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Director of Finance and Administration

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 Director of Finance and Administration will oversee procurement, grants, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. He/she will be responsible for managing the budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID/Uganda. He/she will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies, and will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master’s degree in a field such accounting or business administration
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience managing, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management, construction, logistics and/or human resource related matter for international development activities of similar dollar value
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a management position, preferably with at least three (3) years of experience managing USG-issued contracts or otherwise demonstrated knowledge of USG Federal Acquisition Requirements

Desired:

  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements
  • Experience in managing donor funded procurements and subcontracts/grants
  • Minimum of three (3) satisfactory past performance references from former supervisors, subordinates and /or clients
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