In the DRC, at the national level, only 8% of children aged 7 to 14 have a functioning reading level, and 1% can calculate (MICS 2018), while the attendance rate at the provincial level ranges from 57% to 92%. Among all these children, there are disparities in access, quality of education, experiences in and out of school, and demands and risks in communities. Sexual violence, early marriage or childbirth, mine work, and recruitment and use for armed groups are among the most severe risks for children in the DRC.
The Project Finance and Controls Manager will support an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Child and Youth Education Response Activity (CYERA) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The position will be based in Goma, DRC. The program focuses on increasing access to responsive education services for crisis- and conflict-affected Congolese children and youth as well as improve the delivery of quality, gender- and crisis-responsive foundational instruction for communities of Ituri, North, and South Kivu.
The Project Finance and Controls Manager is responsible for the overall leadership of the project’s finance team and oversees all financial management, internal controls and financial compliance aspects of the program, in accordance with USAID guidance and regulations. S/he will manage the implementation of accounting systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting for Save the Children and any subawards. This position sits on the project’s senior leadership team.
The Project Finance and Controls Manager is responsible for ensuring that an appropriate structure exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office financial and administrative operations. S/He will also need to maintain consistent coordination and teamwork with other senior positions and individuals working on the program as well as with USAID guidelines.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Management and Oversight
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