Palladium CATALYZE MS4G Deputy Country Director, Operations and Compliance Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium CATALYZE MS4G Deputy Country Director, Operations and Compliance Jobs in Ethiopia

Project Overview and Role:

  • CATALYZE is a $250 million 5 to 8-year program, designed to catalyze $2 billion in private capital, especially to underfinanced social sectors (such as education) and higher risk countries (especially low-income and post-conflict countries) around the globe, complemented by a cross-cutting inclusion of gender-lens investing. CATALYZE will provide services to USAID missions and bureaus that “buy in” to tap the CATALYZE investment and pay-for-results project management expertise. Our aim is for investors to explore and find commercially viable opportunities and approaches to creating jobs, developing sustainable social services, tightening and rationalizing supply chains, and advancing inclusive growth.

  • CATALYZE: Market Systems for Growth (MS4G) will drive private enterprise expansion to catalyze Ethiopia’s future economic growth and prosperity. MS4G intends to foster enterprise-driven growth, especially among private enterprises that have high growth potential and the capacity to catalyze job creation throughout market systems. MS4G will address systemic challenges, including building business development services capacity, creating a more conducive business environment, building the financial sector infrastructure and capability within private finance providers, and expanding the digital economy. MS4G will catalyze private sector growth by improving access to finance and facilitating transactions through targeted interventions across market systems (demand, supply, and enabling environment).  Expanded access to finance will also drive change across the market system by increasing business revenue and necessitating job creation. The program has an estimated life of project funding of $55-$70 million, and is expected to operate for five years.

  • While focus sectors will be finalized in collaboration with USAID during the inception phase, it is anticipated that they could include agribusiness, light manufacturing, and telecommunications & ICT (including fintech). Across all initiatives, there will be a cross-cutting focus on women and youth, as well as a focus on ensuring that disparate ethnic groups and regions equitably benefit from the interventions.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The CATALYZE MS4G Deputy Country Director, Operations & Compliance will report to the CATALYZE MS4G Country Director. (This position is comparable to a Deputy Chief of Party position.) S/he will be responsible for overseeing
    all aspects of financial management and contractual performance, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, financial reporting and accounting, operations, logistics, human resources, security, procurement, and grants. The Deputy will establish and maintain sound financial management practices and ensure the project’s compliance with Palladium and USAID policies, rules and regulations.

  • Provides overall financial and administrative coordination and support to ensure an effective and efficient operating platform for the project;

  • Ensures compliance of financial systems with Palladium’s policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulations, contract requirements, and Government of Ethiopia laws and regulations;

  • Develops activity budgets with technical teams and monitors budget pipeline;

  • Provides timely and accurate financial reports to Palladium home office and USAID as required;

  • Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to senior management team;

  • Conducts internal financial audits of the activity and serves as primary point of contact with external auditors;

  • Ensures continual review of internal and strategic controls, communications, risk assessments and maintenance of documentation;

  • Provides technical assistance and capacity building, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting to ensure sound financial management and operations;

  • Ensures that subcontracts, grants, and local consultancy documents and procedures are completed in a timely and correct manner and comply with Palladium and USAID policies and regulations;

    Required Qualifications:

  • Significant professional experience in administrative and financial management of large complex projects of which much of the was in the field of international development including experience in management of USAID funded contracts of similar scale (Preferred: $60M / 8 years);

  • Track record in developing and managing large budgets;

  • Knowledge of and compliance to Federal Acquisition Regulations and USAID Acquisition Regulations;

  • Strong financial and operational management experience with proven management skills;

  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language;

  • Experience supervising teams;

  • Experience building capacity of local organizations and implementing partners in financial management;

  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office); Costpoint preferred.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium CATALYZE MS4G Deputy Country Director, Operations and Compliance Jobs in Ethiopia

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