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Director of Finance and Administration

Location : Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region

Position : Director of Finance and Administration

Deadline for applications: August 31st 2019


Program Description:

We seek qualified candidates for the position of Director of Finance and Administration based in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco supporting an anticipated USAID-funded project aimed to promote socio-economic inclusion within marginalized areas of Morocco through the improvement and institutionalization of participatory governance, and enhancement of business and livelihood opportunities, in Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region.

Position Description:

The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for administrative and financial leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of project set-up, daily operations, and close-out. They will manage the administrative and logistic infrastructure of key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global standard of excellence in health service delivery programming and donor-specified compliance.

The Director of Finance and Administration will:

  • Provides leadership to finance, operations, and human resources aspects of the project
  • Ensures compliance of financial and operations systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, donor’s rules and regulation, award requirements, and host government laws;
  • Conducts compliance reviews, internal audit follow-up and hands on training to ensure sound financial management;
  • Oversees and coordinates financial and administrative systems;
  • Issues Monthly Financial Reports, balance sheet and quarterly accrual reports;
  • Supervises the Finance Assistant in maintaining a highly secure financial system that considers the in-country financial and accounting security concerns;
  • Communicates/advises the Project Director on financial status of the project and funds availability for project activities;
  • Assists with local procurement to ensure that donor and FHI 360 regulations are implemented;
  • Provides technical assistance to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Manages project procurement processes; and
  • Manages a finance and operations team in charge of budgeting, financial reporting, accounting, administration and procurement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required; or a bachelor’s accounting degree with 12 years’ experience;
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
  • Experience in the Middle East/North Africa region required; Morocco experience is preferred;
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets of $50 million dollars or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English and French;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow.

To apply, please go to—Morocco-Inclusive-Socio-Economic-Development_Requisition-2019201161