Director of Finance and Administration at fhi 360

  • Accounting, Auditing & Finance ,NGO
  • Full time
  • 9 months ago
  • other
  • Job Qualifications BA/BSc/HND
  • Number of vacancies 1 opening

Job Description

Requisition: 2020200663

Project Description:

  • The objective of the SCALE Activity is to support CSOs and BMOs across all of USAID/Nigeria’s programmatic sectors with a basket of managerial, business strengthening, and advocacy capacity-building interventions aimed at advancing Nigerian CSO sustainability combined with targeted grants to advance mutually agreed upon priorities.
  • The activity is designed to enhance local civil society organizations’ ability to be positive and responsible change agents in Nigeria

Position Description:

  • The Director of Finance and Administration oversees program operations, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance.

Major Duties / Responsibilities:
The Director of Finance and Administration shall:

  • Coordinates logistics for project
  • Works with HR and other country office and platform functions to abide actions to FHI 360 processes and procedures
  • Liaises with senior management on the development of administrative plans, projects, performance and initiatives to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of all administration departments
  • Translates the organization’s business and strategic goals and objectives into priorities for administration’s departments, introducing new directions, innovations and methods to achieve results
  • Strategically partners with internal and external stakeholders and contributes to sharing and implementing best practices
  • Builds credibility with other internal organizations and constructively dissenting, when appropriate, to push organization to pursue maximum value from negotiated agreements
  • Guides organizational leadership on the regulations that apply to administration’s departments and work
  • Drives leading edge efficient operations, processes and technologies to improve safety, quality, delivery, and reduce costs
  • Oversees the establishment of applicable performance metrics and monitors performance against those metrics. Manages and evaluates department leadership to ensure efficient operation of these functions
  • Demonstrates competency in setting negotiation strategies and planning for execution
  • Oversees each of these departments to identify opportunities to improve and refine services
  • Provides direction in accomplishing the organization objectives and guides the development of related policies and procedures
  • Develop internal control measures
  • Conduct internal financial audits
  • Coordinate external financial audits
  • Prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID
  • Develop the financial management capacity of all relevant staff and sub-awardees
  • Assign and audit the work of the finance department, while providing day-to-day guidance to staff
  • Design, document and implement the strategic operational systems, functions, and internal control mechanisms to ensure efficiency and compliance with USAID regulations and FHI 360 policies and procedures
  • Design, document and implement process improvement plans to ensure financial controls are streamlined and in compliance with FHI 360 and USAID requirements
  • Monitor the Program’s pipeline; develop and implement corrective actions as required to ensure burn-rate and cost-share figures are on target
  • Provide recommendations and consult with management on financial performance and risk management
  • Develop policies and systems and conduct special financial studies, as required

Required Experience / Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or a related field in International Business Management, Finance, Accounting and/or auditing experience.
  • An ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or business management with a recognized organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards.
  • Experience working with online banking systems.
  • Demonstrated experience and good working knowledge of USAID and other US Government organizations’ rules and regulations is required.
  • Excellent project management and technical skills.
  • Ability to motivate, negotiate, influence and collaborate with functional managers and other leaders.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access.

Method of Application


  • The above job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
  • This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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