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  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture(CNFA) is a not-for-profit international agricultural development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to increasing rural incomes by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural p...
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    Director of Finance & Administration

    • Provide sound financial and administrative oversight to the project
    • Supervise finance and administrative teams, including accounting, procurement, and other admin functions, as assigned
    • Develop, manage, and monitor project budgets
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports in coordination with senior project staff
    • Ensure that project operations are in compliance with all USDA and CNFA policies and 0procedures
    • Create, maintain, and implement financial reporting, tracking systems and controlling procedures
    • Oversee processing of approvals for procurements, consultant agreements, and vendor invoices
    • Support the development, execution, and management of subcontractor and consultant agreements
    • Perform other duties as required

    Key Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field required, Master’s degree preferred
    • At least eight (8) years of working experience including managing financial and contractual aspects of large international development projects, preferably USDA-funded projects required
    • At least five (5) years managing and supervising financial, administration and procurement staff required
    • Strong knowledge and familiarity with US Government Cost Accounting Standards, and a good knowledge of Federal rules and regulations.  USDA experience preferred.
    • Fluency in English required, and knowledge of a French preferred.

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    West African Regional Safety & Security Manager

    • Monitor and provide analysis of threats, vulnerabilities, and risks in West Africa where CNFA staff and assets are located and report findings to Senior Director, Global Security, and affected Chief of Parties (COPs) and Security Focal Points (SFPs). Work as a team to develop and implement strategies to mitigate risk and accomplish project activities.
    • Develop networks and liaise with national and regional security actors (United Nations system, the U.S. Embassies, the European Union Representation, USAID security offices and/or Partner Liaison Security Offices (PLSOs), other implementing partners and NGOs) to gather and share information related to security issues that may impact CNFA operations. Provide summarized readouts of issues to Senior Director, Global Security.
    • Develop networks with host nation security professionals (police, military, etc.) and local government officials.
    • Coordinate with CNFA’s Senior Director, Global Security and project leadership to arrange procurements for safety and security related support. (assessments, security details and other risk management initiatives).
    • Work with SFPs to prepare and maintain security briefings for guests, consultants and/or visitors and provide direct support in the training/mentoring SFPs.
    • Accomplish assigned security/safety related tasks from Senior Director, Global Security in timely manner.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • At least seven years of relevant, professional experience (military, police or NGO security) in roles with increasing levels of responsibility.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is preferred; alternatively, senior military, police or non-governmental security experience with at least 15 years of experience.
    • Ability to work independently, highly motivated, and ability to use initiative to accomplish security/safety related tasks with minimal guidance.
    • Experience supporting donor-funded projects is preferred.
    • Experience in security management principles and providing training to staff.
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks independently.
    • Strong leadership and communication (interpersonal, verbal and written) skills.
    • Experience in conducting security risk assessments and physical security assessments (office locations, hotels, residents, warehouses, etc.).
    • Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions.
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time in a one-year period.
    • During crisis situations, take part in the Local Incident Management Team response.
    • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments.
    • Competency with Internet and Microsoft Office systems including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other database/mapping systems.
    • West African Citizen is preferred for this position.
    • Able to write and speak English and French fluently is required.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

    • Design monitoring and evaluation framework and data collection and analysis systems to ensure accurate reporting on all project indicators
    • Track and analyze project indicators and capture best practices and lessons learned to incorporate into project activities
    • Coordinate and lead baseline evaluation for all indicators
    • Lead and support the project evaluations, as needed
    • Coordinate with other M&E teams on donor-funded projects to share results, best practices and lessons learned
    • Perform other duties as needed

    Key Qualifications:

    • A Master’s degree in international development, statistics, economics, or another related field required.
    • Minimum of 5+ years of experience managing the monitoring and evaluation component of a USDA or other donor-funded project required.
    • A Minimum of 2+ years of staff management and supervision experience preferred.
    • Familiarity with USG M&E processes required; familiarity with USDA’s M&E policy, results framework, and indicators preferred.
    • Fluency in English required, proficiency in French language preferred.

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