Palladium Director, Finance & Operations (DFO)/Grants Manager -USAID/Kenya Health SS - Governance Jobs

Palladium Director, Finance & Operations (DFO)/Grants Manager -USAID/Kenya Health SS - Governance Jobs

Company Profile

  • For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives. 

  • Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender.

  • Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

  • Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran, or marital status. 

    Project Overview & Position

  • The Director of Finance & Operations/Grants Manger is a full-time position for an upcoming award being solicited through USAID/Kenya & East Africa to redesign its health systems strengthening project. USAID/Kenya & East Africa’s Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) Office has realized the need to realign its HSS programming and resources to achieve equity, quality, and resource optimization.

  • The redesign will identify and address underlying health system barriers to achieving desired and sustainable health impact, and contribute to the overall reduction in morbidity and mortality particularly for children under 5 and women of reproductive age. As part of this overall objective, there will be emphasis to ensure strengthened governance and accountability structures, policy development and implementation for responsive health systems which promote equity, quality, and resource optimization.

  • The DFO/Grants Manager will oversee financial operations and tasks, including management of grants and sub-grants, in addition to accounting, procurement, etc. according to USAID and USG procedures, rules, and regulations, and will supervise the accounting team to coordinate reporting activities.

  • This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.  

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall management of administrative operations, including logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property, and security.

  • Oversees sound
    and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement, and compliance.

  • Support COP to maintain effective working relationships with donors and key government officials related to finance and operations.

  • Support the annual workplan process and other strategic planning processes.

  • Coordinate budgeting processes for program activities and conduct continual analysis and planning of operating, staff, and external project expenditures.

  • Manage the procurement process, including negotiating competitive prices and documenting decision-making processes in accordance with USAID and Palladium’s regulations.

  • Monitor salaries and benefits to ensure they are in line with agreed budget plans and competitive compensation structure benchmarking studies.

  • Ensure contractual obligations are sound and appropriate for project.

  • Supervises financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures.

  • Prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID.

  • Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff.

  • Develops internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels.

  • Conducts internal and coordinates external financial audits.

  • Fluent writing, reporting, and presentational skills in English.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive senior-level experience managing finance, administration, grants management, and operations activities for complex and large-scale donor funded programs, particularly with subcontractors. Significant experience in the management of programs of the same complexity and size.

  • In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations, and reporting requirements

  • Demonstrated experience with supervision and oversight of subgrants and subcontracts

  • Demonstrated experience in management, supervision, and coordination of a team of senior finance, HR, and operations professionals

  • Excellent knowledge of local labor laws and policy interpretation

  • Advanced skills in budgeting and financial reporting with USAID programs and projects

  • Knowledge of basic accounting software packages, advanced proficiency in Word and Excel

  • Superior attention to detail: organizational skills, planning skills, problem solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Kenyan Nationals are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Director, Finance & Operations (DFO)/Grants Manager -USAID/Kenya Health SS - Governance Jobs

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