Finance Director – Egypt – WEA

Education Development Center (EDC) - Cairo

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Experience Needed:
More than 8 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
1 open position
About the Job
  • Direct and support the Finance and Operations staff to manage all financial and operational issues of the project, to improve procedures, increase efficiency and provide the means to accomplish project goals;
  • Monitor project spending, including quarterly analysis to identify over or under spending, bring any issues to the attention of the Chief of Party for action;
  • Monitor advances to employees and ensure timely liquidation bringing any issues to the attention of the Chief of Party for action;
  • Ensure any tax liabilities are paid timely;
  • Ensure all employees and vendors are vetted according to EDC policies;
  • Serve as a liaison with EDC Home Office Accounting to facilitate financial management processes including contributing to preparation of cost to complete projections, providing guidance and oversight on project financial management, and participating as appropriate, in resolution of financial issues;
  • Model standards of accuracy, timeliness and adherence to policies and guidelines that enables others to perform with due diligence
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to donor regulations and procedures including maintenance of internal controls, accountability of EDC resources for all financial and operational issues;
  • Manage with support from EDC’s Director of Corporate Compliance any external financial audits and ensures that management responses to internal financial reviews are implemented timely.


  • Mentor local personnel to develop capacity of staff, including provision of regular feedback and training;
  • Supervise work of project accountants to ensure timely and accurate submission of monthly field transaction reporting to the home office;
  • Manage finance, accounting, logistics, and procurement staff in Cairo and zonal offices;
  • Ensure that finance and operations staff work smoothly with technical teams to accomplish project goals in a manner consistent with policies and procedures; models collaboration with technical leaders.
Job Requirements


Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree with professional certification) in business, accounting, finance, international development or other related field.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least eight years of experience with increasing responsibility in accounting and/or financial management, including the management and oversight of equally large and complex, multi-million dollar, USAID-funded project budgets and financial reporting;
  • Extensive knowledge of and financial management experience with USAID funded-programs (experience with USAID contracts preferred);
  • Demonstrated and detailed understanding of financial management and accounting principles;
  • Experience successfully managing project procurement;  and
  • Proven ability to manage a team and corresponding workflow.


Fluency in English required. Professional proficiency in Arabic highly desired.

About this Company

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

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