Save the Children seeks a Finance and Grants Director for the anticipated Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health - Population Environment Development (PACE) Round 2 project. PACE Round 2 will strengthen individual and institutional capacity in advocacy, and policy communications, and negotiations and increase commitment for cross-sectoral approaches to integrated population, health, environment, climate change, resilience, food security, livelihoods and security programs. The project will advance USAID’s goals of ending extreme poverty and ending preventable child and maternal deaths by ensuring that decision makers understand the health and economic benefits of reproductive health (RH) and in turn, implement policies and programs to help meet unmet demand for family planning (FP). In addition, PACE Round 2 will advance commitments to increasing gender equality and promoting youth empowerment as a means to achieving other development outcomes. It will work with host country governments, other donors, implementing partners, and civil society to ensure that reproductive health and population issues are included in policies and programs as key to sustainable and equitable development and economic growth.
The Finance and Grants Director will oversee the project’s financial management, internal controls, and financial compliance, in accordance with USAID and Save the Children guidance and regulations. S/he will manage the project’s accounting systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting, including overseeing all sub-awards.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding. The work location is flexible.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
- In close coordination with the Project Director/Chief of Party, prepare and revise budgets to align with project work plans;
- Monitor burn rates to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected;
- Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of obligated funds, ensuring that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and constraints and prepared to respond accordingly;
- Oversee sub-award monitoring and compliance, including conducting organizational assessments, developing sub-award monitoring plans, ensuring compliance visits are regularly performed and appropriately documented, and reviewing sub-awardees financial reports;
- Manage project financial reporting, including preparing or reviewing monthly and quarterly reports, ensuring they are accurate, timely, and consistent with Save the Children policies and USAID requirements and guidelines;
- Collaborate with country-level finance staff as needed, reviewing and ensuring the quality of all buy-in financial documents;
- Review purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with Save the Children’s policies and USAID requirements and guidelines;
- Participate in all award-specific audit and donor assessments; and
- Incorporate SC’s vision and values and fully adhere to Code of Conduct principles.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting or other relevant field;
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in financial management for USAID-funded projects;
- Demonstrated experience managing sub-awards, including to local organizations;
- In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations and US Government rules and regulations including 22 CFR 226.22 CFR-145 OMB Circulars A-122 and A-133;
- Proven ability to prepare multi-year budgets, donor financial reports and USAID audits;
- Strong interpersonal skills and creative problem-solving skills, with an ability to work effectively in teams; and
- Professional fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills.
- Master’s Degree in a relevant area, such as finance, business, or accounting; and
- Fluency in a second language, such as French or Spanish.
Why you should join the Save the Children Team…
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.
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About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.