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4 Mar 2017

Full-Time Operational Director

Winrock International – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment.

 Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Winrock is seeking candidates for Operations Director to oversee all financial, operational, and logistical tasks of an anticipated Feed the Future livestock market systems development project in northern Kenya. The project will enable people, households, and communities to increase their resilience, sustainably moving out of poverty and chronic vulnerability.

The Operations Director will be responsible for all financial, operational, and logistical aspects of the project. This will include overseeing the project office accounts and budget expenditures, providing oversight (reviews, approvals as necessary) over a grants program, maintaining Winrock’s financial integrity, overseeing procurement procedures, and ensuring project adherence to local laws and USAID regulations.

The Operations Director will liaise with relevant accounting, operations, and procurement staff as needed in Winrock Headquarters. The Operations Director will oversee and ensure the proper administrative, financial, subawards, grants, and procurement functioning of Winrock’s offices under this project.

Operational Director Job Responsibilities

  • Works with Winrock staff in the regional and Home Office to develop and update project manuals as necessary
  • Ensure subawards and project expenditures including procurement comply with USAID regulations
  • Implements sound internal control practices in all project offices in accordance with Winrock policies
  • Directs the hiring and activities or project, administrative, and support staff
  • Supervises office functions and activities related to procurement, travel, records and filing systems, and short-term technical assistance mobilization
  • Ensures all project staff follow Winrock accounting policy
  • Develops and manages project budgets and sub-budgets
  • Monitors monthly financial performance in relation to budgets and forecasts, obligated funds, commitments, and advances to subs and consultants
  • Provides detailed analysis of costs, budgets, contract, and funding agency requirements as needed
  • Manages sub offices and oversees subcontracting processes and subcontract invoices
  • Approves and manages all employee, local consultants, subcontractor, and leasing contracts
  • Oversees project security measures

Qualifications for the Operations Director Job

  • Master’s degree in financial management, Business Administration Finance, Accounting or other relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of experience leading accounting, procurement, operations, and financial management of large-scale, complex international development assistance programs (USAID experience strongly preferred).
  • Familiarity with USAID financial reporting, procurement and compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets. Experience managing finance, operations and procurement staff, preferably across multiple offices.
  • Experience managing small grants to local organizations desired


How to Apply

Please submit a current CV and cover letter to with the subject line “Operations Director Application”.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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