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Director of Finance, Grants, and Administration – USAID/Nepal Localization Support Activity

About Palladium:
Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

This Opportunity:
Palladium seeks an experienced Director of Finance, Grants, and Administration (DFGA) for the anticipated USAID/Nepal Localization Support activity focused on strengthening the Mission’s ability to ensure that local actors are in the lead role for Nepal’s development. The activity aims to provide services to USAID, partner Nepali organizations, and Government of Nepal entities to provide surge support, build capacity, and establish systems and processes to effectively design, implement, and monitor activities that advance our shared development objectives. In addition, the activity will build the capacity of local organizations, supporting G2G programming, and assisting the Mission in improving localization programming.

Purpose of Position
The DFGA provides a crucial link between the technical and support functions (finance, administration, HR, operations, security, compliance, etc) within the project to ensure that USAID, corporate, and project policies are followed in all aspects of program implementation. The DFGA has responsibility for oversight of the finance and operations teams and is a member of the project leadership team.

Duration: 5 years (anticipated start in September 2023)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee program operations, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance
  • Develop internal control measures, conducts internal financial audits, and coordinates external financial audits
  • Prepare budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID
  • Develop the financial management capacity of all relevant staff and sub-awardees
  • Ensure the accurate tracking and recording of project expenditures and financial reports
  • Guide and assists accountants and other program staff in preparing, revising, and monitoring budgets for ongoing activities
  • Manage the financial operations and financial reporting of the project, providing guidance and technical assistance to financial management personnel
  • Lead and oversee all grants administration, from calls for expressions of interest through to implementation
  • Draft grants manual and related program documents
  • Develop and implement a grant tracking system to ensure the timely and correct execution of all grant agreements
  • Monitor completion of grants milestones and report issues encountered to the COP
  • Develop the financial management capacity of all relevant staff and sub-awardees
  • Resolve external issues/problems related to grants administration in a timely manner
  • Review and approve draft grants agreement in compliance with applicable Palladium policies and procedures and USAID conditions

Key Competencies Required:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, finance or a related field in international business management, finance, accounting and/or auditing experience
  • An ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification;
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or business management with a recognized organization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of accounting principles;
  • Experience managing staff and grants for USAID-funded programs of a similar size
  • Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards
  • Prior experience in a management role on a USAID funded program highly desired
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff
  • Knowledge of local labor and tax laws and reporting procedures
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Advanced knowledge of computers and MS Excel
  • Must be willing to live and travel within Nepal

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at [email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding – We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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