Administrative & Financial Manager - American Refugee Committee, Haiti

Closing date:  30 Nov 2011
POSITION TITLE: Administrative & Financial Manager COUNTRY PROGRAM: Haiti RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Development Advisor STATUS: Full Time, Temporary (Jan 3, 2012 – July 31, 2011) SUPERVISORY CAPACITY: None

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION/MISSION The goal of the Cap Haitien Shelter Program is to provide 750 dwellings to the people who have been affected by the 2010 earthquake in the Port-au-Prince area. The goal of providing these units in Cap Haitien is to decongest the overcrowded capital and encourage IDPs to migrate to the Cap Haitien Development Corridor where a new Industrial park and a new port are planned. The program also aims at providing safe, durable and affordable housing models that the Government of Haiti (GOH) can adopt to reconstruct the affected areas in other low income housing settlements. The program will serve to meet the backlog of shelter by increasing IDP access to safe, durable and affordable housing within development corridors in Haiti.

The Administrative & Financial Manager will be responsible for the administration and accounting of the project.

Administrative Management • Provide consistent and constructive administrative support to ensure compliance to policies and procedure. • Effectively communicate all relevant compliance issues during program design / development as encountered. • Serve as focal point for all administrative procedures related to the project.

Financial Management • Manage day-to-day project accounting functions.
Reporting and Budgeting • Prepare timely budgets, cash requests and accounting reports. • Monitor grant spending and projections. • Support project team to accurately realign budgets whenever necessary. • Provide timely budget reports and analysis to the Country Director and project managers.

QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum 5 years experience in Construction Accounting. • Bachelors degree required in Finance, Accounting, or related field; advanced degree preferred. • Minimum 2-years Administrative experience with international NGOs and experience in working overseas. • Minimum 5-years experience in construction accounting, billing and invoicing.

• Experience with international donors and grant requirements.
• Experience working with projects funded by international organizations. • Strong computer skills in Microsoft software products: Excel, Word, outlook etc and accounting software. Serenic or Sun experience strongly preferred. • Excellent written and oral communications skills as well as leadership skills. • Fluency in English required; French preferred. • Willingness to work well under unstable security environments, and administrative and programmatic pressures. • Demonstrated ability and flexibility to adapt to changing requirements. • Ability to work independently while being a strong team player. • Sense of humor and good interpersonal skills.

Application Notes:
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