At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Programs – Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.
Pact seeks an experienced Finance Manager for the anticipated USAID/Zimbabwe Local Governance Activity. This anticipated activity will promote implementation of the devolution prescriptions in the 2013 Constitution and greater understanding among stakeholders of the associated rights and responsibilities. The activity may support legal and academic analysis of devolution and civil society efforts to enhance public understanding and participation. The activity may develop capacities of local organizations on devolution themes.
The Finance Manager will be the lead expert for financial operations and management. Responsibilities include being responsible for efficient resource deployment and use, program accounting and financial reporting systems, cost-share and related reporting, and ensuring compliance with USAID financial and accounting rules and regulations. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity. This position is contingent upon award.
- Oversee all administration and procurement coordination and ensure an effective and efficient operating platform for the program.
- Responsible for oversight of budget preparation, processes, and management in conjunction with the relevant program managers, including the development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the programs. Track expenditures and justify allocations and reclassifications, when required.
- Work closely with senior management to address any financial or performance issues to ensure smooth implementation, financial and technical reporting, and tracking of the individual partner activities against work plans.
- Implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award, which may be a contract or a cooperative agreement.
- Design and implement systems and procedures following Pact standards adapted to handle specific country constraints and conditions yet ensuring adequate internal controls and minimizing risks.
- Work with the relevant Departments (Programs, M&E, etc.) on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources to achieve program objectives in compliance with all donor requirements.
Analyze financial data with attention to the impact of adaptation on programming.
Managing the project budget, tracking project spending and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID.
Oversee and coordinate with the grants unit as well as training/mentoring of staff where necessary in the financial management of the programs’ grant agreements with local NGOs.
Support financial management of sub-grants, including processing advances/liquidations, monitoring/compliance visits, and close-out procedures.
Track program cost-share ensuring it is compliant with donor requirements.
Mentor and supervise finance and other staff engaged in the activities noted here.
- A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other relevant fields; or a bachelor’s or certified accounting degree with 10 years of experience.
- Minimum 8 years of experience in accounting, operations and financial management of international development assistance programs in developing countries;
A minimum of 4 years of experience overseeing the procurement administration and financial management and reporting of a USAID-funded activity;
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and managing large budgets, including proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.
Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. Government financial and procurement rules and regulations;
Knowledge of U.S. government references including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, and FTR.
Demonstrated supervisory experience, interpersonal skills, and team-building experience.
Demonstrated written, presentation, communication, and organizational skills in English.
Professional experience in sub-Saharan Africa is required
Ability to travel within Zimbabwe and occasionally internationally, when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish.
- Fluency in one or more official languages of Zimbabwe (aside from English).
- Demonstrable experience managing grants, contracts or other mechanisms that allow projects to seamlessly change course in response to new information.
- Knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of Zimbabwe.
- Experience with accounting software such as Serenic, Navigator, ERPs, ACCPAC, or others.
- Zimbabwe nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.