Global Communities

Director of Finance

Humanitarian Assistance
Posted Date


Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.


In response to the recent crisis in Ukraine, Global Communities is seeking experienced humanitarian professionals to apply for positions on our external emergency response roster. As the situation evolves emergency response team members will support in identifying, designing and starting response activities in Ukraine or in neighboring countries based on need.


This position is located full time in Kyiv, Ukraine. This position requires travel to and from conflict affected areas.


Director of Finance (DF) will oversee an annual portfolio of approximately $20M USD in donor-funded programs. The portfolio includes a mix of humanitarian assistance, governance, economic development and localization and technical assistance delivered throughout Ukraine. The DF is responsible for overseeing project finances and other operational and administrative duties, as required. The DF supervises the tracking, reporting and management of all financial aspects to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of financial reports.


Responsibility Area: Financial Management


  • Manage the finance and accounting components of all programs in Ukraine country office portfolio, including projects funded by USAID, UN, EU, other various public and private funding sources.
  • Ensure consistency with Global Communities Field Finance and Accounting Manual (FFAM) and all procedures, policies and accounting principles.
  • Lead the process for monitoring, managing and analyzing project budgets, which allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of actual and budgeted spending.
  • Manage relationships with banking institutions; coordinate monthly requests for funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the project has all necessary funds for operations.
  • Coordinate the review all program related procurements and expenditures to ensure allowability, allocability, and reasonableness and compliance with the FFAM and donor policies and procedures.
  • Monitor partners’ management of funds, financial reporting, advances, reimbursements and cross check source documents.
  • Oversee monthly financial reporting and liaise with Global Communities home office to resolve challenges and seize opportunities to achieve efficiencies.
  • Advise the Country Director and Chief of Party/Program Director on financial health of their projects through the provision of regular and timely financial expenditure reports.
  • Oversee payroll procedures for national staff and administer payroll.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Ukraine laws, including oversight and filing of necessary taxes, coordinate with the GC Ukraine legal services provider together with the Country Director.
  • Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and subawards and contracts.
  • Maintain financial files and support audits.




  • This position is located full time in Kyiv, Ukraine. This position requires travel to and from conflict affected areas.
  • Supervises a diverse teams of finance managers, officers, accountants, and assistants as well as grants managers and officers.
  • Promote a culture of excellence, inclusion, learning, support, diversity and innovation


  • Undergraduate degree in a related discipline and a minimum of six years of related work experience or a minimum of ten years of related work experience.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
  • Five years’ experience in a senior management or director level position overseeing finance, accounting, and grants and contracts on USAID funded programs in Ukraine. International NGO or for-profit contractor experience is strongly preferred.
  • Evidence of strong budgeting, reporting, and organizational skills required.
  • Proven ability to set up financial regulation systems with partner organizations to ensure the efficient and accurate disbursement of funds.
  • In-depth knowledge/experience with USAID rules and regulations required; experience managing USAID grants and contracts required.
  • Awareness and understanding of relevant local laws, regulations and policies is required 
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, both oral and written, in English; strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities.

Global Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Global Communities holds strict safeguarding principles and has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. In the process of recruitment, selection, and appointment, Global Communities will conduct robust reference and background screening checks, including international vetting as a signature of the Global Misconduct Disclosure Scheme to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded, and abuse is prevented.  The incumbent is required to carry out their duties in accordance with Global Communities Safeguarding policy and the Standards of Conduct.



As an organization working to advance public health, Global Communities has an obligation to model best practices and to do all we can to protect each other, our partners and the communities where we work.  To ensure the continuity and effectiveness of our business operations, Global Communities is adopting a policy to safeguard the health of our visitors, employees, families, and the larger global community from COVID-19.  Effective January 3, 2022, all U.S.-based Global Communities employees are required to provide proof of having received full dosage of COVID-19 vaccine that is FDA approved, approved for emergency use authorization, or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with Global Communities, as a condition of employment.


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