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FHI 360

Baluwatar, Kathmandu

About Us

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, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

Associate Director, Operations and Finance

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
  • Job Location Kathmandu
  • Job Level Senior Level
  • Education Level Masters (Master's Degree)
  • Experience 8 years
  • Expiry date 2021-10-22

Job Description

The Associate Director, Operations and Finance is responsible for supporting the CoP in staff, operational, and financial management. In close coordination with the Finance and Admin Director and CoP, the Associate Director will oversee administrative, operational, and finance and be responsible for effective utilization of resources including staff with a diverse range of capabilities. Additionally, s/he will provide operational oversight on financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, contracts and grants, asset management, information and communications technologies (ICT), general administration, and will lead efforts to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, as well as timely and effective delivery of program activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate closely with Finance and Admin Director and CoP to lead financial and contractual aspects of the project.
  • Responsible for implementing and enhancing internal organizational and financial processes.
  • Ensure compliance with US Government and Government of Nepal laws, regulations and policies regarding contracts and grants, procurements, and financial management.
  • Manage the planning and implementation of field activities, including oversight of budgets, grants, operational plans, reporting, and procedural and financial compliance.
  • Ensure efficient management and utilization of resources in accordance with applicable FHI 360 and donor policies and procedures.
  • Provide guidance and supervision to program staff and managers who are charged to implement activities within the assigned area of expertise.
  • Provide guidance and capacity building to local subrecipients in project and financial management in order to prepare them to become a USAID implementing partner.
  • Collaborate with FHI 360’s country team, Regional Office and headquarter-based staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations.
  • Contribute to timely and accurate reporting.
  • Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and management of operational/financial local staff and consultants.
  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor or Chief of Party or Country Director.

Job Specification

  • Master’s degree (preferred) in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, social sciences, or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible operational and financial management experience in support of large-scale international development programs.
  • Experience managing USAID-funded projects.
  • Proven leadership in the administration of similar-sized international donor technical assistance projects. 
  • Budgeting, financial management, and policies and procedures oversight experience, especially related to USAID programming.
  • Effective strategic planning and project management skills.
  • Strong consultative and negotiation 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of US Government rules, regulations, policies and procedures regarding compliance and reporting on projects and programs.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali required; knowledge in local language from Province No. 2, Karnali, and/or Sudurpaschim will add a value.
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in in virtual/digital environment and in different time zones across the globe.

Apply Instruction

To apply for this job online, please click on the link https://www.fhi360.org/careers

Deadline for application is till October 22, 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.