Oct 282015

Organization: CARE USA
Country: Mali
Closing date: 09 Nov 2015

CARE is seeking an Assistant Country Director – Program Support that will provides leadership, policies, instructions and effective direction to support all Country Office (CO) operational processes and Finance to ensure a smooth and compliant implementation of program activities. On the admin side, s/he shall take appropriate measures to eliminate or at least reduce risks related to Programs/Projects implementation, ensures that all contracts and procurement of Goods and Services are in full compliance with donors and CARE USA rules and regulations and oversees IT, inventory, logistics, legal functions and general administration. On the Finance side he/she will manage oversee the Finance management and monitor the PS cost pools in collaboration with the Finance Controller and if applicable the ACD-PQ and make recommendations to the Country Director, for timely and accurate donor reporting, compliance and financial risks management.

The ACD-PS will advise the Country Director in balancing the admin structures and operations against the allocated financial resources; s/he ensures that all CARE Mali program support functions are implemented efficiently and cost-effectively, providing high quality services and information to ‘clients’ at different levels of CARE, and other stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Staff Performance Management and development for strong teams
  • Financial Management and Risk management
  • Procurement Management
  • ICT management
  • Compliance and Control functions
  • General Admin management
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Primary Skills:

  • CPA qualification
  • A minimum 8 years in a senior management position in Africa in trategic support and compliance
  • At least 6-8 years’ practical experience track record in leading/managing fully Program Support in complex context
  • Fluent French and English (written and verbal): Key
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of diverse financial software systems
  • Strong budgeting and financial management skills
  • Strong coaching, mentoring, training facilitation, and team building skills
  • Good understanding of Security and Safety issues

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all 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.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE’s career website at any time.

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