Director of finance and operations

  • Posted on 2 January 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a director of finance and operations for the anticipated USAID eSwatini Attain & Sustain 95-95-95, Prevent New Infections and Reach All Populations for Epidemic Control (ASPIRE) based in the Kingdom of eSwatini. The purpose of ASPIRE is to reduce HIV incidence and AIDS-related mortality and support the UNAIDS 95-95-95 fast-track target. This will be achieved through increasing access to and usage of quality comprehensive HIV services, increasing the uptake of biomedical HIV prevention services and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, and building the Ministry of Health’s capacity to provide strategic oversight and stewardship. The director of finance and operations will be responsible for managing the contract budget and expenditures and preparing financial deliverables. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee operations for all project activities and offices, including procurement, grants, construction, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records
  • Manage the contract budget and prepare financial reports for submission to USAID
  • Ensure that expended funds comply with U.S. government regulations and policies
  • Enact fraud mitigation practices and ensure that the systems and processes are in place to effectively support award implementation
  • Identify gaps in operational procedures and bottlenecks that hinder program implementation in the field and outcome achievement, and recommend solutions
  • Ensure the completion of all technical and financial reporting for program donors in a timely and accurate manner
  • Provide the chief of party with effective and ongoing reporting on all matters relevant to the efficient management of finances and operations


  • A master’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field relevant to the position requirements
  • At least eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least five years relate to work on donor-funded programs in Africa
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, management for all aspects of a large grant program funded by an international donor, preferably USAID
  • A demonstrated understanding of USAID and PEPFAR financial policies and regulations
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing, tracking, and monitoring resources and establishing priorities
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application instructions:

Please apply through Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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