Director of Finance

January 13, 2022

Job Description

the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN)

The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research is an indigenous, non-profit organization that promotes best practices in health care delivery, medical training and research using locally adapted models of health systems strengthening. CCCRN has established a formidable presence in Nigeria. With the headquarters in Federal Capital Territory and field offices in its operational states, CCCRN built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Director of Finance
Location: Akwa Ibom
Project: ICHSSA Lot 1
Department Reports to: Chief of Party
Job Summary

The DFO is responsible for overseeing all financial activity operations, including but not limited to project sub-awards, operational cost monitoring and other project accounting/finance responsibility.
The DFO will develop the financial capacities of all relevant staff and sub-awardees under this award. S/he will ensure internal control measures; conduct internal audits; and coordinate external financial audits as required. S/he will prepare budgets for annual work plans and will prepare financial reports for USAID.
The DFO will support the development and management of program budgets, with an in-depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting Standards

Specific Job Responsibilities

Serve as the principal point of contact on grant management and compliance issues on the ICHSSA program with CCCRN’s country office.
Liaise with CCCRN organizational  finance and compliance lead, to ensure that all financial activities are compliant with CCCRN, USAID and PEPFAR policies, procedures and regulations;
Liaise with CCCRN’s country office finance teams to prepare cash projections, ensure that proper accounts are used and supporting documents and authorization for project financial transactions are accurate and complete; review and approve cash disbursement and liquidation journals, recommending correction when necessary.
Coordinate financial reporting with the program and finance teams; to ensure that all USAID and PEPFAR required reports are prepared accurately, reviewed and approved as required, and submitted within the due dates;
Coordinate with the Chief of Party and respective CCCRN staff to ensure that sub-grants are approved, implemented, fully closed out or renewed within policy-specified timelines, and that grant files are uploaded and maintained on Gateway;
Coordinate the development and implementation of grant and financial management trainings and capacity building activities for project staff and partners on donor financial management policies, procedures, and standards
Lead implementation of CCCRN’ sub-recipient financial management policy for ICHSSA program; ensure that assessments and monitoring visits are being carried out in accordance with CCCRN policies about timeliness, comprehensiveness, professionalism and documentation;
Manage internal/external audits associated with the project and ensure that findings are followed up until closure;
Provide guidance for the development of annual program budget and quarterly expenditure forecasts;
Support the recruitment of staff for key finance, grant and administration positions, for both CCCRN and ICHSSA program’s implementing partners;
Mentor grants and finance staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment and capacity, and contribute to the overall team work spirit of the project.
Review annual and quarterly partner budgets and discuss recommendations with the Management team.
The DFO periodically review finances of the project, with other USG funded partners and achievements of the project to identify bottlenecks and recommend appropriate actions to support the program meets her target.
Represent CCCRN at all relevant financial technical working groups, sectoral meetings and coordination forums.
Other Duties assigned.

Key Working Relationships

Supervisory: Grants and Compliance Manager, Finance Specialist
Internal: Direct reports, consortium member, CSO
External:USAID, other donor agencies, SMWASD, other line ministries and partners

Qualifications and Skills

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or equivalent; and an ACA/ ACCA/ CPA, or other recognized professional accounting qualification.
Seven (7) years of experience managing finance and operations of similar programs.
Three (3) years of experience in managing finance and operations for USG-funded programs.
Extensive financial and grant management experience working with and building the capacity of non-governmental organization sub-recipients and other sub-grantees
Familiarity with USAID financial regulations and Cost Accounting Standards, policies and practices; as evidenced by experience working at a senior level on a USAID funded grant;
Knowledge of Sun Systems financial accounting package or similar financial management and reporting software;
Flexibility to work both in a team and independently;
Demonstrable supervisory skills;
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required

Required Travel:

To field locations in Nigeria. There may be occasional international travel to participate at relevant conferences, regional and global learning forums and conferences.

Work Environment:
CCCRN is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.
Statement of Commitment to Protection:

‘’CCCRN’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Agency Wide Competences (for all CCCRN staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CCCRN and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
CCCRN core values are; Excellence, Knowledge, Professionalism, Accountability, Diversity and Collaboration.

Application Closing Date
17th January, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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