Finance and Administration Specialist, Honduras 27 views

Job Description

EnCompass seeks Finance and Administration (F&A) Specialist candidates for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) support activity in Honduras.

The MESCLA 2.0 activity will provide USAID/Honduras with strategic and technical support to improve performance management and advance Mission learning. The project will provide comprehensive MEL services, including capacity strengthening and technical support, to USAID/Honduras, local organizations, and the Government of Honduras.

The F&A Specialist will report to the Chief of Party and will be responsible for the accounting, finance, invoicing, procurement and other F&A functions as required by the contract as well as the day-to-day management of the EnCompass project field office located in Honduras. S/he will work directly with the Chief of Party to ensure full compliance in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, functioning of financial processes as well as maintaining internal controls for all activities.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:

Maintain oversight of finance, procurement, human resources, and operational activities of the field office

Establish procedures for stewardship of financial operations, including accounting/banking, payroll, subcontracting, procurement, etc.

Analyze and interpret financial data to determine financial performance of the project

Ensure all activities and operations maintain compliance with local laws and USAID rules and regulations

May develop, execute, and manage consultant, subcontractor, and vendor agreements, authorize and approve payments to consultants, subcontractors, and vendors

Ensure efficient processing of bank and cash transactions, including reconciliations

Develop, analyze, and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets

Execute all budget and financial tracking and reporting requirements and respond to related inquiries by USAID and the EnCompass Home Office in a timely fashion


financial reporting

food security

global health

human resources

human rights

inclusive development

local laws

monitoring and evaluation

operational activities


performance management

primary health care



Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, management, business administration or similar field; Master’s degree an asset

Experience and Skills

Minimum of eight (8) years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and managing, in roles of increasing responsibility: contract administrative compliance, finance and procurement (subcontracts), accounting, and/or human resource related matters

Proficient in US Government procurement, human resources, and financial reporting processes and requirements highly preferred

Previous experience working in USAID-funded programs preferred

Familiarity of USAID/Honduras Mission preferred

Knowledge of applicable USAID laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources

Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, required

Superior skills in English, both written and verbal, required. Proficiency in Spanish greatly preferred

Honduran citizens are strongly encouraged to apply

About Company

EnCompass LLC is a women-owned, small business consulting firm working in International Development, and offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe. We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security.

Founded in 1999, EnCompass began as a virtual organization supporting clients and implementing work through a network of staff and expert consultants. Today, we have more than 110 full-time staff and a Global Consulting Network, our vetted database of specialists, through which we engage, on average, 200 consultants each year. In early 2017, EnCompass opened its first international office in Addis Ababa for Transform: a Primary Health Care project. In 2019, we set up our second field office in Lima, Peru. We maintain a full-time staff presence in Benin, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Peru, and Uganda.

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