BLOG SEARCH

30 Mar 2017

Plan International Head of Operations 2017 Job in Kenya

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Purpose
Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) for Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya is a USAID-funded $41 million Cooperative Agreement awarded to a consortium led by Plan International.

Known locally as the Nilinde Project, this five- year initiative aims to improve the welfare and protection of the most vulnerable households affected by HIV/AIDS by reducing economic vulnerability and empowering parents to make investments that will improve the health and well-being of OVC.

Job Responsibilities
Financial/Budget Management

  • Ensure the efficient financial management of the project’s resources in accordance with best practice and in compliance with USAID requirements, including the implementation of robust internal control systems that mitigate against potential wastage and fraud;
  • Assist in the development of tracking and monitoring tools in finance and budgets that guide management in making strategic decisions that result in the attainment of the project’s objectives;
  • Review all financial transactions for accuracy and budget adequacy;
  • Review all payments before they are effected;
  • Participate in the development of budgets, any projections, any revisions and initiate any requests for obligations;
  • Monitor expenditures against budgets (donor, organisational, obligated), determine burn rates, and advise management on any actions to take;
  • Review all financial reports to all stakeholders including KCO, USNO, USAID for accuracy and rationale, and interpret any observations for management;
  • Ensure financial practice is in compliance with donor requirements, organisational policies and Kenyan laws;
  • Rationalise the operations of the finance department to enhance and entrench efficiencies;
  • Continuously build the capacity of finance staff.

Grants Management

  • Assist in the development of tracking and monitoring tools in grants managements that guide management in making strategic decisions that result in the attainment of the project’s objectives.
  • Review all financial reports to all stakeholders including KCO, USNO, USAID for accuracy and rationale, and interpret any observations for management;
  • Ensure grants management practice is in compliance with donor requirements, organisational policies and Kenyan laws;
  • Rationalise the operations of the grants management department to enhance and entrench efficiencies;
  • Continuously build the capacity of grants management staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. A Master’s degree in business administration, or related field preferred will be an advantage;
  • 15-20 years of proven regional and/or international operations management, of which 5 to 10 years of these should have been in leadership positions with a strong bias towards oversight for USG/USAID policies and procedures in regards to financial management & reporting, awards management and procurement processes.
  • Relevant regional/international/regional work experience in one or more developing countries would be an added advantage;
  • Strong management and decision-making skills, self-motivated, able to work independently and proactively within matrix management structure;
  • Experience in facilitating the capacity-strengthening efforts of diverse colleagues, consortium partners and local partner organizations;
  • Experience with grant implementation management;
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; strong cross-cultural skills;
  • Able to work as a member of, and to lead, a team with colleagues;
  • Proven leadership in operational management and monitoring of development programs with multiple field/sub offices;

How to Apply
Click here to apply

No comments :

SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner