Somalia: Finance and Operations Manager

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Finance & Operations Manager for a current USAID-funded elections project in Mogadishu, Somalia. The Finance & Operations Manager is responsible for all operations including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance and compliance. The Finance & Operations Manager must ensure that implementation is in accordance with USG regulations and procedures and the specifications determined in the cooperative agreement. This must include ensuring that all procurement processes are fair and transparent, and reviewing financial compliance. The Finance Manager will design, implement, and supervise adherence to financial policy, budgets, and internal control measures. S/he will develop and implement financial and personnel procedures in compliance with Creative and USAID policies; manage payroll; draft periodic and annual reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information; support the development of documentation and written materials relating to the project; and respond to inquiries on the status of financial information. The Finance Manager will track the transfer of funds between headquarters and the field offices, and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least a university degree in business, finance, accounting, management, economics, international development, or a related field;
  • At least 8 years’ experience in administrative and finance management of complex, development programs, developing and managing budgets;
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an operations management capacity on a donor funded activity, of which at least 2 years must be in a position that involved supervising staff.
  • Experience working in/on fragile or post-conflict states preferred;
  • Fluency in US Government policies and procedures in regards, financial reporting, procurement processes and systems; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Somali.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable financial management experience on USAID cooperative agreements, including USAID policy, procedures, and reporting requirements, experience managing USAID-funded grants programs, and experience in field based accounting.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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