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Finance & Administration Director - Agribusiness/Market Development

Published on 24.11.2021

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Website : https://www.abtassociates.com/
Industries :
Cleaning, security, surveillance
Services other
Social, public and human services
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
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Position : Finance & Administration Director - Agribusiness/Market Development

Job Description

Opportunity Summary

Abt Associates seeks Finance & Administration (F&A) Director candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded Agribusiness Development Activity which builds on the Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA).

The purpose of the project is to strengthen the agribusiness ecosystem and identify and implement innovative, market-driven, cost-effective solutions to increase the income of vulnerable households and communities in targeted regions of Liberia. The project will enhance selected value chains, strengthen related market systems and foster inclusive, resilient growth and improved nutrition outcomes.

Work is expected to begin in Summer of 2022. The position is contingent on the contract being awarded to Abt Associates. The F&A Director will be based in Monrovia and will report to Chief of Party, as well as have direct contact with Abt Associates' US-based project director.

  • Working closely with the COP and DCOP, oversees the development of administrative and operations management systems and processes required to support activity implementation, ensuring compliance with USAID and Abt policies and regulations.
  • Directs procurement efforts for the activity including selection and negotiation with vendors, and management of subcontractors on the activity in compliance with USAID and Abt Associates procurement regulations.
  • Creates and maintains financial reporting and tracking systems, and provides financial performance updates on activities. Guides the administrative team on annual work planning, and ensure submission of quality operational plans, budgets, and reports.
  • Manages HR functions including recruitment, hiring, transition, and termination; benefits administration; performance appraisal; and ongoing performance management.
  • Oversees overall supervision of grants program and institutions that are executing activities supported by grant funds.
  • Ensures that the budget and audit projections, expenditure, tracking and reporting are in accordance with USAID and Abt requirements, procedures, and practices for compliance and audits.
  • Upholds the standards of Abt Associates to lead a high performing team and ensures strict compliance to USAID and Abt’s policies, regulations, and internal controls.
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Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 12 years’ experience 
  • Masters Degree with 10 years’ experience in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management, or other relevant field required.
  • Experience with financial and administrative management of international development programs and other donor-funded projects in the field required; USAID F&A management experience required.
  • Supervisory and/or management work experience including: (1) direct supervision of professional and support staff; (2) quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverable; (3) contract management; (4) grants administration; and (5) ability to lead large complex programs and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and procedures required.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills required.
     

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Thirteen years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD + Eight years of relevant experience
Job criteria for job ad : Finance & Administration Director - Agribusiness/Market Development
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Management
R&D, project management
Industries :
Cleaning, security, surveillance
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Services other
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Bomi - Bong - Gbarpolu - Grand Bassa - Grand Cape Mount - Grand Gedeh - Grand Kru - Lofa - Margibi - Maryland - Montserrado - Nimba - River Gee - Rivercess - Sinoe
Experience level :
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Number of Position(s) : 5

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