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Director of Finance and Administration

FHI 360

FHI 360

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries.

FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for an anticipated USAID-funded Lesotho Sustaining Epidemic Control through Unified Prevention (SECURE). The purpose of the project is to advance prevent, detect, and respond to new HIV infections through unified approaches to prevention and strengthened community systems. SECURE will advance the Government of Lesotho’s (GOL) efforts to improve access to combination prevention services for people at risk of acquiring HIV.


ob Summary:

Under the guidance of the SECURE Chief of Party, the DFA will provide operational oversight on financial and human resources management, procurement and logistical services, contracts and grants, asset management, ICT, and general administration. The DFA will also ensure compliance with USAID’s rules and regulations and will oversee all aspects of financial management, including budget monitoring, forecasting needs, procurements, management of financial systems and enforcing controls.


  • Provide leadership to finance and operations unit of the program (i.e. general administration, human resource, financial, logistics, procurement, and IT);
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward, and operations aspects of the project;
  • Develop, analyze, and monitor program budgets and pipeline; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets and advise senior leadership regularly on financial and operations-related matters to help efficiently achieve program outcomes;
  • Develop the systems to document costs and cost elements necessary for program economic evaluation plans;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of the program’s financial management;
  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with organizational policies and procedures, funder rules and regulation, award requirements and the Government of Lesotho laws;
  • Manage program procurement processes;
  • Provide technical assistance as needed to local partners and other program stakeholders on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Prepare and submit annual; semi-annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID;
  • Contribute to developing high-quality work plans including quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reports, and any others ad-hoc financial reports that may be required by USAID;
  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports including, ongoing feedback, coaching and career support;
  • Support the COP in project management to achieve strategic goals; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Has significant experience with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.
  • Expert level knowledge and past experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), practices and reporting guidelines.
  • Provides innovative and strategic leadership to multiple divisions and is able to gain cross- functional support for major projects, improvements or changes.
  • Must have excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and accomplish goals.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Decisions and actions have a direct impact on the outcomes of own department and possibly the entire organization.
  • Problems encountered are often complex, broad in scope, and implications are often unprecedented with no clear resolution.
  • Must be able to provide accurate, expert level advice to reach outcomes that will enable achievement of overall department and organization goals.

Supervision Given / Received:

  • Leads by “managing managers” or other direct reports in the functional area. Works under broad direction with considerable latitude for independent action.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and empower individuals to achieve expectations and goals set for the functional unit.
  • Typically reports to a Vice President, Senior Vice President or Executive staff member.


  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent.


  • Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years related work experience at the corporate or organization level; 6+ years managing a finance department is required.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language.
  • Preferred Education and/or Experience - experience working in a Non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred. Experience working with a global, international organization preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation preferred.

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:

  • 10% - 25%

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 will never ask you for your career site username or password, and we will never request money, goods or services during the application, recruitment or employment process. If you have questions or concerns about correspondence from us, please email CareerCenterSupport@fhi360.org.

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