Genesis Analytics

Finance Manager: USAID LEAP

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Deadline: Apr 28, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: South Africa
Organization: Genesis Analytics
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience:Min 5 years
Date posted: Apr 24, 2024
Expected starting date: Jun 1, 2024


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In a world undergoing convulsive technological and political change, Genesis partners with key actors to deliver urgent, lasting impact in critical areas.

Genesis, an impact firm founded, incorporated and headquartered in Africa, has worked in 46 African countries and more than 100 countries globally. Uniquely, Genesis is focused on the Young World – the arc of countries with young populations stretching across Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and parts of Southeast Asia.

By 2030 four in five children will be born in the Young World, making this region central to the future. With growing markets and young, productive populations, Young World countries have the most positive potential trajectory in the world. It is here that investments of all kinds will have the highest social and economic returns.

Our job at Genesis is to help societies, governments and businesses across the Young World succeed at three fundamental historic transitions:

  • Reconfiguring economies: creating income for large, rapidly urbanising youth cohorts within a global economy undergoing profound changes
  • A human transition: a fundamental rethink of how societies, governments and markets can ensure the health and cognitive and social well-being of all those young people, including the most vulnerable
  • A just climate transition: both to decarbonise and to manage the human and economic impacts of a global crisis they did not cause

To do this work, we are building a new type of impact firm


  • This role is based in South Africa. (You should have the legal right to work and live in the location)


Group Services provides support to the business and covers Finance, HR, Business Development, IT, Marketing and Office Management. It consists of a team of valuable experts who provide trustworthy solutions to complex and everyday challenges. We are dedicated to accuracy and reliability and to work with each Practice Area, like interconnected cogs and flywheels, to build a trusted system.


LEAP-Local aims to strengthen MOH systems and structures through a deliberate, long-term, provision of high-quality senior level infectious disease (ID) and other health technical experts who will help guide, strengthen, and enhance the national infectious disease programs. LEAP-Local aims to build efficient, effective, and self-reliant infectious disease and other health programs at the MOH or national health entity. Inherent in LEAP-Local’s design is capacity building and mentorship where experts embedded at national infectious disease programs will strengthen key aspects of the health portfolios, including improving coordination between disease program stakeholders involved in the country and the host government and improving quality of overall health programming. LEAP-Local will contribute to the following objectives:

  • Increase the capacity of the MOH or national health entity infectious disease and health programs to build an efficient, effective, and self-reliant system.
  • Improve programming that will strengthen the overall quality of infectious disease and health services for the entire population.
  •  Improve coordination between infectious disease and health program stakeholders involved in the country including USAID.


We are seeking an experience Finance Manager to join the USAID LEAP Local team on a 5 year project ending May 2028. The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing all financial aspects of program including grant compliance and regulatory reporting to USAID and Genesis’ internal administrative and compliance issues as needed. The Finance Manager will also be responsible for managing a team of Finance Officers based across the different program locations (Johannesburg, Nairobi, Cote d’Ivoire and Abuja) and lead on communications with USAID from a financial and compliance perspective

Specific duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Financial Management: The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the program, including budget development, financial reporting, cash flow management, and financial analysis. This includes managing the program budget, tracking expenses, and ensuring compliance with USAID regulations and policies.
  • Grants Management: The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing the program grants. This includes reviewing grant proposals, developing grant budgets, and monitoring grant implementation and compliance.
  • Financial Reporting: The Finance Manager will be responsible for preparing regular financial reports for USAID and the project team. This includes preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, as well as ad hoc financial reports as needed.
  • Audit Management: The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing audits of the program, including financial audits and compliance audits. This includes coordinating with auditors, preparing audit documents, and responding to audit findings.
  • Procurement Management: The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing program procurement processes, including developing procurement plans, managing the procurement process, and ensuring compliance with USAID regulations and policies.
  • Capacity Building: The Finance Manager will be responsible for building the capacity of project staff in financial management and compliance. This includes developing training materials and conducting training sessions.
  • All other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong desire for learning, coupled with experience working with USAID and managing project budgets in accordance with grant specifications. Responsibilities include overseeing expenditure monitoring, ensuring compliance with funding regulations, and maintaining alignment with grant requirements

You are likely to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field. Master's degree is highly desirable.
  • At least 5 years proven experience in financial management and accounting, in the context of USAID-funded projects.
  • Strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, financial management, and accounting principles.
  • Strong attention to detail to produce excellent quality of work.
  • Strong budget management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues, evaluate options, and implement effective solutions.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • High proficiency MS Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in the complex environment of project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.


  • Please follow the online application process on the career portal of the Genesis website, we are unable to accept any e-mailed CVs or applications.
  • Your application will primarily be considered for this role. If that are multiple roles that you are interested in, please submit your application to each position.
  • Once you have applied via our career portal, you will receive a system-generated confirmation e-mail that your application was received.
  • NOTE: Please be advised that uploaded documents/attachments cannot be bigger than 4MB in total, as the system will not accept your application if the uploaded documents exceed 4MB.
  • Communication will be with short-listed candidates only - if you do not receive any feedback on your application within 3 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • Genesis Analytics reserves the right not to proceed with an appointment of any advertised role.
  • All appointments will be made in line with Genesis Analytics’ Employment Equity Plan and Transformation Policies
  • All applications will be treated confidentially.

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