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Director of Finance & Administration - USAID Madagascar Rural Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (Proposal)

Over the past 40 years, MCD Global Health (MCD) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable and locally driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCD collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: water, sanitation, and hygiene; malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other communicable diseases.

MCD is seeking candidates for the Director of Finance and Administration (F&A) position for an anticipated rural Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene project funded by USAID in Madagascar. The primary goal of the Project is to increase access to sustainable WASH services in targeted rural areas of Madagascar.

The Director of F&A would be responsible for all Project accounting and sub-grants management, and for ensuring that financial operations and administration are in compliance with USAID regulations.

This is a key position on the project team and is contingent on successful award to MCD.

Essential Job Functions:
• Develop and implement financial and operational process improvement plans to improve value for money and efficiency;
• Responsible for ensuring that adequate financial management systems are in place and functioning;
• Building upon MCD’s experience in sub-grant management in Madagascar and other countries (under the Global Sanitation Fund), lead the development of systems, tools and procedures for the selection, award and management of sub-grants in accordance with MCD’s procedures and tools for sub-grant management and those of USAID.
• Maintain transparent financial and reporting procedures and effective operation of financial controls;
• Assume responsibility for record-keeping, financial functions and internal control systems;
• Provide concise and timely financial reports that will give an overview of the financial status of the award;
• Manage project start-up and close out, and support annual work planning and budgeting processes;
• Secure requisite documentation and permits for transportation, office rental, visa, and country registration requirements;
• Track and oversee personnel record keeping for MCD staff including time and attendance reporting, vacation and leave management;
• Oversee project logistics and procurement of local goods and services, including procurement specifications, delivery schedules, etc.
• Ensure adequate safety and security protocols and services for project staff;
• Oversee project vehicle fleet management and maintenance;
• Maintain and support the IT infrastructure of the field office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:
• Master of Finance degree and CPA, or a relevant accounting degree from a recognized University or equivalent;
• At least a minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience. USAID project financial management work experience is preferred;
• Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team who is spread out geographically;
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and eager to work in a multicultural organization;
• USAID Project financial management work experience is a plus;
• A proven ability to work with government and donor agencies, stakeholders and decision makers in both the public and NGO sectors;
• Strong verbal and written French and English communications skills;
• Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office and accounting software;
• Prior experience working in Madagascar is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to Malagasy nationals.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to by August 31, 2022. Compensation will be based on USAID FSN scales.

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Schedule: Full-time
Grade 11
Please reference position MCDI-303 when submitting your application.