthier mothers. Job summary The Finance and Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing project finances operations in accordance with relevant USAID regulations and in line with Plan’s financial and administrative management policy provisions. The Finance and Operations Director will supervise grant management and financial reporting on grant performance and will ensure best use of resources by managing the preparation of sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and assuring timely preparation of donor financial reports. This position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor. Level of effort: 36 months Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities include:
Provide oversight of financial and administrative management of the project.
Supervise all financial management to ensure best use of resources through sound budgeting, monitoring of project expenses, and timely preparation of donor financial reports.
Develop and implement monthly project-wide financial review(s) and analyses, as well as provide timely and reliable financial information for decision-making.
Maintain strong internal policies, processes, and controls systems in order to provide timely, consistent and accurate financial and budget management.
Develop strategic planning, work planning, and budgeting processes.
Work closely with Plan International USA home office and Plan Bangladesh country office staff on internal and external financial reviews and audits; work closely with project finance/grants/administrative staff and sub-grantees to ensure appropriate implementation of same.
Prepare financial reports for donors.
Masters-level degree in public administration, financing, economics, accounting, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree with significant experience in project finance management may be accepted.
Significant experience managing programs funded by the U.S. Government, including experience managing finances for USAID-funded projects.
Minimum of 4 years’ direct work experience in developing countries with senior-level responsibility for administration and finance highly desired.
Minimum of 8 years’ experience in financial management and/or project administration, and grant management.
Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to USA accounting procedures and processes.
In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations and other key USG regulations, including USAID 22 CFR Part 226 Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, 22 CFR Part 145 Grants and Agreements with Non-Profits, OMB Circulars A-122, Cost principles for non-profit organizations, and A-133 Audit of states, local governments, and non-profits.
Ability to adopt new software and financial management systems.
Excellent communication, management, and leadership skills.
Proven analytical skills in isolating priorities and tackling them.
Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender.
Work experience in Bangladesh highly preferred.
Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Bangla preferred.
Key Interactions Report to:Project Director Physical Environment Typical office environment with extensive travel in domestic project areas.
This is a full-time, three-year position based in Dhaka. Please note that hiring against the position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor. To Apply
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by 17 July 2015 at: http://ers.bdjobs.com/applications/plan. Only short listed candidates will be called for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.
As a child-centered development organization, committed to the wellbeing of children and to supporting the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we do not tolerate child abuse. We are an equal opportunities employer