Finance Director

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Maputo, Mozambique
Apply by 19 October 2018
Posted on 19 September 2018

Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Director of Finance and Administration for an anticipated USAID project in Mozambique focused on improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes by increasing use and access to high quality services. The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project, including budget development and monitoring, prime award monitoring and compliance, sub award management, procurement and logistics. The Director of Finance and Administration will establish and maintain sound financial management practices and ensure the project’s compliance with FHI 360 and USAID acquisition and agreement procedures, rules and regulations. The position will be based in Nampula and will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Responsibilities:

The Director of Finance and Administration will have the following responsibilities:

  • Set up and adjust as needed all field-based financial, administrative, procurement, HR and other operational systems and processes, and organize appropriate training and orientation on policies and systems for all field staff at the time of hire and on-going;
  • Provide leadership to finance and operations aspects of the project, including general financial management and processes, subaward financial management, accounting, and administrative and logistical aspects;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project operational procedures, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Mozambican context;
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations aspects of project;
  • Ensure compliance of financial systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, award requirements, and Government of the Republic of Mozambique laws;
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets;
  • Manage project procurement processes;
  • Advise senior leadership regularly on financial and agreement-related matters;
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID;
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management;
  • Assure that the project is in compliance with USAID and FHI 360 regulations and procedures;
  • Provide direction and guidance to local staff and subcontractor staff on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative, financial, HR and logistical questions;
  • Supervise other project-based finance, procurement, administrative, and contract & grants staff.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required; or a Bachelor’s accounting degree with 12 years’ experience;
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a developing country; Mozambique experience is preferred;
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required; USAID cooperative agreement experience strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing budgets of $25 million dollars or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese required;
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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