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Finance and Operations Director, Zambia Integrated Health Project

Pact Zambia

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 05/08/2022.

Pact Zambia Carreer opportunities in Lusaka Finance and Operations Director, Zambia Integrated Health Project Jobs opportunities in Lusaka at Pact Zambia

# Job Description

Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building
solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned
by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to
build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills
for sustainable social impact.

Department

Programs – Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and
vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program
, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to
achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous
learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-
wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional,
multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team:
influences progressive change through the development and implementation of
global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of
innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective
internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe.
Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and
promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Pact seeks an experienced Finance and Operations Director for the
anticipated upcoming USAID/Zambia Integrated Health Activity ZIHA.
USAID/Zambia intends to award a contract to support the USAID and PEPFAR
objectives of 95/95/95, and to provide service delivery and technical
assistance to improve MNCH and FP/RH services. ZIHA will improve, sustain, and
further integrate HIV/AIDS, MNCH and FP/RH services at the health facility and
community levels and ensure that client-centered, high-impact, high-quality
services are available to Zambians. This is anticipated to be a five-year
activity. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

–>The Finance and Operations Director will provide overall procurement, financial, operational, safety and security, and compliance support to the project.
–>S/he will oversee management of sub-contracts and Grants under Contracts GUCs.

–>S/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with US government regulations and policies.
–>She/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award, which may be a contract or a cooperative agreement.
–>S/he will initiate, develop, maintain, and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the finance and compliance program and its related activities and to promote cost efficiency and compliance with all rules and regulations.
–>S/he will identify potential areas of financial and compliance vulnerability and risk and develop or implement corrective action plans to resolve problematic issues.
–>S/he will ensure proper financial documentation and reporting, establish and provide direction and management of project funds.

–>S/he will lead and oversee the development, management and complete life cycle of a variety of possible procurement mechanisms, including but not limited to purchase orders, sub-contracts, and/or GUCs.
–>S/he will be responsible for managing the contract budget, tracking project spending and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID.
–>S/he will develop, implement, and adjust when required the project’s safety and security strategy and protocols, and serves as the point of contact for the person in charge of security at USAID for any issue related to security reports and procedures.
–>S/he will mentor and supervise finance, operations, and other staff engaged in the activities noted here.

Basic Requirements

–>Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting or equivalent.
–>At least eight years’ experience working in international development, preferable USAID-funded projects in finance, procurement, logistics, and related areas.
–>At least four years’ experience in financial compliance and progressive supervisory work experience directly supervising administrative, finance, and/or operations staff.
–>Demonstrable experience with management and/or administration for USAID projects, including experience managing sub-contracts and GUCs.

–>Knowledge of U.S. government references including OMB Circulars e.g. A-122, 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, and FTR.
–>Experience working with Zambian local organizations.
–>Experience managing USAID contracts and/or cooperative agreements.
–>Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, particularly financial reporting and compliance requirements.
–>Ability to travel within Zambia and occasionally internationally, when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish.

–>Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.

Preferred Qualifications

–>Knowledge and/or experience of management of USAID GUCs.
–>Experience with accounting software such as Serenic, Navigator, ERPs, ACCPAC, or others.

–>Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply.

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Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its
selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship
status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal
appearance, credit information, tobacco use except in the workplace,
membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or
non-merit factors.

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Closing Date : 15th August, 2022.

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