Associate Director, Finance at Family Health International (FHI 360)

Family Health International (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Associate Director, Finance

Requisition: 2022201144
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full time
Supervisor: Director of Finance, Procurement & CMS

Basic Function

  • The position holder will support the Director of Finance, Procurement & CMS to manage responsibility for both accounting and finance for the FHI Nigeria Office and ensure compliance with the contractual requirements of funders with the objective of providing professional accountancy services consistent with generally accepted accounting principles

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director of Finance, Procurement & CMS in the supervision of the finance/accounting staff in the Country Office (CO) and state field offices.
  • With the Director of Finance, Procurement & CMS provide support with problem resolution on cash accounts, bank resolutions, accounting software, resolution of audited questioned costs, and financial close outs.
  • Provide support with the accounting workflow in the review and audit of FHI and sub-recipient reports for reimbursement of expenditures.
  • Analyse, develop and monitor accounting/fiscal control procedures and program budgets including monitoring cash flows and requesting for fund transfers from FHI/HQ.
  • Prepare financial reports for FHI Nigeria to monitor and track obligations and expenditures.
  • Provide training and backstopping on the accounting software.
  • Provide technical assistance on accounting and financial matters. Identify areas needing improvement and provide necessary staff development and training.
  • Assist FHI/Nigeria Program staff in monitoring sub-project budgets in accordance with approved work plan activities.
  • Prepare written and verbal responses to inquiries and requests for budgetary information.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Finance, Procurement & CMS prepare monthly and annual financial reports, including financial status of sub-projects account activities, with accompanying backup documentation and receipts.
  • Serve as a resource person to FHI/Nigeria on funder financial regulations and FHI/Nigeria accounting policies and procedures.
  • Supervise finance/accounting staff to ensure that duties are carried out according to schedule.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BS.c / BA in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field and a minimum of 9 years relevant experience with at least 5 years in international development programs.


  • M.Sc / MA in Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field and a minimum of 7 years relevant experience with at least 5 years in international development programs.
  • Possession of CPA, ACA, ICAN, or recognized equivalent is required.
  • Expert knowledge of USAID and other donor regulations is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Proven ability in the management of large, multifaceted programs
  • Proven ability to present financial information to a non-financial audience
  • Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors and recipients of assistance
  • Proven ability in building capacity of organizations in financial management
  • Ability to represent FHI/Nigeria to donors, government officials and the NGO community in financial matters
  • Proven ability in supervising staff
  • Well-developed computer spread sheet skills
  • Familiarity with multiple program (i.e. donor) regulations on financial reporting
  • Ability to execute detail-oriented work rapidly and with a high level of accuracy.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication, including presentation and training skills.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of relevant accounting software packages
  • Ability to travel in Nigeria minimum of 25%

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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June 2024