Director Of Finance And Administration in Lagos, Nigeria

at Abt Associates

Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description


  • Implement financial and administrative policies and procedures that meet project needs, corporate and client requirements, and local laws.
  • Ensure compliance to terms and references of the contract.
  • Provide training to field staff on project procedures, including building skill-levels of project staff in the area of finance, administration, and project management.
  • Create and maintain financial reporting and tracking systems providing data measurements on financial performance of project and project activities.
  • Prepare budgets and revenue plans for project programming and corporate reporting.
  • Provide on-going financial administration to project including approvals of purchase requisitions, consultant agreements, vendor invoices, and client invoices.
  • Work with the COP to liaise with the client on finance and administrative issues.
  • Participate in negotiations with client on contract issues and actions and follow up on client requests and concerns.
  • Lead procurement efforts for the project, including the selection and negotiation with vendors, and the management of subcontractors on the project.
  • Oversee grant awards, grant management, and grantee compliance.
  • Develop and oversee systems for providing financial and administrative support to staff at the all levels.



  • A Master’s Degree (preferred), in Business, Finance, Accounting, or other relevant field. Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required.
  • At least 12 years of experience in a management position in the public or private sector, at least 5 years of which on USAID activities.
  • Prior experience in Nigeria or Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Abt’s financial, accounting, and project management systems, policies, and procedures highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and/or experience in accounting, financial planning and management, and procurement, and other management support areas, as required;
  • Demonstrated skills, abilities, and experience to:
    • Manage a program of similar magnitude and complexity, including those funded by USAID;
    • Work collaboratively across technical disciplines;
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Manage grants under a contract; and
    • The ability to travel extensively to program location within Nigeria, as required.


Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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