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Job Position: Finance & Administration Director, USAID Nigeria Feed the Future Value Chains Activity

Job Location: Abuja

Job Description

  1. Abt seeks a qualified Finance and Administration (F&A) Director to support an anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Feed the Future (FTF) activity to catalyze private sector investment in the agriculture sector as part of USAID’s Global Food Security Strategy.
  2. The Activity will apply market systems development approach to increase productivity of focus commodities, increase access to markets, increase income and livelihoods opportunities for farmers, increase access to affordable and nutritious foods for vulnerable communities, and facilitate private investment in the agriculture sector.
  3. The Activity will apply a value chain development approach to value chains identified by USAID.
  4. The F&A Director will report to the Chief of Party (COP) and oversee the compliance in finance and administration of project activities.
  5. This position will be full-time, based in Abuja, Nigeria, and is contingent upon award.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Ensure that project budget projections, expenditure, tracking, and reporting are in accordance with Abt and USAID project requirements, procedures, and practices for compliance and audits.
  2. Develop and manage project banking procedures and transactions.
  3. Oversee the development of financial reporting and tracking, administrative and operations management systems and processes required to support project implementation, ensuring compliance with USAID and Abt policies and regulations.
  4. Oversee the administration of grants
  5. Manage the provision of operational support to project activities, ensuring that project senior management and program staff have the support required to implement planned activities.
  6. Provide ongoing financial administration to the project including approvals of purchase requisitions, local consultant agreements, and vendor invoices.
  7. Oversee procurement efforts for the project including selection and negotiation with vendors, and management of subcontractors on the project in compliance with USAID and Abt Associates procurement regulations.
  8. Supervise institutional subcontracts with assistance from the home office project team.
  9. Guide the administrative team on aspects of project annual work planning, and ensure that quality operational plans, budgets, and reports are submitted as per contract agreements.
  10. Oversee all human resources management functions – recruitment, hiring, transition and termination; benefits administration; performance appraisal and ongoing performance management; leave tracking; rewards and recognition; disciplinary processes – in collaboration with the home office-based project team and Abt’s human resources department.
  11. Supervise all financial, administrative, and operational project support staff.
  12. Provide training to staff on project procedures and build skill-levels of project staff in the area of finance, administration, and project management.
  13. Contribute financial reports to monthly and quarterly reporting processes, to enable the COP to provide regular status and progress reports to USAID and Abt Associates.
  14. In collaboration with the COP, coordinate with the home-based project management team to assure that all managerial and administrative matters are communicated, and actions comply with the provisions of the Contract and with USAID.

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management, or other relevant field required; Master’s preferred.
  2. At least 10 (with a Master’s degree) or 12 years (with a Bachelor’s degree) of professional work experience in the financial and administrative management of large complex development projects required
  3. At least 4 years of experience overseeing and managing F&A for USAID-funded programs in Nigeria
  4. Supervisory and/or management work experience including: (1) direct supervision of professional and support staff; (2) quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; (3) contract management (required); and (4) ability to lead complex programs and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams
  5. Experience managing financial transactions on USAID-funded programs required
  6. Previous experience administering USAID grants under contracts required
  7. Knowledge of USAID regulations and procedures required
  8. Excellent financial management skills and knowledge of management tools and computer applications
  9. Ability to set priorities and multi-task
  10. Strong analytical and computer skills, with emphasis on budgeting and financial analysis
  11. Written and oral presentation skills in English.

Application Deadline
15th March, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online