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Director of Finance and Operations MBA / MSc / MA Job

2024-05-30 08:36   Accounting / Financial Services   Abuja   18 views
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The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) will be responsible for the financial, contractual, and operations management of the project. Management functions include oversight of project finances (accounting, budget management, reporting), sub award and subcontract management, procurement, and logistics management including travel, equipment, and fleet.
The Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) will be supervised by JSI’s Country Finance & Operations Director (CFOD) with an indirect reporting line to Chief of Party/Project Director. The DFO will supervise the project finance and operations staff.


Oversee the financial, contractual, and operational management of the award in compliance with JSI policies and procedures and donor regulations;
Engage with the JSI/Country Finance & Operations Director to ensure coordinated support across logistics, procurement, human resources, and information technology functions;
Coordinate with the JSI/Country Finance & Operations Director to ensure project compliance with local statutory, tax, and labor requirements. Support in-country audits as required;
Support the Chief of Party/Project Director with regular and ad-hoc project reporting/budget preparation/activity requests;
Coordinate with the centralized F&O team to oversee project procurement needs and logistical support;
Lead the development and monitoring of project budgets, including financial forecasts, expenditure tracking, and review of all invoices;
Approve monthly project financial reports and tools (including budget tracking, obligation tracking, financial accounts, accruals reports, donor reports) and ensure timely submission to the JSI/US or donor;
In coordination with the country accounting team, approve project expenditures (Quickbooks), facilitate month end project reporting to the US; ensure the complete documentation and accountability of all financial transactions in accordance with JSI policies;
Manages the financial and administrative aspects of all sub-agreements under the award/project, supporting and monitoring local sub-recipients to ensure sound financial management, operations, and compliance; contribute to capacity building of local partners in compliance and financial management;
Oversee the monitoring of project cost-share generation, tracking and reporting;
Ensure accurate and timely project financial and contractual information is readily available for the JSI/US team, donor, and project leadership for decision-making; and
Ensure cost savings / effectiveness and reasonableness in all allocated expenses for the project.


Master's degree required in business administration, finance, accounting, or other relevant field. Professional accounting certification preferred.
Minimum 10 years of work experience at a senior level finance and operations position with an international organization working with USAID on large scale, complex projects ($25 million USD). Advanced knowledge and experience with accounting software QuickBooks.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in accounting, financial planning and management, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions, as required.
Experience in developing and managing a donor funded grants program.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Previous experience in the implementation of health or development programs in Nigeria is preferred.
Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written English and national language communication skills.

Company Description
John Snow, Inc., and our nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world.
JSI's mission is to improve the health of underserved people an... read mored communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.
For 35 years, Boston-based JSI and our affiliates have provided high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 106 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices, with more than 500 U.S.-based professionals and 1,600 host country staff.
JSI is deeply committed to improving the health of individuals and communities worldwide. We work in partnership with governments, organizations, and host-country experts to improve quality, access and equity of health systems worldwide. We collaborate with government agencies, the private sector, and local nonprofit and civil society organizations to achieve change in communities and health systems.