FInance and Operations Director

FHI 360, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th May, 2019

Job Description

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 and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director of Finance and Operations for our anticipated work under the USAID Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) Program.


FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Director of Finance and Operations for a global USAID project focused on sustainably strengthen medical product quality assurance systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The Director of Finance and Operations will be responsible for financial and operational management leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of project set-up, daily operations, and close-out. The Director of Finance and Operations will manage the financial systems, reporting and processes of the program to ensure strict adherence to USAID contractual and financial requirements. S/he will be responsible for contractual oversight of sub-awards. S/he will be an integral member of the program leadership to ensure annual workplans are in compliance with FHI 360 and USAID financial requirements. S/he will act as the principal interface with USAID on financial matters. It is anticipated that the position will be based in Washington, DC or Durham, NC and will report to the Program Director. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

The Director of Finance and Operations will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to finance and contracts aspects of the project, including general financial management and processes, subaward financial management, and accounting;
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations aspects of project;
  • Ensure compliance of financial systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, and award requirements;
  • In coordination with FHI 360 leadership for Regional and/or Country Offices, Chief of Party, ensure financial systems and reporting are seamlessly integrated with headquarters systems and also ensure compliance with local financial regulations;
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets;
  • Advise senior program leadership regularly on financial and agreement-related matters;
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID;
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management;
  • Liaise with USAID, including USAID Missions on financial matters;
  • Supervise other project-based finance and operations staff;


  • Master's Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or Certified Public Accountant is required; or a Bachelor’s accounting degree with 10+ years’ of relevant experience;
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management of USAID funded health programs;
  • 3+ years, experience overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects (estimated annual budget of $30 million;
  • At least three (3) years working on financial and/or contractual management of USG programs with multiple funding sources in developing countries is required; Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required; USAID cooperative agreement experience strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing annual budgets of $30 million dollars or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with USAID and other program partners;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise;
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

This job description 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. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

This job description 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.


Recommend your friend

Copyrights 2017. All rights reserved | Technology Partner: Indev Consultancy Pvt. Ltd