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Finance & Administration (F&A) Director

Abt Associates
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Abt Associates, a global leader in implementing technical assistance programs and research in the fields of economic growth, agriculture, trade, social and environmental policy, and climate change, seeks highly qualified candidates for the anticipated USAID Cross-border Resilience Program (CBR) in East Afria under the Regional Integration and Stronger Economices (RISE) IDIQ, which seeks to increase resilience, strengthen livelihood systems, and expand markets in the Moyale, Karamoja, and Moderna regions.
The project will be structured to strengthen regional systems and institutions that increase flow of affordable and safe food, leading to transformation that improves short and long term capacity to respond to shocks and stresses.
The program’s activities are expected to build systems-level resilience to drought; contribute to reducing humanitarian needs; and build the capacity of governments in the region to prepare for, respond to, and recover from shocks and stresses, both natural and man-made.
All positions will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with some potential for travel to corresponding regions, and are contingent upon project award to Abt Associates.

Responsibilities

The Finance and Administration (F&A) Director, under the supervision of the Chief of Party, will have primary responsibility for financial, accounting, contract and compliance management for the project.
S/he will provide supervision and oversight of the program’s finance, administrative and human resources support staff, and establish the Activity’s financial systems and procedures required to ensure compliance with USAID regulations and local labor laws.
Candidates must have a Master’s degree in finance, business, accounting, or other relevant field, and at least 12 years of experience managing project finance and administration for international development programs, or Bachelor’s degree and 16 years of relevant experience.
Expertise in USAID contract and compliance regulations required.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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