Director of Finance and Operations

Chemonics, Abuja Federal Capital Territor, Nigeria
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Job Summary

Job Description

Chemonics International, a leading international organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks a Director of Finance and Operations for the USAID funded Strategic HIV/AIDS Response Program (SHARP) Task Order 03 activity in Nigeria. This activity aims to identify and support proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening health systems with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe States. The objectives of the activity include 1) Targeted and efficient HIV and TB case identification and linkage to care and treatment; 2) Enrollment of patients on HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and minimal loss to follow-up; 3) Successfully suppress HIV viral load; and 4) Increase GON capacity to expand, coordinate and finance HIV/AIDS and TB services. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:


  •  Supports the Chief of Party to develop and implement management systems for project planning, reporting, and performance management; financial management; property and technical procurement systems; and personnel management.
  •  Manages daily work of project teams as directed by Chief of Party and provides performance feedback.
  •  Supports technical implementation through timely reviews of subcontracts and subcontract modifications, processing of local subcontractor payments, and overall effective management of subcontracts and leases with landlords, warehouses, and other vendors, as well as relevant software licenses.
  •  Monitors and supports the standardization of operational systems and policies in the SHARP TO 03 state offices.
  • Ensures compliance with U.S. government regulations, Chemonics’ corporate policies, laws of Nigeria, and any supplemental policies developed specifically for Nigeria.
  • Develops and implements systems that assist supervisors to manage and oversee supervisees and provides regular and constructive feedback to project staff.

· Ensures proper administration of the program through the supervision of the project finance, grants, procurement, and administration teams. Tracks and reports quarterly on project financial management indicators.

Human Resources

  •  Anticipates future recruitment needs, lead recruitment efforts – including initial CV reviews, participating in interview panels, and contracting – on an as-needed basis.
  •  Manages annual performance evaluation and salary increase processes.
  •  Promotes and supports career development of staff.


  •  Drafts and reviews RFQs for commodity procurements; reviews purchase orders and drafts/finalizes subcontracts.
  •  Oversees domestic travel logistics and planning with home-office, security, and operations team support.
  •  Ensures project vehicles are maintained and in good working condition.
  •  Oversees the management of local contracts and grants under contract for compliance and performance; including coordinating with technical staff to finalize scope and managing performance of contractor or grantee against deliverables.


  • Reviews/approves coding sheets, ensures entries are correct and accurate in accounting software.
  • Conducts regular reviews of petty cash register.
  • Reviews final review of payroll for local staff.
  • Reviews monthly wire transfer request.
  • Supervises team of accounting and finance staff.
  • Maintains subcontracts/procurement tracker and provides accruals information to home-office on a monthly basis.
  •  Responds to ad-hoc financial data and reporting requests from the home office and client in a timely manner with a high-degree of accuracy and attention to detail.


  •  In coordination with home-office and Chief of Party, supports reconciliation of funding amounts
  •  Drafts annual and ad hoc budgets as requested by the home office or client, including estimation of resources, level of effort, and in-country travel necessary to implement current and future work plan activities.


  •  Keeps up to date on evolving in-country security situation; circulates security updates to relevant in-country staff.
  •  Updates Emergency Action Plan and phone tree regularly.
  • Preferred qualifications:
  •  Master’s Degree in accounting or closely related discipline; and professional certification in accounting (equivalent to CPA)
  •  Minimum of seven years of experience in financial management of activities in similar size and complexity in Nigeria or a similar setting, including five years with USG-funded activities
  •  Experience managing USAID-funded contracts is strongly preferred
  •  Experience supervising large teams and ensuring a high-level of quality and compliance in their work is required
  •  Demonstrated ability in developing and managing large budgets
  •  Experience working in Northeast Nigeria highly preferred
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with U.S. government reporting requirements required, with specialized experience in U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) reporting requirements preferred
  •  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  •  Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  •  Nigerian nationals highly encouraged to apply
  •  Fluency in English required