Friday, May 22, 2015

Fiscal Agent Manager - Tanzania


Job Reference Number: n/a
Job Type: International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets
Schedule: Contract
Job Location: Africa; Tanzania

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is currently seeking an experienced Fiscal Agent Manager for an anticipated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded Program in Tanzania.

The Fiscal Agent Manager will be responsible for the financial management of the Tanzania Compact II funds, and will train and support MCA-Tanzania in its fiscal accountability responsibilities including financial management and reporting. MCA-Tanzania is an accountable entity responsible for the implementation of the Tanzania Compact II. The Fiscal Agent Manager will provide professional services for fiscal management and funds control such as budgeting, financial management, internal controls, accounting, cash disbursements, financial reporting, and account reconciliation to ensure the proper, efficient, effective, and transparent use of the funds to be provided under the Program. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Administer financial management of MCC funding to implement the Program efficiently and effectively.
  • Design and implement a single chart of accounts and financial reporting templates for the entire Program.
  • Establish and implement internal control mechanisms which provide reasonable assurance of accomplishing objectives in terms of reliability of financial reporting, compliance with laws and regulations, and effectiveness and efficiency of operations.
  • Set-up automated budgeting, commitment, and accounting systems, and maintain and monitor these systems on a daily basis.
  • Assist MCA-Tanzania in designing, implementing, and updating a Fiscal Accountability Plan.
  • Take all necessary actions to prepare or assist in putting together any documents, budgets, plans, reports, disbursement requests, or certifications as may be required by MCA-Tanzania. 
  • Assist MCA-Tanzania in developing Detailed Financial Plans for the Program on a rolling, quarterly basis.
  • Transfer knowledge and skills to MCA-Tanzania on the financial and grants management systems and internal controls used by the Fiscal Agent office.
  •  Provide advice on the financial activities of the Program including reviewing contracts related to procurement of goods, works, and services.
  • Protect the financial management activity from fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Respond promptly and fairly to complaints about the timeliness of payments.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with MCA-Tanzania, MCC, Implementing Entities, and the Procurement Agent and provide inputs wherever required.
  • Assume other operational, functional, and contractual obligations and responsibilities as is customary in performing the duties of a Fiscal Agent.
Key Responsibilities

  • 15 years of experience as a Finance Manager, Controller, Chief Accountant or in a similar senior position responsible for accounting, budgeting, financial management, and reporting
  • Significant experience in setting up financial management operations
  • Extensive experience and proficiency in the use of automated commitment, budgeting, and accounting software applications
  •  Education or training in business, economics, finance, accounting, or a related field
  • Accounting certifications such as ACCA, CA or CPA, or Master’s in Finance
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint
  • Experience using SAP is desirable Knowledge and experience of project-based financial management, grants management, contract management and procurement procedures would be an advantage
  • Proven leadership qualities and experience
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with high-level government officials and business executives
  • Previous working experience with international donors or development agencies (MCC, World Bank, USAID or others)
  • Fluency in English – reading, writing, and speaking
  • Experience working in similar countries, preferably in East Africa
Other Requirements
​n/a
Employee Benefits
​Cardno offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.  


Procurement Agent Manager - Tanzania


Job Reference Number: n/a
Job Type: International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets
Schedule: Contract
Job Location: Africa; Tanzania

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is currently seeking an experienced Procurement Agent Manager for an anticipated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded Project in Tanzania.

The Procurement Agent Manager will be required to provide procurement management and contract administration services related to the procurement of goods, works, and services for the implementation of the Project. The Procurement Agent Manager will conduct procurements in a fully professional, transparent, and ethnical manner that provides open competition to the maximum extent practical in order to ensure advantageous prices and equal and fair access for eligible suppliers and contractors.

The Procurement Agent Manager will perform the following:
  • Manage, execute, and administer tasks related to the procurement of goods, works, consulting, and non-consulting services, including review of technical specifications, preparation of tender documents, bid evaluation reports, contract negotiations and awards, and overall contract management services.
  • Plan, schedule, and prioritize the procurement functions, including plans for the efficient procurement of goods, works, and services.
  • Ensure all procurements are conducted in compliance with the principles, rules, and procedures set out in bidding documents, the MCC Program, Procurement Guidelines, the Compact, and any Supplemental Agreements.
  • Prepare, implement, and update the Procurement Operations Manual.
  •  Establish and implement a Contract Administration system.
  • Assist in the preparation of procurement plans, procurement implementation plans, and procurement performance reports.
  • Provide training on bid evaluations, contract administration, and the procurement operations manual.
  • Respond promptly and fairly to bid challenges regarding procurement activity.
  • Protect the procurement activity from fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Assume other operational, functional, and contractual obligations and responsibilities customarily performed by a Procurement Agent.
Key Responsibilities

