Honduras: Senior finance specialist

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Honduras
Closing date: 22 Dec 2016

Chemonics seeks a senior finance specialist for the anticipated five year, $53 to $55 million USAID Reading Improvement for Development program in Honduras. The program will support the government of Honduras, in collaboration with other donors, civil society, and the private sector, in improving reading outcomes of Honduran students in Grades 1 to 6. The program will 1) strengthen the Ministry of Education's capacity to implement evidence-based reading approaches in basic education; 2) improve school and classroom materials to enhance reading instruction; 3) improve capacity of teachers and key support personnel to provide quality reading instruction to students in Grades 1 to 6; and 4) strengthen parental and community participation leading to improved learning and reading achievement. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Report directly to the chief of party to ensure the program's full financial and contractual compliance with USAID regulations
  • Establish internal control systems, as well as accounting and financial reporting protocols for local subcontractors
  • Collaborate with other senior specialists to achieve expected results
  • Supervise activity financial staff and program budget matters
  • Manage accounting and disbursement needs
  • Verify procurements to ensure compliance with USAID's and Chemonics' financial guidelines
  • Oversee the training of staff and partner nongovernmental organizations in financial systems
  • Ensure adherence to management policies, and timely financial reporting to USAID


  • Master's degree in business administration, public administration, accounting or financial management, or appropriate equivalent academic degree required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in financial management of development activities with increasing levels of responsibility required
  • Membership in a professional body such as those for certified public accountants preferred
  • Experience working in Honduras preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken Spanish required; proficiency in English preferred

How to apply:

Send an electronic submission of your CV and cover letter to HondurasRIDjobs@chemonics.onmicrosoft.com by December 22, 2016, with "Senior Finance Specialist" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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