Monday, January 11, 2016

Deputy Project Director/Senior Finance Officer (Research Division) - The Union (Apply by: January 18, 2015)


Deputy Project Director/Senior Finance Officer, Research Division
The Union North America Office New York City


Since the founding of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease as a global scientific organisation in 1920, The Union has drawn from the best evidence and the skills,  expertise  and  reach  of  our  staff,  consultants  anmembership  in  order  to  advance solutions to the most pressing public health challenges affecting people living in poverty around the world.

As a scientific organisation, The Union’s approach starts with evidence. We conduct research so that we can know the nature of the challenges we face and their most effective solutions. Through our peer-reviewed journals, our global and regional conferences, and through training courses and technical assistance, we provide platforms for sharing scientific knowledge with stakeholders around the world.And by directly delivering health services and advocating on
behalf of those affected by tuberculosis and lung disease, we directly act on the best available scientific knowledge. Know. Share. Act. These principles have driven The Union’s work since its founding.

The Union North America (UNA)

The Union North America (UNA), based in New York City, is an international public health organisation and an independent affiliate of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). It is one of the 11 region and country offices affiliated with The Union and located in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and South-East Asia. UNA and The Union provide expertise in project implementation and management, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities to address variety of global health challenges. For more information about The Union, visit

Overall Role:

The Union North America (UNA) seeks to hire a senior finance professional for the full-time position of Deputy Project Director/Senior Finance Officer for the Research Unit. The unit is leading landmark projects in research training, coordination and implementation in a variety of settings.  UNA is the prime recipient of multi-year funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with additional support from Janssen Research & Development.

The incumbent will oversee the finances of the units $30M+ annual operating budget, including a growing portfolio of 30+ international subgrants/subcontracts.  S/he will report to the Senior Vice President for Research and Development. This position may be based either in UNA’s New York or Washington, D.C. office.

Scope of Responsibilities:

1.  Financial & Contractual Oversight of Prime Agreements
    Ensure full compliance with all contractual obligations and donor regulations
    Prepare quarterly financial reports and funds requests/invoices for submission to donors
   Maintain budgets and work closely with senior management to develop budgets for annual renewal applications
    Review and approve allocations of funds and expenses
   Ensure financial monitoring across both funding streams, develop forecast for management and donors
    Respond to requests for financial updates and other ad-hoc queries

2.  Financial & Contractual Oversight of Subgrantees/Subcontracts
   Supervise a team responsible for the management of all financial and contractual matters for a portfolio of international subgrantees/subcontracts
    Negotiate contract terms and budgets with sub-grantees
    Review contractual language and financial requirements/provisions, liaise with Legal and
Operations teams
   Assess and approve financial reports from grantees, and ensure they are completed according to reporting requirements and submit in a timely manner
    Monitor expenses claimed and variance reports
    Ensure intercompany reconciliation with sub grantees/partners
    Conduct on-site visits to ensure regulatory compliance with donors and internal policies
   Provide technical assistance on budgeting, monitoring, financial reporting and close-out as needed

3. General Compliance & Grants Administration
    Assist the Finance unit with audits, such as the A-133, at the US and country level
    Provide guidance to other Union offices with respect to USG rules and regulations
   Support the enhancement of internal controls surrounding the financial and administrative aspects of grants management, liaise with Finance and Operations as
    Provide financial inputs for reports presented to the Executive Management Team
    Ensure all registrations with the US government are up-to-date

4.  Other responsibilities
    Manage a team of 2-4 staff. This position may be based in either New York City or
Washington, D.C.
    Perform other duties as assigned


    MPA, MBA or other relevant degree
   10+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience in all aspects of grants finance management at the prime and sub-grantee levels for both US Government and
other bilateral restricted grants.
   Excellent knowledge of and experience with US Government grants (especially USAID) and related NICRA accounting, budgeting, compliance, funding & reporting requirements.

    Knowledge of research projects/clinical trials a plus
    Managerial experience preferred
   Comfort utilizing and leading a team approach in the management of complex grants and programs
    Ability to juggle multiple demands, manage shifting priorities, and negotiate timelines.
    Strong proficiency in Excel
    Ability to travel internationally (20-30%)
    Authorization to work in the United States
    Working knowledge of Spanish and/or French is a plus

How to Apply

Please   sen you C an  cover   letter,   including   you salary   expectations,   to, with DPDRU-NY-LI in the object line of your email.

Preference will be given to local (New York City and Washington, D.C.) applicants.

Closing Date: January 18, 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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