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Associate Director, Finance - MCC Lesotho HTGSD

FHI 360

FHI 360

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

The Associate Director, Finance, will be responsible for financial aspects of the anticipated MCC Lesotho Horticulture, Training, Gender, and Social Development (HTGSD) Activity. Manages, prepares, administers and directs the control of the budget for country offices. Manages the activities of the finance staff. Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to executive management team. Develops and manages internal financial audits. Develops formal reporting system to communicate results of audit activities to management and regulatory compliance agencies. Provides leadership and technical guidance for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Availability of the position is contingent upon successful award to FHI 360 and approval of key personnel.


  • Manages the operational and strategic functions of the finance department to ensure compliance and efficiency among country offices.

  • Reviews and analyzes monthly financial reports regarding budgets- actual and forecast.

  • Provides recommendations and consuls with management on financial projects and compliances supporting country offices.

  • Develops and implements process improvement plans for department to ensure financial controls and operational procedures.

  • Participates and provides financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews and assessments.

  • Builds and trains staff on financial policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) practices and client relationships.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls and financial information systems.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and presentation skills.

  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.

  • Ability to influence, motivates, and negotiates and work will with others.

Problem Solving & Impact

  • Works on problems of complex scope that require in depth evaluation of data and various factors.

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, for obtaining results.

  • Decisions made generally affect company operations and may jeopardize overall business activities.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Manages staff to meet departmental and organizational strategic goals.

  • Accounts for the budget, procedures, and training of staff to achieve results.

  • Develops and recommends solutions to management meet internal and external needs of the company.

  • Reports to Project Director.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in business, accounting, or related field.


  • 8+ years finance management experience (including 3+ years of line management experience).

  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluency in Sesotho strongly preferred.

  • Prior work in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%.

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.

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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.

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