The Finance Director will directly oversee all financial responsibilities and support functions including
accounting, budgeting, reporting, and financial planning. S/he will ensure project compliance with the
Federal Acquisition Regulations and AIDAR, USAID Policies and USAID/Afghanistan mission orders and
Implementing Partner’s notices. S/he will establish standards and procedures to ensure the compliance
program’s effectiveness and efficiency, maintaining compliance to organizational policies procedures and
internal controls. The Finance Director will coordinate with internal and external auditors and coordinate
with the field director of finance and home office senior accountant. S/he will be responsible for conducting
due diligence to ensure that USG (United States Government) funds are not diverted from their
development purpose outlined in the award and are not vulnerable to corruption, extortion or otherwise
benefitting malignant groups.
The Finance Director has primary responsibility for ensuring that MSH financial management in Afghanistan
functions efficiently and effectively, and is implemented to support the attainment of project results and
client expectations. S/he is the administrative supervisor of all finance staff and oversees the following core
• Budgeting and financial reporting
• Field accounting and bank and cash management;
• Payroll;
• Compliance training;
• Risk and control management of provincial finances.
Implementation of project financial management functions (Estimated LOE: 80%)
• Lead project annual budget development process. This includes managing the annual work plan, life-ofproject
and activity budgets and ensuring compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets;
ensure the consistency, inclusion, and accuracy of costs and that they comply with MSH’s and USAID’s
policy, where appropriate; and work with staff in developing budgets for technical activities, as necessary.
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Revise overall and sub-budgets as needed throughout the work plan year.
• Develop and maintain systems for program expenditure monitoring and tracking that include financial
and contractual metrics and performance. Provide routine pipeline analysis of actual budget expenditures
and future spending to COP and USAID. Also, provide any ad hoc reports requested by USAID. In addition,
perform routine financial analysis on program expenditures, documenting and monitoring overall
performance, analyzing trends, identifying gaps, and overall ensuing efficient and sound project
management and cost control.
• Collaborate with the COP and leadership team to:
Ensure that financial management policies are updated, communicated, and followed by all

Ensure that MSH activities have the appropriate resources and are implemented as per
MSH Mission, values, policies and standard operating procedures, and local laws and
regulations, and

Safeguard MSH’s reputation – financial, contractual, and political integrity.

Management and supervision (Estimated LOE: 20%)
• Develop and execute responsive and appropriate financial management systems in line with local laws
and regulations, MSH policies and standard operating procedures, and donor requirements.
• Lead and manage the finance structure, aligning staffing, systems, work plans and budgets with the
project and available resources to provide timely, cost-effective, and high-quality support and administrative
services to all MSH country-based projects and activities.
• Ensure that all accounting entries are made with full supporting documentation, in compliance with all
applicable rules, regulations, and control measures.
• Ensure timely submission of required administrative and financial reports to the COP and corporate
Finance and Operations Offices.
• Coordinate execution of internal/external financial performance reviews or audits and ensure timely
follow-up to reviews or audits conclusions and recommendations.
• Ensure the timely and accurate budgeting, reporting, monitoring, and, and accounting for all subpartners
and grantees on the award, collaborating with other project staff and corporate units
• Provide administrative supervision to all financial staff and is accountable for their performance
management (including regular results, check-ins, formal appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards,
training, coaching, and career development support).
• Promote and facilitate the development of staff and sustainable systems and participate in international
cross-fertilization and knowledge exchange within finance team.
• Other tasks as assigne

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Bachelor’s degree in Business, finance, accounting, or related field; strong preference for
advanced degree (MBA, finance or similar).

A minimum of 8 years’ experience with U.S. Federal overseas projects and knowledge of the
Federal Acquisition Regulation, experience with US Federal Government assistance
instruments and audits.

Extensive experience preparing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting to USAID.
Strong leadership and business judgment skills and strong analytical and written and verbal
communication skills.

Proven expertise in finance, budgeting, reporting, and financial management and
overseeing teams that work in these areas.

Proven expertise in financial planning, monitoring of grant compliance and management,
and establishment of internal controls.

• Willingness to relocate to Kabul, Afghanistan.

Experience assessing and monitoring financial management capacities of sub-partners and
grantees; ability to provide capacity-building activities’ insight and guidance as needed.

Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with a
proven ability to function effectively with multiple stakeholders.

Previous project financial management in Afghanistan or similar high-risk posts, strongly

Computer skills; proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite applications;
accounting systems (Deltek Costpoint or similar and QuickBooks).

• Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
• Fluency in English; working knowledge of Dari is a plus.
COMPETENCIES: Verbal and Written Communications and Presentation Skills; Creativity and Innovation;
Assessing, Managing, and Measuring Work; Problem Solving & Decision Quality; Change Management;
Functional/Technical Skills.
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed,
citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take
affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without
regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and
disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the
Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era