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Finance and Administration Specialist

About Kaizen

The Kaizen Company is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven organizational and institutional performance improvements and establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals.

We leverage existing knowledge, technology, new media, and local peer networks to support local reforms. Since our inception, we have provided support to more than 100 government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations in markets worldwide. We have created solutions that achieve outcomes across a broad range of sectors including education, governance, economic growth, environment and water, energy, and global law enforcement.

Scope and Objectives

The Kaizen Company is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration for an upcoming USAID-funded project focused on the Organizational Development of USAID/Uganda. The project seeks to support in building the existing “Mission of Leaders” activity and fortify USAID’s performance in implementing its 2017 to 2021 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) in an adaptive, iterative manner.

The Finance and Administration Specialist will oversee operations for all activities in Uganda. This includes oversight of procurement, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This individual, with support from the Contractor’s Home Office, will be responsible for managing the Contract budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID. He/she will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies. With the Contractor’s Home Office, he/she will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing, in roles of increasing responsibility: finance, procurement, contracts management, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of a similar dollar value
  • Knowledge of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements
  • Experience in managing donor funded procurements and subcontracts
  • Three (3) references from past supervisors, subordinates and or clients
  • Must be a Ugandan National
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English language

Desired:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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