FHI360 Director, Finance and Administration in Nampula, Mozambique

FHI 360 seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for a USAID Mozambique nutrition-centered program with elements of hygiene and sanitation. The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project, including budget development and monitoring, prime award monitoring and compliance, sub award management, procurement, and logistics. The Director of Finance and Administration will establish and maintain sound financial management practices and ensure the project’s compliance with FHI 360 and USAID acquisition and agreement procedures, rules and regulations. It is anticipated that the position will be based in Nampula, Mozambique and will report to the Deputy Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to finance and operations aspects of the project, including general administrative processes, financial management, sub-award management, accounting, and logistics.

  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, sub-award and operations aspects of project.

  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, award requirements, and Government of Guatemalan laws.

  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets.

  • Manage project procurement processes.

  • Advise senior leadership regularly on financial and operations-related matters.

  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting.

  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID.

  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID.

  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management.

  • Supervise other project-based administrative, finance, procurement, administrative and contract & grants staff.


  • Master's Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is strongly preferred; or a Bachelor’s accounting degree with 12 years’ experience.

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects.

  • 2+ years’ experience working in a developing country; Mozambique experience is preferred.

  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required.

  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles.

  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing budgets of $15 million dollars or larger.

  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;

  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies.

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise

  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow.

  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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