The Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) Project is a five-year cooperative agreement (2019-2024) funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Cooperative Agreement 7200AA19CA00013. TIFA is a key component of the USAID Global Accelerator to end TB in 24 countries. TIFA focuses on enhancing collaborative, locally-led efforts to build countriesâ€™ capacity to plan, finance, monitor and sustain their own high-quality TB programs. TIFA will contribute to the Journey to Self-Reliance by strengthening the ability of governments and civil society to reach the TB targets set by the UNGA HLM on TB. Financial support to government entities will depend on quantifiable milestones and targets designed to incentivize and strengthen the accountability of national TB programs, while simultaneously increasing domestic investment in the fight to eliminate the disease.
The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) will focus on TIFA program finance, administration, and operations tasks. The DFO will be responsible for ensuring that TIFA country offices comply with USAID regulations as well as JSI policies and procedures. The Director of Finance & Operations will report to the Deputy Program Director.
- Develop and maintain project finance administrative, financial, and personnel systems;
- Monitor and track the overall ceiling budget, obligations, and accruals; prepare financial reports and ensure timely submission of contractually-required reports to USAID;
- Coordinate development of annual workplan budget working closely with other members of the senior management team;
- Oversee all procurement activities for the project, ensuring compliance with USAID regulations, and securing any required approvals;
- Process project staff financial transactions before submission to accounting (travel expense reports, purchase orders for home office procurements, etc.);
- Support the projectâ€™s human resources (HR) function as requested (including the creation of position descriptions, scopes of work (SOW), on-boarding, orientation, and annual performance reviews of new staff to the project);
- Provide organizational capacity development support as needed in finance, compliance, and/or operations areas to fixed amount award (FAA) recipients;
- Oversee financial and administrative start-up of country offices (including HR) and travel to offices as needed; including the roll-out and/or updates of JSI policy documents (such as the LHEM, the Field Office Operations Manual, etc.)
- Ensure the timely and accurate monthly financial reporting of country offices to TIFA HQ office, coordinating with the Senior Agreements Management Officer as needed regarding financial and/or compliance issues of FAA recipients;
- Act as the key liaison with field teams on finance and office operations issues;
- Perform other duties as determined by the Deputy Project Director.
- Bachelorâ€™s degree required, Masterâ€™s degree in a related field a plus;
- Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in accounting and/or financial management of USG-funded programs of similar size;
- Experience with USG assistance rules and regulations, including OMB circulars;
- Experience managing and supervising staff;
- Strong administrative, organizational, financial reporting, and analysis skills;
- Excellent team-work and team-building skills
- Excellent oral and written English communication skills; professional Proficiency in additional languages (French, Portuguese, Russian) is preferred.
- Computer literacy required (especially MS Excel, MS Word, and Windows);
- Familiarity with various accounting and database software helpful;
- Experience working in a culturally diverse environment;
- Ability to travel internationally up to 30% time.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 08/23/2019.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.