Saturday, May 24, 2014

Finance & Operations Manager - IPE Global (Apply by: 2 June 2014)

Finance & Operations Manager
Reporting to
Chief Financial Officer, IPE Global
Last Date
2nd June 2014
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About IPE Global
IPE Global Private Limited is a leading development sector consulting firm offering services in*Urban Infrastructure Development, *Health, *Policy, *PPP,*Government and Public Sector (GAPS), *Education, *Rural Development and *Environment and Climate Change areas.
IPE Global Private Limited is an ISO 9001:2008 certified development sector consultancy organisation, promoted by established practitioners and sector experts. Over the last fourteen years, IPE has successfully implemented over 350 projects in 23 countries working with several government agencies, international donor agencies and private firms making it a leading development sector consultancy organisation in South Asia. With offices across India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and United Kingdom, IPE brings with it a rare mix of international and regional expertise. It has a multi-disciplinary team of experts who have substantial relevant experience and knowledge of ground level realities, problems and issues in different parts of the world. IPE has over 500 full time professional staff and a resource pool of more than 800 consultants covering a wide range of multi-disciplinary practices. IPE not only brings in the specific expertise in the related fields, but also offers a culmination of best practices and extensive experience in diverse areas of development sector management consulting services. For more details, please visit
Skill Set and Job Description
The Finance and Operations Manager is overall responsible for the management and oversight of RMNCH+A project operations, including the overall accounting, program finances and financial reporting, procurement, contracting, sub-contract management, HR management, and general administration.  S/he is responsible for financial reports and practices to ensure quality and accuracy. S/he will ensure the efficient and effective use of the project resources under the direction of the Chief of Party (CoP), and in conjunction with IPE Global head office.  The Finance and Operations Manager ensures that all project operations are in full compliance with USAID regulations, IPE Global policies, and Indian law.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

·  Responsible for timely accounting/consolidation/ reporting in compliance with donor guidelines, A&F guidelines and statutory requirements.
·  Responsible for preparation and tracking of budgets for providing inputs to CoP into the project’s annual work plans and quarterly and annual reports as well as budget tracking and external reporting as needed by the organization.
·  Responsible for the overall coordination with State teams including support to the start-up and close-down of state programs, and provide on-going general financial and operational support to state offices.
·  Provide and support training to field staff on project procedures as well as building skill-levels of project staff in the area of finance, and operations.
·  Responsible for procurement and contracting process including preparation annual procurement plans, participation in the procurement committee meetings and final negotiations with the contractor/vendor/partner.
·  Working with the sub-awardees and ensuring timely receipt of all the reports per the agreement.
·  Ensure compilation and timely submission of the periodic accruals, financial report, VAT report and other periodic reports to USAID.
·  Conduct the financial reviews of the sub-awardee and ensure their timely audits as per donor and organizational guidelines.
·  Facilitates and co-ordinates internal audit, statutory audit and recipient contracted audit (RCA) per donor guidelines.
·  Develops schedules and initiates actions necessary to address internal control weaknesses and for closure of RCA findings and recommendations.
·  Support training to field staff on project procedures as well as building skill-levels of project staff in the area of finance, and accounting.
·  Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

·  Graduation in Commerce is required. Professional qualification in finance would be desirable.
Experience Requirements
·  8-10 years of experience in financial and accounting management in USAID funded projects.
·  At least 3 years of experience of handling a similar profile including management of sub-awardees is a must.
·  Experience of managing procurement systems in USAID funded projects preferred.
·  Experience of conceptualization and development of standard operating policies and procedures.
·  Strong interpersonal skills and a proven track record in managing people.
·  Strong business management and negotiating skills.
·  Strong written and oral communication skills.
·  Proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Core Competencies
·  Good communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
·  Good analytical and report writing skills.
·  Work with team and able to contribute to team building.
·  Proficiency in spoken and written English and Hindi is essential.
·  Strong written and oral communication skills.
·  Good learning attitude and participatory in approach.
IPE Global is an employee owned company with best in the industry compensation packages.
Other Details
IPE Global is looking for staff with a strong commitment to the development sector, an open mind-set and flexible attitudes as well as strong interpersonal skills.
IPE Global is committed to using fair, objective and positive employment practices to promote equal opportunities and diversity in employment, ensuring that all employees including potential employees are treated fairly, consistently and with respect, before, during and after their employment. We seek to create an environment that is representative of, and responsive to, different groups.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for subsequent rounds.

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