**POSTING: Associate Director, Financial Compliance
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Finance & Administration
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Frequent travel required for internal and external reviews (up to 40%)
JOB POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday, May 8th
SALARY: The anticipated starting annual base salary range is KES 7,321,600 – 8,465,600
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 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
OUR PHILOSOPHY AND BENEFITS
The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.
The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines: 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible.
The END Fund is at an exciting stage of organizational growth and we are rapidly expanding our global footprint in order to bring on the most talented team members to help advance our mission. Currently, the majority of our team is based in the United States. We maintain physical headquarters in New York City, and other team members work from their homes across the US, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
This specific role is open to candidates who live and have the right to work in Nairobi, Kenya. The anticipated annual starting base salary range is KES 7,321,600 – 8,465,600.
Our benefits packages are also informed by local contexts to ensure appropriateness and competitiveness within specific markets. Regardless of location, all END Fund team members receive cell phone and WiFi connectivity support, flexible work arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. In the United States, the END Fund offers 100% employer-paid health and life insurance benefits and twelve weeks fully paid family care leave; similar benefits will vary modestly by country of residency. **