Finance and Operations Directors, USAID Niger Programs
IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $90 million, offices in 20 countries, and a global staff of 400. We work in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Summary of Position
IREX seeks Finance and Operations Director candidates for two anticipated five-year USAID-funded programs in Niger. One is an initiative which will address locally driven approaches to enhance municipal governments effectiveness, including service delivery, accountability and ability to mobilize financial and human resources, as well encouraging citizen engagement in communal governance. The other is a program designed to equip vulnerable young women and men with technical and life skills, networks, and capital for increased strategic economic opportunities. The Finance and Operations Directors will be responsible for overseeing the programs’ financial activities and operations.
Only citizens of Niger or third-country nationals living and authorized to work in Niger will be considered. This position is contingent on funding.
Summary of Responsibilities
- Ensure that the program meets all IREX, USAID and host country regulations and requirements related to USAID funds, accountability and operations within the region
- Track and analyze all costs incurred under the award; oversee all payments
- Monitor program budget and provide required reporting; maintain financial records for all program activities
- Overseeing subgrantee budgets and expenditures
- Supervise Finance and Operations team
- Ensure that appropriate financial record-keeping policies and practices are established and maintained
- Ensure that all financial management and procurement is conducted in compliance with IREX policy and U.S. government regulations
- Oversee all office expenditures and staff transportation/vehicles; lead human resource management
- Liaise with IREX home office financial, compliance and field operations teams
Skills and Qualifications
- Nigerien citizenship or residency with work authorization
- A graduate degree in a relevant social or administrative science, with at least eight (8) years of experience with the administration of international donor-funded programs;or an undergraduate degree in a relevant social or administrative science, at least 10 years of experience with the administration of donor-funded programs
- Previous experience as a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Director of Administration and Finance, Operations Manager, or another senior managerial role on an international donor-funded program
- Ability to successfully manage and develop staff in a multi-cultural setting as demonstrated by past experience
- Demonstrated commitment to customer service
- Demonstrated knowledge of management processes and systems, such as human resources management and development (including performance evaluation), financial management, and management of employee compensation systems
- Ability to compile and prepare financial and budget data in-line with USG rules and regulations
- Experience analyzing budget trends and monitoring funding levels across multiple accounts
- Expertise with procedures required for adequate planning, monitoring, and realigning of complex budgets
- Demonstrated ability to work with host government and cooperating partners in implementing a complex program in the field under challenging circumstances
- Skilled in managing and compiling financial data for reporting and ensuring compliance with all donor requirements
- Excellent computer skills as they relate to financial management
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Professional proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in French and English
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