Project Finance Officer (PFO)

Project Finance Officer (PFO)

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Under the direction of the Field Operations Accounts Manager (FOAM), The Project Finance Officer (PFO) will provide support and guidance to CNFA’s programs by working with the HQ Program Team and in-country management team, particularly, the Finance and Operations staff with tasks related to accounting, banking, budgeting, procurement and financial management to ensure full compliance with rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up, and implementation of the effective internal control framework.

The PFO must develop professional relationships with project personnel to ensure responsiveness to local needs and recognition of USAID’s local standard practices, especially with regard to procurements, travel and local employment standards.

The PFO must read and understand CNFA’s Power of Attorney provided and the CNFA’s Delegation of Authorities issued and follow-on delegations as periodically required.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure updated, clear concise written accounting and procurement procedures manuals;
  • Facilitate timely, accurate month-end closing, cash requests and cash reconciliations;
  • Support the month-end closing processes to ensure organized, complete, properly approved packages are delivered to CNFA Home Office in accordance with the month-end closing schedule provided by the FOAM and review for completeness and accuracy all month-end accounting information;
  • Maintain control over the project filing systems to ensure complete and organized accounting files, especially with regard to original procurement documents and personnel salary files;
  • Ensure organized and complete accounting file documentation is maintained by the field office and Headquarters and develop procedures for the systematic transfer of all original documentation to Headquarters;
  • Employ financial oversight and control mechanisms and procedures to ensure that all program expenses are in accordance with CNFA financial policies, procedures and rules and regulations;
  • Review and provide support for the financial aspects of contract execution of local and international sub-implementing partners;
  • Develop and periodically update Project Policies and Procedures guidelines for procurement, accounting and budgeting;
  • Ensure the smooth implementation of project accounting activities, including (but not limited to): timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against budget and funding obligations, financial projections and submission of monthly financial reports to CNFA HQ;
  • Provide the field finance teams with information and guidance on program financial performance;
  • Regularly prepare and present financial reports, analysis, and recommendations concerning relevant financial issues;
  • Review partner spending in relation to budgets, and develop monthly budget pipelines for CNFA and partner expenditures.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Finance or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.  May substitute work experience to meet education requirement.
  • Minimum 3 years of project level accounting or finance experience with USAID funded and other donor funded projects.
  • Basic knowledge of French language is preferred;
  • Experience with USAID budgets;
  • Understanding of US Government rules and regulations;
  • Proficiency in Excel software required;
  • A high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with a computerized accounting system ; Working experience with Costpoint and Quickbooks preferred;
  • Strong budgeting and analytical capacity;
  • Strong conceptual, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to initiate and organize work while establishing priorities in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment to meet deadlines with attention to detail;
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results;
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities;
  • Ability to work in an environment with international objectives;
  • Ability to be flexible and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with employees at all levels;
  • Highly skilled in coordination and project management;
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite;
  • Ability to travel up to 10%; and
  • US Work authorization required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

This is an immediate opening and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Information Security Consultant

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Background:

The security of computer networks is of growing concern to organizations with global operations due to the fact that organizations increasingly find themselves working in unstable environments.  As such CNFA has recognized the need to review and strengthen existing measures and take appropriate actions to better meet the information technology security needs.  These tools will be specifically adapted to best meet the needs of CNFA utilizing a common-sense approach to manage potential risk and help mitigate crisis situations.

Project Description:

We are currently seeking a highly experienced information security consultant to conduct security assessments of our internal information systems. The consultant will review current structure and help develop strategic and tactical plans for a comprehensive enterprise-wide information security program for our Washington, DC home office location.

Position Summary:

The Information Security Consultant will be responsible for all development of strategic and tactical plans for a comprehensive enterprise-wide information security program. 

Working with the Senior Information Technology Officer, the consultant will guide, advise on, and develop new policies and procedures through conducting a gaps analysis.  

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct information security assessments in line with the organization’s methodology;
  • Identity and communicate key control deficiencies;
  • Assist with recommendations to address and rectify control deficiencies;
  • Validate evidence of closed security risks;
  • Draft content to develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with requirements;
  • Provide a report on compliance progress to executive leadership, and other units, as required;
  • Proactively raise trends, potential threats, concerns or other information with the Vice President, Talent Engagement & Senior IT Officer;
  • Develops strategic and tactical plans for a comprehensive enterprise-wide information security program;
  • Leads the development of policies, technical standards, guidelines, procedures, and other elements of an infrastructure necessary to support information security in compliance with established company policies, regulatory requirements, and generally accepted information security controls;
  • Leads development of an information security risk management program that includes business, regulatory, industry practices and technical environment considerations;
  • Develops enterprise-wide security incident response plans and strategies that includes integration with business, compliance, privacy, and legal constituents and requirements; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Tech or related field;
  • 6 or more years’ experience in information security audits in corporate environments;
  • Experience with large, complex global organizations;
  • Strong understanding of the compliance mechanisms required (GLBA, SOX, PCI, HIPAA etc.);
  • Strong knowledge of both internal and external audit functions;
  • Knowledge of IP networks infrastructure (topology, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention);
  • Knowledge of Databases (SQL, Oracle, DB2);
  • Knowledge of vulnerability and compliance scanning instruments (Qualys, Imperva, eIQ Nessus, etc.);
  • Knowledge of security standards (CoBIT 5, ITIL, ISO 15504, ISO 20000, ISO 27000, ISO 31000, ISO 38500, NIST series 800 guidance) ;
  • Good knowledge of IAM control;
  • A thorough understanding of logging systems (System Event and Audit log collection);
  • Knowledge of data masking and encryption mechanisms (at-rest, in-motion, in-transit);
  • Knowledge of physical security principles;
  • Ideally an advanced network or security certification (CISM, CISSP, CRISC, CISA, CIA);
  • Ability to complete multiple, simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and prioritize incoming work appropriately;
  • English language proficiency;
  • Demonstrated problem solving, data analysis, and mapping skills; and
  • Good organization, self-motivation, and project management skills

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV; a cover letter summarizing the capacity to implement the required tasks; and a requested daily rate.  Submissions are due by June 30, 2018 at 5:00PM EST.

 

Level of Effort:

The level of effort for this project is expected to be 5 days (40 hours).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.