URC Director of Finance and Operations NextGen Technical Assistance Marketplace for Health Supply Chain and Pharmaceutical - Proposal Global Jobs

URC Director of Finance and Operations NextGen Technical Assistance Marketplace for Health Supply Chain and Pharmaceutical - Proposal Global Jobs

University Research Co., LLC (URC):

  • Guided by a strong vision of equitable and resilient systems that respond to people’s needs and emerging threats, URC helps countries and local actors to build, implement, and sustain science-driven, scalable solutions. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical expertise to empower governments, communities, and service providers toward strengthening their own health and social systems and improve service quality.

  • We aim to expand access to and improve the quality of services, addressing maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; global health security and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene. In our interactions with each other and our clients, we stay true to our values for transformative change by focusing on:

  • Creativity: by unleashing our creativity, we enhance engagement and interaction to improve problem-solving.

  • Collaboration: not only our work towards the same vision and mission instill staff with a strong sense of purpose, but also enables us to complement each other’s skills and allocate work to maximize everyone’s strengths.

  • Accountability: we hold ourselves responsible for accomplishing goals, completing assignments, and making decisions.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: we embrace the importance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, where our leadership and staff model behavior that enriches our organization, demonstrates respect for all people, and supports opportunities for all staff.

  • Transparency: we understand that when employees deeply trust one another and their leaders, they will be more engaged in their roles because they will not be worried about unfair treatment.

    Project Overview:

  • The 10-year Technical Assistance Marketplace for Health Supply Chain and Pharmaceutical Management (TA Marketplace) Project is part of the Next Generation Global Health Supply Chain Suite of Programs (NextGen).

  • The TA Marketplace Project will facilitate TA services to strengthen national supply chain systems for better performance and sustainability; provide operational and technical support to increase access to health commodities; and/or improve pharmaceutical management systems, including pharmaceutical services, to ensure health impact is achieved. The prime contractor will be responsible for creating, engaging, managing, and supporting a network of specialist providers who will provide the supply chain and pharmaceutical management TA.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • URC is currently seeking a qualified Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) to oversee the overall financial management, compliance, administration, human resources, and operations for the Project, ensuring URC adheres to its and USAID’s policies, procedures, and regulations. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that USAID requirements for budget planning, monitoring, and reporting are fully met in a timely manner.

  • The DFO will be responsible for the establishment and management of financial, operational, and administrative systems that support the Activity. S/he also will be responsible for financial and operational compliance with USAID requirements, and running efficient project operations.

  • S/he also will safeguard the Project’s and URC’s resources by complying with contract terms and conditions, USAID, and all other applicable policies and regulations mitigating risks of fraud, waste, and abuse in all aspects of project operations and administration. S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and is a member
    of the project’s Senior Management Team (SMT).

    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In close collaboration with the COP, provide oversight to the Project’s finance, administration, logistics, and operations portfolio, covering financial and administrative issues at all levels of the project.

  • Ensure ongoing efficient, effective support and compliance across all activities through the application of documented policies and procedures for finance and all core operations.

  • Responsible for overseeing budgeting process, procurement, inventory, and forecasting, including developing Activity budgets with teams and monitors budget pipelines.

  • Guide, train, and supervise contract finance, grants, human resources, administration, operations (procurement, transport, information and communication technology, inventory, safety and security, stores/warehousing), and sub-award teams.

  • Collaborate with USAID to ensure regular communication and timely response to requests, schedules, and reporting requirements. Direct activities of project support staff and ensure sufficient assistance is given to all project staff.

  • Ensure that all project financial management, procurement and human resource practices are compliant with URC policies and U.S. government rules and regulations.

  • Oversee the timely review, approval, and submission of all internal financial reporting requirements (e.g., donor financial reports, monthly field reports, e-draws, etc.).

  • Provide the SMT with monthly financial reports, including the overall Activity budget status (budget tracker) and work plan budgets’ statuses; ensure potential issues are identified and addressed.

  • Work closely with the SMT to develop/monitor annual plans and operating budgets and updates.

  • Perform internal audits and reviews, as required, to ensure compliance with company standards, donor requirements, and internationally accepted accounting practices.

  • Lead the implementation of strong internal controls and general risk management.

  • Monitor the effective oversight and support to subcontractors to ensure consistent compliance with the terms of their contracts, including financial management and compliance with donor regulations.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or in a relevant field.

  • At least 8 years progressive experience managing finance, operations, including areas such as procurement, contracts, grants management, logistics, and/or human resource on projects of similar scope, size, and dollar value, with at least five years in a senior management position.

  • Proven ability to build and effectively supervise a diverse team of employees, with at least five years of experience supervising a finance team.

  • Experience managing and monitoring subcontracts with international and local partners, including grants under contract

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, interpersonal, and multitasking skills

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines. and intense pressure to perform.

  • Prior experience working with USAID and other international donors and knowledge of USAID and US Government policies, regulations, and procedures.

  • Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and develop capacity in staff and stakeholders as well as manage and work effectively with teams.

  • Proven ability to prepare budgets, contracts /subcontracts, and donor financial reports.

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office applications and accounting software.

  • Strong verbal and written communication, and presentation skills.

  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required; fluency in a second language (e.g., French, Spanish, etc.) is desired.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; URC Director of Finance and Operations NextGen Technical Assistance Marketplace for Health Supply Chain and Pharmaceutical - Proposal Global Jobs

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