Manager of Finance and Operations

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 31 July 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 30 August 2020

Job Description

The Role

This full-time, mid-level position will work under the Director of Finance and Operations, O’Neill Institute, as the designated Department Financial Manager for the Center for Innovation in Global Health, with day-to-day line management by the Center. The Manager of Finance and Operations will work closely with the Center’s program staff and support budget forecasting and execution of the Center’s operational budget and grants, financial reporting, and financial oversight of grant subrecipients. They will be responsible for the financial management of all sponsored projects to ensure compliance with sponsor’s requirements and University’s policies and procedures.

Duties to be performed by the employee include, but not limited to:

Financial Management; Budgetary Oversight, Projections, and Reporting (50%)

  • Complete required Georgetown financial management and accounting processes in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Support budget planning and execution for the Center’s operational budget and grants.

Grant Management (40%)

  • Ensure Center budget planning and execution meets grant obligations; support development of required grant financial reporting documents.
  • Assist in financial oversight of grant subrecipients and review of financial reports.
  • Ensure that payments to subrecipients are reviewed and processed in a timely manner.

Administration and Other Duties (10%)

  • Provide financial capacity building support to partner organizations in Malawi, which may include making 1-2 trips to Malawi to conduct training.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Public Administration, Finance or Accounting, with 5-7 years of experience managing large budgets in a reputable organization (experience with managing budgets funded by Foundations with associate reporting requirements is preferred). Candidates should have experience in financial and/or operational management of development projects, preferably focused in Africa, including coordinating with subgrantees, training and mentoring on financial processes; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong presentation and persuasion abilities, as well as excellent writing and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with strong leadership skills, the ability to work under pressure, be proactive, work well independently, engage effectively with colleagues, and communicate financial data in plain English. Advanced computer skills required (MS Office, financial management packages and relational databases).

Given COVID, work will be remote for the initial period. Therefore, candidate does not need to be physically in Washington, DC, at the time of hire. However, the selected candidate will be expected to be in Washington at some point in the future when the O’Neill building reopens. Ample advance notice will be given.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to ONeillHR [at] georgetown [dot] edu. Applications submitted through Devex will not be considered.

About the Organization

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking a detail-oriented Manager of Finance and Operations for the Center for Innovation Global Health, Policy & Law to advance the Institute’s mission and improve health around the globe. This position is great for a finance, operations, and/or project management professional interested in working on a dynamic global health program.

The newly formed Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) works with collaborators around the world to develop global health innovations and support their translation into policy and scale. The Center bridges the O’Neill Institute and the Georgetown University Medical Center to bring the expertise of both to the development of novel approaches for improving the effectiveness of local governance for public health. The Center has several exciting projects under way, including an HIV prevention collaboration in Malawi.

The O’Neill Institute undertakes scholarship, research projects and capacity building to develop innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns including prevention and control of infectious and non-communicable diseases, health and human rights, and global health governance.

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