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Finance & Operations Director Job in Kenya

Job Title: Director Finance & Operations, Africa

Job Description:
 Our client is a digital health company committed to improving access to healthcare through mobile and cloud-based technology. 

Composed of an experienced team of healthcare professionals, software developers, and social entrepreneurs, the company aims to strengthen the patient-provider relationship through practical, affordable, and usable technology solutions. International develops tailored software solutions to meet local needs. 

With offices in Kampala, Nairobi, Accra, Lagos and Denver, our client has operations growing throughout sub-Saharan Africa.  

We are seeking to recruit a Director, Finance & Operations, Africa to manage the financial and operations activities throughout Africa. 

The Director will work under the direction of the CEO and work closely with local staff and regional teams to ensure optimal performance, compliance and effective program implementation.  

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve on senior management team and provide leadership to staff across all teams and to colleagues across the globe who are operating or seek to build the business.
  • Seek to find synergies among projects and identify mechanisms for project teams to share information, convene and operationalize the business strategy.
  • Take an active role in building the capacity of others. As a member of the senior management team, identify opportunities to develop staff and guide performance leaders to leverage existing tools, such as stretch assignments, promotions, training, etc.
  • Provide leadership to country office managers to ensure best practices are applied across all teams and efficiencies are gained.
  • Offer perspective and feedback to the senior management team on company strategy and growth plans.
  • Oversee the execution of performance management objectives and the review process
Finance, Budgeting, and Reporting

Manage the finance and budgeting functions and create regular reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Directly supervise office managers to ensure compliance, optimal performance and career development.
  • Support development of budgets for proposals, including costing information and liaising with project teams globally.
  • Oversee finance operations throughout Africa, including expenditures, disbursements, procurement and reconciliation of bank accounts.
  • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual country program overhead and facilities budgets in collaboration with country office managers and headquarters and manage expenditures against budgets, informing CEO of current or anticipated variances
  • Create monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports by country and by program area in collaboration with country office managers and country sales teams and headquarters
  • Oversee production of customary reports, such as financial and stakeholder reports.
  • Monitor, track and support external reporting to stakeholder’s donors for quality, timeliness and accuracy.
  • Update and provide to senior management team a report reflecting all projects in Africa to facilitate operations and serve as communication tool to executive team and staff globally.
  • Liaise with the US bookkeepers and accountants as needed
 Operations Management

Manage and improve local practices in accordance with policies and procedures, stakeholder requirements, and local government requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant local laws and regulations, including those regarding labor, taxes, and registration.
  • Ensure all resources, including office space and equipment, are in good order and adequate for smooth running of the country program.
  • Supervise office managers and including their administrative processes related to staff and consultant travel, contracts administration, payroll and taxes, employee timekeeping, purchasing, organizing meetings, vendor agreements, and office services.
  • Support regional HR and HQ to ensure onboarding, recruiting, training and off-boarding are effectively managed. Participate in onboarding new staff to operations functions.
  • Liaise with local and regional legal firm(s) as required regarding office registration and tax exempt status; track annual registration renewals and tax requirements; and maintain office registration and required employment documentation.
  • Set up new country offices as needed
Required Skills:
  • Track record of effective supervision and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated financial management and budgeting acumen.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated success meeting reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Proven attention to detail while managing multiple tasks with competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated success establishing collaborative relationships across various working groups and projects and stakeholders.
  • Proven success recognizing and resolving problems independently and in collaboration with local and headquarters leadership.
  • Ability to manage a distributed team and work across countries and time zones.
  • Excellent organizational and documentation practices and the ability to provide leadership for compliance with, stakeholder and government requirements.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and Xero accounting software and familiarity with CRM systems including Zoho.
  • Ability to live in Nairobi and travel up to 30% time
Required Experience:
  • Masters degree in business administration, management, finance or a related field plus a minimum of five years of experience in administrative and financial management preferably with a public health, digital health, or technology focus organization. 
  • Experience developing and overseeing technical and operational teams and activities among multi-disciplinary international teams as well as experience living and working in an African country.
  • Excellent organizational, record-keeping and documentation skills, with attention to details.
How to Apply
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Director Finance & Operations) to before Friday, 17th June 2016. 

Kindly note that expatriates and international assignees are highly encouraged to apply. 

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing.

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