International Medical Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Start Over with Job Search             If you already have a profile?  Please login here

18-331: Finance and Administrative Director
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

JOB SUMMARY: The Finance Director directly oversees all financial, accounting and administrative activities including human resources administration and all finance administrative activities and reporting in the country offices.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation


  1. Accounting and FinanceManagement
  • Ensure compliance with the organization and donor regulations and procedures; establishing finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directing or performingtheir development, documentation, andimplementation
  • Supervise and ensure that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in field offices are performed in accordance with internal policy andprocedures
  • Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control overpayments
  • Suggests formats for financial reporting to aid financial statement users to better understandthe contents of the reports for decision-making and strategic planningpurposes
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate records of financial transactions of the country office (main and field offices) in order to monitor financial status of all projectactivities
  • Manages the finance department of the country office to meet the financial reporting requirements of in-country management and Headquarters; This function includes ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines set and contain relevant information for all theusers of the financialreports
  • Directs the preparation of all financial reports for external purposes in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements
  • Maintains the organizations system of accounts ensuring all accounting data areupdated, reconciled and fullysupported
  • Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Country Director and Site Managers
  • Supervise the human resource and administrative functions in field offices to ensure their smooth and effectiveoperations
  • Supervise the oversight of staff personnel files inclusive of contracts, leave records and other paperwork required for employment in localcontext
  • Ensure compliance to local labor laws including contracts, compensation packages and working hours
  • Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program andlogistics
  • Supervise or preparebudgets
  • Provide recommendations for budget realignments asrequired
  • Make frequent visits to field offices provide training to finance staff on internal procedures and requirements


    1. Human ResourcesManagement

  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified program field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation withsupervisors
  • Maintain frequent communication with Regional Finance Coordinator to ensure financeactivities and objectives arecommunicated
  • Work with Country Director and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs arewithin budgetedtargets
  • Serve as the principal liaison with donors on matters related to the program to ensure financial and programmatic accountability todonors
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International MedicalCorps
  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily allinclusive.
  • Collaborate with security officer/CD to maintain security of staff in the fieldlocations
  • Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training arebeing

    conducted and to offer support to field staff • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff


    1. Training/ CapacityBuilding
  • Determine training needs for finance and human resourcesstaff
  • Ensures financial considerations are planned for and implemented as required at each securitylevel
  • Ensures application and compliance of security protocols andpolicies
  • Sends copies of key internal documents to HQ forback-up
  • Facilitates emergency and non-emergency securityexpenditures


    1. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation andAbuse
  • Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity andensure sustainability ofprograms
  • Advocate and plan for professional development for expat and nationalstaff


    1. WorkingRelationships
  • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to countryactivities
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance withvarying government regulations


    1. Representation
  • Establish and update contact details of potential donorsin-country
  • Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information toHQ
  • Work with key donor Staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship
  • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGOcommunity
  • Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitiveinformation.
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and externalactors


    1. Security

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of

International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.




  • Minimum of a college or university degree in Accounting or BusinessAdministration; preferably a Master’sdegree.
  • Minimum 3-5 years managerial experience in a non-profit organization or equivalent experience, training andeducation
  • Extensive experience in the administrative and financial management of overseas programsat the management level
  • Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, preferablyACCPAC
  • Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with USAID, World Bank, EU, DfID and otherdonors
  • Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures andpolicies
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitativemethods)
  • Strong writing and presentationskills
  • Proven capabilities in leadershiprequired
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organizationskills

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status.