Posted on :
23 Mar, 2010
23 Mar, 2010
FHI is recruiting for an experienced individual for the position of Associate Director, Finance and Grants for an upcoming USAID-funded “Strengthening Malaria Prevention and Control in Nigeria” project.
The aim of the project is to implement a comprehensive malaria program to increase coverage and the use of life-saving malaria interventions in support of the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan and the National Malaria Control Program.
Based in Nigeria, the Associate Director, Finance and Grants will provide financial leadership to ensure efficient oversight of financial operations, including life of project and core activity budget, and provide on-going capacity development needs. Provide leadership and financial oversight for a multi-year USAID funded regional project; interface with USAID/Nigeria as required. *Offer contingent upon awarded proposal.
• Provide leadership and direction in the area of finance, accounting and reporting.
• Provide monitoring and financial oversight to strategic and local partners who are recipients of project funds.
• Provide technical assistance in financial, accounting and administrative matters relating to the implementation of the project.
• Provide leadership in the application and interpretation of USAID rules and regulations in administration of the grant agreement.
• Review capacity of implementing partners on a regular basis and provide appropriate training to build their capacity.
• Review and design appropriate workflow systems, procedures and process that ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the support function that Finance provides.
• Review and ensure existence of appropriate systems that provide for funds accountability.
• Conduct periodic site-visits to partners to review their financial records and internal control systems.
• Provide project management with periodic financial and management reports for the project.
• Manage and monitor the various controls and financial measurements for the projects including budget limits, obligations and burn-rates, advising the Project Director accordingly.
• Prepare donor reports including quarterly financial reports, pipeline and accruals report.
• Maintain an integrated financial system with up-to-date data from multiple partners in Nigeria that enables for consolidation of information and reporting.
• Prepare budgets, provide budgetary control, and review of partner budgets and financial reports.
• Preparation of monthly cash forecast for the project and submission of the same to HQ.
• Supervise the finance and accounts staff.
• Perform the month-end task as part of the larger Shared Service staff; Contribute to the on-going systems improvement program.
• Liaise with external auditors in the review of project funds.
• Review and control of procurement process relating to the project.
• Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor or the designate.
BS/BA in accounting, finance, business administration or related field and 9-11 years relevant exp; or MS/MA/MPH in accounting, finance, business administration and 7-9 years relevant exp; or PhD/MD or equivalent degree and 5-7 years relevant experience. International Development experience, 3-5 years supervisory experience and overseas field experience required.
Certified Public Accountant – CPA
Significant exposure to project accounting, sub-grantee management, management of USAID funds, including contracts and grants. And knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.
Proven skills in management, supervision and leadership. Demonstrated ability in managing partners and staff.
Excellent skills in planning and organization.
Well developed written and oral communication skills in English.
Experience working in Africa on donor-funded public health and capacity building projects strongly preferred.
Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage.