Resource Management Director
Liberia Education Systems Strengthening Activity
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 70 offices with 4400 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 of them. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Resource Management Director for the USAID-funded Liberia Education Systems Strengthening Activity (the Activity). This position will be based in Monrovia.
The 5-year Liberia Education Systems Strengthening Activity, will work in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to address system-wide constraints and increase the MOE’s capacity to provide decentralized and inclusive education, monitor progress, and sustain improved learning outcomes for all children and youth. The activity will support the central MOE to improve education data, resource management, and accountability, and work to improve county-, district-, and school-level governance processes and systems in Montserrado, Margibi, Lofa, Nimba, Bong, and Grand Bassa counties. The activity will target education officials and professionals at the central, county, district, and school level with its capacity development interventions with the end goal of improving education outcomes for children and youth.
The Resource Management Director works in close coordination with the Deputy Chief of Party and will lead activities under Component 2: Resource Management Improved. They will ensure project activities are on track with work plans.
The Component Leader will work closely with project leadership, consortium partners and relevant national stakeholders, beneficiaries and the donor to improve human and financial resource management in the education sector. They will supervise the HR/Teacher management Specialist, Finance/Procurement Management Specialist and Resource Management Specialist, and liaise with technical partners and relevant national stakeholders as needed.
Lead technical strategies and activities at the central, county, and district levels for the Component.
Lead activities around: budgeting and financial management, procurement, data-driven resource allocation and costing, human resource management, and asset and fleet management.
Support the MOE to train technical staff at the central, county, and district levels, and improve institutional processes for sustainable technical capacity building in resource management.
Help the MOE to pilot strategies, tools, and technology to streamline resource management processes, incentivize education quality and equity, and reduce opportunities for corruption.
Build the MOE’s capacity to conduct participatory planning and budget allocation.
Provide technical direction and oversight in the design, implementation, and monitoring of the Component 2 workplans and budgets.
Support the process of preparing timely and accurate donor reporting.
Master’s Degree in Economics Finance or Other Related Field
Minimum of 8 years of relevant technical leadership in PFM technical areas, preferably in Liberia and/or West Africa
Validated technical leadership in USAID-funded projects preferred
Ability to build positive working relationships with local communities, government officials, and donor representatives
Demonstrated ability in complex environments, working across different cultures, and leading diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines
Experience in the education sector in Liberia or the region strongly preferred.
Typical Physical Demands:
Typical office environment.
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to spend long hours looking at a computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
Ability to lift 5 - 25 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
Laptop Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype/TEAMS, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.
10% - 25% local travel
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.
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