Director, Finance & Administration
Creative Associates International
Abuja, NGA
7d ago

Director, Finance & Administration Economic Growth Division

Position Location : Abuja, Nigeria

Position Location : Background :

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-

crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.

S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-

regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary :

The objective of the West Africa Trade and Investment Activity is to improve private sector competitiveness with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria, and promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade.

  • The Activity comprises of three main components : (i) design of a Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships; (ii) administration of the Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants;
  • and (iii) technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives.

    The Trade Hub will contribute to both USAID / Nigeria’s Feed the Future objectives related to increasing the agricultural competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria as well as USAID / West Africa’s objective to increase broad-

    based growth and resilience.

    Reporting & Supervision :

    Reporting director to the COP, the Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for managing administrative, financial / accounting, and procurement processes, including compliance with U.

    S. government and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules. Experience managing grants is a plus.

    Expected Outcomes :

  • The project demonstrates effective financial management and compliance with client and Creative regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Provides effective training and awareness to project staff on financial management, compliance, and fraud, abuse and waste mitigation regulations, policies, and procedures; and
  • Manages subcontractor awards and payments in line with client and Creative regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Primary Responsibilities :

  • Lead project’s administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance and compliance, property;
  • Ensure that project implementation is in accordance with USG regulations and procedures and the specifications determined in the Contract; and
  • Ensure all procurement processes are fair and transparent, reviewing financial compliance, and monitoring GUC and subcontract implementation.
  • Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • At least a Masters’ degree in business, economics, statistics, international development, or a related field (or, alternately, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5 additional years of relevant experience);
  • At least 5 years’ financial management and operations experience on USG-financed projects in Nigeria; and
  • Experience with implementing USG-financed contracts.
  • Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Position contingent upon donor funding.

    Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


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