Director of Finance and Administration

Job
from Winrock International
Closing date: 02 Dec 2019

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Director of Finance and Administration, Philippines Youth Activity

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for an anticipated USAID-funded Youth Activity in the Philippines. The proposed objectives of the project are to improve literacy, life and employability skills, strengthen local capacity to deliver education and training service delivery and strengthen youth leadership and engagement.

The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

GENERAL:

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should go to the ‘Join Us’ link at www.winrock.org to submit an application or send an email with a resume and cover letter referencing Philippines DFA to YouthActivity@winrock.org by January 15th, 2019. Qualified Filipino nationals are strongly encouraged to apply, especially those residing in the Philippines.

Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

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Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Director of Finance and Administration, Philippines Youth Activity

LOCATION: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party (COP), Philippines Youth Activity

Position Summary:

The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) will be responsible for overseeing all financial accounting and general office services for a high-quality, results-oriented project focused on working with the government to support improved basic education and life skills for vulnerable youth.

The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for maintaining Winrock’s financial integrity, preparing all financial reports efficiently and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), local government regulations, Winrock policies and procedures, and donor requirements throughout the life of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Manage the accounting, finance and administration components of the program in country, including the various petty cash funds and field office finance, accounting and administrative activities;

· Ensure consistency with Winrock standard operating procedures, policies and accounting principles.

· Develop procedures for monitoring and analyzing project budgets, which allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of actual and budgeted spending;

· Coordinate monthly requests for funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the project has all necessary funds for operations;

· Coordinate and oversee program tendering and procurement activities in country;

· Ensure financial reporting is in accordance with USAID contractual requirements;

· Advise project staff on financial health through the provision of regular and timely financial expenditure reports;

· Review and approve all vouchers (disbursement, receipt and general journal vouchers) for expenditures and ensures that expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocable to the project;

· Review and approve field office fund request;

· Oversee payroll procedures for national staff, administer payroll, and monitor employee time keeping

· Develop and implement office administrative and personnel systems;

· Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub awards/contracts.

· Produce budget projections and reports for submission to USAID;

· Supervise project staff and consultants working on finance and administrative for the project;

· Monitor partners’ management of funds and cross check source documents; and,

· Maintain financial files and support annual audits.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

Work Experience:

· A minimum of 10 years’ progressive financial management and grants management experience on international development projects.

· At least 4 years’ experience with financial management of a USG-funded contract or cooperative agreement.

· Demonstrated working knowledge of USG rules and regulations, particularly the code of federal regulations 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 2900.

· Proven experience managing the finances of large ($20M+) projects.

· Demonstrated ability to implement financial systems for development projects.

Skills:

· Fluency in English is required;

· Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving, conflict, ethical management skills and excellent written and oral communication skills; and,

· Strong analytical and computer skills, especially with accounting software, spreadsheets and financial analysis;

How to apply:

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should go to the ‘Join Us’ link at www.winrock.org to submit an application or send an email with a resume and cover letter referencing Philippines DFA to YouthActivity@winrock.org by January 15th, 2019. Qualified Filipino nationals are strongly encouraged to apply, especially those residing in the Philippines.

Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.