Finance & Operations Director (Ref: RUFOD)

Position in the Financial sector in Pretoria - Gauteng
Posted On Wednesday 26 January 2022
Job Description:

Opportunity to join Global team in small business that works collaboratively with the USAID/South Africa’s Bilateral Health Office and Regional HIV/AIDS Program.

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Main job function

The Director of Finance and Operations will lead all finance, human resources, and operational systems and processes in the South Africa Activity Office.


·        Organize and coordinate operations, human resources, finance and accounting, procurement and purchasing, facilities and office services, in-country travel, workshops, and logistics.

·        Ensure timely completion for all routine financial transactions, reconciliations, and reports following the business policies and procedures.

·        Ensure compliance with the business and USAID policies and procedures, and South African law

·        Oversee compliance with USG rules and regulations, implementation of internal controls, and timely reporting

·        Provide human resources management expertise and management including recruitment, performance management, staff development, and capacity building

·        Develop and maintain innovative and efficient management systems, processes, tools, and techniques to manage operations seamlessly and efficiently

·        Ensure that the finance and operations team provides responsive, timely support to activity internal and external stakeholders.

·        Serve as a liaison between the Support Services team and technical staff, including leadership

·        Maintain budgets and human resources data.

·        Prepare and contribute to internal and client financial report




·        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, accounting/finance, or a related field.

·        A Master’s degree is preferred. 



·        Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in finance and operations role on USAID or other U.S. Government agency contracts.

·        Demonstrated capacity to support a financial management or general ledger system.

·        Demonstrated experience providing human resources expertise and management.

·        Demonstrated experience in managing high functioning operations teams.

·        Demonstrated experience managing in-person, virtual, and hybrid teams and working with home office in the US or other countries.

·        Demonstrated experience with SARS, VAT refunds, and reconciliation.

·        Excellent knowledge of U.S. Government rules and regulations.

·        Proficient in using Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, including SharePoint.

·        Excellent English reading, writing, and communication skills.






A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Ruth Underwood