mothers2mothers: Finance and Operations Manager

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Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Opportunity type: 

m2m is an Africa-based, global non-governmental organisation (NGO) that unlocks the potential of mothers and their families through scalable, high-impact interventions because a healthy generation starts with mothers.  Since 2001, m2m has scaled its programmatic platform across nine countries to provide education and support to almost 1.5 million HIV-positive women through its Mentor Mother Model; a widely supported, evidence-based peer intervention.m2m’s peer mentor platform is designed to provide optimal identification and management of at-risk and high-need clients. Through the entry point of engaging mothers, m2m’s family-centered approach integrates services to meet the needs of women, children, adolescents, and male partners. m2m’s peer mentor-based service delivery addresses key determinants of health, increases knowledge and skills among clients and their families, and strengthens referrals and linkages between community and health facilities.  Fifteen years of data demonstrate m2m’s outcomes: retaining women and their families in care; supporting treatment adherence for individuals infected and affected by HIV; driving social and behavior change for HIV prevention, care and treatment; and improved sexual and reproductive health (SRH).  m2m’s peer mentors work both at the individual level—providing information and linking to resources, boosting motivation and behavioral skills, and building a sense of self-efficacy and control to foster healthy behaviors and skills acquisition; and at the community and institutional levels—engaging social networks, combating harmful social norms, and strengthening health systems.

Finance & Operations Manager  

The Finance & Operations Manager will be the lead expert for financial operations and management. This includes being responsible for efficient resource deployment and use, program accounting and financial reporting systems, cost-share and related reporting and ensuring compliance with USAID financial and accounting rules and regulations. There are 2 positions, one in Pretoria and one in Cape Town.

Key Performance Areas:  

  • Manage accounting and financial internal control systems in order to provide appropriate level of security over the project resources and operations;
  • Manage the financial and compliance aspects of donors and ensure that expenses are incurred consistent with grant agreements and contracts;
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of financial data, reports, financial narrative and variance analysis;
  • Financial analysis and reporting to internal and external stakeholders including analysis of information needs at all levels of the country programme
  • Provide financial management advice and assistance to the Chief of Party and Team leads, including in the preparation and monitoring of project budgets, spending trends, revenue projections and resource mobilisation planning;
  • Supervision of the project Finance team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or a closely related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 8 years of progressively responsible experience in overseeing financial operations and management of large-scale, complex development activities in developing countries.
  • 5 years of experience overseeing the procurement administration and financial management and reporting of a PEPFAR-funded activity.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. Government financial and procurement rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English.
  • Demonstrated experience with Financial Management tools and systems including high level of proficiency with computerized accounting.
  • Previous experience in a multi-national organization.


  • Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure
  • Strong analytical thinker with sound business and technical acumen
  • Highly independent individual, results and solution oriented with ability to prioritize and produce high quality outputs consistently
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English.

mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.
Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.
To Apply:

  • Interested applicants should apply for this position via by 20 December 2017.
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