Director of Finance and Administration - Rwanda
Company OverviewPalladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Project Overview and RolePalladium seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated USAID-funded project in Rwanda. The purpose of the project will be to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate more and higher wage employment for the broad majority of Rwandans currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other marginal economic activities. The activity will achieve this by alleviating constraints to entrepreneurship, in particular but not exclusively, constraints to finance.
- Provides overall management of contract financial management including procurement, budgeting, finances, projections, annual and quarterly financial reporting.
- Oversees sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including contracts, grants, subcontracts, procurement and compliance
- Supervises financial operations and daily monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures
- Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff
- Manages office and program financial resources while exercising proper financial controls and adhering to both USAID and Palladium policies and procedures
- Master?s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field. A Bachelor?s degree with more than 11 years of experience in finance, accounting or a related field can be substituted for an advanced degree
- Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international and donor-funded programs
- Demonstrated knowledge, skills, excellence in accounting, financial management, human resources, procurement, and other management support functions as needed
- Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets for USAID projects and client expectations
- Strong interpersonal skills for working with project staff, donors andbeneficiaries
- Advanced knowledge of MS Suite with strong MS Excel skills
- Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English; French is desirable