  •  15 years of experience working as a procurement professional
  •  Education and/or training in procurement, logistics, business, law, economics, finance, public administration, or a related field
  •  Professional procurement qualifications or specialized training
  •  Extensive knowledge and understanding of international best practices in procurement procedures, FIDIC documents, project administration and follow-up, and contract management
  •  Proven experience with international development partner institution procurement guidelines and procedures – especially those of the World Bank, USAID, or Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Proven leadership qualities and experience as project manager/procurement agent
  •  Excellent communication skills and ability to work with high level of government officials and business executives
  •  Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office - Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in English – reading, writing, and speaking
  • Experience working in similar countries, preferably in East Africa
Other Requirements
​n/a
Employee Benefits

​Cardno offers an excellent compensation and benefits package

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR


Work Location:
Mali - Mopti
Other Possible Locations:
Expected Travel:
up to 30%
Language Requirement:
French and English (fluency in both required)
Employee Duration:
Active Full-Time
Type of Post:
Unaccompanied
Funding:
THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL
Application Deadline:
5/15/15

 Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all 
backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. 
CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

DESCRIPTION
This position is based in Mopti, Mali.
CARE seeks an Operations Director to support its current bid to the USAID/Mali Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP), a five-year assistance agreement totaling approximately $9 million per year.  USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) will award one agreement with the goal of increasing food, nutrition, and income security, and building the resilience of vulnerable populations in Mopti.  This Mopti Community Resilience Project (Mopti CRP) is intended to support and contribute to the achievement of USAID/Mali’s emerging Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and, particularly, its objective of building resilience by increasing the adaptive capacities of vulnerable communities and households.
The Operations Director is expected to adapt and manage all aspects of program administration, providing effective support in financial, administrative, human resources, procurement, asset management, information technology, and security functions.  Management systems the Operations Director maintains will be in line with CARE’s standard operating procedures and will reflect consistency with project needs.  This will involve adopting tools to measure the quality of implementation of tasks and activities, working alongside project staff to ensure the ways in which intermediate results are effected are in alignment with project goals and objectives.  Furthermore, the successful candidate will ensure that management systems enable quality reporting to the donor, with accurate and timely data from the field that is synthesized and in accordance with donor requirements.  Lastly, the Operations Director will build staff capacity to continue providing operational support at the close of the project.

Primary responsibilities
  • Collaborate closely with CARE’s Country Director, Chief of Party, and other members to ensure compliance with USAID requirements in all financial, administrative, and other operational areas;
  • Monitor expenses against the program budget, and provide precise, detailed, prognoses during project start-up and throughout rollout;
  • Work in tandem with program leads to identify and close gaps in the delivery of tasks and activities;
  • Support, develop, and retain quality project staff, building internal and external partnerships;
  • Manage all aspects of procurement, from planning to purchasing;
  • Review periodic operations’ reports with the Country Director, Chief of Party, and other managers;
  • Provide technical support to field offices and sub-offices in managing financial and administrative functions; and
  • Continually update management on regulations affecting project implementation and reporting.

Minimum qualifications
  • 10 years’ experience in managing operations for large, multi-faceted USAID projects of annual budget value $8-10 million;
  • Masters of Business Administration, or equivalent degree/s in finance, accounting, and/or logistics;
  • Demonstrable results in applying operational concepts to project rollout;
  • Experience training support and program staff in Supply Chain Management, administration, and/or relevant processes;
  • Balance of strong analytical and inter-personal skills;
  • Demonstrated success in achieving results under challenging implementation circumstances;
  • Willingness to travel in country; and
  • Fluency in French and English.

Please be aware that there may be job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from CARE. CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other such fees).


NUTRITION MANAGER


Work Location:
South Sudan - Unity
Other Possible Locations:
Expected Travel:
up to 30%
Language Requirement:
English
Employee Duration:
Short Term Contract
Type of Post:
Unaccompanied
Funding:
Approved
Application Deadline:

 Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all 
backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. 
CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

DESCRIPTION
CARE USA is looking for a Program Nutrition Manager who is responsible for the management of the nutrition program ‘Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition’ (IMAM) projects in Unity State in South Sudan in collaboration with partners. The position holder will supervise nutrition interventions: provide specialized inputs into planning and implementation of nutrition interventions in the field; provide training to nutrition staff thereby enabling them to implement nutrition interventions within quality parameters. These interventions are meant to contribute to South Sudan Ministry of Health effort in reducing malnutrition among children and providing strategic support in designing the country Child Survival Plan for a more robust action in the future. 
Responsibilities and Tasks:
  • Support CARE South Sudan Programming Initiatives
  • Project implementation
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Leaning (MEAL)
  • Representation, liaison and coordination
  • Managing Resources
  • Proposal development
  • Supporting Project Administration
  • People management and development
Qualifications (Know-How):
  • Post Graduate level qualification in Nutrition or its equivalent and a minimum of two years’ work experience in Health and Nutrition
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Nutrition or its equivalent
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in Health and Nutrition
  • Operational experience and track record of success at national level in community and field level


Please be aware that there may be job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from CARE. CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other such fees).


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