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Director of Finance & Operations:
Comprehensive Technical Assistance Project

JSI

JSI

JOB DESCRIPTION

JSI is dedicated to improving people’s lives around the world through greater health, education, and socioeconomic equity for individuals and communities, and to providing an environment where people of passion can pursue this cause. JSI is currently recruiting for a Director of Finance & Operations for an upcoming USAID funded supply chain and pharmaceutical technical assistance project in Anglophone Africa, including Kenya and Tanzania and Southeast Asia.

 

The purpose of this activity is to strengthen systems and provide operational support to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, affordable health commodities. This position is contingent upon an award from USAID.


Job Summary:

The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) will be responsible for the financial, contractual, and operations management of the project. Management functions include oversight of project finances (accounting, budget management, reporting), sub award and subcontract management, procurement, and logistics management including travel, equipment, and fleet. The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) will be supervised by JSI’s Country Finance & Operations Director (CFOD) with an indirect reporting line to Chief of Party/Project Director. The DFO will supervise the project finance and operations staff.


Responsibilities include:

●      Oversee the financial, contractual, and operational management of the award in compliance with JSI policies and procedures and donor regulations;

●      Engage with the JSI/Country Finance & Operations Director to ensure coordinated support across logistics, procurement, human resources, and information technology functions;

●      Coordinate with the JSI/Country Finance & Operations Director to ensure project compliance with local statutory, tax, and labor requirements. Support in-country audits as required;

●      Support the Chief of Party/Project Director with regular and ad-hoc project reporting/budget preparation/activity requests;

●      Coordinate with the centralized F&O team to oversee project procurement needs and logistical support;

●      Lead the development and monitoring of project budgets, including financial forecasts, expenditure tracking, and review of all invoices;

●      Approve monthly project financial reports and tools (including budget tracking, obligation tracking, financial accounts, accruals reports, donor reports) and ensure timely submission to the JSI/US or donor;

●      In coordination with the country accounting team, approve project expenditures (Quickbooks), facilitate month end project reporting to the US; ensure the complete documentation and accountability of all financial transactions in accordance with JSI policies;

●      Manages the financial and administrative aspects of all sub-agreements under the award/project, supporting and monitoring local sub-recipients to ensure sound financial management, operations, and compliance; contribute to capacity building of local partners in compliance and financial management;

●      Oversee the monitoring of project cost-share generation, tracking and reporting;

●      Ensure accurate and timely project financial and contractual information is readily available for the JSI/US team, donor, and project leadership for decision-making; and

●      Ensure cost savings / effectiveness and reasonableness in all allocated expenses for the project.

 

Qualifications include:

●      Master's degree required in business administration, finance, accounting, or other relevant field. Professional accounting certification preferred.

●       Minimum 10 years of work experience at a senior level finance and operations position with an international organization working with USAID on large scale, complex projects ($25 million USD).

●       Advanced knowledge and experience with accounting software QuickBooks.

●       Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in accounting, financial planning and management, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions, as required.

●       Experience in developing and managing a donor funded grants program.

●       Demonstrated supervisory experience.

●       Previous experience in the implementation of health or development programs in sub-Saharan Africa and/or Southeast Asia is preferred.

●       Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written English and national language communication skills.


Position is contingent upon USAID award to JSI. Citizens of the country where the project is taking place are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary commensurate with experience.

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB DESCRIPTION

JSI is dedicated to improving people’s lives around the world through greater health, education, and socioeconomic equity for individuals and communities, and to providing an environment where people of passion can pursue this cause. JSI is currently recruiting for a Director of Finance & Operations for an upcoming USAID funded supply chain and pharmaceutical technical assistance project in Anglophone Africa, including Kenya and Tanzania and Southeast Asia.

 

The purpose of this activity is to strengthen systems and provide operational support to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, affordable health commodities. This position is contingent upon an award from USAID.


Job Summary:

The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) will be responsible for the financial, contractual, and operations management of the project. Management functions include oversight of project finances (accounting, budget management, reporting), sub award and subcontract management, procurement, and logistics management including travel, equipment, and fleet. The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) will be supervised by JSI’s Country Finance & Operations Director (CFOD) with an indirect reporting line to Chief of Party/Project Director. The DFO will supervise the project finance and operations staff.


Responsibilities include:

●      Oversee the financial, contractual, and operational management of the award in compliance with JSI policies and procedures and donor regulations;

●      Engage with the JSI/Country Finance & Operations Director to ensure coordinated support across logistics, procurement, human resources, and information technology functions;

●      Coordinate with the JSI/Country Finance & Operations Director to ensure project compliance with local statutory, tax, and labor requirements. Support in-country audits as required;

●      Support the Chief of Party/Project Director with regular and ad-hoc project reporting/budget preparation/activity requests;

●      Coordinate with the centralized F&O team to oversee project procurement needs and logistical support;

●      Lead the development and monitoring of project budgets, including financial forecasts, expenditure tracking, and review of all invoices;

●      Approve monthly project financial reports and tools (including budget tracking, obligation tracking, financial accounts, accruals reports, donor reports) and ensure timely submission to the JSI/US or donor;

●      In coordination with the country accounting team, approve project expenditures (Quickbooks), facilitate month end project reporting to the US; ensure the complete documentation and accountability of all financial transactions in accordance with JSI policies;

●      Manages the financial and administrative aspects of all sub-agreements under the award/project, supporting and monitoring local sub-recipients to ensure sound financial management, operations, and compliance; contribute to capacity building of local partners in compliance and financial management;

●      Oversee the monitoring of project cost-share generation, tracking and reporting;

●      Ensure accurate and timely project financial and contractual information is readily available for the JSI/US team, donor, and project leadership for decision-making; and

●      Ensure cost savings / effectiveness and reasonableness in all allocated expenses for the project.

 

Qualifications include:

●      Master's degree required in business administration, finance, accounting, or other relevant field. Professional accounting certification preferred.

●       Minimum 10 years of work experience at a senior level finance and operations position with an international organization working with USAID on large scale, complex projects ($25 million USD).

●       Advanced knowledge and experience with accounting software QuickBooks.

●       Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in accounting, financial planning and management, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions, as required.

●       Experience in developing and managing a donor funded grants program.

●       Demonstrated supervisory experience.

●       Previous experience in the implementation of health or development programs in sub-Saharan Africa and/or Southeast Asia is preferred.

●       Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written English and national language communication skills.


Position is contingent upon USAID award to JSI. Citizens of the country where the project is taking place are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@broderickhaight.com with the subject title “JSI Director F&O Kenya" or "JSI Director F&O Tanzania" or "JSI Director F&O other Countries in Africa" or "JSI F&O Director in Southeast Asia"

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