Director, Finance and Operations

Pathfinder International
Washington, DC
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time
Pathfinder OverviewPathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women's lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.Director, Finance & OperationsLocation: Washington, DCSummary:Pathfinder International is currently looking for a Director, Finance & Operations for an upcoming 1-year USAID-funded program. The primary focus of this global program will support interventions that will build upon and expand USAID's efforts to leverage the roles of communities to strengthen and adapt existing community health platforms to support national policies and implementation plans for COVID-19 preparedness and response (non-pharmaceutical interventions) and continuity of existing primary healthcare services based on national guidelines and needs/priorities to create lasting structures for future response.The Director, Finance & Operations will report directly to the Project Director and will be responsible for the overall financial and administration/operations components of the project, ensuring appropriate use of financial resources and ensuring that financial reporting at all levels (core and field, and by partners/sub-awardees) is in accordance with agreement terms. The Director, Finance & Operations will oversee budget development and administration, manage implementation of key financial and operational program activities, ensure efficient operational support for the project team, and ensure compliance with USAID and Pathfinder regulations.This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding. The position will be based in DC with travel to target countries and will report to the Project Director. Pathfinder may be willing to consider this as a non-US-based position for candidates with exemplary qualifications.Key Job Outcomes:Oversee all aspects of project financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, financial reporting, accounting, and cost share tracking and reporting;Ensure continual review of internal and strategic controls, communications, risk assessments and maintenance of documentation;Develop program budgets with teams and monitor budget pipelines;Lead development of the project's granting component, including development of transparent procurement processes; grantee expenditure tracking; grantee capacity-building in fund management and reporting; etc.;Provide timely and accurate financial reports to Pathfinder and USAID as required;Support sub-recipients as needed to ensure sound financial management and operations;Ensure that sub-recipients, sub-grants, and consultancy documents and procedures are completed in a timely manner and comply with Pathfinder and USAID policies and regulations;Supervise finance and operations staff including performance evaluation; develop staff capacity and facilitate professional growth;Prepare quarterly and annual expenditure reports and prepare project pipeline estimates.Maintain good working relationships with officials, government ministries, implementing partners, and the international and local NGO community;Monitor country-level expenditures, identify and monitor implementation of any corrective actions needed;Support country office finance and operations staff capacity building; andCoordinate closely with the Pathfinder offices on administrative and financial matters and supporting risk mitigation measures.Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:Extensive financial and administrative experience working with US, international and/or host country non-governmental organizations. Experience strengthening the organizational capacity of host country institutions is strongly preferred;Demonstrated experience (with progressively increasing responsibility) in managing financial and administrative systems and operations of development assistance programs;Has a solid working familiarity with US government financial, contractual, and administrative regulations, policies and practices, and reporting requirements;Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related mattersRequired Education, Training and Experience:Master's degree in accounting, finance, commerce or a related fieldMinimum 10 years' experience working with financial systems of complex international development projects/programs;Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.Other Information:Willingness to travel as needed.