Director of Finance and Administration


 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Last Seen: 19th September 2020

Valid Until25th September 2020

Company NamePalladium

Job TypeFull Time

Company Profile

Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Purpose of Position

The Director of Finance and Administration is a full-time position for an upcoming award in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania funded by USAID/Tanzania for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program. This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

Reports to:
Chief of Party
5 years
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provides overall management of administrative operations, including, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property, and security;
  • Oversees sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement, and compliance;
  • Supervises financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures;
  • Prepares budgets for annual workplans and financial reports for USAID/Tanzania;
  • Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff;
  • Ensures compliance with USAID policies and procedures;
  • Develops internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels;
  • Conducts internal and coordinates external financial audits.
Candidate Requirements:
  • Advanced degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, financial management, human resources, procurement, and other management support function as needed.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets for Bilateral Donor projects and client expectations.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in the administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international, and donor-funded programs.
  • Knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements strongly preferred.
  • 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.
  • Must ajira be fluent in English.