The Director of Administration and Finance (DAF) reports to the Mozambique Country Director with dotted line relationships to a global Senior Management Team. The ideal candidate will have worked in a fast-paced change-driven environment with a deep understanding of Mozambique’s fiscal compliance regulations and best practice to put in place controls, which will strengthen the current grant management system of US Government (USG) and European Union (EU) multi-million funding. This role oversees a country budget to support both program and project teams on annual resource allocations. Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge will be essential to analyse complex data sets for financial reports to 15 donors.
The Ideal Candidate Profile
As a versatile leader, you are capable of translating the “big picture” and championing the link between project leads and a country finance team of up to ten staff. This will require discipline and rigor to take on administrative tasks; resilience and flexibility in “getting the job done” and recognizing when to re-organize your team’s responsibilities, while keeping a “bird’s eye view” on the details necessary to achieve the organization’s financial goals. Your finance experience (in a not-for-profit or corporate context) demonstrates a solid track record preparing balance sheets, profit and loss statements, cash flow statements and forecasts, quarterly budgets, analysing financial indicators and expenses across complex programs or projects. You are systems and detail oriented with a ““roll up your sleeves” work ethic.
Bachelor degree in Business Administration, accounting major preferred. MBA or CPA will be an advantage;
Portuguese and English language fluency required;
Demonstrated ability in the development, implementation and monitoring of administration and financial policies and procedures; with a deep understanding of Systems Development, Budgets, Cash Management and Fiscal Compliance requirements in Mozambique; including SAP or other Financial Software (desirable) and Advanced Excel (essential) Knowledge;
Significant experience with the financial management of government and agency grants including contracts. Experience with EU and US Government grants will be an advantage;
Strong HR administration and logistics oversight experience with proven managerial skill and ability to lead and grow a country team;
At least three years of experience managing a financial area and reporting to Senior Country Teams in a not-for-profit organization or in an international commercial company (with a strong understanding of Non-Profit grant management requirements);
Willingness to travel frequently to field sites;
Experience working in a developing country setting;
Good communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as strong analytical skills;
Effective “roll up the sleeves” work ethic with attention to detail.
Strong preference will be given to Mozambique Citizens. Non-Mozambique Citizens who have worked in Mozambique for more than six years and have the right to work in Mozambique for at least five years are also encouraged to apply.
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