AFAP:Director of Finance and Administration

The African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 20 October, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2012 by a partnership of African development organizations. It was built on the work of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), a framework for achieving ambitious agriculture development goals set in place by African nations and leaders.
 
The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) seeks to appoint The Director of Finance and Administration to be based in Johannesburg.

The Director of Finance and Administration will be a strategic thinker and hands-on and participative manager. The successful candidate will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, and IT.

 Reports to: AFAP Head of Operations and Compliance and/or the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Employment Type:1 year renewable

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior management team in strategic decision making and operations as AFAP continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact, fast-growing international nonprofit, African-based organization.

Responsibilities:

Financial Management:

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with Senior Management; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep the senior management team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the board of directors.

Human Resources, Technology and Administration

  • Further develop AFAP’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
  • At least seven to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally six-plus years of broad financial and operations management experience in the nonprofit sector
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – compliance, programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A track record in financial management for nonprofit organizations
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership.

Qualified applicants, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to support your application, to hrdepartment@afap-partnership.org

Please use REF: South Africa DFA 2020 when submitting your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
For more about The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), refer to https://www.afap-partnership.org/about-us-2/
 
For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Johannesburg

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