Director of Finance and Administration

  • Added Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

World Education, Inc. seeks candidates for a Director of Finance & Administration based in Jordan for an anticipated multi-year USAID-funded program, subject to award. The project seeks to transform the organizational culture and capacity within the Government of Jordan (GoJ) to successfully implement education and youth reforms. Activities will include providing technical support to the GoJ and relevant stakeholders in organizational systems strengthening; monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL); evidence-based planning and decision-making; human resources management systems; and financial resource management.

The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Chief of Party and will oversee program finances and other operations and administrative duties. S/he ensures that the project consistently and correctly implements sound financial, contractual, and administrative procedures, and that project activities comply with USAID award regulations and World Education policies.



  • Masterโ€™s degree in management or business-related field or Bachelorโ€™s degree with a minimum of 5 years professional experience in project financial and administrative management.

  • Experience with USAID funded cooperative agreement administration, extensive knowledge of USAID financial management rules, regulations, and reporting requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience managing sub-grants to local organizations is required.

  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills;

  • Prior work in Jordan or in the Middle East region is required; Jordanian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Excellent English writing, oral presentation and communication skills required.

  • Fluency in English is required and Arabic language skills are desired; and

  • Ability to work in Jordan.


World Education improves the quality of life through education for half a million children and adults in 20 countries. World Education's programs promote individual and collective change: Our training programs improve adult education, help displaced peoples, stem the tide of HIV, and reduce violence through conflict resolution. How do we do it? World Education is a leader in building the skills, knowledge and resources of local groups so they can accomplish their missions effectively.

We use experiential and engaging teaching techniques to help people and organizations develop skills that build on the learners' context (cultural, linguistic, geographic, and economic), and include vital information about life and livelihoodsโ€”health, agriculture, small business developmentโ€”that learners can put to immediate use.

Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as in the United States. Working in concert with private, public, and nongovernmental organizations, World Education initiatives support effective local management and promote partnerships between local organizations.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

This vacancy is archived.

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