Chemonics International Vacancy for a Finance and Operations Director

Chemonics is an international development consulting company that helps governments, businesses, civil society groups, and communities promote meaningful change so people can live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.

Chemonics seeks a finance and operations director to join USAID’s anticipated Nigeria Power Sector Program.

Job Title:  Finance and Operations Director
Job Description
The finance and operations director will work closely with the chief of party and Chemonics’ home office to oversee local finances and budgeting and ensure the project complies with all administrative and financial reporting requirements. They will also be responsible for all aspects of field operations management, including property management, personnel, procurement, recordkeeping, and travel and logistics. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee financial management and accounting administration
  • Supervise operations activities
  • Draft financial guidelines and policies, as well as monthly reports
  • Manage field staff, including the monitoring and evaluation manager, communications manager, grants manager, and finance manager
  • Coordinate logistics for travel, property management, and other ad hoc needs
  • Liaise with local banks and financial officials
  • Take on additional responsibilities as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts or sub-awards, and accounting and finance
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large budgets, with an in-depth knowledge of the U.S. government’s (particularly USAID’s) cost accounting standards
  • Experience setting up accounting and finance functions for large USAID projects strongly preferred
  • Experience managing locally hired personnel
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory, collaboration, and team-building skills
  • Previous work experience in sub-Saharan Africa and knowledge of Nigeria’s operating environment, including registration, taxes, and labor law, preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluent written and spoken English

How to apply: 

Send electronic submissions to [email protected] by July 19, 2016. Please include “finance and operations director” in the subject line. This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria, and is open to all qualified Nigerian national citizens. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to [email protected] with only “finance and operations director” in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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