Winrock International

Jhamsikhel Lalitpur

About Us

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock matches innovative approaches in natural resources management, clean energy, agriculture, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.  Winrock was created in 1985 through the merger of three prominent institutions in agriculture, the environment, and rural development. Today, through more than 100 projects worldwide, Winrock links local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology to increase long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management. 

Director of Finance and Administration

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
  • Job Location Kathmandu
  • Expiry date 2021-09-23

Job Description

Department: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment 
Reports To: Chief of Party, Equity and Inclusion in Education  Activity 

Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Director of Finance and  Administration (DFA) for the anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development  (USAID) project “Equity and Inclusion in Education” Activity in Nepal. The project will support the Government of Nepal in reducing the number of out-of-school children and improving learning outcomes for marginalized students. It will provide targeted support to municipalities to implement evidence-based interventions that are driven by the local context in agreed-upon provinces. The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding. 


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United  States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world. 


The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) will assist and support the Chief of  Party (COP) in financial management, administration, and general operation of the project, oversee and provide support to financial and compliance as required by USAID  regulations, and standards. The DFA will work in coordination with the Winrock home office, including the finance, contracts, security, and project support staff. The DFA will supervise selected personnel in the project. 

Job Specification

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to: 


  • Oversee the project’s administrative and financial management, human resources,  and procurement portfolio and processes. 
  • Develop and administer project budget with the team while closely monitoring budget pipeline. 
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports to and in accordance with USAID and  Winrock rules and regulations. 
  • Manage internal and external project finance audits and conduct due diligence to  ensure that U.S. Government funds are not diverted from their development  purpose. 
  • Track and analyze all costs incurred and oversee preparation and timely  submission of monthly financial statements and reports.
  • Stay abreast with donor policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; compile and  update applicable local policies; and train the project staff in these policies. 
  • Ensure that all project financial management, procurement and human resource  practices are following Winrock’s policies and U.S. government regulations. 
  • Ensure that expenditures are within budgets and in compliance with commitments  made in grants and work plans. 
  • Prepare information as needed to provide the COP with a financial overview to  support effective decision-making. 
  • Oversee and lead all administrative, logistical, and financial management and  operations for project. 
  • Liaise with key technical personnel and local staff in targeted areas to ensure that  smooth financial processes are upheld. 
  • Develop and monitor systems to mitigate risk, fraud, and waste. Other Responsibilities: 
  • Remain in regular contact with the home office, providing presentations and  updates about the project’s progress. 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Qualifications and Background: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field. Advanced degree preferred. 


  • Minimum of eight years of experience in the financial and operations processes of donor-funded projects in Asia, with progressively increasing levels of responsibilities. 
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement and enforce USAID procedures, rules, and regulations. 
  • Experience in the application of competitive procurement processes, especially regarding consultants and service providers. 
  • Experience managing grants or providing administrative oversight of grants. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, collaboration, and a work ethic are required. 
  • Experience building the capacity of staff in a broad range of areas related to finance and operations. 
  • International donor experience is required, USAID experience is strongly desired.


  • Strong team management skills. 
  • Written and spoken fluency in English, with reference to a candidate with Nepali proficiency. 


  • Ability to travel throughout Nepal (in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions). 

Salary: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits offered. 

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits employs, trains, promotes, and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. 

At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity, and transformation. 

Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization

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