Finance and Operations Director – Liberia Local Health Systems Solution Activity -Req. 9964

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  • Post Date: November 13, 2023
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Job Description

Overview
Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 6,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects.  

RTI’s International Development Group’s (IDG) Global Health Division works in Neglected Tropical Diseases, infectious disease, including TB, HIV/AIDS, and Malaria; global health security, Health Systems Strengthening – including Health Governance, Health Finance, Human Resources for Health, Capacity Building, and Health Policy and Advocacy; Public-Private Partnerships; and Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health. We address a range of public health problems to reduce disparities, lower disease burdens, and build locally owned sustainable health programs in lower- and middle-income countries.

Project Description:

The purpose of the USAID Liberia Local Health Systems Solution (LHESS) Activity is to support the Liberian Ministry of Health (MoH) in strengthening critical components of the health system to improve access and affordability to services, to increase and improve patient outcomes at all levels. The anticipated program will be based in Monrovia, Liberia and provide support in all 15 counties of Liberia 

Responsibilities

Position Description:

The Global Health Division is seeking a Finance and Operations Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Liberia Local Health Systems Solution (LHESS) Activity. The purpose of the USAID Liberia Local Health Systems Solution (LHESS) Activity is to support the Liberian Ministry of Health (MoH) in strengthening critical components of the health system to improve access and affordability to services, to increase and improve patient outcomes at all levels. The anticipated program will be based in Monrovia, Liberia and provide support in all 15 counties of Liberia  The Finance and Operations Director will oversee the project’s financial, human resource management, logistics, procurement, administration and information technology to ensure compliance with program policies and RTI standard operating procedures. 

Position is contingent upon award and funding. 

Primary responsibilities: 

  • Oversee preparation and submission of financial statements and other cost accounting reports to RTI and USAID. 
  • Ensure adherence to RTI and USAID financial and accounting policies and procedures. 
  • Oversees subcontracts to local partners and all relevant financial deliverables required to ensure compliance with USAID contract 
  • Provide training and guidance to field and subcontract finance managers and COP on managing project expenses to annual work plan and contract budgets, as needed 
  • Coordinate and consolidate the projection of monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare pipeline estimates for the project  
  • Provide leadership and support during project start-up and close-out with regard to setting up the project office, bank account, operations and logistics, staff administration, etc. 
  • Ensure appropriate systems and cost effective, timely procedures such as cash management, vendor payments, and budgeting are in place to properly disburse, account, budget and report project funds and have the proper internal controls 

Qualifications

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of experience, Master’s degree and 10 years of experience, PhD and 6 years of experience required, and advanced degree in business administration, accounting, or related field and ACCA/CPA preferred 
  • Significant experience in financial management of international-donor-funded projects including experience in the management of USAID-funded projects 
  • Experience in subcontract management is highly preferred 
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or experiences in accounting, financial planning and management, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions, as required 
  • Familiarity with USG Cost Accounting Standards; Extensive knowledge of computerized accounting systems, accounting software and Microsoft Office 
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks software preferred 
  • Possess excellent organizational and analytical skills 
  • Written and verbal fluency in English required. 
  • Work experience in Liberia is preferred. Citizens/nationals of Liberia are strongly encouraged to apply 

EEO & Pay Equity Statements

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach and one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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