Director of Finance and Administration

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.

About Us

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over 100 countries and implemented over 300 projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) and institutional support across many areas and sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, agriculture, economic growth, food security, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Director of Finance and Adminsitration

Department/Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Reports To: Chief of Party

Type: Regular Full-Time

Category: Proposal

Classification: Exempt

Clearance Required: N/A


IBTCI seeks an experienced Director of Finance and Administration for an anticipated multi-year Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of the USAID MEL Activity is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) support services to USAID/Bosnia’s technical offices and implementing partners. These services will strengthen performance management by generating a technical evidence base to guide the Mission’s programming.

This position is contingent upon USAID award and will be based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Local applicants and ex-patriates are encouraged to apply.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all financial management, logistical operations, and human resources management.
  • Assist the Chief of Party with team building, office and project set up, administration, contract compliance, and payroll to ensure that the team achieves and reports on all benchmarks and deliverables.
  • Manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of finance functions in the project office.
  • Ensure compliance with IBTCI and USAID policies and procedures.
  • Organize purchases of office materials and supplies and procure other project needs in collaboration with the PM and in accordance with IBTCI procedures.
  • Coordinate logistical preparations/requirements for international travel for project staff and consultants.
  • Organize events and meetings related to the project, including procuring venues and arranging logistics.
  • Serve as the HR PoC for the IBTCI project office.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the project team and other IBTCI offices to ensure that the necessary planning, development, management, and field activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least eight (8) years of experience working in finance and administration in developing countries, preferably the Balkan Region and specifically Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs, i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available accounting-software programs.
  • Progressively responsible experience as a senior finance manager with a reputable NGO, development contractor on USAID-funded projects.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, governmental, and nonprofit) and an ability to understand accounting practices and procedures; to analyze data, narrative reports, and workload flow charts, etc.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required, fluency in another language preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent and an ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in managing and administering sub-awards and audits.
  • Experience with funds control and monitoring of fraud and abuse.
  • Experience with arranging logistics for large events and conferences.
  • Knowledge of internal control policies and procedures.
  • Previous finance and administrative experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with accounting and non-accounting individuals.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Travel within Bosnia and Herzegovina may be required.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education & human capacity development, energy & infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients’ missions.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected] (Do not send your resume to this account, for consideration please apply in our career page,

How to apply

Deadline: 23 Feb 2024