FHI 360

Director of Finance (Rural and Peri-Urban Sanitation Activity)

FHI 360

Job Description

  FHI 360 is seeking qualified applicants for Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated USAID DRC Rural and Peri-Urban Sanitation Activity. The DRC Rural and Peri-Urban Sanitation Activity is expected to expand market-based approaches and already demonstrated financing models to increase demand for improved sanitation services, strengthen the supply chain for sanitation products and services, and improve the enabling environment by building the capacity of existing service providers. The DRC Rural and Peri-Urban Sanitation Activity seeks to leverage ideas, capacity and resources from private sector entities to launch specific interventions aimed at developing the market for sanitation products and services, while retaining some accessory activities on household hygiene promotion, including potential support to open defecation free (ODF) campaigns and handwashing.

The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for administrative and financial leadership of the program, including overseeing accounting, sub-award and small Grants Management, to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of project set-up, daily operations, and close-out. S/he will establish and maintain sound Financial Management and compliance practices and ensure adherence to FHI 360 and donor procedures, rules and regulations. S/he will also provide mentorship and oversight to sub-grantees, including operational systems Capacity Building.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for finance, operations, and human resources 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, small grants and operations aspects of the project;
  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, donor rules and regulations, award requirements, and host government laws;
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets;
  • Manage project procurement processes;
  • Advise the Chief of Party on project financial and compliance status, availability of funds for project activities, and other financial and operations-related matters;
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors during project financial management reviews;
  • Provide technical assistance to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports; and other reports as required by FHI 360 and the donor; and
  • Supervise administrative, finance, procurement and grants staff.
Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; Masters preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in administrative and financial
  • management, including 6 years managing a Finance Department required;
  • Experience overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects, and experience in financial management of USG assistance programs strongly preferred;
  • Experience in Africa required, DRC experience is preferred.
  • Expertise in USG cost principles, rules and regulations and applying these in program decision-making;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in managing a small grants program including in conducting risk assessments;
  • Knowledge in generally accepted accounting, budgeting, and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets of $20 million or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with NGO partners, community-based organizations, and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, with a depth and breadth of expertise in financial management;
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English and French
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow.
Availability of this position/employment is contingent upon the award to FHI 360, and selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

This job posting 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.

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About Us

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, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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