Director of Financial Operations, Institute for Reproductive Health - Georgetown University Medical

Washington D.C.
Apr 08, 2017
Apr 14, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Director of Financial Operations, Institute for Reproductive Health - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) conducts research - funded by USAID and other donors - on family planning and reproductive health in developing countries, as well as implements other activities related to reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention.

The Director of Finance Operations is responsible for IRH financial management and day-to-day operations, providing leadership and strategic, skilled management to all administrative, financial and operations functions, and strengthening organizational capacity and systems with respect to program development, implementation and management.  S/he develops, implements and monitors financial management systems which serve to ensure effective administration and use of program funds; and oversees the finance, contracts, IT, HR program staff within the institute.  The Director also manages and evaluates operations and finances for our international project activities/offices located in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Reporting to the Center's Director, the Director of Financial Operations has primary duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Identifies, develops and implements management systems (both programmatic and financial) and tools for monitoring program operations, field conditions, and challenges to ensure all activities meet technical and financial objectives and timelines.
  • Develops and manages the Institute's annual budget of $8M - $10M from multiple funding sources
  • Guides program managers/officers to ensure implementation of decisions made in management meetings and their proper execution.
  • Leads the Institute's operations team, which includes finance, human resources and IT responsibilities.
  • Develops and expands partnerships and linkages by networking with potential partners including US government agencies (such as USAID,DHHS, and NIH) and international agencies such as WHO, international development agencies of other governments, and UN agencies) and through the development of grant proposals.
  • Represents IRH within the University, liaising and meeting with representatives of different departments, including offices of contracts, accounting and human resources.
  • Takes a lead role in establishing and/or supporting field offices so that they operate efficiently and in compliance with IRH and donor regulations.
  • Participates in developing and managing strategic plans, work-plans, and projects with primary responsibility for budgeting and management systems.
  • Participates with the review and preparation of cooperative agreements, grants, contracts, subawards and subcontracts.
  • Negotiates and prepares budgets for new programs, proposals and contracts.
  • Provides technical and management support for other activities as requested by the Institute Director.


  • Master's degree in finance, business, or a related field
  • At least 7 years of experience developing and managing (reporting, financial and contract management, and compliance) $20 - $30 million, multi-year, international development cooperative agreements, grants, and the like
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Strong understanding of USAID policies and procedures, as well as experience managing grants from foundations and other government and multilateral agencies
  • Significant experience developing funding proposals. 
  • Extensive training as a manager, adept at dealing with budgeting, HR and IT issues.
  • Experience working in a developing country, preferred
  • Knowledge of the financial management systems and practices
  • Effective management, negotiation, analytical problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Cultural sensitivity, strong service orientation, and commitment to teamwork.
  • Excellent computer, organizational, interpersonal, and English language writing and speaking skills
  • Familiarity with common office productivity, financial software and email
  • Ability to create and use spreadsheets, databases, and enterprise web-based financial, personnel, and calendar systems
  • Ability to work well within a team, manage multiple projects with competing priorities, meet time-sensitive deadlines, and work independently with minimal supervision

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