Corus International
  • Business Development
  • Kinshasa, Kinshasa, COD
  • Salary
  • Regular Full -Time
  • CentralAfricaDRC

Finance and Administration Director - Essential Services for Maternal and Child Health, Democratic Republic of the Congo

IMA World Health is seeking applications for a Finance and Administration Director (F&A Director) for an anticipated FCDO-funded (UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) "Essential Services for Maternal and Child Health" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Corus International is a family of organizations which believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the opportunity for a better life. Corus was formed through the strategic merger of IMA World Health (operating as a public health organization since 1960), and Lutheran World Relief (operating as a livelihoods organization since 1945), and today includes the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee. Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.

Corus International's largest country portfolio is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where IMA World Health has worked alongside the Congolese government, donors, and a variety of local and international partners since 2000 with a staff of over 200. Programs revitalize the country's health system, improve WASH access and systems, prevent and respond to SGBV, promote clean energy, and improve the health of the population. The portfolio includes a focus on both sustainable development and humanitarian assistance activities and operates out of two base offices in Kinshasa and Goma.

The Finance and Administration Director will oversee the financial management and assets of the program in accordance with IMA World Health and FCDO guidelines. It is a crucial role and will ensure that the program is managed effectively and within budget. The F&A Director will report directly to the Project Director.

Actual hiring is contingent upon successful agreement award and FCDO approval.


  • Oversee all aspects of program financial management, including financial and accounting systems; forecasting; budgeting; procurement; payroll expenditure tracking; and financial reporting
  • Support and advise the Project Director, Country Financial Officer, and IMA Headquarters in the development of program financial, accounting, procurement, and HR systems, including policies and procedures, in accordance with FCDO rules and regulations and IMA policies
  • Develop program budgets; oversee effective budget planning; develop and implement budgeting and financial reporting processes to meet project financial management, forecasting, and reporting requirements
  • Report to IMA HQ International Finance Director and the Project Director on matters including, but not limited, to: operational field accounts, bank reconciliation/statements, office advance requests, and other day-to-day project administration issues
  • Oversee and ensure on-time financial reporting in accordance with contract timelines
  • Monitor and ensure compliance of sub-contractors to ensure adherence to program financial and contractual guidelines; contribute to capacity building of local partners in administration and financial management
  • Provide field-oversight to project districts in finance and administration, as needed
  • Ensure that contract deliverables are achieved within budget while effectively managing fiduciary risk within the project as well as downstream among partners and suppliers; promptly advise the Project Director of all potential fiduciary risks; develop monitoring and troubleshooting strategies to address risks and financial management
  • Ensure that all financial management work is performed to the highest ethical and professional standards and in accordance with IMA, FCDO, and program guidelines

The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree strongly preferred) in business administration, finance, or other relevant field, and a minimum of seven years of experience supervising program operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts, grants, and/or accounting/finance
  • DFID/FCDO programming; demonstrated in-depth knowledge of FCDO Cost Accounting Standards (Preferred)
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and managing large budgets of more than 10 million GBP
  • Experience managing logistics for the implementation of public health programs in the DRC (Preferred)
  • Excellent supervisory skills and an ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communications skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English and French language capabilities

IMA/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus's Human Resources department.

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