Land O'Lakes International Development
Finance and Administration Manager Vacancy
Senior-level, Field assignment
Posted on 25 March 2019
Land O’Lakes International Development
Eastern Africa | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Nairobi, Kenya | Kigali, Rwanda
Closing on 24 April 2019
USDA will be supporting the East African Community (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania) to enhance its Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Systems risk-based strategies and harmonization efforts. SPS systems and regulations must be in place to ensure food is safe and wholesome for domestic consumption and trade and this project will integrate SPS systems into policy and institutions. By working with the EAC governments to design specific intervention and focusing on risk management and regulatory authorities, SPS systems can improve value chains and ensure there are measures in place to protect the safety of domestic food supplies. Activities will make substantial contributions to increasing agricultural productivity and expand trade of agricultural products.
The Finance and Administration Manager will provide accounting and financial oversight to the program and in country staff. This position assists and supports the Chief of Party in all accounting and financial reporting activities, while providing support to the program team surrounding all financial and administrative issues. The position may be based in Kenya, Tanzania, or Rwanda (to be determined later) with occasional travel throughout the region.
Responsible for the functions of finance and accounting, human resources, and other administrative duties.
Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of all accounting entries using the Land O’Lakes accounting platform and standard Finance and Accounting procedures.
Work with the headquarters-based staff to ensure timely responses to all finance concerns and to review expenditures relating to all accounting documents for accuracy and consistency with Land O’Lakes financial and operational policies, donor regulations and program guidelines.
Manage project expenses and maintain a strong internal control environment to safeguard assets. Ensure proper support and documentation exists to support program expenses and to support both internal and external auditing processes.
Assist other program staff to prepare, revise and monitor budgets for their ongoing activities.
Reconcile and report on all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
Adhere to Land O’Lakes procurement policies for purchasing supplies, equipment, and service.
Oversee the preparation and submission of annual activity-based project budgets as well as monthly and quarterly reports as required by Land O’Lakes and the donor.
Maintain all HR files, administer benefits and manage all human resources for program staff.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Finance and Administration Manager reports to the Chief of Party. This position may directly supervise staff.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or other relevant area
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a senior accounting role
Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English
Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow with minimal supervision and able to meet deadlines
Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications within MS Office)
Detail oriented, proactive and flexible
ACCA/CPA qualifications helpful but not required
Please note only finalists will be contacted.
No phone calls please.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Land O’Lakes enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce.
About the Organization
Since 1981, Land O’Lakes International Development has applied an integrated approach to international economic development that capitalizes on Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s nearly 100 years as a leading farm-to-market agribusiness. We use our practical experience and in-depth knowledge to facilitate market-driven business solutions that generate economic growth, improve health and nutrition, and alleviate poverty. We believe in the value of people and ensuring our work is rooted in honesty, integrity and respect.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. Since our inception, we have implemented nearly 300 programs and training initiatives in over 80 countries, which have enabled farmers and agribusinesses to become more profitable and to leverage economies of scale through well-functioning cooperatives and producer groups.
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