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Africare is one of the most experienced and largest African-American led non-profit international development organizations, and we are leaders in development assistance to Africa.Since our founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance to tens of millions of men, women and children across the African continent. Our almost entirely African staff has an unparalleled knowledge of the continent â its challenges and opportunities. Through our direct community engagement, we have nurtured valuable relationships with key local figures ranging from community leaders and traditional authorities to presidents and prime ministers.
Job Status: Full Time Job,
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Position Summary This position is expected to be full-time located in one of the above mentioned country offices for a minimum period of at least 1 year, subject to periodic review and reassignment at the discretion of headquarters.
The incumbent will be the senior most staff person to the Country Director and will have overall day-to-day responsibility for the Financial and Administrative management of the Country Office.
The successful applicant is expected and required to possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed to guide and ensure that the Africareâs âin-countryâ finance and administrative staff conduct, prepare, review, approve, obligate, manage, record and report all financial transactions including procurement, cash management and payroll in a timely and accurate manner, consistent with the County Office approved budget(s), in accordance with ethical accounting practices, and in full compliance with Africareâs financial, administrative and procurement policies and procedures, and as well be responsible for oversight of the human resource function.
Depending on the country office, the reporting lines may vary a little, but in all instances, the successful incumbent and be under the direct supervision and oversight of Africareâs Chief Financial Officer (at headquarters) or his/her designee, and will also have a dual report to the Country Director or equivalent.
Responsibilities As the senior most finance and administrative staff member of the Country Office team, he/she will be expected to maintain cordial and productive relations with all Africare stakeholders including donors, Government, collaborating partners and communities, adequately espousing Africare principles at all times.
He/she will be required to assist the Country Director ensuring full staff compliance with Africareâs Policies, Procedures and Code of Ethics.
Working in close collaboration with the CD, the Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for overseeing all Financial, Human Resource and Procurement Management (among other things):
Analyzing, preparing and submitting timely and accurate budgets, financial and related compliance reports;
Assuring that all funds and monies received in-country are properly deposited, secured and accounted for and reconciled on a monthly basis;
Preparing and implementing tender and purchasing documents in accordance to USG rules, regulations and best practices;
Supervising, implementing and organizing Africareâs in-country insurance, licensing, contracts, supplier relationships, and import-export requirements;
Managing and providing regular financial planning for the prevention, mitigation and rectification of unnecessary exposure and in-country risks; and
Ensuring that all country office financial record keeping is properly maintained and consistent with all applicable Africare, USG, donor rules, regulations and best practices.
Minimum of a Bachelorâs Degree (four-year college Degree) in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution, plus a CPA (accounting certification);
Masterâs Degree preferred.
Working knowledge and understanding of GAAP a must;Prior Work Experience and Other Requirements: A minimum of 8-10 years of prior financial supervisory and management experience at an organization, responsible for a diverse folio of funds in excess of $10 million from either the USG and/or private donors for sizable and complex development projects.
Minimum 3-4 yearsâ experience with USAID/USG funds management, rules and reporting.
Appropriate knowledge and skills in using computer software and systems for accounting, preparation of financial statements and payroll reporting and systems.
Demonstrated, hands-on experience and proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Word and QuickBooks is a must.
Track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of Government, corporate and foundation grants is essential.
Must be fluent in English both verbal and written skills, and be an effective communicator.
Excellent presentation skills.
Proven leadership capabilities required.
Interested and qualified candidates should include their CVâs and cover letter. In the cover letter (of no more than two pages in length), the candidate should briefly describe his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience and salary requirements. Application should be sent to:
firstname.lastname@example.org including âDirector of Finance and Administration and the country office for which you are applyingâ in the subject line.
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