Finance and Administration Director

CARE Nepal

CARE Nepal  is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 10 Years
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    Job Category Finance & Accounting
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : May 03, 2022

Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. CARE has been operational in Nepal since 1978 and works in partnership with government and non-government stakeholders across the spectrum of humanitarian action and long-term development programs.

CARE Nepal seeks Finance and Administration Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Integrated Nutrition Activity in Nepal. The purpose of this activity is to strengthen the Government of Nepal’s commitment and capacity to improve nutrition outcomes and to ensure a healthy and productive workforce in Nepal. The project will accomplish this by improving the nutrition and health standards of women and children via better maternal, newborn, and child health services and strengthened policies, systems, and programs that improve the health and nutritional status of women, adolescents and children.

Position Description:

The Finance and Administration Director, in close collaboration with COP and DCOP, has primary responsibility for tasks related to budget preparation, management and tracking; staffing and HR management; operations; and overall financial management.

This position will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal and is contingent upon award and donor approval.

Primary responsibilities:   

  • This position will manage all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for both the prime recipient and any sub-awards.
  • Ensure execution and timely posting of financial transactions and prepare financial reports for submission to the donor.
  • Develop financial forecast analysis and lead the process of analysis and interpretation of financial reports for informed decision making.
  • Coordinate closely with CoP and Country Director to lead financial and contractual aspects of the project.
  • Ensure compliance with US Government and Government of Nepal laws, regulations and policies regarding contracts and grants, procurements, and financial management.
  • Provide guidance and supervision to program staff and managers/budget holders on financial management and operations
  • Provide guidance on donor regulations, financial management, operations and build capacity of local sub-recipients of the project for successful implementation of the project activities.
  • Collaborate with CARE Nepal’s country team, Regional Office (ARMU) and CARE USA (headquarter-based) staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and program framework, and regulations.
  • Support performance management of direct reports, including ongoing performance feedback, learning, as well as staffing and management of human resources.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • A Master’s degree in accounting, business administration, or a relevant field
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in finance, procurement, award management, logistics, and/or human resource-related matters for large international development projects; with a minimum of 5 years of senior-level responsibility for managing administration and finance aspects.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, leadership and managerial skills.
  • Familiarity with financial reporting and compliance requirements of USG contracts/cooperative agreements
  • Experience in managing procurement and subcontracts/grants for a large project.
  • Proven track record of implementing fraud mitigation practices and Risk management
  • Experience with finance management, accounting and auditing, procurement and establishment of internal controls; including grant compliance monitoring and management.
  • Experience with strategic program planning, annual work planning and budgeting.
  • Experience managing successful teams working in multiple locations.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and accounting software.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity and Diversity and PSHEA (Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse).
  • Preference will be given professional to those with a membership of ACCA, CPA, CA.
  • Fluency in Nepali preferred.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at and complete the application process. The last date for submitting the application is 17:00hrs, May 31, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply”

CARE places human dignity at the centre of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.