Counterpart International, Inc.

  • Finance, Administration & Compliance Director - Mozambique

    Job Locations MZ-Maputo
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  • Overview

    Counterpart International is seeking a Finance, Administration & Compliance Director for its USAID-supported Parceria Cívia para Boa Governaçao (PCBG) program that strengthens the impact of civic activism to improve accountable, effective democratic governance in the target sectors. The target sectors are biodiversity conservation, climate change, education, extractive industry, health, transparent and accountable governance, and peaceful elections.  Over the life of the program Counterpart will provide targeted technical assistance and financial support to a core group of up to 17 Civil Society Organizations. This position will report to the Chief of Party and will provide overall grant management for Counterpart International’s local partners. With the support and guidance from the Chief of Party and the Counterpart International Headquarters staff, the Finance, Administration & Compliance Director will ensure effective management and monitoring of the grants program, with a focus on compliance with USAID rules and regulations and will be responsible for all aspects of financial and administration of the project.


    This position is based in Maputo, Mozambique with frequent in-country travel. Mozambican nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 


    When applying, please also send your resume to 


    • Establish financial management systems, procedures and controls and review them on a regular basis to ensure compliance, transparency and effective utilization of resources.
    • Manage program budget and oversee all financial disbursements and procurement ensuring compliance with US government regulations and Counterpart policies.
    • Supervise day-to-day operations of the finance and grants team, mentoring and building their capacity.
    • Monitor program burn rate and support the development of pipelines, expense trackers, accruals and spending projections.
    • Prepare and ensure timely submission of all financial reports, records, files and cash requests to Counterpart headquarters.
    • Oversee development of key HR policies and personnel manual and ensure their adherence to local labor laws.
    • In charge of Counterpart International registration according to the local law and serve as point of contact for any related matters;
    • Institutionalize Counterpart International’s grants management best practices within the program.
    • Assess capacity building needs and provide training and technical assistance in financial management, USAID regulations to local sub-grantees.
    • Oversee grant making process from start to finish, including design and issuance of RFAs, review of proposals, and financial and narrative reporting.
    • Maintain an up-to-date Grants Manual for the program.
    • Monitor grantee performance per sub-grant agreement requirements.
    • Ensure accurate grant close-out procedures.
    • Other duties as assigned


    • University degree in Finance, Business Administration, International Development, one of the Social Sciences, or related field.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working with international NGOs in grants management positions.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in administering grants in an international development program, including experience in grants design, negotiation, and administration of civil society related grants.
    • Thorough knowledge of and experience regarding grants administration, contracting, and procurement regulations.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Government rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communications skills.
    • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills.
    • Ability to work well in a team environment, strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with Civil Society Organizations, USAID, project staff, and other beneficiaries.
    • Prior experience in Mozambique is required.
    • English and Portuguese fluency are required.


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