University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide.
With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.
Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health;
infectious diseases, including HIV / AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition;
and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.
URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission ().
Roles and Responsibilities : Supervision : Support the COP in overall oversight and management of the Cote d’Ivoire project.
Provide leadership to the project’s administrative team, setting strategic direction and priorities and monitoring compliance and adherence to company policies and procedures across global and country programs.
Oversee contractual and financial functions including procurement budgeting, management reporting, and accounts analysis in accordance with applicable financial policies and procedures of URC and partners / donor agencies.
Ensure that internal contractual, financial, procurement and administrative procedures are in accordance with the laws and other requirements of URC, USAID, and host countries.
Provide support and oversight to project coordinators for accurate and timely financial management and backstopping of country-based programs, including training, mentoring, and supervision.
Contribute to strategic thinking and direction of project administrative policies, reflection growth and changes to respond to client compliance requirements.
Prepare project budget and budget tracker as well as financial reporting and projections.
Ensure that costs are allocable, attributable, and reasonable.
Oversee the preparation and presentation of financial statements and approvals with partners / donor agencies.
Minimum Qualifications : Required Experience & Qualifications
Advanced degree in a management-related field.
At least 10 years of progressive experience in the administration of multi-country development programs with demonstrated success in leading contractual, financial and related management activities, including experience with USAID projects.
At least 5 years of experience managing the contractual, financial and administrative aspects of USAID-funded projects.
At least 5 years of professional experience working in low-or-middle-income countries implementing development programs.
Demonstrated strong budgeting and financial analysis skills.
Demonstrated experience managing a diverse and geographically dispersed staff, including senior level staff and fostering a team environment with program staff located in multiple locations.
Ability to build and foster partnerships with partner / donor agencies based in the US and developing countries.
Superior analytical skills, decision making, and ability to produce results in a fast-paced multi-tasked environment.
Strong management, interpersonal, communication, mentoring and facilitation skills.
Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
English fluency is required.
Desired Experience & Qualifications
Excellent communication skills