Finance & Administration Director, USAID/Burkina Faso Integrated Health Services (IHS) Activity

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Finance & Administration Director, USAID/Burkina Faso Integrated Health Services (IHS) Activity

Company Overview:

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran, or marital status.

Project Overview and Role:

The F&A Director is a full-time position for an upcoming award in Burkina Faso that seeks to contribute to the Government of Burkina Faso’s overarching goal of improving the health and well-being of the Burkinabe population. This includes reducing the burden of malaria through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and strengthening the national health system to ensure that it is prepared for effective prevention, detection and response to public health threats under the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) programs. It will improve the health of women, adolescents, newborns and children’s health through increased access and utilization of family planning, maternal, neonatal, nutrition, adolescent and child health and reinforce high impact interventions including service delivery, social behavior change communication, commodities; supply chain management, and strengthening of the community health system. Support the COP and DCOP in management of project finance and administrative components and work with the US-based country management support team to ensure the project follows good finance and management practices in compliance. S/he will oversee financial operations and tasks, such as accounting, procurement, etc. according to USAID and USG procedures, rules, and regulations, and will supervise the accounting team to coordinate reporting activities.

This position will be based in Ouagadougou and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duration: 5 years
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall management of administrative operations, including, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property, and security.
  • Oversees sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement, and compliance.
  • Support COP and DCOP to maintain effective working relationships with donors and key government officials related to finance and operations;
  • Support the annual workplan process and other strategic planning processes
  • Coordinate budgeting processes for program activities and conduct continual analysis and planning of operating, staff, and external project expenditures.
  • Manage the procurement process, collaborating closely with Finance Manager, includes negotiating competitive prices and documenting decision-making processes in accordance with the operations manual and best practices.
  • Monitor salaries and benefits to ensure they are in line with agreed budget plans and competitive compensation structure benchmarking studies.
  • Ensure contractual obligations are sound and appropriate for project.
  • Supervises financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures.
  • Prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID.
  • Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff.
  • Develops internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels.
  • Conducts internal and coordinates external financial audits.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience managing finance, administration, and operations activities for complex and large-scale donor funded programs
  • Demonstrated experience with and understanding of USG and USAID financial procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets.
  • Experience managing a finance team.
  • Fluent writing, reporting, and presentational skills in French and English.

National are encouraged to apply.


Please submit a CV and Cover Letter in English by August 15th

About the Organization

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.

Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars: • International Development • Strategy Execution Consulting • Impact Investment • Training and Events We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

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