Finance Manager – Karabo ea Bophelo at m2m Lesotho

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Job Title Finance Manager – Karabo ea Bophelo

Organisation Levels mothers2mothers -> m2m Lesotho

Location Maseru – , MS LS (Primary)
Type of position Fixed Term Contract

Education Degree

Closing Date 14/3/2019

Job Description

Project overview

The anticipated USAID-funded project “Karabo ea Bophelo” (KB) project will work to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Berea, Leribe, Mafeteng, Maseru, and Mohale’s Hoek districts, Lesotho. The Finance Manager will be the lead expert for financial operations and management. This includes being responsible for efficient resource deployment and use, programme accounting and financial reporting systems, cost-share and related reporting and ensuring compliance with USAID financial and accounting rules and regulations.   

Key Performance Areas:

  • Manage accounting and financial internal control systems in order to provide appropriate level of security over the project resources and operations.
  • Manage the financial and compliance aspects of donors and ensure that expenses are incurred consistent with grant agreements and contracts.
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of financial data, reports, financial narrative and variance analysis.
  • Financial analysis and reporting to internal and external stakeholders including analysis of information needs at all levels of the project.
  • Provide financial management advice and assistance to the Chief of Party and Team leads, including in the preparation and monitoring of project budget, spending trends, revenue projections.
  • Supervision of the project Finance team

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or a closely related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 8 years of progressively responsible experience in overseeing financial operations and management of large-scale, complex development activities in developing countries.
  • 5 years of experience overseeing the procurement administration and financial management and reporting of a PEPFAR-funded activity.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. Government financial and procurement rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English.
  • Demonstrated experience with Financial Management tools and systems including high level of proficiency with computerised accounting

Competencies:

  • Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure.
  • Strong analytical thinker with sound business and technical acumen.
  • Highly independent individual, results and solution oriented with ability to prioritise and produce high quality outputs consistently.
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organisational skills in English

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across eight sub-Saharan countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower HIV-positive women to work as community healthcare workers in understaffed health centres and underserved communities. Through a peer-to-peer approach, these ‘Mentor Mothers’ deliver a range of health services, advice, and support to women and their families. Started in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001 with an initial focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, m2m has innovated and built on its strengths and now provides family-centred support for a range of related health and social issues spanning pregnancy, birth, childhood, and adolescence. It also partners with governments and other NGOs on the adoption of its programme to spread the Mentor Mother Model and its benefits. m2m has a track record of scaling its services and proven impact. In 2017, m2m and its partners enrolled 2.3 million new clients. m2m has virtually eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV among the enrolled clients it serves directly for the last four years, with an average transmission rate of just 1.6%, while 97% of children in its ECD programmes meet all of their development milestones at 12 months. For more, visit www.m2m.org.

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