2 Positions at Food For the Hungry: ( Open until filled)

2 Positions at Food For the Hungry: ( Open until filled)

2 Positions at Food For the Hungry: ( Open until filled)

Roving Finance Manager at Food For the Hungry: ( Open until filled)









At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

Job Summary

The Roving Finance manager will provide financial and grants management expertise to country offices in close collaboration with country finance teams and the regional finance team. The post holder will be required to travel extensively within the region, building capacity of country finance teams, backstopping for the Finance Managers in their absence, and providing additional capacity to in country finance teams during seasons of additional and or increased workload. The Roving FM will be expected to provide support to country offices during emergency responses and at the onset of new large grants while contributing to the development and advancement of policy and procedures.

Principal Responsibilities

Capacity Building.





· Collaboratively work with Country directors, Regional Finance teams in identifying capacity and or performance gaps and put in place measures to address the identified gaps.

· Conduct training for both finance & non-finance staff on both FH and donor procedures and requirements.

· Conduct informal on the job training sessions with finance teams on various aspects of financial management procedures.

· Lead in the roll out and implementation of new and or revised organizations financial procedures and standards.

· Work with country offices in regularly performing systems reviews and developing capacity building plans for partner organizations as identified through assessments.





Provide backup capacity to country office.

· Interim for senior country finance staff in their absences such as leave, resignations, etc.

· Provide additional financial support to country offices during periods of increased workload including scale up periods due to emergency responses.

· Work with country teams in the development of budgets for large grants as pre-determined during proposal development processes.

Internal Audits and compliance.





· Undertake extensive and periodic internal audit exercises to ensure that financial management practices are sound and in compliance with FH, donor rules and regulations and local government requirements; in line with this, work with country offices to develop action plans to address issues raised in audits.

· Work with country leadership and finance teams to address issues identified as areas of risk related to financial management by internal/external auditors and/or regional finance team.

· Closely work with in country finance teams in the preparation of the annual audit packs.

· Review finance and accounting transactions and ensure they are correct and in accordance to laid down procedures.

· Work with country procurement teams to ensure seamless procedures in place that are in tandem with finance procedures and donor regulations.





· When required provide assistance in the event of an upcoming donor audits.

· Follow up as required on issues raised by internal/donor audit during field monitoring visits.

Grant Management and Reporting.

· Work closely with country finance teams in ensuring that donor reports are submitted in time and in accordance to the stipulated guidelines. Review country reports prior to submission within the chain of hierarchy.

· Review all donor contracts and ensure that all project activities comply to donor agreements including project spending.





· Work closely with country teams in close-out procedures for grants and where required develop close-out checklists and ensure that projects phase out in accordance with the agreed plans, timelines and costs.

· Work closely with country finance teams to incorporate feedback from reviewed/analyzed reports.

· Maintain all donors grant agreement copies, financial and audit reports.

Job Level Specifications

· Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.





· Has thorough understanding of development and/or missions.

· Has a strong aptitude for organizational change, participatory and servant leadership, innovation, learning and team building.

· Be interested in the growth and well-being of the staff and Strong people-management and leadership skills.

· Demonstrated ability in analyzing financial documents, projections, expenditures, and accruals.

· Proven ability to manage, motivate and mentor staff at all levels and create a positive team environment.





· Application of computer Literate (Microsoft Suite, Advanced Excel).

· Must have a proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and a practical knowledge of financial systems and internal controls.

· Must demonstrate compatible to FH VVP with proven leadership skills, strong Christian values and able to work in a cross-cultural setting.

· Must have good oral and written communication skills, team building skills, and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment with multi-national staff.

· Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to diagnose finance issues and mitigate effectively with a balanced procedural aspect avoiding any conflict of interest in a cost-effective manner.





· Working experience with USAID and other donors in the grants space (UN agencies, DFID, etc.).

· Proven expertise with USAID rules and regulation on Procurement and Financial Management.

· Proven experience in treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets, and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems.

· Strong training and capacity building experience.

· Develops and maintains good working relationships between fields, National Organizations and Enabling Services.





· Effectively and efficiently manages all resources entrusted to him/her for work purposes.

· Willingness to spend up to 60% of their time in country offices including remotely located field operation sites.

Experience

· 6 years of experience in a similar or senior finance position with an International NGO, preferably with experience of Sub Sahara.

· Practical experience in using a wide range of accounting software including Sun systems 6.1.1, Q&A XL and Q&A Executive or MS Dynamics 365 and Power BI on hand and fluent operation and interpretation level.





· Experience in auditing and systems review.

Education/Certifications

· A degree in Business Administration (Accounting/ Finance options) or Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from a recognized and certified institution or university. A Master’s degree is an asset.

· Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant any equivalent.

Language





Proficiency in spoken and written English. Fluency in either French and or Portuguese will be an added advantage. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Safeguarding Policy

Food for the Hungry is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for all beneficiaries it serves. It is FH’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that prevents and deters any actions and omissions that put any beneficiaries, including children and the most vulnerable at risk. All personnel are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy could result in termination.

