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Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.
Pact seeks an experienced Finance and Operations Director for the anticipated upcoming USAID/Zambia Integrated Health Activity (ZIHA). USAID/Zambia intends to award a contract to support the USAID and PEPFAR objectives of 95/95/95, and to provide service delivery and technical assistance to improve MNCH and FP/RH services. ZIHA will improve, sustain, and further integrate HIV/AIDS, MNCH and FP/RH services at the health facility and community levels and ensure that client-centered, high-impact, high-quality services are available to Zambians. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity. This position is contingent upon award.
The Finance and Operations Director will provide overall procurement, financial, operational, safety and security, and compliance support to the project.
Oversee management of sub-contracts and Grants under Contracts (GUCs).
Ensure funds expended are compliant with US government regulations and policies.
Implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award, which may be a contract or a cooperative agreement.
Initiate, develop, maintain, and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the finance and compliance program and its related activities and to promote cost efficiency and compliance with all rules and regulations.
Identify potential areas of financial and compliance vulnerability and risk and develop or implement corrective action plans to resolve problematic issues.
Ensure proper financial documentation and reporting, establish and provide direction and management of project funds.
Lead and oversee the development, management and complete life cycle of a variety of possible procurement mechanisms, including but not limited to purchase orders, sub-contracts, and/or GUCs.
Be responsible for managing the contract budget, tracking project spending and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID.
Develop, implement, and adjust when required the project's safety and security strategy and protocols, and serves as the point of contact for the person in charge of security at USAID for any issue related to security reports and procedures.
Mentor and supervise finance, operations, and other staff engaged in the activities noted here.
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting or equivalent.
At least eight years’ experience working in international development, preferable USAID-funded projects in finance, procurement, logistics, and related areas.
At least four years’ experience in financial compliance and progressive supervisory work experience directly supervising administrative, finance, and/or operations staff.
Demonstrable experience with management and/or administration for USAID projects, including experience managing sub-contracts and GUCs.
Knowledge of U.S. government references including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, and FTR.
Experience working with Zambian local organizations.
Experience managing USAID contracts and/or cooperative agreements.
Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, particularly financial reporting and compliance requirements.
Ability to travel within Zambia and occasionally internationally, when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish.
Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.
Knowledge and/or experience of management of USAID GUCs.
Experience with accounting software such as Serenic, Navigator, ERPs, ACCPAC, or others.
Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply.