Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism - Director of Finance and Operations
Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism (GHRC) Director of Finance and Operations
Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company (Kaizen) is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven development and spur sustainable entrepreneurship and investments. We leverage existing knowledge, new technologies, local peer networks, and innovative business models to support local reforms that are sustained through market forces.
Since our inception, we have provided support to more than 200 government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations in emerging markets worldwide. We have created solutions that achieve outcomes across a broad range of sectors including education, health, finance, agriculture, governance, economic growth, energy and environment, and water.
Kaizen is searching for a Director of Finance and Operations for the anticipated Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism (GHRC) activity. Per the USAID anticipated solicitation statement: “The primary objective of the mechanism is to provide partners and Missions support they need for success in working directly with local organizations across USAID/Global Health’s portfolio, building on the successes and lessons learned from PEPFAR’s local partner transition as well as other Localization efforts across the Agency. The mechanism will support identifying, treating, and mitigating risks, provide effective and individualized capacity development support for programmatic and operational excellence, improve monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and improve Missions’ ability to provide oversight and manage local partners.”
The project will prioritize countries with ongoing PEPFAR programming, including Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of Finance and Operations will support the COP in managing day-to-day program operations, including the project's administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting and financial accounting (which may include cash flow management, timesheet recording and daily monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures). They will also ensure that program implementation is in accordance with USAID regulations and procedures, as well as specifications determined in the SOW, which may include monitoring grantee worthiness. The Director of Finance and Operations will also assure fair and transparent procurement processes, reviewing financial management, and monitor activity implementation.
- At least 10 years of experience in international development, including experience managing finance and operations for similar multi-million-dollar projects.
- Demonstrated familiarity with FAR, ADS, and other operational guidance including human resources, financial management, financial reporting, and procurement processes, systems, and grants management.
- Proven experience leading start-up/close-out, and procurement for multi-country, USAID-funded programs.
- At least 5 years of senior field management experience demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials.
- University degree in management, international development, economics, or business administration or a related field required, Advanced degree preferred.
- Fluency in English oral and written communication.
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