Senior Director (Program Financial Services), MC-501-2D

Washington, D.C
Dec 07, 2021
Dec 15, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time

As Practice Leader and Senior Director for Program Financial Services, you will serve as the leader of MCC's policies and practices for the Program Financial Services function. Program Financial Services provides financial management oversight, technical assistance, and advisory services across MCC's portfolio to ensure proper stewardship of grant funding. You will lead teams and engagements in the Practice Unit (Program Financial Services) area of expertise and provide leadership, strategic guidance, and oversight over the execution of MCC's Program Financial Services (PFS) sector portfolio. As Practice Leader and Senior Director, you will:
  • Lead the development of MCC's approaches to program financial management issues. Provide leadership, strategic and technical guidance, and oversight over the execution of PFS' portfolio.
  • Possess advanced knowledge of financial management and accounting principles to facilitate management and direction of a global financial planning, analysis, and reporting program.
  • Serve as a strategic business partner for Department of Compact Operations' leadership by developing long-term program plans, goals, objectives, and metrics to analyze the financial management of existing programs across MCC's global portfolio and/or the feasibility of new program initiatives.
  • Develop PFS related policies, procedures or guidelines that support program operations, or develop new criteria for measuring program accomplishments.
  • Provide quality control of MCC staff oversight over the establishment of grant/financial management related procedures and functions, including the analysis of systems, policies, procedures, practices, and institutions; review of sector project design, implementation strategies and financing modalities for project activities.
  • Provide quality control of MCC staff oversight over the execution of PFS' procedures and functions, including technical input and no-objection on key program documents, contractor deliverables, management of audit plans and contracts, other consultancy services, field missions, workplans, and a responsible hand-over of PFS functions, as relevant, to partner government authorities.
  • Coordinate PFS engagement and oversight of grantee and MCC financial audits. Ensure timely and effective follow-up to individual audit findings. Identify key financial audit risks across the portfolio and develop appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Conduct public financial management (PFM) assessments of host country financial management systems. Build grantee's PFM capacity to ensure that MCC program investments can be sustained. Provide intellectual and technical leadership over MCC's approach to PFM.
  • Represent MCC in external forums vis-à-vis technical discussions, deliberations, and other knowledge management activities within the Practice Unit's area of expertise.
  • Coordinate development, implementation, delivery, and oversight of grantee's human resources policies and procedures.
  • Supervise and develop staff resources to ensure MCC provides sufficient oversight, assistance and support to projects or activities. Recruit, deploy, and manage consultants to provide expert advice in Program Financial Services.
  • Exercise technical and administrative supervision of subordinates ensuring a continuing affirmative application of MCC policies concerning equal opportunity.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Some domestic and international travel maybe required


To qualify for pay band 2d you must meet the following:
Have at least one year of specialized experience comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3a or GS-15 or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience must include activities such as: experience with project and program design, development and administration sufficient to plan, develop and coordinate MCC-wide programs and strategies and to formulate MCC's Program Financial Services sector initiatives; experience applying rules, regulations, procedures, administrative policies and laws relating to Program Financial Services sector aspects of compact development and implementation; experience that required knowledge of U.S. and international banking laws and regulations sufficient to develop corporate policies and procedures sufficient to monitor and ensure the fiscal integrity of payments/funding; and experience working in a cross-cultural environment. Note: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

Additional information

  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is operating in a state of maximum telework and most employees are teleworking full-time. Consequently, you will start your work in a temporary telework status and in a virtual environment. Your temporary telework arrangement will remain in effect until the agency informs you that MCC is open and operational for all staff. MCC will provide as much advance notice as possible before you may be required to report to MCC's office space. MCC has and will continue to offer flexible work arrangements.
  • RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be authorized for this position. If you are not a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Recruitment bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • If you are a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Relocation bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • Selectee may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience.
  • The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • Promotion Potential: If the position is advertised with promotion potential, the selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
  • DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.

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