Director of Finance & Operations at DevWorks International


Director of Finance & Operations at DevWorks International

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is a U.S. based non-profit organization and has been a USAID implementer since 2010. DevWorks brings together a core team of solutions-oriented development professionals with expertise and experience across technical areas and geographies. Our approach is grounded in private sector engagement and improved service delivery, while building local capacity through ongoing partnerships and relationships.

We deliver market-based solutions across five areas: agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), youth, governance, and natural resource management. Based on our advisory experience and understanding of socioeconomic and political contexts, we collaborate with knowledge institutions, governments, private sector, and civil society to provide evidence and arguments to enrich policy debates. DevWorks guides decision makers who adopt recommendations resulting from proven interventions and helps translate these recommendations into effective policies, rules, and regulations that support scaling up.

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Job Description

DevWorks is currently seeking a Director of Finance & Operations for an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Ghana Performance Accountability Activity. The position is contingent upon award, with an anticipated total value of $17.5 million.

The Performance Accountability Activity will build on existing Ghanaian strategies, programs, and capacities, and leverage related support being provided by USAID and other donors to reinforce ongoing Ghanaian efforts to promote transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance over five years. This is essential for achieving higher quality, more responsive public sector service delivery. This Activity focuses on accountability in local public sector service delivery.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Firstly, Ten (10) or more years of experience managing finance, operations and security for international donor-funded programs, with at least 5 years of experience managing budgets for USAID projects
  • Secondly, Ten (10) or more years of experience working in developing countries, with a strong preference for experience in Ghana or West Africa.
  • Thirdly, Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Moreover, Master’s degree or higher in Business, Development Management, Economics, Public Administration, Education, or a related field.
  • Furthermore, Knowledgeable and experienced with contracting policies and procedures, implementing robust procurement systems and financial controls to ensure compliance with organizational policy and donor requirements, specifically USAID.
  • Also, Proven leadership in overall project management and a strong track record of meeting targets and deadlines for a project of similar scope and size.
  • Additionally, Strong communication, both oral and written, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop excellent relations with donor officials and key local stakeholders.
  • Then, Fluency in English is required.
    Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with “Director of
  • Lastly, Finance & Operations – USAID ” Ghana Performance Accountability Activity in the subject line.

How To Apply for Director of Finance & Operations at DevWorks International

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with “Director of Finance & Operations – USAID ” Ghana Performance Accountability Activity in the subject line.

Closing Date: 4th July 2022

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