Director of Finance and Administration - USAID Evidence for Health, Zambia

Zambia | Lusaka, Zambia
Apply by 2 June 2018
Posted on 3 May 2018

Job Description

Director of Finance and Administration - USAID Evidence for Health, Zambia

The International Programs (INPRO) Department at NORC at the University of Chicago seeks a Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for a proposal response for the USAID/Zambia Evidence for Health contract. The work will be full-time over a 5-year period and be based in Lusaka, Zambia.

The project team will (1) strengthen the national Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) owned and operated by the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s (GRZ) Ministry of Health; (2) improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental partners; and (3) expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV.

The Director of Finance and Administration will bear primary responsibility for:

  • Ensuring the integrity and usefulness of NORC’s financial systems in Zambia;
  • Facilitating NORC’s internal administrative operations;
  • Ensuring that NORC meets USAID/Zambia programmatic, financial and other reporting requirements; and
  • Delivering the logistical and other services required of NORC and USAID under the program.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field, or a Certified Public or Chartered Accounting qualification;
  • Minimum of 9 years of financial management experience, with increasing roles of responsibility;
  • Procurement, contracts management, logistics, and human resource experience on large-scale contracts, preferably USAID funded;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience;
  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements; and
  • Experience in managing donor funded procurements and sub-awards.

Interested candidates should email a CV to with the subject line “Zambia EFH – Director of Finance and Administration.” Please also contact us at this email with any questions or clarifications.

About INPRO:

INPRO was established in 2005, and works on impact and performance evaluations, surveys, and qualitative data collection, among other research activities throughout the developing world. Our research covers a range of sectors including education and training, child and youth well-being, democracy and governance, agriculture, water and sanitation, infrastructure, housing, finance, and health. Since its establishment, INPRO has implemented projects in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Qatar, Republic of Georgia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia.

About the Organization

About NORC

A Tradition of Excellence

As one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States, and through its affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings.

A Passion for Innovation

NORC’s subject matter experts and survey professionals develop and employ innovative study designs, research methods, and technical applications to derive meaningful and accurate results.

A Commitment to Collegiality

NORC cultivates an interdisciplinary culture of achievement in which senior investigators from diverse fields and professional backgrounds collaborate with the next generation of researchers in an open, collegial environment.

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

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