CDC GHS Business Official

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Business Official

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

FHI 360 is seeking a Business Official for an anticipated CDC Global Health Security (GHS) to Liberia: Strengthening Public Health Capacity.  The project has the general objective to improve prevention of avoidable epidemics including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens, to improve ability to rapidly detect threats early, including detecting, characterizing, and to report emerging biological threats by responding rapidly and effectively to public health threats of international concern.


*Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to donor approval.

In general, responsibilities include managing the contract budget for the project and preparing financial reports for submission to CDC. The Business Officer will also ensure that funds expended are compliant with FHI 360 policies and U.S. Government (USG)/CDC regulations and policies. This position reports to the project PI. The position will be based in Monrovia, Liberia.

The Business Official has the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee project operations including human resources, logistics, procurement and accounting/finance
  • Create and maintain up-to-date financial tracking system
  • Liaise with the donor program management team
  • Maintain proper documentation for all office and project expenditures
  • Liaise with vendors and other service providers and ensure that invoices are verified and submitted on a timely basis
  • Coordinate monthly requests of funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure that the program has all the necessary funds for the operations
  • Review purchase orders and required supporting documentation and consult with the team leader for approval, prior to issuance of the purchase orders within agreed-upon thresholds
  • Create and submit monthly financial reports
  • Create regular financial tracking reports to monitor project spend against the approved budget
  • Maintain office records as needed
  • Design and implement office financial policies, standards, and procedures in line with FHI 360 policies and the USG
  • Provide input to the preparation of project budgets
  • Review staff expense reports and supporting documentation and after approval arrange prompt payment
  • Monitor time spent by project staff and advise the technical Leads/PI if time is not being charged and spent according to the approved project budget
  • Assist the PI and country leads with the hiring of project staff
  • Provide human resources support to project staff and ensure that all HR policies of FHI 360 and the local HR manual are adhered to
  • Advise project staff on USG/CDC requirements and provide training on financial management, record keeping, operational systems and policies as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance Administration or similar field
  • Minimum five years of professional experience providing accounting and financial management services
  • Demonstrable understanding of accounting procedures
  • Familiar with USG rules and regulations, and experience in a similar position on a USG-funded project preferred. CDC experience is a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong English written, oral, and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Experience completing a variety of financial tasks by establishing priorities and working in a fast-paced office environment, under pressure and against numerous deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as well as part of a team
  • Accuracy and attention to detail in the performance of duties is of critical importance
  • Excellent organizational skills, including task and time management
  • Impeccable business ethics, including the protection of confidential information


  • May supervise 1-2 junior staff in country

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Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Category: International Jobs

Deadline: N/A

Company Name: FHI 360

Author: Admin