Director, Regional Financial & Operations Support

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2023
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Position Summary:

Lead communication activities for FHI 360โ€™s West Africa, Middle East Regional Office (WAMERO), which also covers Latin America and the Caribbean and Eastern Europe (LAC and EE).

FHI 360 is a global organization that mobilizes research, resources and relationships so that people everywhere can access the opportunities they need to lead full, healthy lives. Our staff of over 4,000 experts work in more than 60 countries around the world.

The West Africa and Middle East office covers Latin America and Eastern Europe. We are a dynamic, team with varied strengths that works hand in hand with our project leads and staff throughout the region. Our projects make a difference in lives โ€“ whether in health, education, youth development or creating jobs. This is a chance to use financial and operational skills to build a solid business foundation for the region.

We need someone with a gift for finding solutions. Someone who has a can-do attitude and enjoys working with people from a diverse set of backgrounds, who excels in building strong and positive teams.

Find out what international development and humanitarian work does from the inside, putting your management and financial management skills to use for a great cause. You would report to the Regional Director, and work closely with teams in 13 countries.

Key responsibilities:

Provide financial and administrative leadership, mentorship, and oversight to assigned region, both the team directly under WAMERO and support for country offices in the region. Specifics include:

  • Facilitate organizational change to support business and process improvements and overall departmental/divisional efficiency.

  • Provide oversight and direction for the Regional Office financial transaction and accounting practices.

  • Ensure high capacity and understanding of FHI 360 financial and administrative guidance regionally, and at country level.

  • Coordinate Regional Office budget analysis, provide input into and monitor budget forecasts and review progress against administrative cost reduction goals.

  • Alert Portfolio/Project and Department Directors to budget risks; ensure that appropriate risk authorization documents are processed, and steps are taken to resolve issues.

    Compliance and Fiscal Excellence:

    • Provide oversight and direction for the Regional Officeโ€™s financial transaction and accounting practices.

    • Ensure implementation and integration of financial and accounting systems.

    • Perform specialized functions in the areas of financial management and analysis, budget development and monitoring, supply and logistics, property management, office management and other essential administrative requirements.

    • Prepare and analyze monthly management reports summarizing project, management, and development expenditures versus budgets and obligated funds.

    • Supervise/monitor spending on overhead and other accounts as needed.

    • Assist with the preparation of proposal budgets as needed/required and per guidelines.

    • Ensure adoption of standardized procedures and monitoring systems to assure compliance with both client and corporate policies.

    • Monitor consolidated financial reporting and control systems for the RO to ensure compliance with internal policies and practices.

    • Provide oversight and monitoring of work plans, staff labor allocations and budgets, working closely with portfolio directors and countries.

      Building Skills in the Region

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