Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Grants and Operations Lead

The incumbent will oversee all financial planning, budgeting and reporting for the project and provide timely, accurate information to Deputy Chief of Party.

Main duties

  • Reviews and ensures all CIDRZ policies are compliant with USAID rules and regulations and contract requirements.
  • Prepares track expenses, prevent over or under expenditure of budgets, ensure proper safeguards of funds and ensure compliance with established USG, accounting and administrative procedures, and terms and conditions of the award, monthly project accruals and projections to support forecasting accuracy and programme completion.
  • Manages all sub-grants, ensuring compliance and reporting of sub-awardees.
  • Provides guidance to project team members regarding the financial requirements of the project and project operations in compliance with donor and CIDRZ procedures and policies.
  • Facilitates the work of external audits and ensure that financial records are properly maintained and readily available for audits.
  • Contributes to the development of work plans and annual budgets for project activities.
  • Mentors, supports and supervises grant staff and align their efforts in alignment with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or related field required. Master’s degree preferred
  • At least ten years of progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance
  • Demonstrated ability for developing and managing large budgets and in-depth knowledge of U.S. government and particularly USAID cost accounting standards
  • Experience on USAID projects in similar role required
  • Demonstrated supervisory, collaboration and team building skills
  • Previous work experience in sub-Saharan Africa and knowledge of Zambian operating environment preferred
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,

Lusaka, Zambia

Or email:

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