Pact is seeking a Finance and Operations Director for the anticipated USAID Sierra Leone Integrated Health Activity (SIHSA). SIHSA’s goal is to contribute to the Government of Sierra Leone’s overarching goal of improving the health of adolescents, pregnant and postpartum women, and children less than five years old. SIHSA’s objectives are 1) improve the quality of family planning, maternal newborn child and adolescent health, and malaria services sustainably; 2) promote adoption of crucial health behaviors, and 3) strengthen the stewardship and governance of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, both at central and district levels, so it is better prepared to plan, budget, allocate resources and monitor health programs.
Reporting to the Country Director, the Finance and Operations Director is responsible for overall country office and project financial operations. The Finance and Operations Director has oversight of project finance and accounting functions; internal control systems and procedures; and forecasting and realigning project budgets as well as office administration, procurement, human resource management and IT support services. The Director is responsible for training and mentoring staff on policies and procedures, donor regulations, new systems, and financial best practices, as well as working closely with the country office staff and head office in DC personnel to ensure compliance with all donor regulations and effective and proactive management. The position will be based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This position is contingent upon award.