Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) – Proposal
Project Title: USAID/Tanzania CCC-KVP
Position: Director of Finance & Administration (DFA)
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CO., LLC
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, especially among underserved populations.
URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).
Division & Project Overview
URC is seeking an experienced candidate for Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) to lead financial management and operations for the anticipated USAID/Tanzania Comprehensive Community Cascade for Epidemic Control Among Key and Vulnerable Population (CCC-KVP). The overall goal of this project is to “support an integrated community platform of services for KVP to reduce new HIV infections and sustainably improve the quality of life for PLHIV.” The CCC-KVP project will focus on increasing demand for and use of HIV and gender-based violence prevention and family planning services for KVP and PLHIV, working with and through community-based stakeholders, sub-national Government of Tanzania authorities, health facilities, KVP, and PLHIV to reduce new HIV infections, improve the quality of life for PLHIV, and improve other reproductive health outcomes. Additionally, the CCC-KVP will further strengthen capacity of local partners as they transition to receive and independently manage funds from the USG. The CCC-KVP project will implement activities in Iringa, Njombe, Kilimanjaro, Tabora, Morogoro, Mbeya, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Singida, Mtwara, Shinyanga, Manyara, Arusha, and Lindi.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for overall financial management and administration of the contract and will provide management support and oversight in the implementation of project activities. The selected candidate will work directly with the Chief of Party (COP) to ensure full compliance in accordance to USAID rules and regulations, functioning of financial processes as well as maintaining internal controls. Additionally, the candidate shall support and supervise technical assistance to sub-national government counterparts and local implementing partners related to financial management and reporting systems. Specific responsibilities include:
• Oversee contractual and financial functions including procurement, budgeting, management reporting, and account analysis in accordance with applicable financial policies and procedures of URC and USAID
• Ensure that project expenditures are within established budget parameters and confirm completion of corresponding documentation
• Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports as required
• Track the transfer of funds between the headquarters office and field office
• Provide day-to-day management of the systems for financial transactions in Tanzania
• Contribute to strategic thinking and direction of project administrative policies, reflection growth and changes to respond to client compliance requirements
• Working with the COP and other technical leadership, support capacity strengthening efforts with local implementing partners in financial management and compliance for USG funding
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting, or a related field;
• At least eight (8) years of experience in accounting and/or financial management including the management and oversight of donor-funded project budgets and financial reporting;
• At least eight (8) years of experience in organizational and administrative management in an international context;
• Demonstrated experience managing a diverse and geographically dispersed staff, including senior level staff and fostering a team environment with project staff located in multiple locations
• Strong knowledge of financial accounting software, including USAID and PEPFAR financial dashboards (DATIM, DevResults, etc.), and related computer applications especially Excel, MS Word;
• Superior analytical skills, decision making, and ability to produce results in a fast-paced multi-tasked environment;
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English
Please note: this position is contingent upon securing award.
For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/careers.
You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.