Chemonics

Finance Director

Chemonics

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Finance Director in support of the Global Health and Supply Chain Office (GHSCO), located in Arlington, VA. The Finance Director plays a central role in financial management of projects implemented under GHSCO, including the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, ensuring compliance with finance requirements and global/country-level risk mitigation. The Finance Director may provide support to GHSCO led new business activities as well as surge support for other GHSCO managed projects. The Finance Director supervises a team of manager/s and associate/s, and reports to the Senior Vice President of the Operations, Finance, and Compliance (OFC) division. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and lead effective and collaborative working relationships with staff and continually promote outstanding client service
  • Lead close collaboration with GHSCO Project Management Units, Finance Teams, and the Senior Vice President (SVP) on GHSC-PSM prime contract financial management best practices and risk mitigation strategies and approaches
  • Support reforecasting for subcontractor costs using level of effort (LOE) and recruitment updates, and subcontractor pipelines; work closely with Country Programs and the GHSC-PSM Subcontracts team
  • Prepare documentation and backup for letter of credit (LOC) drawdowns, manage drawdowns and liaise with Cash Management on information submission and administration
  • Support accuracy of re-forecasts for GHSC-PSM HQ budget and of re-forecasts for country budgets through tools, systems, and training; lead monthly headquarters and Country Programs re-forecast uploads into the financial management system
  • Support operations teams and GHSC-PSM Finance’s review and corrections for GHSC-PSM HQ expenses; ensure accuracy; review final invoice and ensure financial reporting system is updated with actuals
  • Assist GHSC-PSM HQ and Country Programs staff with timesheet corrections; respond to ad-hoc invoicing questions
  • Lead GHSC-PSM HQ and Country Programs staff capacity building on utilization of the budget and forecasting tools and financial management best practices, including financial issues pertaining to GHSC-PSM, and new staff finance orientation
  • Lead the development and dissemination of financial guidance documents and tools in coordination with GHSCO operations teams
  • Respond to questions regarding activities (technical subcategories and health elements) and financial procedures; work with support divisions to make corrections as part of the GHSC-PSM HQ invoice review process
  • Serve as a point of contact for GHSC-PSM HQ and Country Programs staff’s finance questions
  • Support tracking of LOE and spending against contract ceilings and obligations, in coordination with GHSC-PSM Finance teams
  • Provide surge capacity support to billable projects in GHSCO, as appropriate
  • Participate in activities to build a strong knowledge culture by sharing best practices and important innovations through practice networks and knowledge management systems
  • Lead proposal development efforts including analyzing and recommending bid decisions, and conceptualizing teaming, technical approaches, and cost strategies to maximize competitive advantage. Assume proposal leadership role, providing vision to proposal teams, and mentoring and supervising the application of best practices throughout the entire proposal process
  • Supervise, mentor and evaluate staff, communicating clear performance goals and standards, offering regular performance feedback and prompt resolution of problems, and time and opportunity to grow and develop in key competency areas. Promote staff development through coaching, mentoring, and facilitating professional growth opportunities
  • Assume the role of Acting OFC SVP as necessary
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as required
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 10 years of project management, or technically relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA preferred, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in relevant competency area
  • Field experience leading or serving in a management role on a USAID project preferred
  • Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets and resources to produce and take responsibility for results
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and develop solutions independently and lead teams and lead teams efficiently and effectively with minimal or no supervision
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4-8 weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise department staff, multiple project teams, remote staff and other initiatives
  • Knowledge of company’s main client and its operations preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
  • Secondary language proficiency preferred
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