Financial Management and Operations Director– Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Family Planning

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About FHI 360

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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Financial Management and Operations Director – Zimbabwe Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Family Planning.



FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Financial Management and Operations Director for an anticipated five-year Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Family Planning project in Zimbabwe, focused on improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in targeted areas through a combined MNCH/FP activity. The incumbent will be responsible for overall financial and operational management of the project, including budget development and monitoring, prime award monitoring and compliance, sub award management and procurement and financial reporting. The Director will establish and maintain sound financial management practices, and ensure the project’s compliance with FHI 360 and USAID acquisition and agreement financial and agreement procedures, rules and regulations. 


The position will be based in Harare and will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to finance and contractual aspects of the project, including general financial management and processes, sub award financial management and accounting.
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, sub award and operational aspects of the project.
  • Ensure compliance of financial systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulations, award requirements, and Government of Zimbabwe laws and regulations.
  • 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 agreement-related matters.
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting.
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial reports to USAID.
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, financial reports, and any other reports and deliverables required by USAID.
  • Manage internal audits and liaise with external auditors in the review of project financial management.
  • Supervise other project finance, procurement, and contract & grants staff.


  • Master's Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects in the NGO sector.
  • Familiarity with USAID finance and administration rules and regulations an added advantage.
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets.
  • Experience building capacity of local organizations and implementing partners in financial management.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners and international donor agencies.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise required.
  • 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.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 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.


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