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Finance and Administration Manager, Breakthrough-RESEARCH


Full-time Staff - United States of America, North America

Apply by: 2nd March 2017

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.
CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.
CAMRIS International is seeking a Finance and Administration Manager for the anticipated Breakthrough-RESEARCH contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Note: This position is contingent on contract award.

Background and Purpose
The purpose of the Breakthrough-RESEARCH project is to increase the practice of priority health behaviors and enabling social norms, including gender norms, for improved health and development outcomes, with an emphasis on FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, and malaria. This purpose will be achieved through the integration of proven SBC interventions in health and development programs worldwide. Breakthrough-RESEARCH will closely coordinate with its sister project, Breakthrough-ACTION, to achieve this shared purpose. Specifically: Breakthrough-RESEARCH will work to disseminate and advance research around SBC technical areas and interventions in which existing evidence is considered insufficient, while Breakthrough-ACTION will work to increase coverage of, and innovate based on, investments in SBC programming that already have significant evidence.

The Finance and Administration Manager is the primary financial and administrative officer of the program. S/he ensures that financial functions support the timely and effective implementation of the program's technical scope of work. S/he ensures that resources are allocated and used in compliance with agreement requirements, applicable USG regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures. The Finance and Administration Manager also oversees the timely issuance of sub-awards and contracts issued under the cooperative agreement and procurement of commercial goods and commercial services. S/he also oversees cost share within the project.

A master's degree in finance, business, or a related field.
At least five years' experience leading administration (reporting, financial management, and compliance) of large (defined here as having a life-of-project budget of $20M or more) health and development contracts or agreements that serve clients in developing countries.
Experience working in partnership with U.S. Government agencies or other large donor agencies.
Has achieved certifications/completed trainings in financial and award management of USG grants and agreements.

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