Director of Finance and Administration, USAID/Moldova, Safeguarding Moldova’s Digital Transformation - Palladium

Director of Finance and Administration, USAID/Moldova, Safeguarding Moldova’s Digital Transformation - Palladium

Director of Finance and Administration, USAID/Moldova, Safeguarding Moldova’s Digital Transformation


About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.  

This Proposal Opportunity:

Palladium is looking for Director of Finance and Administration candidates for the anticipated Safeguarding Moldova’s Digital Transformation project funded by USAID. The goal of Safeguarding Moldova's Digital Transformation is to support the safeguarding of Moldova's digital ecosystem to strengthen the protection of human rights, particularly of vulnerable groups and to enhance the involvement of civil society in decision-making processes at all levels, working with civil society and academia to build on existing and new multi-stakeholder partnerships with the government, private sector to develop legal expertise, draft EU-harmonized legislation and policies, build advocacy capacity, conduct independent oversight, and strengthen knowledge and skills, tackling some of the most pressing human rights issues in the digital age.

The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) will oversee all finance, administrative, human resource, and operational activities of the project and a team of support personnel. This includes developing and overseeing finance and accounting systems that comply with USAID requirements and Palladium practices. In coordination with the COP, s/he will develop annual budgets that are aligned with the project work plan. S/he will also ensure compliance with contractual, USAID/USG, and local requirements for reporting, finance, and administration. S/he will also ensure payroll processes and adherence to local human resources policies.

The Director of Finance and Administration will be based in Moldova.

*This is a proposal position and is contingent upon award from USAID. *   

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all project finances to ensure effective use of resources to achieve project objectives in compliance with all donor requirements.
  • Ensure completeness of financial, procurement, and HR records retention and security.
  • Oversee and ensure sound management of human resources, financial management, and procurement and grants functions for the project.
  • In close collaboration with the Activity Fund Manager, implement Palladium’s grant and subcontractor tracking system to ensure the timely and compliant execution of all grant and subcontractor agreements.
  • Oversee HR systems, processes, and documentation according to USAID and Palladium requirements.
  • Oversee implementation of all operational systems as per USAID and Palladium requirements as well as local laws.
  • Ensure that project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and USAID reporting requirements are followed.

Key Competencies Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or a related field in international business management, finance, accounting and/or auditing experience.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or business management with a recognized organization, preferably for USAID or other donor-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Experience in managing grants under contract for USAID-funded programs of a similar size.
  • Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards.
  • Prior experience in a management role on a USAID funded program highly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with various stakeholders and grant awardees.
  • Knowledge of Moldova labor and tax laws and reporting procedures.
  • Knowledge of USAID policies, procedures, and reporting requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of computers and MS Excel.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Romanian.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success, and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.  

Should you require any adjustments or accommodation to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at and we will be in touch to discuss. 

Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse.  All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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