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Director of Finance and Operations - DRC - Kitumaini

FHI 360

FHI 360

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Director for Finance and Operations for an anticipated five-year HIV prevention, care and treatment program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project is focused on scaling up HIV/AIDS services including testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis, enrollment in care and support for HIV-positive patients, and antiretroviral treatment of HIV-positive patients. The project will be implemented in five urban health zones in Haut-Katanga province.

The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) is responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in staff, operational, and financial management. In close coordination with the Chief of Party (COP), the DFO will oversee administrative, operational, finance and grants teams and be responsible for effective utilization of resources including staff with a diverse range of capabilities. The DFO will provide operational leadership for financial management, efficient procurement and logistical services, contracts and grants, asset management, ICT, general administration, and will lead efforts to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations as well as timely and effective delivery of program activities. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate closely with COP to lead financial and contractual aspects of the project.
  • Provide leadership to finance and operations aspects of the project, including general administrative processes, financial management, sub award management, accounting, and logistics.
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, sub award and operations aspects of project.
  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, award requirements, and Government of the DRC laws.
  • Develop, analyze, and monitor program budgets, monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets.
  • Provide leadership for efficient management of project procurement processes.
  • Advise project senior leadership regularly on financial and operations-related matters.
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting.
  • Prepare and submit annual, quarterly and any ad hoc financial and accrual reports to USAID.
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID.
  • Supervise other project-based administrative, finance, procurement, administrative and contract & grants staff.


  • Bachelor's degree required (however a Master’s degree preferred) in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field relevant to the position.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible operational and financial management experience in support of large-scale international development programs.
  • Proven leadership in the administration of similar-sized international donor-funded projects.
  • Updated understanding of USG-funded awards and related rules/regulations – experience with Cooperative Agreements required and with Contracts is an added advantage.
  • Budgeting, financial management, and policies and procedures oversight experience, especially related to USAID programming preferred.
  • Effective strategic planning and project management skills.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with local communities, government officials, and donor representatives.
  • Ability to analyze and establish effective and supportive cross-program coordination, organizational procedures, and management systems.
  • Good analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in public health sector in DRC is preferred.
  • Must be fluent in French and some local languages, with strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.

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.

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