Finance and Grants Director, Nigeria at RTI International

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.Job Title:Finance and Grants Director, NigeriaDescriptionThe Finance and Grants Director will report to the Chief of Party and provide oversight for all financial and grant-making aspects of the project. Candidate should possess strong management, administrative and communication skills (including report writing).Duties and ResponsibilitiesOversee the finance and administration functions for this large, complex project and ensures compliance with RTI and USAID procedures;Manage finance, grants, and information technology (IT) support to the project, requesting direction from RTI headquarters business partners as needed;Work closely with COP, technical staff, pertinent RTI regional and home office staff and appropriate USAID staff when necessary to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed, disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives and results;When necessary, work closely with key RTI staff, government and non-government officials, contractors and USAID staff to ensure full compliance with local laws (e.g., with respect to taxes, pension, shipping, customs, registration) while integrating with RTI systems and procedures;Provide training and guidance to state finance officers and sub-grantees on managing project expenses to annual work plan and contract budgets;Oversee preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables);Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the US;Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare pipeline estimates for the project;Prepare biweekly cash requirements, monitoring cash flow and reconciles cash accounts in order to maintain appropriate cash balances;Manage and monitor performance of office petty cash system;Perform other duties as assigned.Directly supervise and mentor project staff. 

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