University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.
Roles and Responsibilities
URC is currently seeking a qualified Director, Financial Management and Operations (DFMO) to oversee financial, administrative, and operational requirements for the design and implementation of the USAID PREVENTION – EMPOWER Project. The PREVENTION – EMPOWER Project will focus on prevention and case-finding within adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and their male partners. The DFMO will be responsible for overall financial management and administration for the DREAMS AGYW services and HIV case finding work. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Oversee contractual and financial functions including procurement, budgeting, management reporting, and account analysis in accordance with applicable financial policies and procedures of URC and USAID
- Ensure that project expenditures are within established budget parameters and confirm completion of corresponding documentation
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports as required
- Track the transfer of funds between the headquarters office and field office
- Provide day-to-day management of the systems for financial transactions in Tanzania
- Contribute to strategic thinking and direction of project administrative policies, reflection growth and changes to respond to client compliance requirements
- Working with the COP and other technical leadership, support capacity strengthening efforts with local implementing partners in financial management and compliance for USG funding
- A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field; or, a Bachelor’s or certified accounting degree with 10 years’ experience.
- Minimum 8 years’ experience in accounting, operations and financial management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs.
- Demonstrated supervisory experience, interpersonal skills and team building experience.
- Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements.
- Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets, including proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.
- Three to five years of relevant grants and contract management experience, including experience enhancing financial management capacity of civil society organizations.