Save the Children - USA Finance and Award Manager Jobs in Rwanda

Save the Children - USA Finance and Award Manager Jobs in Rwanda

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Management & Oversight

  • Provide day-to-day leadership, management, and oversight of the project’s finance team.

  • Review and consolidate monthly financial reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to senior management.

  • Ensure all financial plans, invoices, reports, and other financial documents and transactions are accurate, timely, and consistent with Save the Children and USAID guidelines and regulations.

    Budget Management

  • Prepare and monitor budget implementation to ascertain that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively.

  • Perform financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with Save the Children’s policies and procedures and donor grant requirements.

  • Oversee sub grant monitoring and compliance including organizational assessments, review of financial reports/advance requests, and financial tracking; develop sub grant monitoring plans; perform and document compliance visits.

  • Prepare contract agreements and amendments for sub recipients.

  • Supervise the finance staff including performance evaluation and revising job descriptions as necessary.

  • Develop the capacity of the team and facilitate their professional growth.

  • Monitor burn rates, advise on spend projections and maintain and up-date the status of obligated funds.

  • Prepare budget revisions and projections to respond to the needs of the program, donor requirement and Save the Children’s management structure.

  • Track, report and ensure proper documentation of match funding.

    Financial Reporting

  • Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC and USAID requirements.

  • Prepare quarterly reports, consolidated annual fiscal report, cumulative life of project report, and any other required donor submissions.

  • Manage the reporting component of the award
    including reconciling timesheets with financial reports; oversee administrative duties as needed.

  • Track the cost share of the project and advise on its documentation and reporting.


  • Close follow up of the status of VAT claims and refund for both partners and Save the Children.

  • Follow up for the recording and reporting of project assets on quarterly basis.

  • Prepare close-out documentation at end of funding cycle in compliance with donor regulations.

  • Provide monitoring and training to partners’ staff in management of USAID grants and other requirements of the donor.

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting or other relevant field; professional qualification in Accounting desired, CPA or equivalent degree (CA, ACMA, ACCA) strongly recommended.

  • Minimum five years’ experience managing finance for USAID-funded projects; in-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations.

  • In-depth knowledge of US Government rules and regulations including 22 CFR 226.22 CFR-145 OMB Circulars A-122 and A-133.

  • Proven ability to prepare multi-year budgets, donor financial reports and USAID audits.

  • Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.

  • Experience as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English required.

  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.

  • Ten years’ progressively responsible experience in financial management for large and complex programs funded by international donors, including the U. S. Government.

  • Knowledge of local taxation laws is preferred.

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Written and verbal fluency in English and in Kinyarwanda.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children - USA Finance and Award Manager Jobs in Rwanda

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