The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education.
About the Vice President of Finance and Administration:
The VP of Finance and Administration is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Financial and Administrative services at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). S/he provides leadership and vision to the Directors of Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Information Technology, Facilities, Security/Transportation, and Food Services. Reporting to the President, the VP of Finance and Administration is a member of the President’s Cabinet which includes the Provost and the VP of Development.
Develop Policies and Systems
Advises the President on strategic operational management and policy development, thus ensuring that the financial and administration services of AUAF adhere to best practice.
Participates in the development and amendment of the AUAF strategic plan.
Develops the AUAF annual budget and assist with strategic and operational planning.
Lead, Coordinate and Control
Leads the annual Operating Plan process including budgeting and resource mobilization to ensure AUAF objectives are attained.
Leads the monthly planning and budget review process to ensure actual spending is on track with the budget and key program deliverables are being met.
Program Quality, Monitoring and Evaluation
Oversees the implementation of AUAF rules and regulations, laws, decrees and the authorities’ directions within the mandate of the President and Board of Trustees.
Human Resources Management
Develops a highly capable, motivated and efficient organization as well as effective recruitment and workplace practices to facilitate AUAF’s planned growth.
Reviews, validates and submits reports (HR and financial) in line with operational department work plans on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis to the President.
Reports financial results to the President and to the Board of Trustees regularly.
Desired Background and Experience:
A qualified CPA or Chartered Accountant with a Master’s Degree in Finance or another relevant discipline from a US or English-language university;
A demonstrated record managing programs related to academic study, training, and organizational performance for at least 8 years;
Significant senior leadership experience in finance and administrative functions for a complex organization;
Experience in IT, HR, financial and strategic planning, grant management, facility construction and maintenance and security operations;
Working knowledge of managing donor budgets, budgeting, grants, and computerized accounting software and networking;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, trustees, and local authorities in a multicultural environment;
Direct experience working in Afghanistan, the Middle East, or Central Asia regions is required;
English fluency and supervisory experience are required;
Willingness to make at least a three-year commitment to working full-time in Afghanistan, with the VP’s office located at the university in Kabul.
Compensation and benefits are competitive.
Qualified applicants – both national and international – must submit their resume and cover letter in one document as PDF or MS Word to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted in English only. Please include “VP of Finance and Administration” in the subject line of the email.
Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted on or before January 15th, 2018. After reviews of the applicants, interviews for the finalists will be set up in Kabul on the AUAF Campus.
The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer four undergraduate academic majors and master’s degrees in Business Administration and Education. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy and applicants from all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds are enco...uraged to apply. We are a young and growing dynamic university with a student population of nearly 1,100 and we hope to reach 1,250 students by the fall 2017 academic semester. We have expanded operations to the 75-acre international campus across the street from our original campus. Construction is ongoing for additional classroom and laboratory buildings to help meet the growing needs of our student population.