Director of Finance and Administration, Ghana

Full Time Northern Region Global Communities

Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking an experienced Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated USAID-funded Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) II program. Funding for this program is expected to be in the range of 25M. The purpose of the RING II – Systems Strengthening will be to strengthen service delivery systems in order to elicit the adoption of behaviors that promote nutrition and resilience of poor and food-insecure households in northern Ghana.

The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the primary oversight and in-country leadership of all financial reporting and administrative operations through the life of the program. He or she will oversee financial operations for the program; conduct continual reporting to ensure the financial health of the program and the correct usage of funds. The successful candidate will have experience working with U.S. Government programs, the ability to oversee staff and partner organization finances, and a strong background in institutionalizing financial best practices.


Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required. Master’s degree preferred
At least five (5) years’ experience managing finances and complex administration for USAID Contracts; at least ten years of progressively responsible work experience.
Experience supervising staff including finance, HR and security
Prior direct experience managing the finances and administration of a USAID-funded Contract is required; experience with procurement compliance and grants under contract;
Experience and knowledge of USAID policies and business practices required; experience on a USAID contract strongly preferred.
Demonstrated extensive experience with project financial management, including financial controls, accounting, and audit, as well as reporting on accruals, pipeline, and expense validation and reimbursement to service providers;
Fluent English is required.
Citizens of Ghana are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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