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Finance and Administration Director - Healthcare Financing and Human Resources for Health Project

Abt Associates

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3 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges. We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game. 

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

Abt seeks a qualified Finance & Administration (F&A) Director for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Healthcare Financing and Human Resources for Health Activity in Nigeria. The Finance & Administration (F&A) Director’s responsibilities will be to lead and manage all aspects of project financial and administrative monitoring and reporting; oversee project operations including human resources and procurement; ensure synergistic and positive relationships between the administrative and finance team and technical teams; and serve as a member of the senior management team. You will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and will report to the Chief of Party (COP). The position is contingent upon project award to the Abt consortium. 

Core Responsibilities

The F&A Director will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure rapid and smooth startup of operational and finance activities, including recruitment of Operations, Finance, and Grants Officers as needed.
  • Develop and manage project banking procedures and transactions.
  • Provide managerial and operational leadership and advice to the Chief of Party by overseeing project finance and accounting, operations, grants management, IT and human resources, and ensuring compliance with USAID and Government of Nigeria rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Contribute to a project culture that enables gender equity and social inclusion. 
  • Contribute to a project management culture that enables continuous adaptive management, learning, and collaboration. 
  • Lead and oversee development of annual budgets, financial reports, compliance documentation, and other deliverables, ensuring all are on time and of high quality and in accordance with Abt and USAID project requirements, procedures, and practices for compliance and audits.
  • Prepare annual site office revenue projections and work with support staff to update budget tracker forecast on a monthly basis. Track actuals, accruals, and commitments against approved budgets to ensure project activities remain on budget. Proactively advise COP and home office of any changes in projected spending. 
  • Oversee Finance and Administration across all project offices and partners, centrally managing all operations across Nigeria. 
  • Ensure preparation of accurate financial reports, and monthly cash funds requests in close coordination with the COP and technical team. 
  • Oversee all procurement and inventory tracking, establish country-specific procurement guidelines and standard operating procedures that uphold all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Oversees the preparation of payroll and other regular payments with due consideration to deductions (for advances, taxes, etc), and manages the review of monthly payroll for accuracy.
  • Manage the financial operations and financial reporting of the country program, providing guidance, training, and technical assistance to financial and non-financial management personnel.
  • Serve as the project’s contact with the client on finance and administrative issues, participating in discussions on contract issues and actions, and following up on client requests and concerns. 
  • Support the development, execution, and management of grant, subcontractor, and consultant agreements. 
  • Proactively inform and provide updates on all contractual, financial, and legal issues to COP and appropriate staff in the Home Office.
  • In coordination with the Home Office, facilitate tax exemption processes with local government entities as applicable.
  •  oversee all Human Resource activities related to the project. This includes, but is not limited to, managing the hiring and termination processes and tracking employee benefits. Provide training and orientation to project personnel and mentorship and capacity strengthening to local subcontractors and grant recipients on project policies and procedures as well as areas of finance, accounting, budget oversight, subaward compliance, reporting, project management and more. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • What We Value

  • Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience managing finance, administration and grants and/or contracts for the private sector, universities, international NGOs, or other organizations with similar scopes of work. 
  • Experience and knowledge in fiscally and operationally managing all aspects of large multi-million US dollar contracts or co-operative agreements funded by an international donor required, USAID highly preferred. 
  • Experience strengthening the capacity of local subcontractors and grantees in the area of finance, accounting, budget oversight, subaward compliance, reporting, and/or project management.
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing, tracking, and monitoring resources, grants, and/or subcontracts.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively managing legal and compliance matters across multi-state projects within Nigeria or West Africa.
  • Previous direct supervisory experience and demonstrated support of career growth of professional and/or support staff across the project.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, team management and computer skills.
  •  Diversity is embraced, and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • What We Offer

  • We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.
  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Abt will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment 
  • Abt is committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate background checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Abt also participates in the . In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.


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