Director of Finance & Administration

PATH, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th November, 2018

Job Description

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

PATH seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for an anticipated $300 million USAID-funded Meeting Targets and Maintaining Control (TMEC) project. TMEC is designed to address prevention, care, and treatment gaps across the clinical cascade, with a focus on services for key populations, men, women, and families through technical assistance (TA) extension and field support. The Direct of Finance and Administration will be responsible for overseeing all financial, contractual, operational, human resources, and procurement aspects of TMEC.


  • Maintain project financial records in accordance with USAID and PATH policy and procedures.
  • Oversee day-to-day project operations and coordination of financial activities, including cash needs; reviewing and processing sub-partner, vendor, and consultant payments; managing project procurements, sub-awards, and consultant agreements; supervising travel needs; and deploying staff and project operations, with a focus on maximizing cost-efficiency.
  • Develop and manage annual project and activity budgets, in coordination with the Project Director and Deputy Project Director, and generate pipeline reports to ensure the project operates within the approved budget.
  • Ensure project expenditures are in accordance with approved project and annual budgets, project award, and USAID policies and cost principles.
  • Monitor monthly financial performance in relation to budgets and forecasts, obligated funds, commitments, and advances to sub-partners, consultants, and vendors.
  • Ensure financial, contractual, and administrative project reporting is accurate and in compliance with USAID and PATH’s policies and procedures.
  • Provide detailed analysis of costs, budgets, pipeline reports, and other financial reporting requested by USAID.
  • Oversee financial management of all sub-awards under the project, including ensuring required sub-awardee compliance and reporting.
  • Supervise project finance, operations, and/or administrative staff, and provide guidance to the project team to ensure project is implemented efficiently and in compliance with USAID and PATH policies and procedures.

Required Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience required, including administration of USAID cooperative agreements, financial management, and project management.
  • Experience managing global projects valued at $150 million or more.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, financial management, project operations, sub-partner/sub-grant management, and procurement is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience with U.S. Government cost principles, rules, and regulations, Federal and USAID Acquisition Regulations under 2 CFR 200, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent management, communication, and organization skills required, with strong analytical skills and attention-to-detail.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly using Excel for financial analysis; Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus.
  • Proven ability to manage diverse, distributed teams in a multi-site environment.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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