Director of Finance and Operations

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  • Contract
  • Nigeria


The scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Director of Finance and Operations, to Technical Advice Connect LTD/GTE (TAConnect), a non-profit organization registered and based in Nigeria to bring innovative solutions to the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) services to states in Nigeria.

Job Description:

The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management while implementing the anticipated USAID-funded Strengthening Quality of Care through Primary Health Care Activity in Nigeria, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, financial reporting, and accounting, and subaward management.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Support the Chief of Party to develop and implement management systems for project planning, reporting, and performance management; financial management; property and technical procurement systems; and personnel management.
  • Develop a USAID-compliant Financial Management and Reporting system and ensure effective internal control measures for the award.
  • Prepare and submit monthly invoices and other financial reports as required and support USAID-required audits.
  • Prepare financial and budget reports, develop procedures and guidelines for all activities, monitor project budgets, maintain accurate financial records on project activities, and monitor transactions to ensure compliance with USAID regulations.
  • Oversees the management of local contracts and grants under contract for compliance and performance; including coordinating with technical staff to finalize scope and managing the performance of contractor or grantee against deliverables. Process local subcontractor payments,
  • Provide effective management of subcontracts, leases, warehouses, and other vendors, as well as relevant software licenses.
  • Supervise the standardization of operational systems and policies in the project offices. Ensures compliance with U.S. government regulations, TAConnect’ corporate policies, laws of Nigeria, and any supplemental policies developed specifically for Nigeria.
  • Manage daily work of project teams as directed by the Chief of Party and provide performance feedback. Develop and implement systems that assist supervisors in managing and overseeing supervisees and provide regular and constructive feedback to project staff. Manage annual performance evaluation and merit increase processes.
  • Ensures proper administration of the program through the supervision of the project finance, grants, procurement, and administration teams. Tracks and reports quarterly on project financial management indicators.
  • Anticipate future recruitment needs, lead recruitment efforts – including initial CV reviews, participating in interview panels, and contracting.
  • Keeps up to date on evolving in-country security situation; circulates security updates to relevant staff.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, or related discipline; and professional certification in accounting (equivalent to CPA).
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience in financial management of activities in similar size and complexity in Nigeria or a similar setting, with at least 3 years as a senior management staff in a large public health program, including five years with USG-funded activities.
  • Progressive experience in the administrative and financial management of large complex projects in international development including experience in the management of USG-funded projects and a track record in developing and managing large budgets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with U.S. government reporting requirements required, with specialized experience in U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) reporting requirements preferred. Familiarity with compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and local laws.
  • Experience managing USAID-funded contracts is strongly preferred.
  • Experience supervising large teams and ensuring a high level of quality and compliance in their work is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

How to apply

If you meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply with your updated resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and send the application to [email protected] using the Job Title “Director of Finance and Operations – USAID STRENGTHENING QUALITY OF CARE THROUGH PRIMARY HEALTH CARE” as the subject. All applications should be sent before 11:59 PM Nigerian Time, 22nd May 2024.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, early submission is advised. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

TAConnect is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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