Director, Finance & Operations

Dar es Salaam | Dar es Salaam

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director, Finance & Operations


The Director of Finance and Operations will be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project, including budget development and monitoring, prime award monitoring and compliance, sub award management, procurement, and logistics. The Director of Finance and Operations will establish and maintain sound financial management practices, and ensure the project’s compliance with FHI 360 and USAID procedures, rules and regulations. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam and will report to the Chief of Party.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to finance and operations aspects of the project, including general administrative processes, financial management, subaward management, accounting, and logistics;
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations aspects of project;
  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, award requirements, and Government of Tanzanian laws;
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets;
  • Manage project procurement processes;
  • Advise senior leadership regularly on financial and operations-related matters;
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID;
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management;
  • Supervise other project-based administrative, finance, procurement, administrative and contract & grants staff.


  • Master's Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required; or a Bachelor’s or certifies accounting degree with 12 years’ experience;
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
  • 2+ years’ experience working in an African country; Tanzanian experience is preferred;
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations is required;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets;
  • Experience working as a member of high performance team;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360's Career Center at or through the Employment section at Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.
FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: FHI 360
  • Location: Dar es Salaam | Dar es Salaam
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Finance and Banking
    • Finance and Banking
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    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Administrative support
    • Administrative support
    • Administrative support
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-29

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