Finance & Administrative Coordinator, Agriculture Insurance Project, Microfinance (Contractual)

Job Description

Title: Finance & Administrative Coordinator, Agriculture Insurance Project, Microfinance (Contractual)

Company Name: BRAC

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, and Accounting, or relevant field from any reputed educational institute.

Experience Requirements:
∎ 3 to 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ BRAC Microfinance Programme, in association with Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) and further organizations, has recently launched a project titled, `Boosting Agriculture Risk Mitigation through weather Index Insurance for Smallholder Farmers in Bangladesh`. The ultimate goal of the project is to increase resilience among smallholder farmers against climate risks. The objective of the project is to protect livelihood and de-risk smallholder investment to improve their farming through introducing affordable and sustainable weather index based crop insurance solution. This initiative will be backed with viable tech-based and innovative solutions to facilitate efficient policy administration, contract monitoring, digital underwriting & claims management, and extend weather forecast and agro advisory services to the farmers; using automated weather and satellite data. The project is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC) and the InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF). The organisation is currently looking for a suitable candidate for this project to fill up the following position.
∎ Job Location:BRAC Head Office

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Project Finance & Accounts:
∎ Manage project's day-to-day cash needs, transfers, payments, reviewing/processing invoices and ensure that project expenditures are adequately tracked according to the agreed project budgets;
∎ Oversee day-to-day coordination of financial activities ensuring cost efficiency.
∎ Develop and maintain spreadsheets and reports for tracking expenditure and prepare accurate financial reports in a timely manner as required by the project;
∎ Reconcile project expenditure with Organizational accounts and donor, keep relevant officials and units informed of incoming and outgoing funds ;
∎ Provide other supports, as requested, to Project Lead, project staff, organizational units in financial management of the project.
∎ Facilitate the work of internal and external audits and ensure that financial records are properly maintained and readily available during audit.
∎ Contribute to developing work plans and annual budgets for project activities and field office cost.
∎ Project administration:
∎ Provide general administrative support to the project- maintain documentation records, schedules and details of project financial transfers and payments; support the preparation of partners/stakeholders contracts and liaising with partners/stakeholders on specific administrative requirements;
∎ Maintain a schedule of internal and external reporting deadlines, and ensure that the donor reporting requirements of project related contracts are fulfilled in a timely manner, and that all necessary information required for reports is received from the internal and external partners on time;
∎ Support project staff in the preparation and implementation of project activities.
∎ Logistic support:
∎ Provide logistical supports to the project, including procurement of goods and services; staff recruitment; arranging trainings, workshops, meetings and events; contracts development; management and maintenance of project inventory; etc.
∎ Undertaking other duties from time to time as may be required by the project.
∎ Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme's goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
∎ Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
∎ Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Experience Requirement: At least three to five years experience in finance and accounts field; relevant experience with donor funded projects will be highly preferred.
∎ Additional Requirements:
∎ Job experience with multi-partner project/s will be an added advantage.
∎ Demonstrated experience in financial planning and management, administration, logistics and procurement of projects.
∎ Good understanding on financial software applications, databases and spreadsheets, and Microsoft Office.
∎ Experience of implementing finance and accounting policies, procedures and systems.
∎ Sound skills in facilitation, team building, communication and coordination with demonstrated experience in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
∎ Excellent written and communication skills in English and Bangla

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Festival Bonus, Health Insurance and others

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 22 Jul 2021

Company Information:
∎ 8 Jul 2021

Category: NGO/Development

: Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements may apply by followed instruction mentioning the position name in the subject line to: [email protected]

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