Finance & Operations Director USAID/Ethiopia Empowered Communities for Better Health (ECBH) project Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Project HOPE
Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Project HOPE seeks an experienced Finance and Operations Director for the anticipated upcoming USAID/Ethiopia Empowered Communities for Better Health (ECBH) Activity. Under this anticipated Activity, USAID/Ethiopia seeks to strategically use its convening power and limited resources to support Ethiopian stakeholders to empower communities to take ownership and action over their health and nutrition and drive a cycle of accountable and responsive health service delivery. ECBH is anticipated to be a five-year activity.

This position is contingent upon award and will be based in Addis Ababa.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability and transparency.

Key Responsibilities

The Finance and Operations Director will provide overall procurement, financial, operational, safety and security, and compliance support to the ECBH Activity. Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Finance and Operations Director is responsible for the overall administration and financial operations for the project. The Finance and Operations Director ensures that administrative departments are successfully managed and provides operations support as required. The Finance and Operations Director is responsible for training and mentoring staff on policies and procedures, donor regulations, new systems, and financial best practices is expected, as well as working closely with the Chief of Party and US-based personnel to ensure compliance with all donor regulations and effective and proactive management. The Finance and Operations Director normally manages other administrative functions such as Operations, Grants, HR, Security, and other office support staff. The specific duties to be carried out by the successful candidate are listed below:

  • Provide overall procurement, financial, operational, safety and security, and compliance support to the project.
  • Oversee management of sub-contracts, sub-awards, and/or other outsourcing mechanism. .
  • Ensure funds expended are compliant with US government regulations and policies.
  • Implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award, which may be a contract or a cooperative agreement.
  • Initiate, develop, maintain, and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the finance and compliance program and its related activities and to promote cost efficiency and compliance with all rules and regulations.
  • Identify potential areas of financial and compliance vulnerability and risk and develop or implement corrective action plans to resolve problematic issues.
  • Ensure proper financial documentation and reporting, establish and provide direction and management of project funds.
  • Lead and oversee the development, management and complete life cycle of a variety of possible procurement mechanisms, including but not limited to purchase orders, sub-grants, sub-contracts, and/or GUCs.
  • Be responsible for managing the contract budget, tracking project spending and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID.
  • Analyze financial data with attention to the impact of adaptation on programming.
  • Develop, implement, and adjust when required the project's safety and security strategy and protocols, and serves as the point of contact for the person in charge of security at USAID for any issue related to security reports and procedures.
  • Mentor and supervise finance, operations, and other staff engaged in the activities noted here.

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting or equivalent.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience working in international development, preferably democracy and governance activities.
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in financial compliance and progressive supervisory work experience directly supervising administrative, finance, and/or operations staff.
  • Demonstrable experience with management and/or administration for USAID projects, including experience managing sub-awards and GUCs.
  • Knowledge of U.S. government references including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, and FTR.
  • Experience working with Ethiopian civil society organizations.
  • Experience managing USAID contracts and/or cooperative agreements.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, particularly financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic (oral, writing, and reading)
  • Ability to travel within Ethiopia and occasionally internationally, when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience managing grants, contracts or other mechanisms that allow projects to seamlessly change course in response to new information
  • Experience with accounting software such as QuickBooks, Netsuite, Serenic, Navigator, ERPs, ACCPAC, or others.
  • Ethiopian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Due to the large number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to apply:

All Candidates must apply on our Project HOPE Career Page through this link:

https://projecthope.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/735?c=projecthope



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