*This position is contingent upon donor funding. Malawian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply*
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. PATH’s work spans five platforms: vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations. By mobilizing partners around the world, PATH takes innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest needs.
PATH seeks a Director, Financial Management and Operations for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Prevention-EMPOWER project in Malawi. The project aims to increase the use of proven, high impact, HIV prevention interventions by high-risk and underserved populations, especially men and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), and identify undiagnosed HIV-infected persons and link them to antiretroviral treatment.
Specific objectives of the project include expanded use of high quality, integrated, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV prevention services by AGYW (10 to 24 years); increased case-finding, enrollment, and retention on antiretroviral therapy of undiagnosed HIV-positive individuals; and strengthened enabling environment to implement sustainable community HIV programs.
- Oversee day-to-day project operations and coordination of financial activities, including cash needs; human resources; reviewing and processing sub-partner, vendor, and consultant payments; managing project procurements, sub-awards, and consultant agreements; supervising travel needs; and deploying staff and project operations, with a focus on maximizing cost-efficiency.
- Develop and manage annual project and activity budgets, in coordination with the Chief of Party and technical leads, and revise overall and sub-budgets as needed throughout the work plan year.
- Manage the project budget and ensure project funds are expended in compliance with approved project and annual budgets, project award, USAID policies and cost principles, and PATH policies and procedures.
- Prepare and ensure timely submission of financial, contractual, and administrative project reports to USAID and PATH headquarters as required.
- Provide regular pipeline analyses to the Chief of Party and USAID as well as detailed analysis of costs, budgets, pipeline reports, and other financial reporting requested by USAID.
- Manage regular funds requests, based on approved budgets and cash flow projections, to ensure effective project operations.
- Implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are executed effectively to support successful and efficient award implementation.
- Oversee financial management of all sub-awards under the project, including ensuring required sub-awardee compliance and reporting, and strengthening financial management, operational, and accounting capacity of local organizations.
- Maintain project financial records in accordance with USAID and PATH policy and procedures.
- Manage project finance, operations, and/or administrative staff, and provide guidance to the project team to ensure project is implemented efficiently and in compliance with USAID and PATH policies and procedures.
- Liaise with appropriate PATH teams and staff in Accounting, Grants and Contracts, Internal Audit, Facilities, Legal Affairs and others to meet the above responsibilities.