Save the Children is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Youth Resilience Activity (YRA) in Colombia.
The proposed program will build the capacity of vulnerable youth, disengaged child soldiers, and former youth offenders to cope with the effects of crime and violence and reduce the risk of recidivism.
In order to do so, YRA will develop peaceful and protective environments, strengthen the relationships among youth, their families, communities, and local authorities and provide alternative education and economic opportunities to at-risk youth.
Using this comprehensive model, YRA will be better positioned to respond to the needs of violence-affected youth and their communities, support the prevention of recidivism by disengaged child soldiers and former youth offenders, and foster greater economic and social stability in Colombia.
Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the candidate.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial and administrative management for this cooperative agreement funded by USAID / Colombia.
S / he will manage the implementation of accounting systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and human resources for both the prime recipient and sub-awards.
S / he will also oversee any and all grant management and reporting on program performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports.
S / he will also ensure that an appropriate structure exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office financial and administrative operations.
S / He will work closely with the Save the Children Colombia country office, specifically the Finance Director, to ensure all finance and accounting systems and activities properly aligned.
The Director of Finance and Administration will also need to maintain consistent coordination and teamwork with other senior positions and individuals working on this program as well as with donor guidelines.
This position is contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.
Key Functions :
oversee other administrative duties as needed.
About Save the Children
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