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Director of Finance and Operations, Sahel

  • Contractor
  • Burkina Faso
  • TBD USD / Year
  • ACDI/VOCA profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Director of Finance and Operations, Sahel

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations for an upcoming Regional Resilience Activity in the Sahel region – Burkina Faso, Chad, The Gambia, and Mauritania – funded by USAID. The anticipated program seeks to expand resilience in the Sahel, improving the ability of individuals, households, and communities to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from perennial shocks and stresses.

The Director of Finance and Operations will provide leadership and direction to the finance and operations team with close oversight of the project’s finances, including financial analysis and accounting management. The program is anticipated to start in 2024 and this position will be based in Dakar, with frequent travel to Burkina Faso and other Sahel countries.


  • Develop and oversee all financial and accounting systems, policies, procedures, and internal controls, adapting them as necessary to meet changing regulations and best practices
  • Establish efficient financial and operational systems including internal audits, compliance, and risk management
  • Lead the annual budgeting process and review all financial plans and budgets, monitoring progress and changes
  • Oversee annual financial audits of the program and ensure that subgrantees comply with all audit and financial review requirements
  • Prepare and execute action plans to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of finance and administrative operations and to mitigate operational and compliance risks
  • Periodically assess the efficiency and effectiveness of finance and administration procedures in relation to the delivery of technical activities on time and at optimum cost
  • Ensure that program funds are utilized appropriately by the close of the fiscal year
  • Comply with all USAID rules and regulations and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures relating to finance and administration
  • Manage cash disbursement and petty cash account
  • Track USAID approvals for travel, hiring, and equipment procurement


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business administration, or related field is required; master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience managing large, multi-year USAID funded projects with multiple implementing partners and relevant food security/livelihoods experience.
  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience recruiting, developing and mentoring, and managing staff.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with activity stakeholders: donors, partners, local government institutions, local communities, and vulnerable groups.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Experience working in the Sahel Region preferred.
  • Fluency in English required.

Sahel Region nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.

deadline: 23-Feb-24

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