Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration - Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE)
Ref.: req7940 Location: Abuja
Duration: 5 years (anticipated start in September, 2020)
The objective of the SCALE Activity is to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and business membership organizations (BMOs) across all of USAID / Nigeria’s programmatic sectors with a basket of managerial, business strengthening, and advocacy capacity-building interventions aimed at advancing Nigerian CSO sustainability combined with targeted grants to advance mutually agreed upon priorities
The activity is designed to enhance local civil society organizations’ ability to be positive and responsible change agents in Nigeria.
Purpose of Position
The DFA provides a crucial link between the technical and support functions (finance, administration, HR, operations, security, compliance, etc) within the project to ensure that USAID, corporate, and project policies are followed in all aspects of program implementation
The DFA has responsibility for oversight of the finance and operations teams and is a member of the project leadership team.
Role and Responsibilities
Oversees program operations, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance.
Develops internal control measures, conducts internal financial audits, and coordinates external financial audits.
Prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID.
Develops the financial management capacity of all relevant staff and sub-awardees.
Ensures the accurate tracking and recording of project expenditures and financial reports
Guides and assists accountants and other program staff in preparing, revising and monitoring budgets for ongoing activities
Manages the financial operations and financial reporting of the project, providing guidance and technical assistance to financial management personnel.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance or a related field in International Business Management, Finance, Accounting and / or Auditing experience.
An ACA / ACCA / CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification
At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or business management with a recognized organization.
Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of accounting principles.
Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards.
Prior experience in a management role on a USAID funded program highly desired
Demonstrated experience managing staff
Knowledge of local labor and tax laws and reporting procedures
Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English