ChemonicsClosing Date : 2018-07-31
Duty Station : Monrovia, Liberia
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Organization: Chemonics
Country: Liberia
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

Chemonics seeks a finance and operations director for the anticipated USAID Liberia Health Systems Strengthening project, based in Monrovia, Liberia. This project will provide targeted support to strengthen the Liberian health system through improving leadership and governance, reinforcing health information systems for data-driven decision-making, strengthening community-level health services, and addressing challenges with water sanitation and hygiene. The program will enhance the capacity of the Liberian Ministry of Health to support the necessary health systems and policies required to provide high-quality services across Liberia. The finance and operations director reports to the chief of party and will lead the development and implement of key management systems that will support project planning, reporting, performance management, financial management, property and technical procurement, grants management, and personnel management. The finance and operations director will supervise the financial and administrative operations of the project, including logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial management, human resources, and compliance. Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable about current health systems strengthening models and service delivery approaches. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

Support the chief of party to develop and implement key management systems that will support project planning, reporting, and performance managementEnsure compliance with U.S. government regulations, Chemonics corporate policies, and Liberian lawEstablish standards and procedures to ensure that compliance programs throughout the project are effective and efficientUpdate project procedure and policy manuals as necessaryPlan and track financial and administrative activities with home-office and field-office staff to evaluate needs for implementation, keeping the home office updated on the financial status of the project and the execution of the budgeProvide financial oversight and management of accounting personnel and procedures according to Chemonics policies, including the preparation of financial statements or other budget figures contractually required by Chemonics and USAIDSupervise project human resources, including the recruitment, hiring, training, and termination (as necessary) of personnelOversee annual performance evaluation process for all project employeesSupervise and provide regular and constructive feedback to project staff


A bachelor s degree required; advanced degree in public health, medicine, international development preferredMinimum of seven years of experience managing USAID contracts with strong skills in procurement/subcontracting, compliance, financial management, human resources, and client managementDemonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs or projects in a developing country contextKnowledge of Liberian operating environment preferred, including registration, taxes, and labor lawSkilled in leading and managing high-performing teams composed of local and international staffExperience recruiting, forming, and managing teams and ensuring the quality of their products Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programsDemonstrated experience as a project lead prioritizing multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines, exercising professional judgment, and communicating the established program messageDemonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrityFluency in written and spoken English
How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Please a pply through July 31, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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