Director, Finance and Operations

About FHI 360:
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, Finance & Operations
FHI360/Zambia with support from USAID/PEPFAR, implements the Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Partnership II Bridge Project (ZPCT IIB). The project works with the Government of Zambia to scale up and expand access to HIV/AIDS biomedical interventions including antiretroviral therapy (ART), prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), male circumcision (MC) and voluntary counselling and testing.

FHI360 will be responding to the upcoming USAID solicitation, SAFE, which will continue and expand this important work. We expect that the new project will specifically advance and deliver state of the art technical expertise in effective and tested approaches to provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS services. The project will continue to prioritize focused, high impact, cost effective and geographically targeted activities.  
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
The DFO will be responsible for overall financial management and administration of the contract, and will provide management support and oversight in the implementation of program activities. The position will also provide technical oversight to a number of key administrative support services to include finance, human resources, information technology, grants management, and procurement.

  • Oversees, manages, prepares, administers and directs the control of the budget. Manages the activities of the finance and accounting staff.
  • Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to executive management team.
  • Develops and manages internal financial audits. Develops formal reporting system to communicate results of audit activities to management and regulatory compliance agencies and provides leadership and technical guidance for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation. 
  • Leads corporate or program finance/accounting function to achieve organizational strategic and operational goals. 
  • Provides oversight with strategic direction, process improvement plans, financial reporting, budgetary planning and procedures, audit reviews and financial controls.
  • Approves credit and billing terms for contracts and manages financial systems used for reporting revenue and taxes in compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Identifies and provides solutions to executive level management on financial matters to make better business decisions. 
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance and efficiency with government regulations 
  • Guides managers and staff to achieve strategic and operational goals for the department and organization.
  • Approves procurement requests and manages financial tools used for reporting program expenditures in compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Develops and manages internal financial reviews with country offices and implements corrective action plans.  
  • Develops tailored training plans applicable to the needs of the organization and communicate results of internal review activities to management and regulatory compliance agencies.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, accounting, or other relevant filed, or a Bachelor’s or certified accounting degree with 10 years or more experience;
  • Minimum eight years experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or experiences in accounting, financial planning and management, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions, as required;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing a donor funded grants program. Prior experience with USAID financial sysyems would be an asset.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
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