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 currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Project Director
Requisition: 2019201081
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time

Details

  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Director to lead the anticipated UK Department for International Development (DFID) Nigeria Accelerated Learning Intervention.
  • The purpose of this anticipated 16-month project is to improve access to upper primary grades remedial education in Kaduna and Kano states.
  • The goal of the intervention will be to improve learning outcomes in grades 4-6, and generate evidence on what works for remedial education.

Job Summary

  • The Project Director is responsible for overall aspects of program implementation and performance, both technical and managerial.
  • The Project Director will manage the technical and administrative teams, with overall responsibility for overseeing coordination across results areas, coordination of decision making across key stakeholders, and supervision of partner organizations. S/he leads planning and implementation of work plans to ensure quality results.
  • The Project Director will have overall responsibility in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, reporting, operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial accounting, and overall client satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily oversight and direction of project activities;
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with Ministry of Education officials and other government counterparts, DfID, local organizations and program partners;
  • Build capacity of public and private sector institutions to ensure local ownership and sustainability of project activities;
  • Communicate regularly with DfID to provide updates and progress reports;
  • Oversee planning and implementation of project activities, including reporting, tracking of Performance Monitoring Plan and implementation of the project work plan;
  • Supervise project technical and operations teams; and
  • Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all local staff and consultants.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree (or foreign equivalent; PhD or EdD is preferred) in Education, Education Policy and Planning, Public/Business Administration, International Relations, other Social Sciences, or a similar relevant field;
  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience managing complex international and donor-funded development projects, preferably with DfID;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the education sector in West or Central Africa;
  • Demonstrated experience in project design, policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation, education reform and national-level quality improvement;
  • Experience education programming is required; experience in teacher professional development and community engagement preferred;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required; and
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication in Hausa preferred.

Remuneration
The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

Core benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Job Title: Systems Enhancement Accountant
Requisition: 2019201117
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full time
Reports to: Senior Finance Manager

Basic Functions

  • This position will report to the Finance Manager and will be responsible for continuous improvement of financial systems and compliance levels at the State offices in the country.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Working with the Office of Compliance and Risk Management, identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; prioritizes areas to be addressed, then, working with staff on the ground, develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.  The implementation phase must include direct training and demonstration of how to implement corrective action
  • Ensure compliance issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated and resolved
  • Report on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Director, Finance and Senior Management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts
  • Institutes and maintains an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting (a) use of the Feedback Finance hotline; (b) heightened awareness of SOPs and (c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures
  • Support with periodic audit processes and promptly redress audit/review findings
  • Support with development of grant risks plan, effectively monitor grant risks and implement required risks mitigation actions.

Capacity Building, Subawrd Management and Operations:

