Director of Finance and Administration – Ethiopia, Lowlands Health Activity (11977)

  • Contract
  • Ethiopia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD


PATH is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded “Lowlands Health Activity” in Ethiopia. The Lowlands Health Activity will improve health and nutrition outcomes in the pastoral areas by increasing access to, and the quality and utilization of health services through 1) enhancing PHC facility governance and functionality; 2) Improving access to and quality of services through client-centered and contextualized service delivery models; and 3) increasing adoption of healthy behaviors, including utilization of health services.

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

The DFA will be responsible for providing robust financial management and accounting oversight to the project including sub-partners. The DFA will also develop financial and compliance operating systems and internal controls for the project, including compliance of the project with local laws and USAID regulations.

*Please note this position is contingent upon award to PATH and approval from USAID. Ethiopian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Oversee project operations including human resources, logistics, procurement, subcontracts, grants and accounting/finance.
  • Establish financial systems and policies for the project that are in compliance with USAID contracting requirements and PATH’s standard financial practices.
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans and develop annual and monthly project budgets.
  • Advise project staff on USAID requirements and provide training on financial leadership and management, record keeping, operational systems, and policies as needed.
  • Develop and monitor budgets for the project.
  • Analyze project expenses, including partner financial reports, on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly invoices and quarterly financial reports, including projections and forecasting.
  • Coordinate input for the annual budgeting process with the Chief of Party and partners.
  • Ensure preparation and submission of complete and accurate financial reports and cash requests to PATH and USAID.
  • Maintain effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the project.
  • Prepare all required documentation for accounting and audits.

Required Experience:

  • Master’s degree or higher in accounting, business administration, finance, or other relevant field required; licensing as be a certified chartered accountant preferred.
  • At least ten years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, donor-funded projects.
  • Extensive experience in developing and managing a donor funded grants program is absolutely required.
  • Experience in capacity building of sub grantee organizations and in financial and forensic audits of donor-funded projects and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in auditing and accounting, grants and fund management.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets, particularly with USAID projects.
  • Experience managing staff.
  • Financial and administrative skills, including mastery of relevant software, such as Excel and Quickbooks and other relevant accounting and contractual software.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and successfully manage donor funded grants programs, preferably USAID grants.
  • USAID contract management experience, including expertise in the financial, regulatory, and contracting aspects of USAID required.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills in English.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Ethiopia.

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