The responsibilities listed above are not all inclusive and may be changed at any time.

 

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Regional Food Security and Livelihood Adviser at Food For the Hungry: ( Open until filled)

FH Heartbeat

At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

Job Summary

The Regional Food Security & Livelihoods (RFSL) Adviser will be responsible for overall technical leadership, guidance and coordination of programs for the improvement of food security and livelihoods in the region. Ensure projects drive results in achieving Child Focus Community Transformation, ministry performance and resource mobilization for the Africa Region. The RFSL Adviser will act as a liaison between the Regional Office, the GSC Food Security & Livelihoods (FS&L) Unit, and Field Offices, and serve as the principal institutional liaison and key representative to external partners and governments in Africa.

Principal Responsibilities

Provide technical backstopping to FH regional programs in the Food Security and Livelihood portfolio.

· Define and develop the regional food security and livelihoods strategy in alignment with the, FH Transformational Framework, with the goal to build improved and resilient livelihoods of small-holder farmers, agro-pastoralists, and pastoralists in Africa.

· Provide technical support to FOs in the areas of climate smart agriculture, food security, economic development, and natural resources management towards the development of Technical Approaches and Technical Programs, adaptation and scaling up of specific project models and/or best practices that contribute to specific FS&L outcomes; in the process ensure that FSL Minimum Program Quality Standards are followed.

· Work with the M&E Team to assist Field Offices in the selection of FSL standard indicators and the development of IPTT and Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) for the implementation of countries FS&L strategies.

· Work with the Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA), Risk, and Resilience Units to develop plans for collaborative implementation of the region FS&L approaches to building resilience with specific focus on countries facing recurrent food crisis.

· Liaise with the GSC and Field Offices to develop relevant FS&L training for the capacity building of field staff.

· Review scheduled program reports from Field Offices ensuring they are compliant with the FS&L minimum quality standards.

· Document best practices and share across the Africa Region and after review by GSC FSL Unit, The L&E Unit will then be involved for publication.

Provide support to Field Offices for new funding opportunities as they relate to the FS&L Unit.

· Assist the Food Security and Livelihoods Director and FH field offices in supporting proposal development, and proposal writing for food security and livelihoods projects.

· Monitor potential food security and livelihood funding sources from USG and non-USG donors.

· Support the FOs in the development of consortia whenever necessary in preparation for upcoming opportunities.

· Identify key relationships to strengthen national and regional positioning and elevate FH’s profile with government, multilateral and private sector donors within the region.

Network and build relationships with other International Relief and Development Non-Governmental Organizations, academic institutions, and research institutions.

· Develop strategic and tactical plans for achieving the departmental objective of increasing sponsorship and other funding.

· Network with partner organizations/institutions and communicate effectively.

· Attend and engage in regular meetings on FS&L initiatives to represent FH.

Professional development / team player (empower self to work effectively and efficiently within a team and to develop and advance their skills).

· Pursue training opportunities such as webinars, seminars, conferences, offsite time spent in networking and researching to add personal value as a critical tool in the success of the workplace.

· Align professional development plan to organizational strategies as guided by the Director of Food Security & Livelihoods.

· Pursue growth through assessment and mentorship for team building.

· Other duties as assigned.

Job Level Specifications

· Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.

· Experience in food security and agricultural businesses preferred.

· Strong networking skills.

· Excellent writing and editing skills – proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

· Previous experience with backstopping programs.

· Thorough knowledge of principles, theories and concepts in area of discipline. Competent in all job functions with high-level understanding of the industry practices, techniques and standards.

· Develop solutions for a variety of situations and work on projects requiring evaluation and analysis. Refer to policies, practices and precedents for guidance; determine best course of action to achieve results.

· Strong knowledge of project cycle management.

· Analysis and synthesis skills.

· Organizational, rigor and respect of deadline skills.

· Experience in working with groups or clusters.

· Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.

· Experience with grant and proposal preparation.

· Ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions independently.

· Work is performed independently and requires the exercise of judgment and discretion. May receive limited guidance for new assignments.

· Collaborate with management and team members within the department and other areas of the organization. Represent department internally or externally.

· Actions impact the success of the overall department and / or the organization. Failure to accomplish work or erroneous decisions may result in delays to projects, loss of revenue or allocation of additional resources to remedy.

· Medical fitness to live and travel in rural and urban areas with extreme conditions and limited medical support.

· Ability to travel up to 35% of time per year in the US and internationally, to insecure countries or locations.

Experience

· Minimum of 3 years of experience implementing and / or managing community development programs, preferably in developing countries.

Education/Certifications

· Master’s degree in Agriculture and / or agriculture economics, or related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language

Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Safeguarding Policy

Food for the Hungry is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for all beneficiaries it serves. It is FH’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that prevents and deters any actions and omissions that put any beneficiaries, including children and the most vulnerable at risk. All personnel are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy could result in termination.

The responsibilities listed above are not all inclusive and may be changed at any time.

 

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