Job title : Director of Finance & Administration (CDC-Funded Global Childhood Immunization Project – Nigeria)
Job Location : Abuja
Deadline : December 15, 2023
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About The Job:
The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) will be based in Nigeria. Actual hiring is contingent upon successful agreement award and CDC approval.
- The DFA will direct the finance and subgrant activities of the project; supervise procurement, finance, human resources, and administrative staff; and ensure that adequate and appropriate internal controls are in place in compliance with CDC/USG policies and procedures to meet generally recognized accounting standards.
- S/he will oversee a grants management division for subawards and ensure the implementation of policies, procedures, and systems for administration and financial support services in accordance with donor requirements.
- Oversee all aspects of program financial management and operations, including financial and accounting systems implementation; forecasting; budgeting; procurement; payroll expenditure tracking; and financial reporting.
- Collaborate with the Project Director, Country Financial Officer, and IMA Headquarters in the development of program financial, accounting, procurement, and HR systems, including policies and procedures, in accordance with CDC rules and regulations and IMA policies.
- Develop program budgets; oversee effective budget planning; develop and implement budgeting and financial reporting processes to meet project financial management, forecasting, and reporting requirements.
- Supervise project financial staff; institute staff development plans for training and capacity development; oversee staff recruitment.
- Ensure continual review of internal controls, communications, risk assessments and maintenance of documentation.
- Provide timely and accurate financial reports to HQ and CDC as required.
- Ensure that sub-recipients, sub-grants and local consultancy documents and procedures are completed in a timely and correct manner and comply with IMA and CDC policies and regulations.
- Support and monitor local partners and sub-recipients to ensure sound financial management, operations, and compliance; contribute to capacity building of local partners in administration and financial management.
- Oversee all program human resources management, policies, and procedures; oversee local staff recruitment processes, including participating in interviews (as needed) and salary negotiations, and in preparing employment contracts.
- Minimum of a Master’s degree (or international equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field; additional accounting certification preferred, e.g., American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), etc.
- Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible administrative and financial management experience on large, complex, donor-funded international development projects, including financial and accounting systems development, financial monitoring, budget development, procurement, operations and logistics, IT, and HR management and administration.
- Minimum of 6 years of leadership/supervisory experience managing finance, accounting, operations, and administrative staff and teams. Experience strengthening the organizational capacity of host country institutions is strongly preferred but not required.
- Substantial experience in financial management of consortia of local implementing partners
- Extensive experience in financial management of USAID or CDC-funded projects of similar scope and size (cooperative agreements and/or contracts); strong understanding of USG compliance rules and regulations (including FAR and AIDAR acquisition regulations) and Cost Accounting Standards; demonstrated experience with CDC/USG financial reporting requirements.
- Experience overseeing project operations, procurement, and logistics; extensive experience in the development and management of large project budgets.
- Experience overseeing management of sub-grants and sub-contracts.
- Knowledge of and experience with financial accounting software, including USG financial dashboards (DATIM, DevResults, etc.) and related financial management software and applications; high degree of proficiency in relevant software packages such as Adobe, MS Word, Excel, etc.
- Demonstrated leadership skills, versatility, and integrity; excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills; demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to work well as a member of a team.
- Professional level fluency in English, both oral and written.
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