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Finance Manager


Finance Manager, USAID/DRC Enseignement Technique pour Opportunités Inclusives, Lucratives et Équitables (ETOILE) Activity

Finance Manager, USAID/DRC Enseignement Technique pour Opportunités Inclusives, Lucratives et Équitables (ETOILE) Activity in | Careers at Democratic Republic of Congo (


Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.


Programs – Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Pact seeks an experienced Finance Manager for the anticipated USAID-funded DRC Enseignement Technique pour Opportunités InclusivesLucratives et Équitables (ETOILE) Activity, which aims to enhance inclusive workforce development to improve livelihoods for Congolese youth, particularly those from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds, to improve social mobility, economic livelihoods, and access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity (2023-2028). This position is contingent upon award. 

Key Responsibilities 

The Finance Manager (FM) will provide overall financial, grants, and compliance support for  the Activity. Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), the FM is responsible for the overall finance functions of the Activity. The FM ensures transparent administrative, financial, and reporting procedures; effective financial controls; and oversight of grants under contract (GUCs). They are responsible for training and mentoring staff on policies and procedures, donor regulations, new systems, and financial best practices, as well as working closely with the COP, Pact DC, and the Pact DRC Director of Finance and Operation to ensure compliance with all donor regulations and effective and proactive management.  

The specific duties to be carried out by the successful candidate are listed below: 

  • Provide overall financial and compliance support to the project. 
  • Oversee management of sub-contracts and Grants under Contract (GUCs). 
  • Ensure funds expended are compliant with US government regulations and policies. 
  • Implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award, which may be a contract or a cooperative agreement.  
  • Identify potential areas of financial and compliance vulnerability and risk and develop or implement corrective action plans to resolve problematic issues.  
  • Ensure proper financial documentation and reporting, establish and provide direction and management of project funds.  
  • Lead and oversee the development, management and complete life cycle of a variety of possible procurement mechanisms, including but not limited to purchase orders, sub-contracts, and/or GUCs. 
  • Be responsible for managing the contract budget, tracking project spending and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID. 
  • Analyze financial data with attention to the impact of adaptation on programming.  
  • Mentor and supervise finance, and compliance staff engaged in the activities noted here. 
  • Employee complies with all company policies and procedures, including completing all compliance training topics by the deadline to satisfy each and receiving the corresponding acknowledgment statement that the training has been completed. 
  • All other duties as assigned 

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting or equivalent.  
  • At least eight years’ experience working in international development, preferably livelihoods activities.  
  • At least four years’ experience in financial compliance and progressive supervisory work experience directly supervising finance, and compliance staff.  
  • Demonstrable experience with management and/or administration for USAID projects, including experience managing sub-awards and GUCs.  
  • Knowledge of U.S. government references including OMB Circulars (e.g. A-122), 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228, ADS, FAR, AIDAR, CAS, FFATA, DSSR, and FTR.  
  • Experience working with Congolese local organizations.  
  • Experience managing USAID contracts and/or cooperative agreements.  
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, particularly financial reporting and compliance requirements.  
  • Fluency in English and French (oral, writing, and reading)  
  • Ability to travel within the DRC and occasionally internationally.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience managing grants, contracts or other mechanisms that allow projects to seamlessly change course in response to new information. 
  • Experience with accounting software such as Serenic, Navigator, ERPs, ACCPAC, or others.
  • Congolese nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

At Pact, we recognize your impact, offer you opportunities and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings may include healthcare, retirement (8.8% to 13% based on service tenure) and savings plans, paid time off, disability and life insurance programs, learning and development opportunities, wellness programs as well as other optional benefit elections.

With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Pact seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Pact. Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.

Finance Manager, USAID/DRC Enseignement Technique pour Opportunités Inclusives, Lucratives et Équitables (ETOILE) Activity in | Careers at Democratic Republic of Congo (

The offer remains open from publication until May 29, 2023.

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