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Director of Finance and Administration, USAID Yemen Continuous Learning and Evaluation (YCLE) Project, based in Amman, Jordan

Location: Jordan

Description

Proposal Summary:

Social Impact (SI) is pursuing the USAID/YCLE Project anticipated to provide a wide range of services to USAID to enable it to monitor program performance and operational context effectively; evaluate the performance and results of USAID/Yemen programs; and learn and adapt for improved effectiveness. This contract is expected to result in strengthened Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) systems at USAID/Yemen and enhanced MEL capacity of local entities to improve accountability and increase the use of evidence for programming, learning, and adapting. YCLE will contribute to the U.S. Government’s goal in Yemen of “laying a stronger foundation for a durable peace” and ensuring continued alignment and adaptive management among all Mission activities by providing services across five components:

  • Performance and Operational Context Monitoring and Verification Services;
  • Evaluation Services; Surveys, Analysis, Assessments, and Reporting Services;
  • Collaboration, Learning and Adaptive Management Services, and Program Support Services.

Position Summary:

SI is seeking a full-time Jordanian Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) to oversee financial management, procurement, logistical, human resources, recruitment and administrative support to the project team, and ensure activities are carried out in a manner consistent with the objectives of the project, and in compliance with USAID regulations and SI policies and procedures. The DFA position will be full-time, based in Jordan, for the duration of the project. YCLE is a five-year project scheduled to begin June 2020.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee finance, administration and operations for all activities for the program.
  • Oversight of procurement, grants, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records.
  • Manage the Contract budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID/Yemen and Jordan.
  • Ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies.
  • Implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.
  • Work with the Chief of Party to ensure that financial management and reporting is complaint with USAID requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least eight years of financial management, administration and procurement with USAID-funded projects.
  • Knowledge of USAID financial and contractual rules and regulations, including AIDAR and the FAR.
  • Previous experience managing finance and administration for USAID-funded contracts required.
  • Proven ability to manage and monitor diverse staff.
  • Must have high proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and QuickBooks.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize, manage, prioritize, and follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proven capacity to take initiative and willingness to learn new skills as needed.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; and fluency in written and spoken Arabic required.
  • Experience working in Yemen is highly desired.



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