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Palladium Group GHRC- Director of Finance and Administration in New York, New York

Director of Finance and Administration – Global Health Risk Capacity (GHRC) Mechanism

Company Overview:

About Palladium - Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.

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Project Overview and Role:

USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS within the Global Health bureau is creating a mechanism to support the transition of direct program implementation to local implementing partners. The program’s scope is to mitigate and treat risks associated with PEPFAR Local Partner Transition efforts and is also open to support localization efforts across USAID health programs (MNCH, Malaria, Family planning, TB, infectious disease, etc.). The primary objective of the mechanism is to provide partners and Missions support they need for working directly with local organizations across USAID/Global Health’s portfolio, building on the successes and lessons learned from PEPFAR’s local partner transition as well as other Localization efforts across the Agency. The mechanism will support identifying, treating and mitigating risks, provide effective and individualized capacity development support for programmatic and operational excellence, improve MEL and improve Missions’ ability to provide oversight and manage local partners.

Purpose of Position

The DFA provides a crucial link between the technical and support functions (finance, administration, HR, operations, security, compliance, etc.) within the project to ensure that USAID, corporate, and project policies are followed in all aspects of program implementation. The DFA has responsibility for oversight of the finance and operations teams and is a member of the project leadership team.

Duration: 5 years

Location: TBD

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees program operations, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance.

  • Develops internal control measures, conducts internal financial audits, and coordinates external financial audits.

  • Prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID.

  • Develops the financial management capacity of all relevant staff and sub-contractors.

  • Ensures the accurate tracking and recording of project expenditures and financial reports

  • Guides and assists accountants and other program staff in preparing, revising and monitoring budgets for ongoing activities

  • Manages the financial operations and financial reporting of the project, providing guidance and technical assistance to financial management personnel.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or business management.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of accounting principles.

  • Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards.

  • Prior experience in a management role on a PEPFAR-funded program highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience managing staff.

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Advanced knowledge of computers and MS Excel.

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