Aga Khan Foundation Vacancy: Project Management Unit (PMU) Finance Manager - Afghanistan, Kabul

Aga Khan Foundation Vacancy: Project Management Unit (PMU) Finance Manager - Afghanistan, Kabul
The AKDN is a group of international, private, non-denominational development agencies and institutions that seek to empower communities and individuals, usually in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities. AKF (Afg) is part of AKDN and has been working in Afghanistan since 2002, with programs focused on Rural Development, Education and Health.

AKF is seeking a PMU Finance Manager who will oversee overall development and management of a financial system for the project and PMU. The PMU Finance Manager will directly report to PMU Manager.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Financial Systems Development: Setting up and monitoring financial controls systems; Ensuring proper filing of financial records and data for quick reference.
  2. Reporting: Preparing donor reports and other information according to donor guidelines and contracts; Preparing quarterly budgets and fund utilization reports for partners; Verify accuracy of records and reports received from partners and PMU.
  3. Procurement: Effectively participating in the procurement processes and ensuring that procurement is done in compliance with internal policies by all partners.
  4. Coordination: Coordinating with AKF (Afg) and AKF (USA) to ensure that all necessary information and financial reports are prepared on time, disbursements to partners are done on time and are compliant with internal policies, and PMU staff salaries and reimbursements are done on time and according to internal policies; coordinating with internal and external auditors and partners to prepare for audits.
  5. Compliance: Ensuring compliance with the donor grant agreement requirements; Ensuring compliance with according and auditing requirements.
  6. Budget Preparation and Tracking: Preparing budgets for donors in coordination with project staff and partners; Preparing and compiling annual budgets; Tracking expenses incurred in accordance with the approval budgets
  7. Management and Support: Recruiting and managing finance and administrative staff; Providing the necessary training and support to PMU and partner staff to use iScala software and monthly data consolidation process; Providing the necessary support and training to partners to ensure coherence in budgeting, record keeping and documentation and consolidation.
  8. Cash management and cash handling: Ensuring efficient, accurate and compliant cash management and cash handling.
  9. Receivables and Payables Management: Managing and recording receivables and payables, Ensuring all expenses have accurate supporting documents and approval prior to payment; Ensuring the timely disbursements to partners, staff and payment of invoices.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Finance and /or ACMA/CA 
  • Minimum five years experience working in Development finance, with at least 2 years experience working in Management and preferably with experience on bilateral donor-funded grants (DFID, USAID, DFATD, etc) 
  • Familiar with MS Office applications e.g. Excel, Word Power Point etc 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, client oriented, detailed, meticulous, proven successful capacity building/coaching, proven ability to perform well in stressful situations ( e.g. with tight deadlines etc), quality oriented, proven ability to work independently and in teams 
  • Good command over iSCALA FIS Excellent command of English, written and oral
How to apply: 

Please apply through our Career Centre: HERE

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

Closing date: 17 Aug 2014

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