RTI International’s Global Health Division is currently accepting applications for a Finance and Grants Director for an anticipated USAID-funded Global Health Security (GHS) project. Under this anticipated 5-year activity, USAID will focus on strengthening global health security, especially accelerating the capabilities of targeted countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks and present and future health threats. RTI anticipates that this activity will also focus on building the capacity of local institutions to address the health security capacity gaps in targeted countries at high risk of infectious disease threats and outbreaks; targeted, applied GHS research; and critical policy and advocacy support.
The Finance and Grants Director reports to the Project Director and is responsible for overseeing the financial, grants and administrative aspects of the program while ensuring compliance with program terms and USAID regulations. This is a full-time position based in either the U.S. or Africa, requiring travel to high-priority project countries.
- Manage all financial and administrative aspects of the project and ensure compliance with RTI and USG financial and accounting policies and procedures.
- Develop and oversee the program’s grants program including development of a grants, manual, selection and implementation process, and capacity development of grantees.
- Oversee preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables).
- Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the U.S.
- Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare pipeline estimates for the project that provide an overview of financial status of the program.
- Prepares cash requirements; monitors cash flow and reconcile cash accounts in order to maintain appropriate cash balances.
- Oversees human resource management, procurement, payroll administration of the project.
- Ensures appropriate financial management systems and record-keeping strategies are in place to properly disburse, account, budget and report funds and have proper internal controls.
- Provides technical assistance as required to build financial and grants capacity of local partners and grantees.
- Reviews technical and financial proposals from local partners including negotiating annual budgets and review grantee financial expenditure reports for accuracy and adherence to the program and budget.
- Implements and monitors cost effective and efficient systems and procedures.
- Work closely with the Project Director and team members to ensure effective use of resources.
- Supervises administrative and financial support team members.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- Bachelor’s in business administration, economics, or finance, Master’s preferred
- At least 8 years of experience in U.S. donor-funded financial grants management, with minimum of 5 years of senior-level responsibility for administration and finance managing programs in similar settings.
- Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervision, leadership and managerial skills.
- Proven expertise in finance, accounting and auditing, monitoring of grant compliance and program decision-making of cost principles, rules and regulations.
- Demonstrated experience working with program technical staff to ensure effective and accurate resource allocation.
- Demonstrated experience in managing international donor-funded sub-grants focusing on risk assessment.
- Excellent track record of accurate and timely reporting to donor agencies, partners and other stakeholders.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of accounting and procurement software. QuickBooks proficiency preferred.
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral presentation communication skills.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Must be capable of effective oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of French preferred.
Position is contingent upon award and funding.