The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the primary voice for people who use cooperative businesses to build a better world and a more inclusive economy. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For over 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 65 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 85 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
NCBA CLUSA is recruiting a Director of Administration, Finance and Grants (DAFG) for an anticipated USAID-funded Rural Financial Inclusion in Guatemala Activity. The project will focus on improving access and utilization of financial services, financial literacy capacity building of smallholder farmers (SHFs), medium and small enterprises (MSMEs), women, youth and indigenous and social minorities in Western Highlands and Verapaces, mobilizing capital for rural financial inclusion in alignment with USAID Guatemala strategic objectives to decrease migration, addressing inequalities and foster partnerships with local organizations.
SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
The Director will be responsible for managing accounting, finance and personnel to ensure compliance with NCBA CLUSA financial management policies, US Government policies, regulations, and procedures, and other applicable regulations. Proposed employee provides oversight, guidance, and supervision to the project accounting staff. This position ensures that project finance and administration are upheld with high quality in accordance with NCBA CLUSA’s international program management standards and with its technical approach and principles.
The Director is responsible for the award administration of government grants for the project, financial oversight of subcontracts, sub-grants and grants managed at the field level; ensure that proper financial reporting is received and is forwarded to CLUSA HQ. This position will also assist to drive system and process improvements including upgrades within the accounting and finance field processes. The Director will also prepare in-depth analyses and ensure appropriate policies, procedures, and internal controls are maintained to safeguard the assets of NCBA CLUSA, the project, and the stewardship of government funds.
The expected duration of the Program is five years. This will be a contract position pending award from USAID, expected to begin in Mid-2023.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum 8 years of experience in financial administration of donor programs.
- Knowledge of the administrative, financial and contractual management of international development programs and applying USIAD rules and regulations.
- Mastery level in accounting including: general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, budget forecasting, financial analysis, and knowledge of US Federal regulations (22CRF226, Standard Provisions and A-133);
- Previous supervisory experience required.
- Demonstrated experience with computerized accounting software. Knowledge of accounting and procurement software particularly QuickBooks is preferred.
- Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervision, leadership and managerial skills.
- Ability to work with people and willingness to support and train others.
- Fluency in Spanish and good command of English is required.
To be considered applicants shall forward Cover Letter and CV in English to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2023, with the subject line: “Guatemala_Financial Inclusion_ Director of Administration, Finance and Grants”.
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