CeIR seeks a highly qualified Manager, Finance and Administration for the Prestige Royal Fund and CeIR-funded Basic Computer Learning Series for Primary and Secondary Education Programme (BaCoLes PSE Project) focused on enhancing the teaching and learning of Computer studies in Zambian Schools.The project is a school-based, conditional computer studies enhancement programme focused on increasing the learning potential of ICTs lessons and empowering teachers with engaging presentation tools and advanced class-management systems, and to improve teaching and learning processes in the schools that have integrated computer as an examinable course. The project empowers educators in providing learners with skills and tools they need in computers, especially basic skills, to make future job-skills choices, and improve the performance levels in Computer Studies.
The BaCoLes PSE programme will contribute specifically to the enhancement of Computer studies teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools in Zambia.
Purpose of Position
The Finance and Administration Manager will report to the Managing Consultant of the project and will oversee and ensure sound management of human resources, financial management, procurement, and grants functions for the project.
Role and Responsibilities Provides overall management of administrative operations, including, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property and security. Oversees sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement and compliance. Supervises financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures. Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff. Manages office and program financial resources while exercising proper financial controls and adhering to both PRF and CeIR policies and procedures.
Position Requirements Advanced degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field. Minimum of 4 years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international and donor-funded programs, previous experience with USG highly desirable. Demonstrated knowledge, skills, excellence in accounting, financial management, human resources, procurement, and other management support functions as needed. Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets for Bilateral Donor projects and client expectations.
Strong interpersonal skills for working with project staff, donors and beneficiaries. Advanced knowledge of MS Suite and other business accounting packages and strong MS Excel skills.