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Director of Finance and Administrative Operations (Kyrgyzstan)

FHI 360

FHI 360

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities, and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director of Finance and Administrative Operations (DFA) for an anticipated USAID Kyrgyzstan Bilateral Tuberculosis Activity. This is a five-year project expected to focus on locally generated solutions tailored to the TB response to patients and communities to address the diagnosis, treatment and prevention needs, addressing stigma and discrimination in Kyrgyzstan.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Position Description

The DFA will provide financial and administrative oversight for all aspects of the project in accordance with USAID regulations; will be responsible for budget forecasting, expenditure tracking, financial analysis and reporting, as well as grant and contract management; oversee security, human resources, and other operations functions of the project.


  • Review and periodically update operations, administrative, and financial policies and protocols

  • Develop job descriptions for administrative and finance positions and provides direct oversight to these personnel

  • Review and analyze monthly financial reports. Ensure that all reporting is timely and responsive to USAID requirements

  • Provide financial reporting for annual budget planning, pipeline analysis, audit reviews and assessments

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance for compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP); provides recommendations on financial projects and compliances and assists with development and management of internal financial audits

  • Review procurement requests and payment vouchers for purchasing of goods and services and for program activities and assures that all disbursements or reimbursements are made in compliance with FHI policy and applicable to donor rules and regulations

  • Review security data with security manager and provides oversight and guidance in safety measures for all office staff

  • Prepare financial guidance through well-written and thorough memos, updates to policies, and procedure manuals

  • Develop and implement process improvement plans to ensure effective and efficient financial controls and operational procedures

  • Provide leadership in financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews and assessment processes

  • Review implementing partner budgets for correctness and verify that budgets conform to FHI and donor regulations

  • Provide administrative, financial, accounting, and other technical assistance as required to FHI staff and/or implementing agency staff

  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Chief of Party

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree or higher in management, business, accounting, finance, law, or another relevant subject

  • At least 12 years working experience in operations, finance, administration, and program management on similar, international, donor-funded programs; 6 years managing a finance team.

  • Experience providing financial and administrative leadership within a consortium

  • Knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) is required

  • Proven experience managing a financial analysis department is required

  • Excellent knowledge of USG rules and regulations for contracts

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English

  • Ability to transfer knowledge/skills and work well with others, including local and foreign colleagues, implementing agency and government staff

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, to prioritize and respond in a timely manner

  • CPA Certification preferred

  • Fluency in English required

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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