Director Finance – Sri Lanka


Job Title: Director Finance
Name of the organistion: PACT

Last Date: 11 August 2017

Location Sri Lanka

Department Name Program Delivery

Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems and transforming markets into a force for development.

Project Overview:Pact is recruiting a Director of Finance for an upcoming USAID-funded program in Sri Lanka, Civil Society Organization Program. The program will strengthen civil society organizations’ (CSOs) technical capacity, financial sustainability, and ability to constructively engage the public and the government as a key driver of reform in Sri Lanka. This program will seek to build cooperation among CSOs, including between Colombo and provincial- and local-level CSOs and authorities, and expand CSO partnerships and consultative processes with the Government of Sri Lanka to improve the civil society enabling environment and secure space for civil society engagement on policy reforms.

Position Purpose:The Director of Finance is responsible for all aspects of the project’s financial and accounting management and for providing support to all technical, program, and operations departments. The Director of Finance will ensure that the program operates within the approved budget and is compliant with US Government cost principles under 2 CFR 200. This position is contingent upon award.

The Director of Finance will report to the Chief of Party.

Key Responsibilities

Maintain project accounts in accordance with Pact policies and procedures.
Ensure project expenditures are in accordance with the approved budget, project contract, and USAID policies and cost principles.
Develop and manage project budget and pipeline to ensure project does not exceed approved obligation and budget ceiling.
Provide detailed analyses of costs, budgets, contracts, and funding requirements.
Monitor monthly financial performance.
Basic Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as accounting, finance, or business administration.
At least 10 years of experience managing finances for US Government-funded programs, preferably USAID.
Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience with USAID rules and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations under 2 CFR 200.
Creative problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
Fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree in a relevant field.
Fluency in Sinhalese and/or Tamil.

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