Director of Finance and Administration

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 30 July 2020

Job Description

World Education, Inc. seeks candidates for a Director of Finance & Administration based in Jordan for an anticipated multi-year USAID-funded program, subject to award. The project seeks to transform the organizational culture and capacity within the Government of Jordan (GoJ) to successfully implement education and youth reforms. Activities will include providing technical support to the GoJ and relevant stakeholders in organizational systems strengthening; monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL); evidence-based planning and decision-making; human resources management systems; and financial resource management.

The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Chief of Party and will oversee program finances and other operations and administrative duties. S/he ensures that the project consistently and correctly implements sound financial, contractual, and administrative procedures, and that project activities comply with USAID award regulations and World Education policies.


  • Oversee implementation of finance and administration policies and procedures of the program.

  • Support and supervise staff to carry out day-to-day finance and administration functions.

  • Ensure complete documentation, stewardship and accountability of financial transactions.

  • Work with other project staff to ensure a robust budgeting and financial management and tracking system that adequately recognizes and effectively accounts for project funds.

  • Oversee and review the work plan budgeting, budget tracking, and financial communication/reporting process and systems.

  • Assessment of the financial capacities of potential grantees and provision of technical assistance to the grantees as may be required.

  • Organize annual external audits for the project and for grantees as required.

  • Ensure management and compliance of the cooperative agreement in line with financial requirements for USAID, World Education and laws of the Jordanian government.

  • Review of sub grantee reports for accuracy and compliance with the terms of the sub grant agreement.

  • Initiate and monitor the existence and application of clear robust financial policies and adequate internal controls to guide project staff and minimize the risk of non-compliance, malpractice and human error.

  • Oversee the granting process including the sub grant management and monitoring mechanism.

  • Implement human resource policies and procedures for World Education financial management.

  • Provide training and/or guidance to staff on financial controls and operational systems.

  • Supervise supporting Finance and Operations/Administration staff.


  • Master’s degree in management or business-related field or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years professional experience in project financial and administrative management.

  • Experience with USAID funded cooperative agreement administration, extensive knowledge of USAID financial management rules, regulations, and reporting requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience managing sub-grants to local organizations is required.

  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills;

  • Prior work in Jordan or in the Middle East region is required; Jordanian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Excellent English writing, oral presentation and communication skills required.

  • Fluency in English is required and Arabic language skills are desired; and

  • Ability to work in Jordan.


Please submit CV/resume and cover letter online at:

World Education is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or protected veteran status in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D

If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and unable to apply online for an available position, you may submit your request for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at 617-482-9485.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

About the Organization

World Education improves the quality of life through education for half a million children and adults in 20 countries. World Education's programs promote individual and collective change: Our training programs improve adult education, help displaced peoples, stem the tide of HIV, and reduce violence through conflict resolution. How do we do it? World Education is a leader in building the skills, knowledge and resources of local groups so they can accomplish their missions effectively.

We use experiential and engaging teaching techniques to help people and organizations develop skills that build on the learners' context (cultural, linguistic, geographic, and economic), and include vital information about life and livelihoods—health, agriculture, small business development—that learners can put to immediate use.

Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as in the United States. Working in concert with private, public, and nongovernmental organizations, World Education initiatives support effective local management and promote partnerships between local organizations.

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