Senior Finance and Operations Director – Cap Haitien, Haiti
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Finance and Operations Director to be based in Cap Haitien, Haiti as part of a potential funding opportunity in Haiti. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description.
GENERAL: Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
SALARY & BENEFITS: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance, retirement, and other normal Winrock benefits.
APPLICATIONS: Applicants should go to www.winrock.org to the Jobs link and submit their application (maximum 5 pages including resume, two references and one-page cover letter) referencing “Senior Finance and Operations Director.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Haitian nationals currently residing in Haiti are encouraged to apply!
Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.
POSITION TITLE: Senior Finance and Operations Director
LOCATION: Cap Haitien, Haiti
UNIT: Forestry and Natural Resource Management Group
REPORTS TO: Project Director
Winrock International is recruiting a Senior Finance and Operations Director for an anticipated USAID-funded project. This position will be based in Cap Haitien, Haiti. The anticipated project will build on previous experiences and work from other USAID and donor investments with a focus on an environment and food security activity designed to address environmental degradation and loss of tree cover in Haiti. Activities will be designed to reduce the threat of deforestation and increase tree cover in and around targeted areas, in line with USAID/Haiti’s goal of restoring the provision of environmental services in targeted forest areas in support of food security and resilience. The project will directly support and contribute to the Government of Haiti (GOH)-led efforts to manage healthy watersheds and mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change through forestry and land use practices.
The Senior Finance and Operations Director is a senior management-level position and is responsible for leading and supervising the project’s overall administrative, finance, HR, contractual, procurement and operational elements. This position reports to the Project Director.
The Senior Finance and Operations Director provides operational leadership and oversight of all administrative aspects of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Oversight of the project’s overall financial and administration operations in accordance to the Cooperative Agreement, including: accounting, subawards, grants, procurements, HR, leases, and other obligations;
- Ensure strict compliance with USAID rules and regulations and ensure operations meet USAID standards;
- Oversight of associated staff and their work flows, including: the Senior Finance and Admin Manager, Accountants, Grants Manager, Senior Operations and Human Resources Manager, Procurement Officer, and other administrative staff;
- Supervise overall accounting activities, reports and returns including salary disbursement, pass monthly bills and tax withholdings, approving vendors bills, bank management, and supervise the administrative, accounting, and support staff;
- Oversight of development and implementation of the HR Policy including staff salary negotiations and fixation, contracts administration, staffs performance evaluations, extension of contracts, insurance coverage, issuance of periodic HR related circulars and overseeing the need for staff capacity development; ensure performance assessments occur, and participate in the process of recommending promotions and/or advise on disciplinary actions;
- Coordinate with WI’s partner organizations on matters relating to contract/award administration, determining equipment needs and their procurement, overseeing partner budget projections as it relates to annual implementation plans, assist in preparing subaward modifications, determine needs for additional resources, administration, and various reporting requirements;
- Participate in the preparation and submission of periodic reports to include, annual procurement plans, monthly progress reports, and regular financial reports, etc.;
- Manage and process any required mission and WI approvals for all international training/workshop/study tour related travel funded by the program for the GOB and other stakeholders;
- Oversee the project’s vehicle fleet, including travel logs, maintenance records, ect.
- Supervise inventory preparation of all non-expendable properties, coordinate periodic submission to USAID and process disposal actions as per USAID regulations;
- Oversee and manage STTA visas;
- Manage project close-out in consultation and coordination with WI-HQ in the U.S. following the prescribed procedures;
- Report to the Chief of Party on the above responsibilities with a secondary relationship to home office/WI-HQ accounting division; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum degree in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA) or related degree. Masters preferred.
- Senior-level professional experience with at least fifteen years of experience in managerial positions, Multi-site management, audit and project accounting experience preferred.
- Previous experience with implementation of donor-funded projects. Experience with USAID projects required.
- Demonstrated and proven record working on a multidisciplinary team under changeable and complex circumstances.
- Experience working with local and international NGOs in Haiti is a plus.
- Fluency in English and French is required. Fluency in Creole is preferable.
- Highly organized
- Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
- Computer literacy, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel, is required
- Must be energetic, and have strong team-building and problem-solving skills