Posted on June 22, 2012
Deputy Country Director, Finance and Operations
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Clinton Health Access Initiative - Deputy Country Director, Finance and Operations
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) works with partner governments in more than seventy countries on five continents to help bring effective, high-quality HIV treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. In Indonesia, CHAI has worked since 2007 to support the Government in achieving its goal of universal access to care, support and treatment for people living with HIV. This July, CHAI Indonesia will be expanding its country operations three-fold through a partnership with AusAID and the Government of Indonesia as it enters its next four year phase of programming. A majority of this growth will support its technical assistance efforts to scale up care and treatment in Papua and West Papua, with the establishment of two regional offices and nine treatment training sites in those provinces. In addition, policy and guidelines development, supply chain management, and operational research and monitoring form the other national components of the program. Annual budget for the program is over USD six million.
The Deputy Country Director (DCD) for Finance & Operations will work with the Country Director, the Deputy Country Director for Programs and other CHAI staff to ensure the overall success of the country program. The DCD will have key responsibilities for day-to-day financial and administrative management oversight of CHAI’s Indonesia operations. The DCD will help coordinate and support the Initiative’s team on the ground to achieve the program’s objectives, and forge stronger relations with government and other partners. A strong DCD will model a strong work ethic and mentor the development of younger employees. A flexible management style will allow a DCD to engage in details where needed, fill program management staffing gaps, and ensure projects are completed on time and on budget. The position is based in Jakarta, with some travel to Papua and West Papua provinces.
- Work with the Country Director and Deputy Country Director for Programs to develop and implement CHAI’s agenda in Indonesia, in cooperation with the government
- Provide administrative and managerial oversight in finance, human resources, and general office administration
- Manage processes and tools for planning, budgeting, reforecasting, financial reporting, and monitoring and reporting programmatic progress
- Analyze and oversee spending alignment with budget
- Manage internal and external audit processes
- Help establish and achieve aggressive operational milestones
- Plan and execute specific operational initiatives, and support the teams in implementation
- Coordinate efforts internally and with external partners to ensure resource maximization
- Support resource decision-making processes that utilizes available resources and pursues the best outcome possible
- Supervise the Finance, HR and Administration team
- Comfortable in a peer relationship with leaders such as senior government staff, multi-lateral and bi-lateral representatives, international NGO staff, as well as a broad array of civil servants and civil society organization representatives
- Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers, and negotiate and achieve resolutions
- Works well independently and provides constructive, targeted feedback when program advancement stalls or problems arise; ability to dissect and structure a complex problem, drawing upon various sources and experiences
- Knowledge of accounting and generally accepted accounting principles; demonstrated skills in financial management and operations
- Experience in procurement, contracting and vendor management
- Strong listening skills and a respect for local styles and customs
- Demonstrated leadership and management of teams with a style that is clear, supportive, and collegial yet directive as needed
- Responsive to needs of country staff, government, and other CHAI colleagues
- Ability to work within budgetary constraints
- Excellent analytic, written, presentation, and communication skills
- English language fluency, both written and verbal, required. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia a plus
- High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Knowledge of Quickbooks a plus.
- A minimum of 7 years experience in public or private sector enterprise, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership; at least 5 years of field experience managing the finance and administration functions for an international organization preferred
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS or public health preferred
- Professional experience in Indonesia is a significant advantage
Master’s Degree (preferably in Business, Public Health or related fields) or CPA/CPA equivalent in Accounting required
Interested candidates should apply at https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2630/job.