Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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 Director of Finance and Administration in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Under the USAID University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) program, the institutional capacity of the MoHE and universities will be strengthened and the quality and relevance of the higher education system will be improved. The intention is to promote and support larger universities in Kabul and the USG-designated Regional Economic Zone (REZs) that in turn will serve as models to reach out and support smaller public universities in their respective zone. USWDP plans to focus on up to 10 major universities within the REZs. The selected universities will strive to meet student demand for higher education in large urban centers and address the human resource requirements of the private sector in the more vibrant urban markets.
The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) shall work under the leadership of the Chief of Party and will be responsible for all aspects of USWDP’s financial, human resources, operations, information technology, and administrative management. S/he should have extensive experience of at least seven years in large and complex program financial and administrative management, including financial controls and audit, as well as reporting on accruals, pipeline, and contract and personnel management. S/he should also have experience with donor organizations, and ideally with USAID. This is a nine month-long assignment, until the project closes down.
Minimum Requirements: The DFA shall have an advanced management or financial degree (Master’s degree) from an accredited university. S/he shall have at least seven years of senior management/leadership experience in finance and administration management experience; field-based experience in developing countries preferred. Previous experience in conflict or post-conflict countries is desired.