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Director of Finance and Administration - USAID REACH Malaria

United States, D.C., Washington
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (Show on map)
February 23, 2024
Director of Finance and Administration - USAID REACH Malari
About Palladium:
Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.
Palladium Americas:
Our Americas' business team has brilliant and passionate colleagues working in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America as well as the Caribbean, fulfilling projects and assignments for clients from institutions, corporations, governments, and foundations based in the Americas. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Raleigh-Durham, NC.
This Opportunity:
Palladium is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded funded Reaching every at-risk community and household with malaria services (REACH Malaria). REACH Malaria will provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions.
The DFA will oversee operational and financial components of program implementation; will manage the establishment and use of robust systems for financial management; and will ensure program operations are compliant with Palladium and USAID policies and principles. The DFA will also oversee provision of business planning, management, and other development support and capacity building to local partners through the program.
This position will be based in Washington, DC and is contingent upon funding availability and USAID approval. This is a full-time position.
Reports to: Project Director
Duration: 5 years
Location: Washington, DC
Expected travel: 15%
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall management of administrative operations, including logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property, and security.
  • Oversee robust and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement, and compliance.
  • Design, develop, and implement training materials including but not limited to templates, best practice documents, work instructions, etc. to build the capacity of local partners to manage USG funds.
  • Develop and deliver training materials and other capacity building assistance to support business planning, financial planning and management, marketing, and other business development activities for grantees engaged through the program.
  • Supervise financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures.
  • Oversee budget preparations for annual workplans and financial reports for USAID and Missions.
  • Ensure compliance with Palladium, USAID, and implementing country policies and procedures.
  • Develop internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels.
  • Conduct internal compliance and financial audits and coordinate external compliance and financial audits.
  • Other duties as requested.
Key Competencies Required:
  • At least a Master's Degree or equivalent experience in Business Administration/Management, Finance, or Accounting.
  • At least 7 years' experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international, and donor-funded and/or NGO programs.
  • Proven experience successfully managing USAID contracts, and adhering to USG/USAID policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements, and business practices.
  • Extensive experience with project financial management, including financial controls, accounting, and audit, as well as reporting on accruals, pipeline, and expense validation and reimbursement to service providers
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, human resources, procurement, and other management support functions as needed.
  • Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
  • Strong leadership, program, organizational management, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for working with project staff, donors, and beneficiaries.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Suite and other business accounting packages and strong MS Excel skills.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and
employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.
Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com.
Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as "the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm". We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.