Business Official, CDC-Funded Enhancing Global Health Security: Strengthening Public Health Surveillance Systems and Preparedness Globally

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Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. ​We are looking for a Business Official to support the CDC RFA- Enhancing Global Health Security: Strengthening Public Health Surveillance Systems and Preparedness Globally CDC-RFA-GH21-2174. This NOFO is intended to support global health security partners to develop or continue the implementation of surveillance activities that focus on protecting and improving public health globally through strategic planning, policy, strengthening surveillance capacities and systems through partnerships. ​

Business Official (1): The Business Official will provide leadership in comprehensive financial management of the project and support the project compliance functions according to U.S. Government (USG)/CDC regulations and policies. He/she will provide leadership and technical guidance for compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP), GAS (Government Auditing Standards), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations, provide relevant fiscal information to the project executive management team at Project HOPE. He/she will establish and maintain sound financial management practices and ensure the project’s compliance with Project HOPE and CDC acquisition and agreement procedures, rules, and regulations. Specific responsibilities include managing project financial accounting, monitoring, and reporting systems, producing accurate financial reports to specific deadlines to CDC. Lead, manage and supervise the project team: Finance and Admin Manager, Accountant, Administrative Assistant and Driver/ Logistics.

This position is contingent upon an award.

Code of Conduct​**

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability and transparency

Primary Responsibilities:

•Facilitate communication between field programs, management team, and local partners to ensure the needs and reporting requirements of the customer are met.

•Participate in the project’s financial plan and grant management strategy design.

•Play a key role in developing and reviewing of various budgets, such as: proposal budgets, workplan and detailed implementation budgets and maintaining adherence to budget for existing contracts.

•Work on the development of the annual budgets for both internal and external purposes

•Work with internal and external audit teams to ensure the project’s financial compliance.

•Ensure compliance with host country laws and regulations that are relevant to or pertain to business operations in the country.

Required Qualifications:

· Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or other related fields is required. Having a masters is a plus.

· 7-10 years’ experience

· Demonstrated experience working with host country government

· Fluency in English/strong written and spoken English language skills

· Strong financial management skills and capabilities, and strong analytical skills

· Experience in providing financial, administrative and operational leadership and management to programs focused on supporting local non-governmental organizations

· Proficiency with computers, both in word processing and spreadsheet programs, with presentation and report writing capability

· Able to manage multiple priorities, function as team/project leader, and work with a minimum of supervision and direction

· Familiarity and understanding of CDC policies and procedures, or those of other donors

· Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout the program region

Preferred Qualifications:

•Significant financial experience in international healthcare or development programs

•Previous experience with CDC and implementation of surveillance activities that focus on protecting and improving public health globally through strategic planning, policy, strengthening surveillance capacities and systems through partnerships.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Due to the large number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to apply

All Candidates must apply through our Career page to this link -https://projecthope.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/722?c=projecthope