Finance and Administration Director

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

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Finance and Administration Director- Nepal Health Systems Strengthening Activity

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks candidates for a long-term Finance and Administration Director position for the anticipated USAID-funded Nepal Health Systems Strengthening Activity. The primary purpose of this activity is to strengthen the health system at municipal, provincial, and federal levels to increase the equity of and access to high-quality maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) care. Abt Associates actively seeks out candidates with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Therefore, we particularly encourage women, individuals from disadvantaged communities and castes/ethnicities, and differently abled people to apply.

As the Finance and Administration Director, you will be responsible for budgeting, financial management and reporting; oversight of procurement; administrative management of sub-awards and vendor contracts; human resources management; and general administrative and operational support for program activities. You will serve as a member of the project’s Senior Management Team and work in partnership with the COP and Deputy COP to ensure that the project team has the administrative and financial support required to deliver on the Program Description and approved workplans.

Core Responsibilities


  • Ensure compliance with USAID and Abt Associates policies, regulations and procedures governing the Cooperative Agreement.
  • Oversee the development of administrative and operations management systems and processes required to support project implementation, ensuring compliance with USAID and Abt policies and regulations.

Operations Management

  • Manage the provision of operational support to project activities, ensuring that project senior management and program staff have the support required to implement planned activities.
  • Manage implementation of financial, administrative, and human resources (HR) policies and procedures that meet project needs and corporate and client requirements.
  • Provide ongoing financial administration to the project including approvals of purchase requisitions, local consultant agreements, vendor invoices, and the like.
  • Oversee procurement efforts for the project including selection and negotiation with vendors, and management of sub-partners on the project in compliance with USAID and Abt Associates procurement regulations.
  • Supervise institutional sub-agreements with assistance from the home office project team.
  • Guide the administrative team on aspects of project annual work planning, and ensure that quality operational plans, budgets, and reports are submitted as per contract agreements.

Financial Management

  • Ensure that project budget projections, expenditure, tracking, and reporting are in accordance with USAID and project requirements, procedures, and practices for compliance and audits.
  • Create and maintain financial reporting and tracking systems and provide financial performance updates on project activities.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of Remote Office Voucher.
  • Develop and manage project banking procedures and transactions.

Human Resources & Performance Management

  • Oversee all human resources management functions – recruitment, hiring, transition and termination; benefits administration; performance appraisal and ongoing performance management; leave tracking; rewards and recognition; disciplinary processes – in collaboration with the home office-based project team and Abt’s human resources department.
  • Supervise all financial, administrative and operational project support staff.
  • Ensure that staff, team members and consultants understand their roles and responsibilities and comply with contract requirements, USAID and Abt Associates’ HR policies and procedures for hiring, performance reviews, terminations, etc.
  • Provide training to staff on project procedures and build skill-levels of project staff in the area of finance, administration, and project management.

General Project Management

  • Contribute to monthly and quarterly reporting processes, to enable the CoP to provide regular status and progress reports to USAID and Abt Associates.
  • In collaboration with the CoP, coordinate with the home-based project management team to assure that all managerial and administrative matters are communicated, and actions comply with the provisions of the Cooperative Agreement and with USAID.
  • Serve as acting-in-charge in absence of the CoP and represent Abt Associates and the project to USAID, the host country government, and other key stakeholders, as assigned.
  • Liaison with the home office-based project team and International Accounting Manager on all operational and financial issues.

What We Value

  • A post-graduate degree in business administration, finance, accounting, management, or other relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of professional work experience in the financial and administrative management of large complex development projects, preferably with USAID or other donor funding and in the health field.
  • Supervisory and/or management work experience including: (1) direct supervision of professional and support staff; (2) quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; (3) contract/cooperative agreement management (required); and (4) ability to lead large complex programs and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
  • Experience managing financial transactions on USAID-funded programs preferred and familiarity with USAID regulations and procedures.
  • Excellent financial management skills and knowledge of latest management tools and computer applications.
  • Ability to set priorities, multi-task.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with emphasis on budgeting and financial analysis.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proven written and oral presentation skills in English.

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits, flexible schedules, and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Job Info

Job Identification: 103769
Job Category: Business Operations
Apply Before: 12/31/2023, 03:16 PM
Job Schedule: Full time
Locations: Abt Associates, Kathmandu, NP