Finance & Administration Deputy Director

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 January 2019

Job Description

The Finance & Admin Deputy Director is responsible for high level financial management and operational stewardship to include contracts and grants/sub-awards management and oversight of procurement (goods and services) for a large global public health program anticipated from USAID, to enable the timely and effective implementation of the program’s technical activities. (S)he oversees and approves budget development for annual workplans, and leads regular financial monitoring, reporting, and analysis those budgets. (S)he ensures that resources are allocated and disbursed in compliance with contractual requirements and USAID and the implementing organization’s regulations. (S)he is the primary liaison with USAID on F&A matters and serves as a key liaison between the program and the organization’s Global Finance resources to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of financial management and procurement processes. (S)he proactively manages risk, putting in place policies, procedures, and clear escalation guidelines to ensure compliance to USAID regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field, MBA or MPA in Finance strongly preferredExperience
  • Extensive [8-10 years] relevant experience leading financial and operational management of USAID-funded programs at regional and/or global level
  • Substantive [3-5 years] management experience of virtual teams based in low- and middle-income countries
  • Significant experience managing all aspects of finance, grants, contracts, sub-awards and procurement on USAID-funded programs and strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience leading financial and operational management of complex donor-funded (particularly USAID-funded) global health or international development projects
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID compliance rules and regulations and reporting requirements
  • Substantial experience overseeing administrative/operational aspects of a global program, including developing and managing large budgets contracts & grants, subawards, and procurement.
  • Strong management, planning, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Strong people management skills, including of virtual, matrixed teams
  • Excellent client relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

If interested, please send your resume to and include the title of the position in the Subject line.

About the Organization

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

USP, through its global public health programs, strengthens health systems by providing technical assistance that improves access to quality medicines, protects patients and consumers from poor quality products, and supports workforce development. USP supports lower and middle income countries (LMICs) in strengthening regulatory systems, designing sustainable approaches to eliminate substandard and falsified medicines, building the capacity of manufacturers to increase the supply of quality medicines, and increasing collaboration and advocacy for quality through research and innovation.

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