Finance and Administration Director at Jhpiego

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some it’s partners. Save the Children International (SCI), Pediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigeria Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM). Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP). The program’s goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths (EPMCD) in Nigeria. The five year project which started in October 2014 will end in September 2019 and will be implemented in Kogi and Ebonyi States of Nigeria. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the vacant position below:Job Title: Finance and Administration DirectorJob ID: 2016-2610 Location: AbujaPosition Reports to: TBDPosition Supervised: TBDOverviewThe Finance and Administration Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting, for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria.The Finance and Administration Director will work closely with key program staff to ensure accurate financial, contractual and administrative reporting of the project.The Finance and Administration Director will ensure that financial reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow Jhpiego and US government (including PEPFAR) rules and regulations.The position will also be responsible for ensuring cost consciousness, efficient spending and for implementing and maintaining an on-site financial accounting and bookkeeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of the project’s financial operations.The Finance and Administration Director will oversee day-to-day coordination of financial activities for the HIV program, and manages all sub-grants, ensuring compliance and reporting of sub-awardees. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.ResponsibilitiesOversee all financial planning, budgeting and reporting for the project.Provide guidance to Country Director and Project Director regarding the financial requirements of the project and office operations.Prepare accurate budgets, track expenses, ensure that required financial controls and cost-performance monitoring mechanisms are in place and adhered to, prevent over or under expenditure of budgets, ensure proper safeguards of funds and ensure compliance with established USG and headquarters’ financial, accounting and administrative procedures.Review, reconcile and monitor all project accounts, including operating accounts and petty cash operations involving cash advances.Determine updated monthly project accruals and projections to support forecasting accuracy and program completion, as required.Provide guidance, monitoring and support to project team, including procurement for goods and services, logistical support for local and international travel for staff and consultants, financial oversight of local sub-grantees (as needed) and maintenance of office inventoryProvide guidance and support for contracts development and managementProvide financial capacity-building for local granteesMaintain and administer project financial accounting system.Prepare the monthly financial report by using adapted finance software (QuickBooks).Use various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphic packages to assemble, manipulate, and format data and/or reports.Implement and oversee a detailed financial reporting and reimbursement process in accordance with Jhpiego's established financial system.Make in-country budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures, as required.Manage the effective utilization of projects financial management system to ensure accurate budgets, tracking of expenses, required financial controls are in place and adhered to, prevents over-expenditure of budgets, ensures proper safeguards of funds, and ensures compliance with established donor, Johns Hopkins University and Jhpiego financial and accounting procedures.Review, reconcile and monitor all accounts, including major project operating accounts and petty cash operations involving cash advances.Collaborate with the Country Director and Project Director to assist program staff in developing work plans and annual budgets for program activities and local office costs.Review and administer sub-agreements, monitor grants payments and the compliance to award terms and conditionsEnsure that donor resources are appropriately directed to program priorities and are in line with program work plans.Contribute to program team in developing work plans and annual budgets for program activities and local office costs.Manage all sub-grants to local grantees ensuring sub-awardees’ compliance and reportingServe as a resource person for non-finance staff on USG, JHU and Jhpiego rules and policy.Provide oversight to project finance officers. 

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