Director of Finance and Administration

Guatemala, Guatemala
Apply by 14 July 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 15 June 2018

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium is seeking a qualified candidate for Director of Finance and Administration for a USAID-funded five-year health project in Guatemala. The candidate should have experience in financial administration for projects funded by international donors, and will ideally be familiar with the financial policies and procedures of USAID or other United States Government (USG) funders.

* Provides overall management of administrative operations, including, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property and security.
* Oversees sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement and compliance.
* Supervises financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures.
* Prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID/Guatemala
* Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff.
* Ensures compliance with USAID policies and procedures.
* Develops internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels.
* Conducts internal and coordinates external financial audits.
* Reports directly to the Chief of Party.
* Advanced degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field.
* Fluency in Spanish and professional proficiency in English is required.
* Demonstrated knowledge, skills, excellence in accounting, financial management, human resources, procurement, and other management support functions as needed.
* Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets for Bilateral Donor projects and client expectations
* Minimum of 4 years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international and donor-funded programs.
* Knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements strongly preferred.
* Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
* Strong leadership, program, organizational management and oral and written communication skills.
* Strong interpersonal skills for working with project staff, donors and beneficiaries.
* Advanced knowledge of MS Suite and other business accounting packages and strong MS Excel skills.
* Prior work in Guatemala is highly desirable

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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