Chemonics seeks a director, finance and operations for an anticipated multiyear, USAID-funded health project in Nigeria.
The Strategic HIV and AIDS Response Program Nigeria will focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-
based HIV / AIDS interventions to meet state and local government areas’ specific goals and objectives. This project will cover governance, access, and demand activities for HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) services.
The specific objectives of the program include targeted and efficient HIV case identification through optimized index partner and self-
testing, linkage to care and treatment; patient enrollment in HIV / AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and retention; successful suppression of HIV viral loads;
specialized services that attract key and vulnerable populations to achieve epidemic control; and increased capacity of the Nigerian government to expand, oversee and finance HIV / AIDS and TB services.
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include :
Oversee all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, financial reporting, and accounting
Liaise with the Nigerian government, stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors
Write and contribute towards reports and other deliverables
Coordinate all administrative support for program implementation, including setting up field offices, preparations for learning opportunities, and handling all financial aspects
Serve as the central point for coordination and communication within the project and with USAID for planning, human resources and contracts, and budgets
Scrutinize expenditures to ensure performance and outlays are commensurate
Manage programs to ensure that the HIV response is both effective and cost-effective
Act as chief of party as required
Master’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related discipline
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management of large, complex projects, including a minimum of eight years in the field of international development
Experience managing USAID- or other donor-funded development programs preferred; familiarity with federal acquisition regulations
Demonstrated ability in developing and managing large budgets
Experience managing similar projects
Experience in Western Africa preferred
Nigerian nationals highly encouraged to apply
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in United States government / U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief reporting requirements
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Fluency in English required
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity