Corus International
  • Business Development
  • Bamako, MLI
  • Regular Full -Time
  • WestAfricaHaiti

Finance and Administration Manager - Mali Health Financing

Lutheran World Relief (LWR), part of the Corus International family of organizations, is seeking a Finance and Administration Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded Health Financing Activity in Mali. The five-year activity will provide technical and financial support to equip selected farmer organizations with health mutuals and improve health prevention and care among farmers and their extended families in Mali.

Corus International is an ensemble of organizations working together in the world's most fragile settings to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to overcome the interconnected challenges of poverty, health care access, and climate change.‚Äč Formed through the strategic merger of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health (and now including the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee), Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.

Summary of the position

The Finance and Administration Manager will manage all financial planning, annual budgeting, and award reporting of the Activity. S/he will ensure cost-conscious, efficient spending and compliance with all USAID regulations and financial reporting requirements. The Finance and Administration Manager works closely with the procurement team for the procurement of equipment and supplies for the project, in compliance with all USAID regulations. S/he will develop and oversee the implementation of policies, procedures, and systems for administration and financial support services, while at the same time ensuring that the project's support interventions comply with national and international standards, LWR internal policies and procedures, and USAID financial compliance standards and regulations. In addition, s/he will be responsible for financial management and review of project sub-awardees, providing oversight of project operations, procurement, and logistics.

The Finance and Administration Manager position will be based in Bamako, Mali, and will report to the Chief of Party. Actual hiring is contingent upon successful Activity award and USAID approval.

Nationals of Mali are highly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

General:

  • Oversee all aspects of project financial management and operations, including financial and accounting systems implementation, forecasting, budgeting, procurement, payroll expenditure tracking, and financial reporting
  • Prepare periodic financial reports to Finance at headquarters, while ensuring timely submission to USAID, per award requirements
  • Report to LWR HQ International Finance Director and the Chief of Party on matters including, but not limited, to: operational field accounts, bank reconciliation/statements, office advance requests, and other day-to-day project administration issues

Financial:

  • Develop annual workplan budgets; oversee effective budget planning; develop and implement budgeting and financial reporting processes to meet project financial management, forecasting, and USAID award reporting requirements
  • Validate and approve all financial transactions
  • Ensure project expenses are reasonable, cost-effective, and comply with USAID procurement rules and regulations; support donor auditing procedures
  • Ensure that award deliverables are achieved within budget while effectively managing fiduciary risk within the project as well as downstream among sub-recipients and suppliers; promptly advise the Chief of Party of all potential fiduciary risks; develop monitoring and troubleshooting strategies to address risks and financial management
  • Oversee the maintenance of financial records and ensure there is appropriate supporting documentation

Contractual:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts (including service agreements, purchase orders, etc.), ensuring all required contractual terms and conditions are included, while obtaining the best value to the project
  • Support and monitor sub-recipients to ensure sound financial management, operations, and compliance; contribute to capacity building of local partners in administration and financial management

Procurement and Travel:

  • Initiate procurement of office space, office equipment, vehicles, and other items, in compliance with USAID procurement regulations
  • Support logistical operations, including transport and staff travel requests and payments

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master's degree (or international equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field; additional accounting certification preferred (e.g., AICPA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), etc.)
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible administrative and financial management experience on donor-funded international development projects, including financial and accounting systems development, financial monitoring, budget development and analysis, procurement, operations and logistics, IT, and human resources management and administration
  • Minimum of six (6) years of leadership/supervisory experience managing finance, accounting, operations, and administrative staff and teams
  • Extensive experience in financial management of USG-funded projects of similar scope and size; strong understanding of USG compliance rules and regulations (including FAR/AIDAR acquisition regulations) and Cost Accounting Standards; demonstrated experience with USAID/USG financial reporting requirements
  • Experience overseeing project operations, procurement, and logistics; extensive experience in the development and management of large project budgets
  • Experience overseeing management of sub-grants or sub-contracts
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French

LWR/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus's Human Resources department.


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