Finance and Administration Manager

  • Posted on 1 July 2020

Job Description

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking candidates for Finance and Administration Manager for the anticipated USAID Papua New Guinea (PNG)/Solomon Islands Forest Governance opportunity. This program, based in Port Moresby, PNG, is anticipated to span five years and is currently valued at $10-25 Million USD. This sustainable landscapes program seeks to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, unsustainable forest and land management, the lack of data to inform forest and land management decisions, and the lack of participatory land use planning and livelihood opportunities for forest-dependent communities.

The Finance and Administration Manager’s primary responsibility is to support the Chief of Party in managing the program’s finances and liaising with other program staff (management, technical, contractual, and sub-awardees), to ensure that their inputs and activities comply with local and donor financial regulations. This individual will be responsible for ensuring all policies and program activities are in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, Cardno policies, and local laws. The Finance and Administration Manager will conduct financial checks and audits, process reimbursements, and oversee all accounting operations. S/he will assist in maintaining accurate and up to date electronic and manual filing systems, provide operational support and advice to field office(s), provide financial management training to staff and partners where necessary, and perform other operations and logistics duties as directed by the Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party. The Finance and Administration Manager should have adequate familiarity with USAID’s financial requirements and regulations.


  • At least a Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or other relevant field (or, alternately, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5 additional years of relevant experience);
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in finance and operations on a donor-funded project;
  • Demonstrated experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures, including USAID, is required;
  • Experience in the Pacific Islands preferred;
  • Experience working with projects and/or staff of culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures;
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills.

Equal Opportunity statement for U.S. based applicants: Cardno has a long-standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources at

Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with specialist expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Cardno’s team includes leading professionals who plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable projects and community programs. Cardno is an international company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX:CDD].

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About the Organization

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd., is part of Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division with international development assistance companies in Brisbane, Brussels, Jakarta, Melbourne, Nairobi, Oxford, Port Moresby, and Washington, DC. Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. was formerly Emerging Markets Group, Ltd. and brings nearly a 30-year history serving the objectives of bilateral and multilateral donors and private clients. The Emerging Markets Division brings together a broad range of experience and talent; a rich history of innovation, passion and commitment to international development and an established reputation for high quality demand and client driven services. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division manages more than $750 million in current contracts and grants, brings together over 90 years of collective experience, and engages over 3,700 professionals in more than 100 countries. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division currently implements over 130 projects globally.

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