RTI International Recruitment for Finance and Operations Director

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified graduates for RTI International Recruitment for Finance and Operations Director. The Application deadline is 11th March, 2019.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.

Job Description

  • Company: RTI
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee the finance and administration functions and ensure compliance with RTI and USAID procedures.
  • Oversee finance, operations, human resource management, logistics, procurement, administration and information technology (IT) support to the project.
  • Work closely with the COP, technical staff, pertinent regional and home office staff and appropriate USAID staff, when necessary, to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed, disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives and results.
  • When necessary, work closely with key RTI staff, government officials, contractors and USAID staff to ensure full compliance with local laws (i.e., taxes, shipping, customs, registration) while integrating with current systems and procedures.
  • Provide training and guidance to field staff and COP on managing project expenses for annual work plan and contract budgets.
  • Oversee preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables).
  • Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the US.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare pipeline estimates for the project.
  • Prepare biweekly cash requirements, monitoring cash flow and reconciles cash accounts in order to maintain appropriate cash balances.
  • Manage and monitor performance of office petty cash system.
  • Work with the project staff to document and book cost share requirements each month, if needed.
  • Work with HQ-based financial manager to review monthly financial reports and supporting documentation.
  • Supervise project finance and operations staff.


  • Master’s degree and 12 years of experience in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field;
  • At least 9 years’ experience in international donor-funded financial and administrative management, with a minimum of 6 years of senior-level responsibility for managing administration and finance aspects of USAID-funded projects/programs;
  • Experience with finance management, accounting and auditing, procurement and the establishment of internal controls; administration of grants, including monitoring of grant compliance and management, preferred;
  • In depth knowledge and practical understanding of USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems; experience overseeing finance and administration for a USAID-funded contract of a similar size and complexity is highly desirable;
  • Experience with strategic program planning, annual work planning and budgeting;
  • Experience managing successful teams working in multiple locations/field offices;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, supervisory, leadership and managerial skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access plus working knowledge of accounting and procurement software (particularly QuickBooks) is preferable;
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required; and
  • Ghanaian nationals encouraged to apply; international/regional experience is considered an asset.

How to Apply

Candidates who have met the above criteria should CLICK HERE to apply.

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