RTI International’s Global
Health Division is currently accepting applications for a Finance and Operations Director for an anticipated USAID-funded
health systems strengthening opportunity in Ghana. The new project will build
on USAID’s and Government of Ghana’s achievements in strengthening health
system building blocks – including management and leadership, health
information systems, health workforce, supply chain and infrastructure, and
health financing – with a strong focus on integrated service delivery at all
levels of the health system. The project
will support the Government of Ghana (GoG) accelerate its achievement of universal health coverage, which it
has committed to reach by 2030, and will address systemic inequity gaps and
quality of health services through promoting community-based health planning
services (CHPS) and primary health care approaches.
The Finance and
Operations Director will provide oversight for all financial and
administrative aspects of the project.
S/he will manage the finance and administration team, will be a part of
the project’s senior management team, and will report directly to the Chief of
Party (COP). It is envisaged that this position will work closely with all of
the senior leadership team members. The
position will be based within the national project office in Accra and local
travel will be required.
- Oversee the finance and administration functions and ensure
compliance with RTI and USAID procedures.
- Oversee finance, operations, human resource management, logistics,
procurement, administration and information technology (IT) support to the
- Work closely with the COP, technical staff, pertinent regional and
home office staff and appropriate USAID staff, when necessary, to ensure
project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed,
disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives and results.
- When necessary, work closely with key RTI staff, government
officials, contractors and USAID staff to ensure full compliance with local
laws (i.e., taxes, shipping, customs, registration) while integrating with
current systems and procedures.
- Provide training and guidance to field staff and COP on managing
project expenses for annual work plan and contract budgets.
- Oversee preparation and submission of monthly financial statements
(including expenses, receivable and payables).
- Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations
and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the US.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare
pipeline estimates for the project.
- Prepare biweekly cash requirements, monitoring cash flow and
reconciles cash accounts in order to maintain appropriate cash balances.
- Manage and monitor performance of office petty cash system.
- Work with the project staff to document and book cost share
requirements each month, if needed.
- Work with HQ-based financial manager to review monthly financial
reports and supporting documentation.
- Supervise project finance and operations staff.
- Master’s degree and 12 years of experience in business
administration, accounting, finance, or related field;
- At least 9 years’
experience in international donor-funded financial and administrative
management, with a minimum of 6 years of senior-level responsibility for
managing administration and finance aspects of USAID-funded projects/programs;
- Experience with finance management, accounting and auditing, procurement
and the establishment of internal controls; administration of grants, including
monitoring of grant compliance and management, preferred;
- In depth knowledge and practical understanding of USG administrative,
management and reporting procedures and systems;
experience overseeing finance and administration for a USAID-funded contract of
a similar size and complexity is highly desirable;
- Experience with strategic program planning,
annual work planning and budgeting;
- Experience managing successful teams
working in multiple locations/field offices;
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication,
supervisory, leadership and managerial skills;
- Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access plus
working knowledge of accounting and procurement software (particularly
QuickBooks) is preferable;
- Professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required; and
- Ghanaian nationals encouraged to apply; international/regional
experience is considered an asset.