Director of Administration and Finance

EnCompass LLC is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration candidates for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) support activity to be based in Dakar, Senegal.

This anticipated, five-year project will provide USAID/Senegal with strategic and technical support to improve performance management and advance Mission learning. The project will provide comprehensive MEL services, including capacity strengthening and technical support, to USAID/Senegal, local organizations, and potentially the Government of Senegal.

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Director will serve as the overall lead for all financial and administrative (F&A) aspects of the project. Managing a team, s/he will serve as the lead for accounting, finance, invoicing, procurement and other F&A functions as required by the contract. S/he will work directly with the Chief of Party to ensure full compliance in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, functioning of financial processes as well as maintaining internal controls for all activities.

The position will be full-time and be based in Dakar.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions include

  • Oversee the Activity operations of the Senegal office including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, subcontracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance
  • Establish procedures for stewardship of financial operations, including accounting/banking, payroll, subcontracting, procurement, etc.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data to determine financial performance of the project
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party and the EnCompass Home Office Finance and Contracts teams to manage the project’s financial, operational, and contract systems and processes, ensuring compliance with USAID requirements (i.e., FAR, ADS, FAM), Senegalese law, and EnCompass organizational policies, enabling transparency, accountability and accuracy
  • May develop, execute, and manage consultant, subcontractor, and vendor agreements, authorize and approve payments to consultants, subcontractors, and vendors
  • May manage local payroll and reporting
  • Develop, analyze, and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets
  • Execute all budget and financial tracking and reporting requirements and respond to related inquiries by USAID and the EnCompass Home Office in a timely fashion.
  • Prepare quarterly accrual reports, expenditure reporting, and burn rate projections
  • Support any other duty assigned by the Chief of Party

Position Requirements


  • Advanced degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related discipline
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience managing, in roles of increasing responsibility: finance, procurement, accounting, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of a similar contract size
  • Knowledge of US Government financial reporting and compliance processes and requirements, particularly relative to USAID highly desired
  • Knowledge of applicable Senegalese laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and managing, in roles of increasing responsibility: contract administrative compliance, finance and procurement (subcontracts), accounting, and/or human resource related matters
  • Proficient in US Government procurement, human resources, and financial reporting processes and requirements highly preferred
  • Strong capabilities in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and familiar with QuickBooks
  • Previous experience working in USAID-funded programs preferred
  • Knowledge of applicable Senegalese laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources
  • Senegalese National preferred
  • High-level of working proficiency in both English and French; competencies in other local languages an asset

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter and complete the application on the Careers & Consulting page of

Closing date : 27 Mai 2022