Operations and Finance Director, USAID/Nepal Localization Support proposal

Encompass LLC

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Position Description

EnCompass LLC seeks Operations and Finance Director candidates for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) localization support activity to be based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The $25-50M Localization Support activity will provide USAID/Nepal with technical assistance to strengthen the Mission’s ability to ensure that local actors are in the lead role for Nepal’s development. The activity will provide support for: capacity strengthening for local actors to apply, receive and manage USAID awards; strengthen the mission’s government to government (G2G) programming; and support USAID to improve localization programming.

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Operations and Finance Director will serve as the overall lead for all operations, financial, and administrative aspects of the project. Managing a team, they will serve as the lead for accounting, finance, invoicing, procurement and other administrative functions as required by the contract. They will work directly with the Chief of Party to ensure full compliance in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, functioning of financial processes as well as maintaining internal controls for all activities.

The position will be full-time and be based in Kathmandu. Citizens of Nepal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:

  • Maintain oversight of finance, procurement, human resources, and operational activities of the country office
  • Establish procedures for stewardship of financial operations, including accounting/banking, payroll, subcontracting, procurement, etc.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data to determine financial performance of the project
  • Ensure all activities and operations maintain compliance with local laws and USAID rules and regulations
  • May develop, execute, and manage consultant, subcontractor, and vendor agreements, authorize and approve payments to consultants, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Ensure efficient processing of bank and cash transactions, including reconciliations
  • 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
  • Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years’ experience; or Master’s degree and 6 years’ experience; or PhD and 4 years’ experience in accounting, finance, management, business administration or similar field

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of eight (8) 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), accounting, and/or human resource related matters
  • Proficient in US Government procurement, human resources, and financial reporting processes and requirements highly preferred
  • Strong capabilities in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Previous experience working in USAID-funded programs preferred
  • Knowledge of applicable Nepalese laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources
  • Citizens of Nepal are strongly encouraged to apply
  • High-level of working proficiency in both spoken and written English. Proficiency in Nepali greatly preferred

How to Apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter and complete the application on the Careers & Consulting page at https://encompassworld.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/ddff947b-dcdd-4c6f-676a-0b3882c93d5a/apply?source=2425604-CS-52195  

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.


Category Administrative / Management, Accounting and Finance, Development and Project, Development / Administrative, Development / NGO, Development / INGO
Openings 1
Salary Based on experience
Position Type Full Time
Position Level Senior Level
Experience 8+ years
Education MBA, Bachelor’s degree, Bachelors in management, Master's Degree in Business Administration
Posted Date 24 Mar, 2023
Apply Before 23 Apr, 2023
City Kathmandu