Finance and Operations Director

Pact, Nepal

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd May, 2018

Job Description

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Project Overview

Pact is recruiting a Finance and Operations Director for an upcoming USAID-funded governance project in Nepal. This project will primarily provide technical assistance and capacity building to the Government of Nepal (GoN) in the transition from a unitary state to a federation of provinces and to enhance citizen participation in and oversight of local governance.

Position Purpose

The Finance and Operations Director will be responsible for the overall financial management of the project and will be accountable for the project’s effective use of funds and logistical planning, to ensure operational and programmatic efficiencies within the contextual operating fluidity present in Nepal. S/he will oversee the effective and appropriate use of financial resources of the project, and develop effective mechanisms to monitor the expenditures. S/he will ensure implementation of administrative, financial, and human resource policies in line with USG regulations. S/he will ensure the sound financial management of all sub-grants administered to implementing partners, ensuring compliance with USG requirements. This position is contingent upon award of funds.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and implement policies, guidelines, and criteria for the management of project finances and sub-grants in accordance with Pact standards and donor regulations.
  • Provide leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring, and monthly financial reporting.
  • Develop project budgets and identify and implement strategies to ensure spending is aligned with project implementation.
  • In collaboration with HQ-staff, prepare and submit financial reports and cash requests to donors.
  • Work closely with Pact headquarters to ensure the project’s compliance to USAID rules and regulations, as well as its effective and proactive fiscal management.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to staff and grantees on administrative policies and procedures for grants management, including advising sub-grantees (as applicable) on financial accounting, reporting, procurement, and other compliance practices associated with the program.
  • Support grants-related management activities beginning from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits, and close-out procedures (as applicable).
  • Oversees project office operations.

Basic Requirements

  • Relevant degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field.
  • At least seven years of relevant experience, with progressively increased responsibilities.
  • Experience managing the finances of USAID- funded programs.
  • Fluency in written/spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications: Local candidates highly encouraged to apply.


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