Honduras: Returning Candidate? Log back in! Senior Finance Specialist, Honduras Reading Activity

Organization: American Institutes for Research
Country: Honduras
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

AIR is a US-based not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change.


Position Summary
AIR is seeking a Senior Finance Specialist to work on a 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Honduras. The objective of the Reading Activity is to support the efforts of the Government of Honduras, in collaboration with other donors, civil society, and the private sector, to improve reading outcomes of Honduran students in basic education grades one to six.
The Senior Finance Specialist will ensure full financial and contractual compliance of the all program activities with USAID regulations. This will include:
• Establishing internal control systems as well as accounting and financial reporting protocols for local subcontractors, working with AIR’s internal auditing system and Financial Comptroller
• Supervising activity financial staff and program budget matters
• Managing accounting and disbursement needs
• Verifying that procurements comply with USAID and AIR’s financial guidelines
• Overseeing the training of staff and partner NGOs in financial systems
• Ensuring adherence to management policies and assuring timely financial reporting to USAID
The Senior Finance Specialist will report directly to the COP.
This position is contingent on funding.


• Requires a master’s degree in Business and/or Public Administration or a master’s degree in Accounting and/or Financial Management, or appropriate equivalent academic degree at least at the master’s level
• At least 10 years of experience in financial management of development activities with increasing levels of responsibility
• Membership in a professional body such as those for Certified Public Accountants preferred
• Experience working in Honduras preferred
• Ability to compile and prepare financial and budget data in line with USG rules and regulations
• Experience analyzing budget trends and monitoring funding levels across multiple accounts
• Expertise with procedures required for adequate planning, monitoring, and realigning of complex budgets
• Experience administering grants under contract
• Skilled in managing and compiling financial data for reporting and ensuring compliance with all donor requirements
• Excellent computer skills as they relate to financial management
Language Requirement
• SPANISH: Professional Proficiency and Fluent in Writing and Speaking is required.
• ENGLISH: Proficiency in Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing is preferred.
**Please submit your CV and cover letter with your application.

How to apply:

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to TBD. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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