Finance and Operations Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 June 2019

Job Description

Finance and Operations Manager

Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ)

USAID’s Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ) seeks to support an increased and sustainable supply of certified primary school teachers in Jordan by improving the system of pre-service teacher education programming offered by Jordanian universities, centered primarily around the implementation of the adapted Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) pre-service teacher education modules. The Finance and Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Interested candidates should submit their CV or resume and cover letter (in English) to: recruitment@worldlearning.org. Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note in the email body explaining your qualifications for the position. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage, and monitor project budgets, financial reports, and projection of funding needs;
  • Manage the project financial operations and financial reporting; provide guidance and technical assistance to financial management personnel;
  • Develop and implement accounting and reporting systems for project expenditures, and provide guidance and training to project staff and partners on financial procedures;
  • Provide ongoing financial administration to the project, including the processing of approvals for procurements, consultant agreements, and vendor invoices;
  • Ensure that project operations are in compliance with donor and World Learning policies and procedures;
  • Manage the timely submission of financial reports and monthly field expenses;
  • In conjunction with the Deputy Chief of Party, liaise with the donor on finance, administrative, and operations issues, participating in discussions on contract issues and actions, and following up on client requests and concerns;
  • Coordinate regularly with the finance team at World Learning HQ, providing timely updates on finance matters;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field; Master’s preferred;
  • A minimum of 6 to 8 years of experience managing financial and contractual aspects for large USAID and/or donor-funded international development projects;
  • Significant experience with project financial management, including financial controls, accounting, and audit, reporting, and expense validation and reimbursement;
  • Ability to work across various teams with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build consensus and navigate complex operating environments, including demonstrated experience managing and supervising financial, administrative, and procurement personnel;
  • Familiarity with US Government Cost Accounting Standards; demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and reporting requirements;
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with an emphasis on budget and financial analysis;
  • Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English as well as in Arabic; Jordan Nationals preferred;
  • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

About the Organization

Why World Learning

Eighty years ago, a group of young Americans sailed to Germany on a cultural exchange program. They returned home with lifelong friendships, a broader understanding of the world, and the ability to empathize with people from other cultures. This was the beginning of The Experiment in International Living. It was also the beginning of World Learning.

The Experiment in International Living is still a vibrant part of World Learning today. But as global needs have grown, World Learning has grown too. Today World Learning operates the SIT graduate school, study abroad programs, and leads international development and civic activism programs throughout the world.

In 60 countries with an annual budget of $145 million, World Learning empowers people and strengthens institutions that help people learn, grow, and thrive.

Nobel Peace Prize winners and heads of parliament have earned master’s degrees at our School of International Training. College students spend a semester abroad in our Study Abroad program. Judges, police officers and other community leaders hone their skills through our international exchanges. Activists in Myanmar learn community organizing through our international development program.

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