Work Location: US - Atlanta, GA
Other Possible Locations: Lusaka and rural Zambia
Expected Travel: up to 30%
Language Requirement: Excellent written and spoken English
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Accompanied - Family
Application Deadline:

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backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. 

CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


*CARE encourages Zambian nationals and international candidates, especially women, to apply.

CARE Zambia seeks a Finance and Grants Manager to support an upcoming, USAID-funded, project titled “Increasing Citizen Demand for Accountable and Transparent Service Delivery in the Health Sector through Enhanced Community-Based Monitoring”.

The project will seek to mobilize communities and increase their engagement in monitoring the delivery of health services. Proposed activities will include enhancing citizens’ action based on basic facts on utilization and quality of services collected from the communities themselves. It will include improving upon, or developing, community-based monitoring tools such as report cards, social contracts, and action plans. This component will seek to strengthen existing local governance social structures, such as the neighborhood health committees, health advisory committees, and/or safe-motherhood action groups. Health service providers under the Ministry of Community Development, Mother, and Child Health will also be involved to improve and strengthen their engagement with community members.

The successful candidate will  serve as the liaison between home office and the Chief of Party with overall project financial analysis and planning; annual financial forecasting;and finance management, reporting, and agreement compliance. Specifically, the Finance and Grants Manager will assist in collecting project financial data, and will oversee final invoicing.  Furthermore, s/he will ensure all financial management is handled according to USAID rules and regulations, with accurate records and financial reports maintained and submitted in a timely manner. This includes reconciling invoices, projecting revenue streams and cash flow, overseeing billing and revenue recognition, calculating and monitoring indirect cost rate, managing government audits, reporting quarterly and annual project activity, and performing other related duties.  Finally, the Finance and Grants Manager will work with Zambian grantees to ascertain and ensure the soundness of their financial systems.


Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting effective, efficient, and compliant financial management according to USAID rules and regulations, and GAAP (Generally-Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • Budgeting, transaction-processing, expense-reporting, and financial analysis;
  • Reconciling invoices to budgets;
  • Assisting the team to meet financial requirements, including monitoring spending and annual budgeting;
  • Projectingrevenue streams and cash flow, while overseeing billing and revenue recognition;
  • Managing government audits: DCAA, USAID, or related processes;
  • Supporting the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration in facilitating periodic planning and budgeting processes;
  • Reporting quarterly and annual project activity, as specified in the contract;
  • Assisting in maintaining internal control;
  • Supporting management in reviewing project performance; and
  • Working with Zambian grantees to ascertain and ensure the soundness of their financial systems.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, accounting,finance, or related field required;
  • At least 7 years’ experience in successful financial management of international projects with preference to candidates with financial oversight of USAID-funded projects;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) preferred;
  • Strong knowledge of FAR, DFAR, DCAA;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including advanced expertise in Excel; and
  • Understanding of rules and regulations related to USAID project funding and reporting requirements.

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