Director of Finance and Administration

  • Posted on 13 August 2019

Job Description

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Morocco focused on inclusive socio-economic development in the Béni Mellal-Khénifra region. The Director of Finance and Administration will manage administrative, financial, and procurement processes in compliance with donor rules and regulations for the program.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Director of Finance and Administration will report to the Chief of Party. S/he will supervise staff working on finances, human resources, IT, and operations and administration.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Program and office operations proceed efficiently and effectively throughout the project period.
  • Program finances are responsibly managed in accordance with USAID, Moroccan, and Creative regulations.
  • Project staff working in administration, human resources, procurement, budgeting and finance, and security are appropriately trained and equipped to carry out their functions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the project meets all USAID award requirements and ensure compliance with USAID, Moroccan, and Creative policies and regulations;
  • Design, implement, and supervise adherence to financial policy, budgets, and internal control measures;
  • Manage financial systems, files, and maintain Creative’s online accounting system;
  • Liaise between Creative Associates’ field and headquarters offices regarding all program financial matters and all internal or external audit requests, as needed;
  • Manage personnel and payroll office staff and procedures;
  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses;
  • Track the transfer of funds between headquarters and the field office and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses, including developing tracking and monitoring all financial project activities, and maintaining current project expense data;
  • Draft quarterly and annual financial reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information and forward to Finance & Contracts for review and approval by the Controller;
  • Prepare monthly field expense reports and report monthly expenses to HQ Offices;
  • Provide financial management and systems training for project staff;
  • Review and approve the financial close-out of program activities, and verify documentation and information is complete;
  • Oversee the compliant management of grants and procurements;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to program activities;
  • Manage and oversee staff responsible for arranging travel, logistics, office administration, and human resources;
  • Provide training and guidance to grantees, local partners, and beneficiaries in finance and administration, as needed; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or relevant field, or equivalent experience and certifications;
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in administrative and financial management of complex, international development assistance programs, developing and managing budgets, and managing grant funds;
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience working on USAID-funded programs;
  • Demonstrated expertise and excellent track record in management, finance, grants, accounting and office operations;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; and
  • Fluency in Arabic required, proficiency in French and English preferred.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

About the Organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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