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  • Posted: Feb 19, 2024
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    Operations Manager

    Job Description
    Operational Activities:

    • Strategically support the execution of major donor-funded projects, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
    • Provide leadership in overseeing daily operations of the secretariat, optimizing efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Develop and manage the operational budget, driving cost savings initiatives without compromising quality.
    • Spearhead the trademarking process for all organization names to ensure legal protection.
    • Formulate and implement organizational policies while ensuring team-wide awareness and adherence.
    • Utilize data analysis to calculate comprehensive cost-benefit ratios for informed decision-making.
    • Collaborate in addressing due diligence queries for project/programme applications, showcasing a commitment to quality standards.
    • Research and recommend innovative technologies and methodologies to enhance operational efficiency.
    • Oversee the engagement of the organization’s vendors.

    Corporate Travel Management:

    • Manage end-to-end travel and logistics arrangements for the team and Board members, ensuring seamless experiences.
    • Forge strategic partnerships with travel agents, negotiating advantageous deals for the organization.
    • Innovate and implement logistics solutions that optimize travel experiences and productivity.
    • Establish global partnerships with airlines and embassies, enhancing organizational reach and influence.


    • Lead and facilitate project implementations and contracting processes, ensuring seamless execution.
    • Collaborate with the legal team to meticulously review and finalize all legal documents.
    • Oversee comprehensive procurement processes for goods and services, emphasizing quality and value.
    • Manage the onboarding and contracting of vendors and consultants, ensuring alignment with organizational standards.
    • Efficiently manage inventory, both physical and remote, to support operational needs.
    • Ensure facility management and compliance with utility agencies, maintaining a productive workplace.
    • Collaborate with the programs team to attract and engage skilled talents for project excellence.
    • Maintain a comprehensive repository of organizational MoUs and agreements with stakeholders.

    Audit & Compliance:

    • Ensure full legal compliance with local and international regulations, safeguarding the organization's reputation.
    • Collaborate closely with the Finance, Audit & Compliance department to support audit procedures.
    • Provide cross-functional assistance to other departments, fostering a collaborative and an integrated work environment.

    Admin Functions:

    • Oversee administrative functions, ensuring smooth office operations and resource allocation.
    • Develop and implement administrative policies and procedures, promoting consistency and efficiency.
    • Supervise administrative staff, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a positive work environment.
    • Coordinate logistics for internal and external meetings, workshops, and events.
    • Manage office supplies, equipment, and facilities, optimising resource utilisation.
    • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and security protocols in the workplace.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Continuously seek opportunities for operational enhancement and innovation.
    • Spearhead special projects and initiatives to advance organizational objectives.
    • Lead, inspire, and mentor a high-performing operations team.
    • Foster effective communication and collaboration across departments.
    • Adapt to evolving organizational needs and priorities, demonstrating flexibility and agility.

    Required Skills Qualifications and Abilities

    • Degree in Business, Operations Management or related field
    • Experience budgeting and planning
    • Proven experience (8+years) with at least 3 years in a senior manager role
    • Proven work experience as Operations Manager or similar role
    • Knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management
    • Project management certification is an added advantage
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Leadership ability
    • Outstanding organizational skills.

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    Finance Manager

    Position Overview

    • We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Finance Manager to join our team.
    • The Finance Manager will be a key member of our leadership team, responsible for overseeing the financial operations, strategic financial planning, and reporting activities of our organization.
    • The ideal candidate should possess strong financial acumen, exceptional leadership skills, and a deep understanding of the unique financial landscape in which we operate.


    • Financial Strategy and Planning: Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with overall goals and mission.
    • Provide insights and recommendations to the executive team for informed decision-making.
    • Budgeting and Forecasting: Lead the budgeting process and collaborate with department heads to develop accurate and achievable budgets.
    • Monitor financial performance and variances, adjusting forecasts as needed.
    • Financial Reporting: Prepare regular and ad-hoc financial reports for the Board of Directors, and internal and external stakeholders. Present financial data and analysis in a clear and concise manner.
    • Financial Operations: Oversee day-to-day financial operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger activities.
    • Ensure accuracy and compliance with financial regulations and policies.
    • Cash Flow Management: Manage cash flow to ensure the organization's financial stability and liquidity. Develop strategies to optimize cash utilization and investments.
    • Audit and Compliance: Coordinate external audits and ensure timely and accurate completion. Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and financial reporting standards.
    • Financial Controls: Establish and maintain strong internal controls to safeguard assets and maintain the integrity of financial transactions.
    • Team Leadership: Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the finance team.
    • Foster a collaborative and high-performing finance department.
    • Financial Analysis: Conduct financial analysis, evaluate financial performance, and identify areas for improvement. Make strategic recommendations based on analysis Outcomes.
    • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with key stakeholders, including donors, partners, and members, to manage financial relationships, reporting requirements, and funding agreements.
    • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate financial risks through proactive risk assessment and implementation of risk management strategies.

    Required Skills, Qualifications & Abilities

    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; Master's degree or professional finance qualification preferred.
    • ACCA is a MUST
    • Proven experience (8+ years) in financial management, with at least 3 years in a senior management role.
    • In-depth knowledge of financial regulations, accounting principles, and reporting Standards.
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret financial data for strategic decision-making.
    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
    • Experience in grant management and understanding of donor reporting requirements.
    • Proficiency in financial software and tools, including ERP systems and Google Suite.
    • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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