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Senior Program Finance Manager, Vitamin A Program at Helen Keller International

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Job Description

Specific Responsibilities

Overall Management and Leadership

  1. As a member of the PMT, participate in strategic planning and direction setting and growth strategy for the multi-country portfolio of programs, lending your unique perspective and expertise to the process.
  2. Lead the portofolio’s central finance team in a collaborative effort with program managers to ensure high-quality financial planning, management, reporting and auditing of all programs, including thorough budget preparation and oversight.
  3. Provide monthly financial information to the PMT.
  4. Analyze financial reporting and results of individual activities and country office programs in the context of the whole portfolio and make recommendations to the PMT based on that analysis.
  5. Identify operational challenges that affect the integrity of resource management.
  6. Participate in international work groups assigned to develop global policies and/or optimize systems and procedures.
  7. Review and assess status of the portfolio management policies, tools, procedures and workflows, identify gaps or outdated policies and prioritize improvements.  Make proposals for best practices in financial operations.

Required Qualifications/Competencies 

  • Master’s Degree in business administration, public administration, finance, accounting, or related field with 8-10 years directly related prior work experience including at least five years managing complex portfolios preferably for a UN agency or international NGO; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with financial analysis, grants management and budgeting.
  • General understanding of or willingness to learn generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Interest in international development and public health programs as well as an understanding of the synergy between the programmatic, operational, and financial components in project design and implementation.
  • Ability to negotiate/support negotiations effectively with donors, troubleshoot issues, and take proactive approaches to improving financial and budget management processes.
  • Evidence of strong analytical skills, time management, organizational and customer service skills
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