The Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community by equipping individuals, organizations and communities to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Director of Finance will perform the following functions-
- Establish financial and grants management systems, procedures and controls and review them on a regular basis to ensure compliance, transparency, and effective utilization of resources.
- Develop and maintain up-to-date grants manual for the program.
- Manage program budget and oversee all financial disbursements and procurement ensuring compliance with US government regulations and Counterpart policies.
- Supervise day-to-day operations of the finance and grants teams, mentoring, and building their capacity.
- Assess capacity building needs and provide training and technical assistance in financial management to local sub-grantees.
- Monitor program burn rate and support the development of pipelines, burn trackers, accruals, and spending projections.
- Prepare and ensure timely submission of all financial reports, records, files, and cash requests to Counterpart headquarters.
- Oversee grant making process from start to finish, including design and issuance of RFAs, review of proposals, and financial and narrative reporting.
- Institutionalize Counterpart’s grants management best practices within the program.
- Ensure that the sub-grants to local CSOs and any other sub-grantees are implemented as per program objectives, design, and USAID sub-grants regulations.
- Shortlist and evaluate grant applications including letters of interest, budgets, and full proposals.
- Negotiate with potential sub-grantees and finalize agreements.
- Provide training and technical assistance to sub-grantees on USAID regulations, financial management, and reporting.
- Monitor sub-grantee performance per sub-grant agreement requirements.
- Ensure accurate sub-grant close-out procedures.
Applicants must have-
- A university degree in finance, business administration, or related field is required.
- At least seven (7) years’ work experience in financial management with experience and knowledge of international donor programs.
- At least five (5) years of experience in administering small grants in an international development program, including experience in grants design, negotiation, and administration of civil society related grants.
- Knowledge of Mozambican financial and accounting systems and regulations.
- Demonstrated experience in effective training and coaching in financial management, particularly for emerging civic organizations required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and other USG rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and QuickBooks accounting software.
- Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills, ability to work effectively with diverse teams required.
- Professional experience working in developing country contexts and emerging democracies, including but not limited to Africa, strongly preferred.
- Professional level speaking, reading, and writing in English and Portuguese are required.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through online process.
For more information, please visit Counterpart International.