Business Officer at FHI 360
FHI 360
Lusaka, Zambia
5d ago
source : Jobs in Zambia

The Business Officer will establish and maintain sound financial management practices and ensure the project’s compliance with FHI 360 and CDC acquisition and agreement procedures, rules and regulations.

The position will be based in Zambia and will report to the Principal Investigator.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

The Business Officer will have the following responsibilities :

  • Provide leadership to finance and operations aspects of the project, including general administrative processes, financial management, accounting, and logistics;
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations aspects of project;
  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, CDC rules and regulation, award requirements, and Government of Zambia laws;
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets;
  • Manage project procurement processes;
  • Advise senior leadership regularly on financial and operations-related matters;
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to CDC;
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by CDC;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management;
  • Minimum requirements standards :

  • Master’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required; or a bachelor’s accounting degree with 12 years’ experience;
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
  • 2+ years’ experience working in a developing country; Zambian experience is preferred;
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets of $50 million dollars or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
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