Director of finance and operations

Chemonics seeks a director of finance and operations for the anticipated nine year, $300 million to $500 million USAID Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes (ECHO) project in Mozambique. ECHO aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission while strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to deliver high-quality HIV/AIDS services across the continuum of care. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for helping people lead healthy lives around the world. 

Responsibilities include: 
  • Provide overall management and oversight to project operations including but not limited to accounting/finance, human resources, logistics, procurement, and subcontracts and grants 
  • Develop financial and operations systems and internal control measures for the main project office and any regional offices to ensure accordance with U.S. government regulations and Chemonics’ standard corporate field accounting policies 
  • Ensure support teams including administration, finance, and logistics function efficiently to support project implementation
  • Prepare budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID/Mozambique
  • Supervise and build the capacity of local finance and operations staff 
  • Conduct internal and coordinate external financial audits 
  • Participate and engage in management meetings and maintain positive relationships with government and Ministry of Health officials, project partners, and implementing partners


  • Master’s degree in business administration, finance, or related field preferred 
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive demonstrated experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts or subawards, and accounting/finance 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large budgets and in-depth knowledge of U.S. government cost accounting standards 
  • Demonstrated managerial and organizational skills, particularly regarding mitigating operations risks and maintaining compliance with relevant rules and regulations 
  • Experience setting up the accounting and finance functions for large USAID-funded projects strongly preferred 
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communications skills in English
  • Demonstrated supervisory, collaboration, and team building skills 
  • Work experience in sub-Saharan Africa preferred 
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English required 

​Application Instructions: 

Send resume and cover letter in electronic submissions to by 30 June 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. 

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