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Director of Finance and Administration- USAID Guatemala Proposal

Guatemala City

  • Organization: EnCompass
  • Location: Guatemala City
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Banking and Finance
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-04-30

Position Description

EnCompass LLC seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for an upcoming five-year activity for the USAID Mission in Guatemala focused on reducing the negative social and economic impacts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in targeted areas of Guatemala. The proposed Guatemala GBV Prevention and Response Project aims to support women, children, adolescents, and other vulnerable groups impacted by GBV and intrafamily violence in targeted communities with high rates of violence and out-migration to the United States.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the financial aspects of the project and the day-to-day management of the EnCompass project field office located in Guatemala. The Director of Finance and Admin will:

  • Work closely with the Chief of Party and the EnCompass Home Office Finance and Contracts teams to develop, manage, and maintain the project’s financial, operational, and contract systems and processes, ensuring compliance with USAID requirements (i.e., FAR, ADS, FAM, grants under contracts), Guatemalan law and EnCompass LLC organizational policies and enabling transparency, accountability, and accuracy
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for procurement of supplies, services (including sub-consultancy services), and equipment
  • Develop and maintain procurement system to allow for timely engagement of Guatemalan organizations through sub-contracting; create and maintain procurement manual
  • Develop, execute, and manage consultant, subcontractor, and vendor agreements, authorize and approve payments to consultants, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Manage local payroll and reporting
  • Develop, analyze, and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets
  • Execute all budget and financial tracking and reporting requirements and respond to related inquiries by USAID and the EnCompass Home Office in a timely fashion
  • Provide direction and guidance to subcontractor staff on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative, financial, HR, and logistical questions
  • Oversee the Contracts and Grants team who will lead the Grants under Contract (GUC) program. Accountable for all financial and regulatory compliance under the GUC program. Accountable for the development and implementation of the Grants Manual.

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in finance, management, business administration, procurement, or related field

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and managing, in roles of increasing responsibility: contract administrative compliance, finance and procurement (subcontracts), and direct supervision of professional and support staff
  • Experience managing operations for international development projects, with strong preference on experience with USAID programs
  • Proficient in US Government procurement, human resources, and financial reporting processes and requirements
  • Previous experience managing staff of 10-20 people
  • Previous experience managing highly complex projects with budgets on the $20-40 million dollar range.
  • Previous experience working in Grants Under Contracts preferred
  • Knowledge of applicable Guatemalan laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources
  • Guatemalan national preferred
  • High-level of working proficiency in both spoken and written English, and fluent in Spanish language

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

For US based positions: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

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