Associate Director, Finance

December 14, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Family Health International (FHI 360)

Family Health International (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Associate Director, Finance
Requisition ID: 2022202363
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full time
Supervisor: Director of Finance, Procurement & CMS
Project Description

Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance.
These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity.
FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and responded to the humanitarian crisis in the NE for five years. In anticipation of a new project, and in support of ongoing ones, FHI360 seeks an experienced Associate Director, Finance to support our response to the humanitarian crisis in NE Nigeria.

Basic Function

The position holder will support the Director of Finance to manage responsibility for both accounting and finance for the FHI360 Nigeria Office and ensure compliance with the contractual requirements of funders with the objective of providing professional accountancy services consistent with generally accepted accounting principles

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Director of Finance in the supervision of the finance/accounting staff in the Country Office (CO) and state field offices.
With the Director of Finance, provide support with problem resolution on cash accounts, bank resolutions, accounting software, resolution of audited questioned costs, and financial close outs.
Provide support with the accounting workflow in the review and audit of FHI360 and sub-recipient reports for reimbursement of expenditures.
Analyse, develop and monitor accounting/fiscal control procedures and program budgets including monitoring cash flows and requesting for fund transfers from FHI/360HQ.
Prepare financial reports for FHI360 Nigeria to monitor and track obligations and expenditures.
Provide training and backstopping on the accounting software. Provide technical assistance on accounting and financial matters. Identify areas needing improvement and provide necessary staff development and training.
Assist FHI360/Nigeria Program staff in monitoring sub-project budgets in accordance with approved work plan activities. Prepare written and verbal responses to inquiries and requests for budgetary information.
In collaboration with the Director of Finance, prepare monthly and annual financial reports, including financial status of sub-projects account activities, with accompanying backup documentation and receipts.
Serve as a resource person to FHI360/Nigeria on funder financial regulations and FHI360/Nigeria accounting policies and procedures.
Supervise finance/accounting staff to ensure that duties are carried out according to schedule. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

Proven ability in the management of large, multifaceted programs
Proven ability to present financial information to a non-financial audience
Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors and recipients of assistance
Proven ability in building capacity of organizations in financial management
Ability to represent FHI/Nigeria to donors, government officials and the NGO community in financial matters
Proven ability in supervising staff
Well-developed computer spread sheet skills
Familiarity with multiple program (i.e. donor) regulations on financial reporting
Ability to execute detail-oriented work rapidly and with a high level of accuracy.
High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication, including presentation and training skills.
Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
Working knowledge of relevant accounting software packages
Ability to travel in Nigeria minimum of 50%

Qualifications and Requirements

BSc / BA in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field and a minimum of 10 years relevant experience with at least 5 years in international development programs. 
or MS/MA in Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field and a minimum of 8 years relevant experience with at least 5 years in international development programs. 
Possession of CPA, ACA, ICAN, or recognized equivalent is required.
Expert knowledge of USAID and other donor regulations is required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
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