IntraHealth International Director of Finance, Operations and Grants Jobs in Ethiopia

IntraHealth International Director of Finance, Operations and Grants Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 30 Apr 2019

IntraHealth International is seeking candidates for the role of Director of Finance, Operations and Grants (DFOG) for an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP) in Ethiopia.

This project will work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) at the national and sub-national levels (regional, zonal and woreda), higher educational institutions that provide healthcare education under the Ministry of Education (MOE), and targeted health worker professional associations, to create greater efficiency and self-reliance for delivery of quality health services through qualified health workers.

The focus will be on institutional and individual capacity building to improve the quality of pre-service education for priority clinical cadres, improve the competency of clinical health care workers, and build the skills of health human resource managers.

The Director of Finance, Operations and Grants (DFOG) is responsible for providing fiscal leadership in the implementation of the project, ensuring the project can effectively and responsibly use USAID resources to meet project goals.

S/he is responsible for the financial systems of the project, including project budgeting, financial monitoring, and meeting legal, auditing and contractual responsibilities.

S/he will be the principal financial representative of the project as well as coordinate the financial, administrative and HR functions and support.

The DFOG is expected to develop the project financial plan, to include monitoring and reporting systems that meet USG requirements, and manage contracting activities including grants under contract.

S/he will manage all procurement and contracts/subcontract administration activities and assure compliance with organizational and donor policies.

S/he will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.

This position is contingent upon award and approval by USAID.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Establish accounting and financial systems for the project in compliance with USAID regulations and IntraHealth policies and procedures
  • Document, maintain and ensure compliance with finance and administration policies
  • Develop project procurement plan and ensure proper procurement policies and guidelines are followed when purchasing project services, supplies and equipment
  • Maintains robust payroll system including tracking benefits and allowances, ensuring compliance with all applicable tax laws and reporting requirements.
  • Review, analyze, present, and submit periodic financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements to headquarters; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments and oversee all financial, project and grants accounting
  • Update standard operating procedures, internal
    control system and keep financial policy and procedures up to date
  • Ensure the financial system and tools are in compliance with Ethiopian requirements
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting—including preparing and submitting funds requests to HQ
  • Implement a robust contract management and financial management reporting system to support operational requirements
  • Manage organizational risk and liability, particularly related to ensuring compliance with all relevant USAID regulations and local laws related to registration and taxes
  • Conduct analyses of financial data to inform project management
  • Provide strategic guidance and assistance in problem solving to project leadership
  • Supervise administrative team to ensure delegation of functions and timely quality performance


  • Master’s Degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field. Professional qualification in CPA or ACCA will be an added advantage.
  • Ten years of demonstrated experience managing (in increasing roles of responsibility) finance, procurement, contracts management, construction, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Experience working on USAID contracts of similar dollar value ($35+ million) required.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology as well as principles and accepted procedures associated with USAID regulations is highly desirable.
  • High level of analytical skills and sound judgement is required, especially as it relates to financial management, procurement, human resources, contract and grants policies and regulations.
  • Familiar with compliance regulations and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Stellar candidates from Ethiopia preferred.

    Summary of Benefits:

  • IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package.
  • We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

    How to Apply:
    IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

    This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

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