Global Communities

Senior Finance and Administration Officer, Sri Lanka

2 weeks ago
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Sri Lanka


Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.

Global Communities is seeking a qualified and experienced Senior Finance and Administration Officer for the USAID Sri Lanka Social Cohesion and Reconciliation project. The project will be designed to positively transform relationships across traditional lines of division and foster the development of a common national identity among all Sri Lankans by supporting institutions, processes and stakeholders at the national, sub-national and community level—strengthening Sri Lankan-led efforts to build a more inclusive, cooperative, and resilient society to promote longer term reconciliation and peace.

This position is contingent upon award.


The Senior Finance and Administration Officer is responsible for the primary oversight and in-country leadership of all financial reporting and administrative operations through the life of the program. In particular, s/he will oversee financial operations for the program; conduct continual reporting to ensure the financial health of the program and the correct usage of funds. A successful candidate will have experience working with U.S. Government programs, the ability to oversee staff and partner organization finances, and a strong background in institutionalizing financial best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field required. Master’s degree preferred;
  • At least five (5) years’ experience managing finances and complex administration for large programs;
  • Prior direct experience managing the finances and administration of a USAID-funded project is required;
  • Experience and knowledge of USAID policies and business practices.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience with project financial management, including financial controls, accounting, and audit, as well as reporting on accruals, pipeline, and expense validation and reimbursement to service providers;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Tamil and/or Sinhalese


Citizens and residents of Sri Lanka are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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