Palladium Finance and Operations Manager Jobs in Kenya
Palladium Finance and Operations Manager Jobs in Kenya
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Project Overview and Role:
NPI EXPAND Overview
The New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Expanding Health Partnerships—NPI EXPAND Project— is a five-year, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project which aims to support Missions with increasing the availability and utilization of quality health services across all USAID priority health areas.
USAID is committed to expanding its range of implementing partners by investing in new and underutilized local partners (NUPs) and strengthening their capacity to strategize, plan, and implement health sector programs with USAID funds. Enhanced participation of capable local partners to increase demand for and deliver high-quality, high impact health services will enable governments to meet crucial health goals equitably and sustainably.
NPI EXPAND will catalyze opportunities to scale up innovative interventions by strengthening the capacity of NUPs with varying levels of capabilities and exposure to USAID.
NPI EXPAND Kenya Activities Overview
In Kenya, NPI EXPAND will support locally driven solutions to increase access to and use of health services in Narok County. Specifically, the program will provide grants and tailored assistance to local organizations to implement context-specific approaches aimed at removing barriers to family planning.
The activities will also promote continuity of services and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on routine health services. The primary beneficiaries of the program include adolescents and youth who are in- and out-of-school, women, men, and couples. While the NPI EXPAND program focuses on the health sector, this activity forms part of an integrated program that also advances livelihoods, food security, sustainable livestock raising, and conservation in the Mara Landscape.
The NPI EXPAND Kenya Finance and Operations Manager will provide direct start-up support and is responsible, under the leadership of the Country Team Lead (CTL) and senior management, in the management and implementation of effective and efficient operational, financial and compliance activities that deliver the project in accordance with contractual obligations, company policies, Group Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Guidelines and client rules and regulations. This position will report administratively, on a day-to-day basis, to the Country Team Lead, with functional reporting to the Manager, Project Delivery in Washington, DC.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Finance and Operations Manager will be expected to:
Assist in overseeing overall operations at the project office, managing, and providing operations and finance support,
guidance and oversight;
Collaborate with the in-country team to manage and forecast office’s cash needs, submitting Funds Transfer Requests (FTRs) to HQ in a timely manner;
Regularly review operations and cash management practices, developing and optimizing internal operations policies, and providing feedback on risk mitigation strategies;
Procure goods and/or services as per the procurement policies and client regulations including obtaining appropriate relevant authorizations, maintaining vendor lists, solicitation of quotations/proposals, documentation of procurement decisions and contracts, and managing vendor relationships throughout the full agreement life cycle;
Manage office facilities, equipment, assets, IT, etc. and maintain accurate assets registers;
Adhere to and train relevant staff in all project administrative and operations policies and procedures;
Coordinate with the HQ Project Delivery team to initiate vetting processes for vendors, consultants, new hires, etc.;
Manage and monitor disbursement of funds from the project bank account ensuring adherence to internal controls and compliance with Palladium’s financial policies and procedures;
Serve as primary point of contact for local team on all Human Resources-related issues, advising in accordance with Palladium policies and escalating to HQ as needed;
Draft contractual documents to be approved by the CTL and/or HQ Project Delivery team;
Maintain systems for tracking contractual documents, correspondence and reporting, keeping contract files updated for spot checks and audits;
Coordinate activities between program management, customers, and outside parties which may include making travel arrangements, external meeting accommodations, etc.;
Ensure applicable tax withholding, VAT and deductions are applied as per Kenyan laws and regulations on all payments;
Support HQ’s Project Delivery team to prepare for periodic audits as may be required;
Collaborate with the in-country team to calculate and submit cost share reporting and supporting documentation to HQ on a monthly basis;
Support senior management staff to ensure project deliverables are met;
Review financial and operational content for appropriate project reports;
Support the annual workplan process and other strategic planning processes;
Other duties as assigned under the NPI EXPAND project.
Period and Location of Performance
The position is for one (1) year with the possibility of renewal. The position will require regular travel to Narok County. Only Kenyan nationals residing in Kenya will be considered.
Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, or business administration from a recognized academic institution; MBA or similar is an advantage;
Proven competency in planning, organizing, and implementing operational activities as well as managing expenditures within budget(s);
Strong experience in broader finance, accounts, and operations management with a proven understanding of business operations and controls. Experience with international organizations and USAID regulations (including office management, HR, finance, IT, and logistics) is advantageous and highly preferable;
Ability to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels;
Sound written and verbal communication skills in English;
Strong, demonstrated organizational, critical thinking, problem-solving, sound judgement and decision-making skills to ensure activities, schedules and progress are on schedule, reviewed and monitored;
Ability to work with a low level of supervision and as a part of a team when required, serve effectively as a cross-functional team member;
High level of computer literacy, advanced knowledge of Excel and proficiency in MS Office
Experience appropriately handling sensitive issues and consistently maintaining a high level of confidentiality at all times;
Kenya nationality preferred or possess authorization to work in Kenya.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Finance and Operations Manager Jobs in Kenya
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