Director of Finance, Administration, and Operations, USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activity At Palladium
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Director of Finance, Administration, and Operations, USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activity

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Telecommunications , Category: Management ]

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Deadline of this Job:
16 June 2022

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Director of Finance, Administration, and Operations, USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activity

Project Overview And Role
The United States Agency for International Development/Rwanda (USAID/Rwanda) intends to award an acquisition activity through a competitive process, subject to availability of funding. The Modernizing Agriculture (ModAg) Activity aims to support increased agriculture productivity and income, access to finance and markets, and access and consumption of nutritious food products in Rwanda, while increasing the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate. ModAg will use a facilitative approach to support market actors from the public and private sector to develop Rwanda’s agricultural sector.

Palladium seeks a Director of Finance, Administration, and Operations based in Rwanda to lead all the financial and administrative functions in the USAID-funded ModAg Activity.

Primary Duties And Responsibilities
• Oversee program operations, including but not limited to accounting and financial management and reporting, human resources, logistics, procurement, and sub-contracts and sub-awards management
• Develop internal control measures, conduct internal financial audits, and coordinate external financial audits
• Prepare budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID
• Oversee all grants and subcontracts administration with Senior Grants and Subcontracts Manager, from calls for expressions of interest through to implementation
• Review and finalize grants manual and related program documents
• In accordance with Palladium’s USAID-approved Grants Under Contract (GUC) manual, work with Grants and
• Subcontracts Manager to develop and execute all aspects of the GUC process, including development of the GUC Manual
• With support from the Grants and Subcontracts Manager, implement Palladium’s grant tracking system to ensure the timely and compliant execution of all grant agreements
• Resolve external issues/problems related to grants administration in a timely manner
• Review and approve drafted grant agreements in compliance with applicable Palladium policies and procedures and USAID conditions
• Ensure the accurate tracking and recording of project expenditures and financial reports
• Guide and assist accountants and other program staff in preparing, revising, and monitoring budgets for ongoing activities
• Manage the financial operations and financial reporting of the project, providing guidance and technical assistance to financial management personnel.

Required Qualifications
• At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or business management with a recognized organization, preferably for USAID
• Extensive knowledge of USAID policies, procedures, and reporting requirements
• Strong financial and operational management experience, including a track record of developing and managing large budgets and in-depth knowledge of accounting principles
• Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and subcontracts or subawards
• Experience with several of the following areas of expertise: Rwandan private sector, financial inclusion, working with agro-enterprises, value chain development
• Prior experience in a management role on a USAID- or donor-funded program highly desired
• Familiarity with ensuring appropriate risk-sharing between and/or among USAID, implementing partners and the private sector
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or a related field in international business management, finance, accounting and/or auditing experience
• An ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualifications is preferred
• Experience in managing financial and administration programs for USAID-funded programs of a similar size
• Demonstrated experience managing staff
• Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with various stakeholders and grant awardees
• Knowledge of local labor, banking, and tax laws and reporting procedures
• Advanced knowledge of computers and MS Excel
• Written and oral proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda

Company Overview
About Palladium - Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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Experience in Months: 72

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 16 June 2022
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 08-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 08-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-06-2056
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