Medical Care Development International (MCDI)

Director of Finance and Administration

Medical Care Development International (MCDI)

Job Description

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable and locally driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: water, sanitation, and hygiene; malaria control; maternal, neonatal and Child Health; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other Communicable Diseases.

MCDI is currently seeking candidates for the Director of Finance and Administration position for the anticipated, five-year USAID-funded Guatemala Integrating Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services (IWASH) Project. The Project will work with local municipalities and the private sector to ensure rural Guatemalans have a reliable water service that is chlorinated and adequate for human consumption, improved sanitation facilities, and establish the habit of practicing optimal hygiene behaviors.

The Director of Finance and Administration would be responsible for all Project accounting and sub-Grants Management, and for ensuring that financial operations are in compliance with USAID regulations.

This is a key position on the project team and is contingent upon award to MCDI.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for ensuring that adequate financial Management Systems are in place and functioning;
  • Work in close collaboration with the COP on all Project accounting and sub-grant management, and financial planning and operations to ensure the achievement of expected Project results and objectives, and in compliance with USAID Financial Management regulations;
  • Maintain transparent financial and reporting procedures and effective operation of financial controls;
  • Assume responsibility for record-keeping, financial functions and internal control systems;
  • Provide concise and timely financial reports that will give an overview of the financial status of the award;
  • Mentor Project staff and sub-grantee staff in financial and administrative policies and procedures for Project finance and sub-grant management; this includes advising and mentoring sub-grantee organizations in record-keeping, financial functions, procurement, personnel, reporting and other compliance issues.
Administrative Duties:

  • Manage project start-up and close out, and support annual work planning and budgeting processes;
  • Secure requisite documentation and permits for transportation, office rental, visa, and country registration requirements;
  • Track and oversee personnel record keeping for MCDI staff including time and attendance reporting, vacation and leave management;
  • Develop and implement financial and operational process improvement plans to improve value for money and efficiency;
  • Oversee project logistics and procurement of local goods and services, including procurement specifications, delivery schedules, etc.
  • Provide direct supervision to local operational and administrative staff including drivers, security, and administrative assistants;
  • Ensure adequate safety and security protocols and services for project staff;
  • Oversee project vehicle fleet management and maintenance;
  • Maintain and support the IT infrastructure of the field office.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or a closely related field plus extensive professional experience; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in accounting and/or administrative roles with at least 8 years of experience as a finance and administration manager for donor-funded global health and/or international Development Projects;
  • Demonstrated understanding of USAID administrative, management, and reporting policies, procedures and systems including 2CFR 200;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team who is spread out geographically;
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office and accounting software;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and eager to work in a multicultural organization;
  • Highly computer literate and able to work with Windows-based Projects, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Quicken;
  • Familiarity with Guatemala labor laws and regulations required;
  • Full professional proficiency in English and Spanish;
  • Prior experience working in Guatemala is strongly preferred;
  • Preference will be given to qualified local national candidates.
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala Schedule: Full-time Grade 11

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to bdjobs@mcd.org by July 23, 2021. Compensation will be based on USAID FSN scales.
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