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Director, Niger Finance, Administration


Counterpart International is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated program in Niger. The Finance and Administration Director will be responsible for all aspects of financial project management as well as coordination of all financial activities in French and English. The director must have experience in the areas of: financial management, accountability, negotiations, auditing, as well as USAID rules and regulations governing of financial and administrative management and oversight of programs. This position will be located in Niamey, Niger. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

• Establish financial management systems, procedures and controls and review them on a regular basis to ensure compliance, transparency and effective utilization of resources.
• Manage program budget and oversee all financial disbursements and procurement ensuring compliance with US government regulations and Counterpart policies and procedures.
• Supervise day-to-day operations of the finance team, mentoring and building their capacity.
• Assess capacity building needs and provide training and technical assistance in financial management to local sub-grantees.
• Monitor program burn rate and support the development of pipelines, burn trackers, accruals and spending projections, and other tracking and activities as needed.
• Prepare and ensure timely and accurate submission of all financial reports, records, files and cash requests to Counterpart headquarters.
• Oversee development of key HR policies, personnel manuals, and ensure project adherence to local labor laws.
• Calculate and pay employee salaries and taxes and complete other tax and financial reporting.
Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. For nearly 50 years, Counterpart has been forging partnerships with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions.RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in finance, business administration, or related field is required. Advanced degree, CPA or the equivalent preferred.
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience working with international NGOs required.
• At least four (4) years’ work experience in financial management and accounting with experience and knowledge of international development donor-funded programs.
• Knowledge of Niger finance and accounting systems required.
• Required knowledge of USAID and other USG rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Familiarity with sub-grants management a plus.
• Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and QuickBooks accounting software.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills.
• Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills, ability to work well in a team environment.
• Required written and oral fluency in French and advanced proficiency in English is required. Fluency in local languages preferred.
Local Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Individuals interested in working with Counterpart International on this project should visit: to see open jobs, submit your resume or edit your profile, and attach an updated resume and cover letter.\*D1A608731BD93A0C

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  • Organization: Counterpart International
  • Location: Niamey
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-26

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