Finance Manager, MacArthur 100&Change
Requisition ID: req2842
Job Title: Finance Manager, MacArthur 100&Change
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Jordan-Amman - Shimesani
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At-work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. IRC reaches over a million children annually with education and child protection programs in 25 countries around the world.
Years of war in Syria have pushed millions from their homes and into poverty, and millions more have become refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and further afield. Equally complex is the emergency in Iraq, where waves of fighting and displacement have overwhelmed infrastructure and services and pushed communities to the brink. The economic, social, and health effects of these dual crises have changed the entire region. In the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq) IRC responds to displaced people's acute and longer-term needs with integrated programs that improve health and safety, prioritize children's education, foster economic wellbeing, and empower communities to regain control over their lives.
Sesame Workshop and IRC have won the inaugural MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition, a $100 million grant to make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. The Sesame Seeds program is embarking on a life-changing, five year intervention to bring vital early learning and nurturing care to more than nine million children and families affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria. Among other activities, the program will create multimedia programming for children affected by the conflict. Together with the Sesame Workshop, we will develop a pliant platform to reach young children and their caregivers wherever they are and measure how we impact their lives. For more information, please visit: http://refugee.sesameinternational.org/.
Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Finance Manager will be responsible for overall financial management of the MacArthur 100&Change initiative and will be instrumental in quality financial practices and analysis.
The Finance Manager is responsible for the following key objectives:
\[ Execute Regional Financial and Budget management - Including management of regional sub-awards
\[ Maintain oversight of the project's accounting operations and ensure compliance with IRC and regional office policies and procedures
\[ Develop tools and processes for tracking financial performance of the project across regional and country budgets to meet IRC and donor requirements
\[ Serve as focal point for Best Use of Resources Analysis execution
Major Responsibilities Include:
\[ Execute regional and partner financial management
o Develop and revise annual project budgets with inputs from the region, HQ, and 4 countries
o Prepare regional and HQ annual project spending plans, and update on a timely basis
o Execute quarterly spending report consolidation and ongoing financial management (e.g., monitoring of budget to actuals)
o In liaison with Logistics department, prepare commitment lists every month for financial obligations already entered into but not captured in financial reports
o Oversee the financial sub-award management for regional partners, including disbursement management and tracking
o Review financial reports from Country Pr