20 Jan 2016

ICF International Job Vacancy : USAID Operations Manager

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ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world’s future. ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy. Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients’ most important challenges. We partner with clients around the globe—advising, executing, innovating—to help them define and achieve success. Our more than 5,000 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. ICF’s website iswww.icfi.com.

Interested in a career that focuses on positively impacting quality of life and influencing global and national policies in the developing world? Then look at ICF International. Backed by 30 years of experience and a worldwide network of development professionals, we help clients promote sustainable development and build in-country capacity in leading areas such as global health, food security, climate change, and clean energy.

Job Description:

ICF International seeks local or international candidates for the position of Operations Manager to be responsible for our program operations in Accra, Ghana. Areas of expertise will include subcontractor and consultant management, procurement, and financial management. He/She will develop and/or implement internal systems and tools that ensure that the project is implemented in compliance with all terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement, with the USAID regulations and ICF policies and procedures, as well as with relevant local and US accounting standards, laws, and regulations. He/She will work closely with the management, field and home office staff, subcontractors, consultants and vendors as needed.

Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding from USAID.

Key Responsibilities:

• Work closely with the Chief of Party and USAID to be responsible for program management, administration, and operations • Responsible for managing finance and accounting, compliance, and reporting • Staff management and project performance management • Oversee local procurement systems, record systems, and program implementation schedules


• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience • Experience managing international development assistance projects of similar scope and scale • Demonstrated experience in USAID procedures and compliance or experience working with international donor programs • 5 years of experience in a similar capacity on a project of a similar nature in Ghana or West Africa • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing English

Preferred Skills/Experience:

• Relevant degree in business or financial administration, monitoring and evaluation, public policy, international development or related field at master’s level or above • Experience on USAID projects highly desired • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams of professionals in multi-national/regional environments • Familiarity with the political, economic, social, and cultural context of working in Ghana and West Africa • Experience with an international contractor or NGO managing a program or office • Strong understanding of USAID policies and procedures: financial management and reporting, procurement processes (including ADS, AIDAR, CFR)

Professional Skills:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English • Excellent interpersonal skills • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

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