Director of Finance and Administration

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Director of Finance and Administration

  • Post Date:March 1, 2022
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  • Career Level Director
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
Job Description

Director of Finance and Administration – USAID/Zimbabwe Maternal, Neo-natal and Child Health & Family Activity

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

Palladium Americas:

Our Americas’ business team has brilliant and passionate colleagues working in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America as well as the Caribbean, fulfilling projects and assignments for clients from institutions, corporations, governments, and foundations based in the Americas. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

This Opportunity:

Palladium is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration (DF for the USAID-funded Zimbabwe Maternal, neo-natal and child health and family activity.

The DFA will oversee operational and financial components of program implementation; will manage the establishment and use of robust systems for financial management; and will ensure program operations are compliant with Palladium and USAID policies and principles. The DFA will also oversee provision of business planning, management, and other development support and capacity building to private sector enterprises engaged through the program.

This position will be based in Harare and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.

Key Competencies Required:

  • Providing overall management of administrative operations, including, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property and security
  • Overseeing sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement and compliance
  • Developing and delivering training materials and other capacity building assistance to support business planning, financial planning and management, marketing, and other business development activities for grantees and other private sector entities engaged through the program.
  • Supervising financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures;
  • Preparing budgets for annual workplans and financial reports USAID/Zimbabwe
  • Coordinating and managing the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff
  • Ensuring compliance with USAID policies and procedures;
  • Developing internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels
  • Conducting internal and coordinated external financial audits.

Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field.
  • As needed, demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, financial management, human resources, procurement, and other management support functions.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets for bilateral donor projects and client expectations.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international, and donor-funded programs.
  • Knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements strongly preferred.
  • Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
  • Strong leadership, program, organizational management and oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for working with project staff, donors and beneficiaries.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Suite and other business accounting packages and strong MS Excel skills.
  • Must be fluent in English.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success, and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce. All job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic experience, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or any other circumstance, please email our team at [email protected].

Safeguarding – We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.