Finance and Administration Manager, Country Operations

Seed Global Health
May 8, 2019
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
Not specified


The Finance & Administration Manager, Country Operations contributes their energy, passion, and skills primarily to supporting Seed’s Finance & Administration team in the US and abroad, in a fast-paced office during a time of rapid growth. The position is a full-time position based in Boston. The Finance & Administration Manager, Country Operations supports various finance and administration functions to support Seed’s country operations (including human resources, in-country corporate administration, financial management) and manages special projects related to organizational needs and priorities as requested by the Managing Director, Finance & Administration (F&A). This full-time position reports to Managing Director, F&A and work closely with all domestic and international team members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include the following:

• Human resources

o Assist country team with in-country staff recruitment and contracting efforts

o Develop process for and assist with in-country onboarding and orientation

o Maintain HR records, including employment contracts, for all in-country staff

o Manage annual review of benefits for in-country staff, including evaluating service contracts

o Develop country supplement to Seed Employee Handbook for country context and compliance in collaboration with US and in-country administration staff

• Finance

o Develop policies, procedures, and tools for country financial management, in collaboration with US and in-country F&A teams

o Train and support in-country staff on policies, procedures, and tools, including for country cash flow, accounting, reconciliations, and bank account administration

o Support in-country staff and HQ program team on the management of the country budgets

o Prepare in-country payrolls for processing by payroll company and work with the F&A teams to develop systems for future in-country payroll processing

• General F&A

o Ensure efficient and compliant operating of country finance and administration

o Serve as Boston point person for general in-country F&A needs

o Develop country specific policies and procedures, including on procurement, inventory, IT, and archiving, and train and support country staff on policies and procedures

o Work with in-country team to identify and select preferred vendors and develop country specific procurement system

o Ensure compliance with all registration and tax related requirements, including management of Seed’s country-specific audits and annual reports as applicable in Malawi and Uganda

o Liaise with and maintain partnerships/contracts with in-country audit and legal firms

o Assist with new registrations and country start-up as and when Seed expands its country focus



• At least 5-10 years’ experience in managing finance and administration, including starting up new offices and growing country presence outside the US

• Experience developing new policies, procedures, and tools and training staffing in their use

• Experience developing and managing contracts and grants to vendors and partner organizations

• Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in relevant field a plus

• Advanced proficiency in MS Word required, knowledge of Quickbooks a plus

• Passion and commitment to Seed’s mission

• Strong sense of accountability, personal initiative, and responsibility

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including flexibility and a sense of humor

• Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to build respectful relationships with colleagues from different cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds

• Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and young organization work environment

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