Director of Finance and Administration


Director of Finance and Administration, Zambia

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration for an upcoming Agricultural Diversification Activity in Zambia funded by USAID. The anticipated program will transform Zambia’s agricultural sector into an efficient, equitable, and sustainable producer of high quality and nutritious food for consumption, sale, and trade.

The Director of Finance and Administration will provide leadership and direction to the finance and operations team with close oversight of the project’s finances, including financial analysis and accounting management. The program is anticipated to start in 2024 and this position will be based in Zambia.

  • Develop, oversee, and monitor all financial and accounting systems, policies, procedures, and internal controls, adapting them as necessary to meet changing regulations and best practices
  • Establish and maintain efficient financial and operational systems and processes including internal audits, compliance, and risk management
  • Manage procurement processes, cash disbursements, and petty cash accounts, ensuring compliance with organizational policies, donor regulations, and USAID requirements
  • Lead HR management responsibilities, including onboarding, performance evaluation, and professional development for staff members
  • Oversee logistical operations, including transportation, inventory management, and facilities management, ensuring compliance with procurement guidelines and donor regulations
  • Lead the annual budgeting process and review all financial plans and budgets, monitoring progress and changes
  • Prepare and execute action plans to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of finance and administrative operations and to mitigate operational and compliance risks
  • Periodically assess the efficiency and effectiveness of finance and administration procedures in relation to the delivery of technical activities on time and at optimum cost
  • Ensure that program funds are utilized appropriately by the close of the fiscal year
  • Comply with all USAID rules and regulations and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures relating to finance and administration, including but not limited to preparing budgets, financial reports, etc.
  • Oversee annual financial audits of the program and ensure that sub grantees comply with all audit and financial review requirements
  • Manage cash disbursement and petty cash account
  • Track USAID approvals for travel, hiring, and equipment procurements
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business administration, or related field is required; master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive work experience in financial control and audit related field including minimum 5 years of experience in a senior management position providing administrative oversight and management systems development
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations related to procurement and finance is required
  • Experience working with financial institutions or private sector investors in Zambia a plus
  • Fluency in English required

Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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