Director, Finance & Operations - MOMENTUM Round 3a at Pathfinder International in Washington, Washington DC

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women's lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

Director, Finance & Operations

Washington, DC


Pathfinder International is currently looking for a Director, Finance & Operations for an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded program. The primary focus of this global program will be to improve access to and quality of safe surgical care within maternal health and family planning programs in USAID priority countries through the use and scale-up of evidence-based MNCH/FP/RH service delivery interventions and best practices.

The Director, Finance & Operations will report directly to the Project Director and will be responsible for the overall financial and administration/operations components of the project, ensuring appropriate use of financial resources and ensuring that financial reporting at all levels (core and field, and by partners/sub-awardees) is in accordance with agreement terms. The Director, Finance & Operations will oversee budget development and administration, manage implementation of key financial and operational program activities, ensure efficient operational support for the project team, and ensure compliance with USAID and Pathfinder regulations.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

Key Job Outcomes:
  • Oversee all aspects of project financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, financial reporting, accounting, and cost share tracking and reporting;
  • Ensure continual review of internal and strategic controls, communications, risk assessments and maintenance of documentation;
  • Develop program budgets with teams and monitor budget pipelines;
  • Lead development of the project's granting component, including development of transparent procurement processes; grantee expenditure tracking; grantee capacity-building in fund management and reporting; etc.;
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports to Pathfinder and USAID as required;
  • Support sub-recipients as needed to ensure sound financial management and operations;
  • Ensure that sub-recipients, sub-grants, and consultancy documents and procedures are completed in a timely manner and comply with Pathfinder and USAID policies and regulations;
  • Supervise finance and operations staff including performance evaluation; develop staff capacity and facilitate professional growth;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual expenditure reports and prepare project pipeline estimates.
  • Maintain good working relationships with officials, government ministries, implementing partners, and the international and local NGO community;
  • Monitor country-level expenditures, identify and monitor implementation of any corrective actions needed;
  • Support country office finance and operations staff capacity building; and
  • Coordinate closely with the Pathfinder offices on administrative and financial matters and supporting risk mitigation measures.

  • Master s degree in accounting, finance, commerce or a related field, with at least ten (10) years experience working with financial systems of complex international development projects/programs;
  • Extensive financial and administrative experience working with US, international and/or host country non-governmental organizations. Experience strengthening the organizational capacity of host country institutions is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience (with progressively increasing responsibility) in managing financial and administrative systems and operations of development assistance programs;
  • Has a solid working familiarity with US government financial, contractual, and administrative regulations, policies and practices, and reporting requirements;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.
  • Willingness to support Pathfinder's Mission.

Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Pathfinder International does not charge candidates Recruitment or Application fees for any position, to which they may apply globally.