  • Work with the Sub-Recipients/Zonal/State Finance and Administrative staff to ensure that s/he fully understands and complies with the provisions of the donor/FHI360 financial policies and procedures manual
  • Provide continued orientation to the Sub-Recipients/Zonal/State Finance and Administrative staff on how to support facilities to compile and submit monthly fund requests and prepare consolidated fund requests for the whole zone/state (covering all Health facilities and Sub awards)
  • Conduct periodic Sub-Recipients/Zonal/States transactions validations and reconcile their financial report. Ensure timely conclusion of monthly Sub-Awardees Financial Report (SFR)
  • Support with management of Sub-Recipients/Zonal/states periodic fund request to ensure adequate funding for grant activities implementation
  • Develop, maintain and work with the Sub-Recipients /Zonal/State Finance and Administrative staff to ensure that they fully understand and comply with the FHI 360 procurement process including, but limited to, purchase requests, prequalifying vendors, soliciting quotes, collating quotation/bids from prequalified/potential vendors, the vendor selection process through receipt and payment for goods and/or services
  • Train Sub-Recipients /Zonal/State Finance and Administrative staff on the procedure involved in tracking expenditures incurred from Sub-Recipients /Zones/States sub agreements by FHI360 on behalf of the government and maintain copies of all documentation.  After training, follow up to ensure that procedures are followed.  Provide additional hands on training and guidance as necessary
  • Train Sub-Recipients /Zonal/State Implementing Team (SIT) Accountants on the procedures involved in the collection and processing of travel advances (TAs), prepare sub-recipients financial reports (SFRs), reimbursement requests and continuous quality improvement/ technical assistance (CQI/TA) reports from SIT members to the FHI360 state offices.  After training, follow up to ensure that procedures are followed.  Provide additional hands on training and guidance as necessary
  • Train Sub-Recipients /Zonal/State Finance and Administrative staff on how to track burn rate/maintain financial monitoring pipelines for each health facility, to monitor budget performance against plans for each health facility managed under the sub agreement and provide feedback to the SIT and other stakeholders in the States.  After training, follow up to ensure that procedures are followed.  Provide additional hands on training and guidance as necessary
  • Provide hands on training to the Sub-Recipients /Zonal/State Finance and Administrative staff on how to maintain inventory of all project assets managed through the sub agreement, including ensuring proper filling and storage of financial documents at SIT level.  After training, follow up to ensure that procedures are followed.  Provide additional hands on training and guidance as necessary
  • Support in management of financial systems/database and relevant trackers for the grant
  • Support with budget preparation, reprogramming, monitoring, analysis and reporting
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • B.Sc. in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years relevant experience, or M.Sc. in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent with 3 – 5 years relevant experience
  • Experience in accounting and accounting principles sufficient to prepare complex and detailed financial and budgetary analyses
  • Experience in financial reporting, and financial management systems applications
  • Experience with donor-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria
  • CPA, ACA or recognized equivalent is required
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage
  • Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to train one on one and in a small group specific technical application in a way that makes the trainee feel comfortable enough to ask questions when they do not understand and proficient when training is complete
  • If necessary, must have the ability to deliver a strong message of compliance in a difficult situation
  • Demonstrated analytical skills in the interpretation of budgetary, financial and related management information
  • Ability to conduct complex system analysis studies involving financially oriented applications
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, database and spreadsheets (including extensive knowledge of Excel database applications)
  • Knowledge of local and donor (including GF/USAID) contractual requirements and regulations
  • Good risks management skills.
  • Must have report writing skills and be able to communicate with impact
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and handle pressure situations
  • Excellent numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 25%

Remuneration
The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

Core benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Job Title: Senior Finance & Administrative Officer
Requisition: 2019201118
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full time
Supervisor: Senior Finance Manager

Basic Functions 

  • This position will report to the Senior Finance Manager and will be responsible for accounting and finance records for the Principal Recipient (PR) and ensure compliance with the contractual requirements of Nigeria’s programs/projects with the objective of providing professional accountancy services consistent with generally accepted accounting principles.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide main support with problem resolution on CO cash accounts, bank resolutions, finance systems, resolution of audited questioned costs, and financial close outs at the Principal Recipient (PR) and Sub-Recipients (SRs) records with the PR.
  • Ensure the accurate keeping of all books of account for the grant in the PR’s accounting system including checking account, equipment and supply registers and all accounting records.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, including financial status of subprojects account activities. Ensure timely and accurate month-end accounts book close.
  • Support in oversee contractual issues for the SRs and Zonal Offices.
  • Ensure continuous flow of funds Country Office (CO) and to sub-recipients.
  • Provide support to and coordinate the FHI/Nigeria activities within Global Fund and other donor guidelines and regulations.
  • Conduct periodic Sub-Recipients/Zonal/States transactions validations and reconcile their financial report. Ensure timely conclusion of monthly Sub-Awardees Financial Report (SFR).
  • With relevant parties from programs, finance and contracts and grants, develop subproject documents, work plans and budgets.
  • Oversee capacity building activities and other support to local implementing agencies (IAs) in the zonal offices (ZO).
  • Keep proper office records and maintain good filings system for all grant financial documents as appropriate.
  • Play backstopping role to assigned SR/ZO and provide them needed TA and oversight.
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager in budget preparation, reprogramming, monitoring, analysis and reporting.
  • Prepare periodic grant budget performance analysis and forecast for use during review meetings etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 5 – 7 years relevant experience.
  • Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 – 5 years relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in office management and administration.
  • CPA, ACA, ICAN, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is required.
  • Experience in managing financial records of donor-funded organizations, and familiarity with donor and local contractual procedures is an advantage.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations (including Global Fund)
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices.
  • Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills. Also, budget monitoring and analysis skills.
  • Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems.
  • Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
  • Report on variances and status on regular basis.
  • Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
  • Routine coordination with FHI employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills in the interpretation of budgetary, financial and related management information.
  • Must have report writing skills and be able to communicate with impact.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and handle pressure situations.
  • Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data.
  • Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.
  • Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background.
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

Remuneration
The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

Core benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application Deadline 21st June, 2019.

Note: This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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