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Dhaka, Bangladesh
JOB #R2301602

Finance and Operations Director – One Health - Bangladesh

Finance and Operations Director Systems Strengthening for One Health Activity 

Are you passionate about improving quality of life through accessible public health services? Then consider ICF, we work at the forefront of today’s global health issues, helping clients understand the specific needs of diverse populations and address complex health challenges with behavior and disease surveillance and monitoring, research and surveys, technical assistance, and organizational capacity building support.  

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing difference, we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.  

Job Description:  

ICF is growing and we’re currently hiring a Finance and Operations Director (FOD) for the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Systems Strengthening for One Health Activity in Bangladesh. The purpose of this five-year project is to strengthen Bangladesh's Global Health Security architecture that will allow early detection of diseases in the animal, human, and environmental interfaces minimizing societal disruption, and prevent avoidable death. The activity will support three key objectives: 1) Strengthen Systems for Multi-Sectoral One Health Governance and Coordination; 2) Strengthen One Health Infectious Disease Surveillance and Laboratory Systems and 3) Reduced Threats of Antimicrobial Resistance. The position is anticipated to be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh beginning on or about October 2023.   

The Finance and Operations Director will support the project team in their day-to-day management and administrative duties. The position will be based in Bangladesh but will require in country travel. Primary duties include budgeting, managing, and tracking of invoices and purchase orders, logistics management, and planning and tracking related to task order execution. He/she will oversee day-to-day operations and financial management of the project. 


The Director’s primary responsibilities would include ensuring overall compliance with ICF policies and USAID rules and regulations. The FOD manages all aspects of program operations and administration, providing effective support in finance, procurement, asset management, subcontractor management, security, project start up, and project close-out. The Finance and Operations Director will play a key role in supporting the COP to effectively achieve the results defined in the contract within budget. Responsibilities specifically include: 

  • Ensure that all financial information is consolidated on time and provided to the COP as appropriate for analysis and dissemination. 

  • Provide the management team with monthly financial reports including overall activity budget status (budget tracker), work plan budgets’ status and ensuring potential issues are identified and addressed. 

  • Monitor effective oversight and support to recipients of sub-awards by the activity to ensure consistent compliance with the terms of their agreements including financial management and compliance with donor regulations. 

  • Work with project leadership on project work plans, timelines, and logistics. 

  • Support the tracking of staff and activity timelines and their completion. 

  • Notify project leadership of impending delays, serving as the point of contact for staff traveling in-country in the event of resource needs or emergencies. 

  • Monitor expenses against the program budget, and provide precise, detailed, reports during project start up and throughout implementation and close-out. 

  • Liaise with ICF internal support functions (e.g., contracts and subcontracts) to ensure smooth flow of roles and responsibilities. 

  • Work with project team on developing purchase orders for consultants and equipment, tracking invoices, and ensuring that all cost-related documents from outside the organization are managed. 

  • Collaborate with project leadership to identify resources that help the program meet its goals, deliverables, and milestones. Monitor financial performance and progress toward objectives. 

  • Directly supervise the other finance and operations project staff. 

  • Advise project staff on donor requirements; provide training on financial management, recordkeeping operational systems, and policies as needed. 

  • Manage all aspects of procurement, from planning to purchasing, in compliance with ICF’s policies and standards. 

  • Oversee financial, operational, and administrative functions of the execution of subcontracts. Review and audit sub awardees’ reports, budgets, expenses, and proposals to ensure compliance with award terms and USAID regulations and maintenance of accurate financial records. 

  • Maintain effective linkages between technical components and finance and administrative functions. 

  • Guide and assist with issues related to USAID rules and regulations on environmental compliance. 


  • Master’s degree in business, finance, accounting, commerce, international relations, or related field 

  • 10 + years of relevant technical experience managing regulatory, contractual, legal and financial compliance requirements associated with USG funding including in-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations experience. 

  • 5 + years of experience as lead or deputy lead for finance and operations on a USAID-funded project of similar size and scope. 

  • 5 + years of demonstrated knowledge of USAID’ operating environment, policies, rules and regulations. 

  • Advanced communication and writing skills in English. 

Preferred Experience and Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in Bangladesh and/or Asia preferred. 

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office applications, accounting software such as QuickBooks and internet skills.  

  • Strong familiarity with USAID’s operating environment, policies, and rules and regulations. 

  • A demonstrated ability to work with multiple core subcontractors across multiple countries/geographies. 

  • Experience with start-up project activities in multiple countries with varied scopes of work is required. 

  • Fluency in Bengali preferred. 

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.  

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity) 

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement. 

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$0.00 - $0.00

Maryland Remote Office (MD99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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