Business Manager (NGO)

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Full Time






Job Purpose
The Business Manager will be responsible for overall financial management, operations, and

administration for the activity.

Summary of Key Responsibilities
  • Manage accounting and financial internal control systems in order to provide appropriate level of security over the project resources and operations
  • Manage the financial and compliance aspects of project and ensure that expenses are
    incurred consistent with grant agreement.
  • Establish operational systems to facilitate project implementation aligned to donor and organization
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of financial data, reports, financial narrative and variance analysis
  • Lead financial analysis and reporting to internal and external stakeholders including
    analysis of information needs at all levels of the project. Lead development of annual budget in conjunction with workplan.
  • Provide financial management advice and assistance to the Principal Investigator and Team leads, including in the preparation and monitoring of project budget, spending trends, revenue projections
  • Manage cost-reimbursable sub-agreements to key partners, including processing of monthly financial reports, review and analysis/negotiation of annual budget,and periodic monitoring visits to verify appropriate usage of USG funds.
  • Supervise the project Finance team
Required Behavioral Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships Key Donors and other external stakeholders
  • Dynamic, responsive disposition ;
  • Focused
  • Team-player
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field;
    or, a Bachelor’s or certified accounting degree with 10 years’ experience.
  • Minimum 8 years’ NGO experience in accounting, operations and financial management of
    large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, interpersonal skills, and team-building experience.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR/USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets, including
    proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.
  • 3-5 years of relevant grants management experience, including experience enhancing financial management capacity of civil society organizations.
  • Must be a member of ZICA
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : and Copy-in  
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 21 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.