Director – Finance and Operations (DFO) at Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE)

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) is a local NGO, not for profit, faith based organisation seeking candidates in response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from USAID for an upcoming 5 year Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Social Services project to be implemented in Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers State from December 2019 to December 2024.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Director – Finance and Operations (DFO)


  • The DFO is responsible for overseeing activity operations, including but not limited to, human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-awards, and accounting/finance. 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 must have the ability to develop and manage large budgets, with in-depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting Standards. S/he must have excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; supervisory skills; and ability to work well on a team. S/he must have experience managing sub-awards for USG funding; and experience in building the financial management capacity of CSOs. The DFO will be proficient in relevant Microsoft programs including Excel, Word and PowerPoint; and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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 managing finance and operations for USG-funded programs.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should a comprehensive CV and Cover Letter in only one attachement (MS WOrd Document) explaining suitability for the position to:

Each applicant should insert a table which highlights their relevant experience using the format in the below table:
Domain DFO
Highest relevant qualification  
Number of years of experience with similar responsibilities as suggested for the position  
Number of those years with USG-funded activity      
Number of those years with HIV/AIDS programming      
Number of those years with HIV/AIDS programming  

  • Kindly indicate the title of the position applied for in the subject line of the email and include functional emails/mobile phone numbers and full contact information and at least three professional referees on their
  • WEWE's recruitment process for this position will be on a rolling basis, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed in batches on a first come first serve basis. WEWE reserve the right to conclude this recruitment process when a suitable candidate is selected.
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