Associate Director

at The END Fund
Published April 26, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

 

The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

 

Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,

 

Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and

 

Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

 

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.

 

Since our founding in 2012 through 2020, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.1 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.3 billion. In 2020 alone, we reached more than 91.9 million people with more than 133.6 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

 

You can learn more about the END Fund and our 2020 impact story here.

 

ABOUT THE END FUND’S FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION TEAM

 

The Finance & Administration department supports the END Fund’s mission and is responsible for managing the financial activities of the organization, including financial analysis and planning, accounting operations and reporting, payroll and benefits management, due diligence, internal and external financial reviews, and budgeting and external audits. The team strives to continually improve upon the organization’s financial policies and procedures for ensuring compliance of financial functions. Additionally, the team provides guidance to, and supports decision making by, senior management and the Board of Directors through clear communication and reporting.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

The END Fund seeks a strategic and skilled professional to support and execute the fiscal and administrative responsibilities of the organization as part of a lean Finance & Administration team. The Associate Director position is a new role focused on financial compliance, including program partner due diligence and internal and external financial reviews, so the successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record and interest in these areas.

 

With input from the senior management team, the Vice President, Finance & Administration, and Finance & Administration colleagues, the Associate Director will aid in financial processes and transactions including systems, budget, controls, grant management/reporting and compliance. The successful candidate will have financial know-how along with the ability to support a variety of finance and administration activities and projects simultaneously. They will also seek opportunities to strengthen financial management skills and literacy throughout all END Fund teams.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES

 

Lead in the development of policies and procedures and execution of the organization's due diligence and financial review engagements

 

Schedule and plan both internal and external partner reviews; initiate project planning, assess risk, identify reporting requirements and develop financial review timelines

 

Coordinate and interact with external due diligence and financial review partners as well as internal staff

 

Develop and provide financial management training to implementing partners, investors, and vendors when deemed beneficial

 

Objectively review partner organizations’ business processes

 

Evaluate the efficacy of partner risk management initiatives that are currently in place

 

Provide executive-level briefings at regular intervals to help keep senior leaders current with changes and performance against existing agreements

 

In conjunction with Legal, update contract terms of existing and proposed implementing partner and vendor agreements

 

Ensure that the organization is complying with relevant terms and conditions

 

Make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes

 

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

 

A minimum of three years of experience working in a financial role involving compliance and internal and external reviews

 

Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree or relative certification a plus

 

Demonstrated working knowledge of organizational accounting and financial management required; nonprofit or INGO experience not required but desirable

 

Ability to manage a variety of financial and operational engagements and projects simultaneously

 

Ability to exercise sound judgment and safeguard confidential information as necessary

 

Strategic about achieving objectives with excellent follow through and attention to detail

 

Motivated by an entrepreneurial and results-oriented culture

 

Passionate or interested in learning about international issues and public health.

 

Proactive communicator and collaborator; enjoys working in a dynamic, evolving team

 

Ability and authorization to work in Kenya and ability and desire to travel domestically and internationally (estimated travel up to 40%) required

 

Interested candidates can send their CV

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