Finance and Administration Manager at Breakthrough RESEARCH

Breakthrough RESEARCH/Nigeria (B-R/N) project is under the global Breakthrough RESEARCH (B-R) project which is a USAID-funded initiative to generate research and evaluation evidence to inform USAID/Nigeria’s investments in social behavior change (SBC) programming.

We are seeking professionals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager

: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Contract Full-Time
Assignment Length: 4 years, dependent on funding
Jobs Supervised: Office Assistant and Driver

  • Provide financial accounting and management support, including preparation of monthly office expense reports in accordance with required format.
  • Monitor systems of internal control to safeguard the project assets and lead the process of implementing financial accounting procedures.
  • Serve as Country Office Manager, overseeing the financial, administrative, and logistic needs of the project office.
  • Work closely with Project Director and senior technical staff to prepare the Council annual program planning and budget (PPB). Provide assistance to Project Director and technical officers during PPB process.
  • Work closely with Council Headquarters to draft and review financial reports, ensuring that all partner financial reports are received, reviewed, and incorporated into the overall financial reports in a timely manner.
  • Assist Program Manager with monitoring program budget through the regular provision of analysed financial information at stipulated intervals. Provide leadership and technical support for all financial matters of the project.
  • Facilitate timely payments for program implementation costs and ensure that the project is in compliance with all USAID and Council policies and requirements.
  • Review and provide guidance in the preparation of sub-agreement budgets and contracts, ensuring that they follow project and Council rules and regulations.
  • Ensure cost effective and efficient procurement of goods and services in accordance with donor and internal procurement procedures.
  • Develop and monitor evaluation procedures to ensure compliance of sub-recipients/contractors with donor specific requirements.
  • Maintain comprehensive records regarding all leases, contracts and agreements working closely with DC-based Finance and Admin Specialist and the Associate Director for Finance and Administration.
  • Oversee the implementation of Council policies and procedures, maintain appropriate records, coordinate staff recruitment and onboarding process in liaison with DC-based Associate Director for Finance and Administration.
  • In liaison with the Chief of Party, provide human resources support to the office, including implementation of policies and procedures, administration of staff benefits and maintenance of appropriate personnel records.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Reporting to:
  • Associate I and Project Director (Chief of Party) and Associate Director for Finance and Administration
  • Master's degree in Financial Management, Accounting, or Business Administration
  • Professional accountancy qualification or equivalent desired.
  • Seven years of financial management and a minimum 3 years of financial management experience at managerial level gained from an international non-governmental organisation.
  • Experience with donor funding and compliance with reporting requirements. Experience with USAID preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, accounting principles, financial systems, and grant accounting.
  • In-depth knowledge of organizational policies in finance, budgeting, project approval and system.
  • Ability to present complex financial analysis and reports on finance related issues.
  • Experience with financial statement conversion to US currency and exchange rates.
  • Must have experience in the management and administration of procurement operations.
  • Position requires cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
  • A strong aptitude for change, innovation, learning, team building;
  • Demonstrable ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
  • Travel in Nigeria, if necessary.
Application Closing Date
Thursday, 4th April, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

  • Nigerian national preferred.
  • When applying through the web portal please attach your CV and Cover Letter in Word or PDF format (stating current salary and salary expectation).


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