Director of Financing and Administration

Palladium, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st October, 2020

Job Description

Position Summary

Palladium is seeking a Director of Financing and Administration (DFA) for a USAID funded Frontier Health Markets (FHM). The resulting project will focus on increasing private health sector contributions to advancing voluntary family planning and other health outcomes, including maternal, newborn and child health, malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS. FHM’s activities will work to strengthen local health markets leading to systematic and effective engagement with the private sector.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing overall management of administrative operations, including, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property and security;
  • Overseeing sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement and compliance;
  • Supervising financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures;
  • Preparing budgets for annual workplans and financial reports for USAID/Afghanistan;
  • Coordinating and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff;
  • Ensuring compliance with USAID policies and procedures;
  • Developing internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels;
  • Conducting internal and coordinates external financial audits.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, financial management, human resources, procurement, and other management support functions as needed.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets for Bilateral Donor projects and client expectations.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international, and donor-funded programs.
  • Knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements strongly preferred.
  • Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
  • Strong leadership, program, organizational management and oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for working with project staff, donors and beneficiaries.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Suite and other business accounting packages and strong MS Excel skills.
  • Must be fluent in English.


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