RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services.
RTI International is currently seeking technical, financial and operations specialists for the USAID-funded E-WASH program (which will aim to strengthen urban water service delivery in several Nigerian states), to fill the following positions below
Will provide leadership for technical assistance on policy, legal and legislative, institutional, and regulatory activities.
Support efforts to conduct research activities for building political support for reform, Strengthen utility service monitoring, reporting, and bench-marking.
Master's degree required with at least 12 years’ experience in policy and institutional development in Nigeria.Demonstrated capacity to build relationships and consensus across state-
and federal-level stakeholders to institute policy reform.Experience with governance and policy reform for the WASH sector highly preferred.
Additional experience in organizational review of effective governance frameworks for public sectors (water and power), including policy formulation and advocacy, legislative drafting, regulatory and tariff framework design, and legal analysis.
Will provide overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of HR staff in-country.Facilitate on-boarding and training of staff and support and monitor project recruitment.
USAID rules and regulations; and RTI policies, values, ethics, procedures, and strategies.
University degree in HR, Business, or related field and at least 6 years of experience in HR.Relevant working experience in HR for multi-
site projects.Ability to perform abroad range of specialized activities related to HR management, including administration of recruitment, contracting and performance evaluation, monitoring of transactions, and reporting.
Demonstrated strong understanding of Nigerian labor laws, customs, and prevailing practices for hiring and benefits.Experience working with USAID / USG-
funded contracts preferred.
Will oversee the disbursement of the Utility Support Fund in coordination with the Utility Technical Specialist.Support operational and financial assessments of the utilities to prioritize needed investments.
Monitor the SWB activity against the respective performance improvement plans to ensure appropriate use and administration of the fund.
Master's degree and 9 years of experience, or University degree and 12 years of relevant work experience in finance and contracts management.
Extensive experience in procurement of goods and services, including preparing and issuing solicitations and proposals, monitoring contract performance, and ensuring compliance.
Extensive knowledge of international best practices in procurement regulations and procedures.Demonstrated experience of USAID regulations pertaining to procurement and contracts management,Experience with fund management, impact investment and private sector partnerships and co-funding is preferred.
Will provide overall management of project logistical needs, including but not limited to the processes of procurement (local and international), transport of procured goods, and oversight of asset management and inventory control system.
University degree and 6 years of relevant experience with large donor-funded projects.Extensive experience organizing, executing, and documenting large volumes of procurement actions for both goods and services.
Solid understanding of local customs, regulations, and laws.
Will effectively negotiate with suppliers on a wide variety of commodities and services for the best overall value to the project.
Perform all phases of sourcing activity to ensure best value and that goods are received within required lead times.
University degree and 9 years of experience in sourcing, supply chain management, logistics, and operations.Understand and ensure compliance with legal guidelines, contracting principles, and sourcing and price / cost analysis requirements, methods and procedures.
Will be responsible for security of project staff, goods, and facilities.Provide security management : Conduct risk assessments for travel and other project events,Provide technical security advice, andFollow effective physical and procedural security measures.
Support crisis management efforts and, as needed, provide protective service support.
Secondary School Diploma and at least 10 years of experience developing and implementing security programs in either the private sector or the diplomatic / donor-
funded sector.Ability to write clear, accurate, legible, and comprehensive Incident Reports.Ability to effectively communicate with RTI staff, clients, and the public.
Ability to reason and make judgments quickly in emergency situations.Positive record of performance, strong personal and professional references, and no criminal convictions.
Will manage IT systems in the head and regional offices.Ensure that all project computers and local area networks are virus-
free and in proper working order.Repair and troubleshoot project desktop and laptop computers, as requested.
University degree and 6 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience,Minimum of 3 years of experience Supporting and troubleshooting a wide range of IT infrastructure systems (, Windows PCs, servers, printers, scanners, backup devices, and networks) for a similar work environment in Nigeria.
Fluent in English.High degree of professionalism.
Will organize meetings, conferences, and other special events as required.Liaise with office staff for invoices / payment deliver maintenance requests, vendors, and arranging office set-
up and orientation for new hires and visitors.
Secondary School Completion or Vocational Training and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing.High degree of professionalism.
Will oversee the finance functions and ensure compliance with RTI and USAID procedures.Work closely with Finance and Operations Director and pertinent RTI staff to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed, disbursed, monitored, and reported in achieving project objectives and results.
Ensure full compliance with local laws while integrating with RTI systems and procedures.
Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or other relevant field, or equivalent experience and certifications.
Minimum of 6 years’ experience in administrative and financial management.Prior experience overseeing finance and administration for USAID-
funded projects.Expert knowledge of USAID financial rules, regulations, procedures, and reporting requirements.Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervision, leadership, and managerial skills.
Will oversee grants management process and subcontracts for local organizations, including grant proposal tracking, reviewing, and approving process.
Provides technical assistance, as required, to build capacity of local partners and grantees.
Master's degree and 8 years of experience, or University degree and 11 years of experience.At least 6 years of relevant work experience in finance and grants management.
Strong international cost accounting experience, as well as experience with USAID rules and regulations.
Will be responsible for ensuring appropriate systems and procedures are followed to properly disburse, account, budget, and report project funds, and that systems and procedures are cost effective, timely, have proper internal controls, and comply with the terms of the agreement.
University degree and 3 years of experience.Professional accounting training preferred.At least 3 years’ working experience in the Accounting / finance field.
Experience working with USAID / USG-funded contracts preferred.
Will support Finance staff with invoices / payment delivery, maintenance requests, vendors, and arranging office set-up.
Assist with cost accounting and ensuring compliance with audit documentation.
University degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting.Professional accounting training preferred.At least 3 years’ working experience in the accounting / finance field.
Method of Application
Applicants should submit their CV's with current contact information to : Submissions should include the position title in the subject heading.
Note : Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. on
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