FHI 360

Finance & Administrative Director (Business Official)

FHI 360

Job Description

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. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Finance & Administrative Director. Description: The Finance & Administrative Director will be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project, including overseeing leveraging, cost-share, accounting for other illustrative activities/investments, overall accounting, sub-grants, small-grants, and financial Capacity Building of CSOs. The Finance Director will establish and maintain sound financial management practices, and ensure the project’s compliance with FHI 360 and US Federal procedures, rules and regulations. The position will be based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, and will report to the Chief of Party. This position is contingent upon funder approval of key personnel and availability of funds. Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership to finance and operations aspects of the project, including general administrative processes, financial management, sub-award management, accounting, and logistics.

  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, sub-award and operations aspects of project.

  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, award requirements, and Government of Togolese 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 operations-related matters.

  • Work with local organizations to build Administration" id="link" class="link">Finance Administration capacity.

  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to the funder.

  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the funder.

  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management.

  • Supervise other project-based administrative, finance, procurement, administrative, and contract and grants staff.

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university/college in Financial Accounting, MBA, or similar related field.

  • At least 12 years of progressively responsible experience in the accounting and financial field including significant supervisory experience.

  • Seven years’ experience in financial management of USG assistance programs of similar size, complexity and setting.

  • Expertise in USG cost principles, rules and regulations and applying these in program decision-making.

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting and working with program technical staff to ensure resources are used efficiently and to accurately account for expenditures.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing a complex small grants program including risk assessment and working with host government entities as grantees.

  • Exceptional skills in automated accounting systems and use of Excel spreadsheets.

  • Excellent record of accurate and on-time reporting to donor agencies.

  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles.

  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.

  • Experience working as a member of high-performance team.

  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners.

  • Experience in NGO financial accounting and sustainability skills.

  • 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.

  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in French and English.

  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow.

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. FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself. Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal. 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.
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