Director of Administration and Finance

  • Added Date: Friday, 03 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 31 August 2020


Reporting to the Country Director and the Chief Financial Officer at ICAP Headquarters, the Director of Administration and Finance will lead the finance and administration team and oversee all finance and administration functions of ICAP in Myanmar, and ensure budget planning, development, management and monitoring, financial management and reporting, human resources development and management, administrative and contractual operations systems are in accordance with ICAP and the CDC finance and administrative requirements. Builds and supervises a strong administration and finance team.


Overall Management

  • Lead and guide the finance and administration team in development of timely and high quality budget and expenditure analysis reports, support country team in annual progress reports to donors, Ministry counterparts and ICAP headquartersLead, oversee and coordinate the finance and administration team in annual planning and budgeting process according to ICAP and donor requirements

  • Develop, manage and regularly review ICAP finance and administration procedures to ensure efficiency and compliance to Columbia University/funder rules and regulations, local policies and laws

  • Serve as lead liaison to ICAP headquarters in New York, to ensure that all administrative and financial obligations of the program are routinely met; serve as lead liaison with national tax authorities to ensure that ICAP in-country adheres to taxation requirements and receives taxation relief; serve as lead liaison to local legal counsel, legislative as well as local labor office

  • Support Country Director in establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with relevant Ministerial authorities in the aspect of administrative negotiations such as organizationโ€™s registration, renewal of Memorandum of Understanding, travel authorizations and importation permits;

  • Support Country Director in relations with the donors in the aspect of administration and financial relations

Financial Management

  • Serve as the primary custodian of all financial interactions;

  • Lead finance team to establish and manage financial systems to ensure transparency, accountability and accuracy of all financial data; establish and maintain financial procedures, ensuring adequate segregation of duties are maintained

  • Develop and monitor budgets across multiple grants, in accordance with pre-established ICAP, Columbia University and donor guidelines ensuring the availability of funds to meet financial needs;

  • Establish and maintain solid professional relationships with vendors, and lead the finance and administration team to ensure that all payments are made timely and that products and services are delivered in accordance with established standards; ensure that ICAP meets donor financial and administrative requirements, and apply fiscal controls and compliance procedures

  • Conduct periodic pipeline and burn rate analyses, audits of actual expenses and budget-to-actual comparisons; present relevant analysis reports to Country Director, program technical and operation support teams to facilitate financial and programmatic planning. monitoring and corrective actions as necessary

  • Lead and ensure in establishing/maintaining banking relationships and support finance team in ensuring transactions are processed timely, accurately, and adequate balances are maintained; ensure timely financial reporting

  • Supervise sub agreement development and management process, including negotiation of contracts, development of budgets and provision of technical assistance to sub grantees, in close coordination with the ICAP-New York sub award team, to ensure effective management of funds and financial reporting

Logistic and Administrative Management

  • Oversee procurement of office and program-related equipment, ensuring adherence to all donor, Columbia University and local regulations; support logistic and administration team to maintain appropriate inventory of supplies and equipment, taking special care to ensure that all items are adequately documented and costs are appropriately chronicled; ensure that bid analysis is done and filed as part of the supporting documents for all purchases

  • Lead logistic and administration team and ensure effective and smooth office operations, including security and safety of the workforce, transportation management, asset management and ensure that insurance policies are updated when new items are bought

Human Resource Management


Masterโ€™s degree in business administration, public administration or related field required;


  • 10+ years of relevant work experience with at 7+ years of work experience at senior level in an international organization

  • Strong supervisory and management skills and demonstrated experience in the supervision of finance, HR and administrative staff

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing, interpreting financial data and effective communication with the donors

  • Experience working with international donors required; experience specifically with US government donor agencies and familiarity with USG rules and regulations preferred

  • Strong communication, presentation and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated experience working independently with minimal supervision, reliably establishing priorities and meeting deadlines

  • Advanced proficiency in Word and PowerPoint to develop presentations and Excel to develop moderately complex spreadsheets

  • Fluency in English required


  • Frequent travel to field sites, and possible international travel, is required

This vacancy is archived.

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