The Director, Finance and Administration will be responsible for overseeing all financial and operational aspects of Civil Society and Media (CSM) Project in Nepal and will ensure that tasks are completed on time and in line with project objectives. S/he will lead a team of finance and administration professionals that will support project implementation. The Director, Finance and Administration will report to the Chief of Party and will be based in Kathmandu with occasional travel to other parts of Nepal.
The ideal candidate will have experience leading large teams and possesses a strong background in financial management, budgeting, forecasting, procurement, and human resource management. S/he will also have experience working on USAID acquisition projects in Nepal.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
- Manages and/or participates in assessment, design team, capacity building and program start up activities.
- Assists senior country management and team in the development of annual work plans.
- Assists to ensure projects meet established objectives and deliverables and ensures appropriate monitoring of projects and project subawards to achieve financial, administrative and programmatic goals as articulated by the donor.
- Works with the Chief of Party to ensure development and submission of timely project reports to headquarters and donors as required.
- Develop and monitor country level project budgets.
- Reviews all project financial documentation including purchase orders, request for payments, and consultant documents to determine cost allowability and ensure that costs are within the project’s budget.
- Provides strategic operational guidance on USG and FHI 360 rules and regulations to senior project leadership and ensures compliance with all rules and regulations across all project activities.
- Supports project senior management to ensure project resources are utilized in accordance with FHI 360 and donor policies and procedures.
- May assist in networking and representation of the organization with stakeholders for select initiatives.
- Works with the country team to ensure program quality according to organization standards including all programs, tools and systems are implemented in an effective, efficient and integrated manner.
- Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Effective knowledge of design, implementation, and management of sector specific and/or multi- sector/international development programs funded by USAID
- Knowledge of various funding mechanisms, general contracting and reporting requirements.
- Knowledge of donor planning and reporting systems.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Problem Solving & Impact:
- Solid operational and tactical decision maker with the ability to handle unforeseen and often time sensitive issues.
- Decisions and actions have minimal to moderate implications for the costs and short-term goals of within the project.
- Problems encountered are often minimal to moderate; narrowly defined and require basic approaches to resolve them.
- Bachelor’s degree equivalent in finance, business administration, public administration or accounting with a Master’s degree strongly preferred.
- Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.
- Typically requires a minimum of 5-8 years with international development programs experience.
- Demonstrated experience in sector specific or multi-sector project management and implementation with experience on USAID contracts strongly preferred;
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English;
- Experience operating in insecure environments.
- Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
This job posting 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.
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