Chief Operations Officer

Mission Statement of Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village: 

Through healing, education, and love, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village empowers orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth to build lives of dignity and contribute to a better world. 


Core Values: Our core values inspire all our work, focusing our staff on the child’s best interests and helping our students create a community dedicated to building empowered and self-reliant lives. They are: 


Commitment: Embrace the mission and go the extra mile

Respect: Be considerate and mindful of others and the environment

Role model: Live and lead by example in a positive way 

Interest of Child: Base every decision on how it impacts the child 

Support: Help and encourage one another 

Integrity: Always be honest with yourself and others and act accordingly 

Learning Community: Seek and maximize the opportunity for growth and development


Job Position

To take the strategic lead of the CFO functions at the Senior Management level in the disciplines of Finance, Operations & Logistics, Facilities & Maintenance, Information Technology, and Human Resources. Provide leadership to all administrative leads at ASYV to ensure that operations run optimally. Build on financial & operational systems and processes to continuously improve working efficiency and productivity.


Key Responsibilities 
  • Provide leadership to the mid-level management that aligns with ASYV’s mission and overall strategic vision
  • Work closely with the Executive Director in continuing to build a high quality, efficient and impactful organization
  • Work closely with the senior management team to create and implement the standard operational processes, internal infrastructures and controls, reporting systems, and organizational policies designed to foster the efficient use of ASYV resources
  • Manage day-to-day responsibility for all administrative departments, including finance, operations, HR & IT
  • Take overall responsibility for annual budget management, including all Financial Reporting & Analysis, presentations to Global Board,  and meeting International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Frequently review and monitor standard operating procedures and policies in accordance with local regulations while overseeing Audit & Financial Risk Management
  • Collaborate with the Managing Director and the New York Office team to oversee Grant reporting and management
  • Build command of all technology at ASYV, while managing the IT team to ensure high functionality of IT systems
  • Oversee the operations, procurement, and facilities to ensure efficient running & maintenance of the village and village property


Qualifications and Required Skills:
  • At least five years experience in Finance and Operations
  • ACCA / CPA or master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is preferred
  • Strong knowledge and expertise of high-level management
  • Experience leading teams and managing people
  • Excellent communicator with confident ability to present financial reports verbally & visually to a high level and international stakeholders
  • Honest, trustworthy, and with a transparent character
  • Strong ability to collaborate 
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Works well under tight deadlines, excellent time management skills
  • Experienced in Project Management 
  • Possess strong proficiency in MS Office skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and experience of the QuickBooks software at an advanced level
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality



LOCATION: KIGALI (75% of the time) AND RWAMAGANA, EASTERN PROVINCE (25% of the time)




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