RTI International’s Global
Health Division is currently accepting applications for a Finance and Operations Director for an anticipated USAID-funded $200M
cooperative agreement under the MOMENTUM Annual Program Statement. MOMENTUM Round
1 will focus on strengthening quality maternal, newborn, and child health,
voluntary family planning and reproductive health service delivery in fragile
settings; advancing global knowledge on strengthening MNCH/FP/RH service
delivery and building resilience in fragile settings.
The Finance and
Operations Director will provide oversight for all financial and
administrative aspects of the project, working closely with all senior
leadership team members. The Finance and
Operations Director will be based within the RTI, Washington DC office and international
travel will be required.
- Oversee the finance and administration functions and ensure
compliance with RTI and USAID procedures.
- Oversee finance, operations, human resource management, logistics,
procurement, administration and information technology (IT) support to the
- Work closely with the COP, technical staff, pertinent regional and
home office staff and appropriate USAID staff, when necessary, to ensure
project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed,
disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives and results.
- When necessary, work closely with key RTI staff, government
officials, contractors and USAID staff to ensure full compliance with local
laws (i.e., taxes, shipping, customs, registration) while integrating with
current systems and procedures.
- Provide training and guidance to field staff and COP on managing
project expenses for annual work plan and contract budgets.
- Oversee preparation and submission of monthly financial statements
(including expenses, receivable and payables).
- Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations
and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the US.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare
pipeline estimates for the project.
- Prepare biweekly cash requirements, monitoring cash flow and
reconciles cash accounts in order to maintain appropriate cash balances.
- Manage and monitor performance of office petty cash system.
- Work with the project staff to document and book cost share
requirements each month, if needed.
- Work with HQ-based financial manager to review monthly financial
reports and supporting documentation.
- Supervise project finance and operations staff.
- Master’s degree and 12 years of experience in business
administration, accounting, finance, or related field;
- At least 9 years’ experience in international
donor-funded financial and administrative management, with a minimum of 6 years
of senior-level responsibility for managing administration and finance aspects
of USAID-funded projects/programs;
- Experience with finance management, accounting and
auditing, procurement and the establishment of internal controls;
administration of grants, including monitoring of grant compliance and
- In depth knowledge and practical understanding of USG
administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems; experience
overseeing finance and administration for a USAID-funded contract of a similar
size and complexity is highly desirable;
- Experience with strategic program planning, annual
work planning and budgeting;
- Experience managing successful teams working in
multiple locations/field offices;
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral
communication, supervisory, leadership and managerial skills;
- Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access
plus working knowledge of accounting and procurement software (particularly
QuickBooks) is preferable;
- Professional proficiency in spoken and written English