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Finance and Operations Director at Chemonics International

Finance and Operations Director at Chemonics International

Chemonics International – We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we re-imagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance and Operations Director

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Project Summary

  • We are seeking a Finance and Operations Director for the USAID Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH) in Nigeria.
  • The project aims to increase availability and sustainable management of safe and climate-resilient water and sanitation services in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • LUWASH will increase the availability, quality and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions in Lagos.
  • The activity’s objective is to expand and improve urban WASH service delivery and infrastructure through strengthened governance, increased accountability, and improved financial and technical capabilities of public water utilities and private sector providers.
  • The project has four components as follows: governance and institutional arrangements strengthened to deliver improved WASH services, public and private service provider performance improved, access to safe and sustainable water services increased, access to safe and sustainable sanitation increased and the quality of source water improved. This position will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.


  • Manages daily work of operations and finance team and provides performance feedback to operations and finance staff
  • Supports technical implementation through timely reviews and effective management of subcontracts, purchase orders, and leases with landlords, service providers, and local vendors
  • Monitors and supports the standardization of operational systems and policies
  • Anticipates future recruitment needs and leads recruitment efforts for long-term staff, short-term staff, and consultants – including initial CV reviews, participating in interview panels, and contracting – on an as-needed basis
  • Supervises project human resources management, including training and termination (as necessary) of personnel
  • Provides support to field office expatriate staff, including but not limited to renewal of residency and work permits
  • Ensures project vehicles and office facilities are maintained
  • Collaborates with the technical team to ensure that the proper procurement and logistical arrangements are made to facilitate the implementation of technical activities
  • Ensures compliance with USAID regulations, Chemonics’ corporate policies, and laws of Nigeria
  • Ensures proper filing of administrative and technical documentation
  • Manages USD and local currency bank accounts for funding of project expenses; prepares and submits wire transfer requests to home office
  • Oversees accounting procedures according to the Chemonics’ accounting policies and ensures timely and accurate entering of project expenses
  • Supervise the installation and maintenance of information technology policies and procedures in the office
  • Perform additional tasks as required by the supervisor and/or the Home Office Project Management Unit


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, or other relevant field preferred. Master’s degree preferred
  • At least five years of experience managing, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management, administration, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities
  • Minimum three years of experience managing donor projects, including strong skills in procurement/subcontracting, compliance, human resources, and financial management
  • Strong leadership, mentoring, management, planning, analytical and organizational skills demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Nigeria operating environment required, including registration, taxes, and labor law
  • Proven leadership and capacity in negotiation and conflict management
  • Very strong information technology knowledge and skills with an ability to easily adapt and manipulate new applications and software
  • Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required

Application Closing Date
10th February, 2023

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter (attached) to: [email protected] using “Finance and Operations Director” as the subject of the email.


  • Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
  • Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
  • Chemonics values the protection of your personal data. If you are in the European Union, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process personal data.

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