Finance and Administration Director

Apply by 30 June 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 10 April 2018

Job Description

Pact Overview


At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.


Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Project Overview


The anticipated USAID-funded project “Karabo ea Bophelo” (KB) project will work to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Berea, Leribe, Mafeteng, Maseru and Mohale’s Hoek districts, Lesotho.


Position Purpose


The Finance and Administration Director will be responsible for the overall financial management of the project. S/he will oversee the effective and appropriate use of financial resources of the project, and develop effective mechanisms to monitor the expenditures. S/he will ensure implementation of administrative, financial, and human resource policies in line with USG regulations. This position is contingent upon award of funds.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and implement policies, guidelines, and criteria for the management of project finances and sub-grants in accordance with Pact standards and donor regulations.
  • Provide leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, and monthly financial reporting.
  • Develop project budgets and identify and implement strategies to ensure spending is aligned with project implementation.
  • In collaboration with HQ-staff, prepare and submit financial reports and cash requests to donors.
  • Work closely with Pact headquarters to ensure the project’s compliance to USAID rules and regulations, as well as its effective and proactive fiscal management.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to staff and grantees on administrative policies and procedures for grants management, including advising sub-grantees (as applicable) on financial accounting, reporting, procurement, and other compliance practices associated with the program.
  • Support grants-related management activities beginning from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits, and close-out procedures (as applicable).
  • Oversees project office operations.
Basic Requirements
  • Relevant degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field.
  • At least seven years of relevant experience, with progressively increased responsibilities.
  • Experience managing the finances of USAID- funded programs.
  • Fluency in written/spoken English.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Local candidates highly encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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