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Director of Finance And Administration (HSS), Benin

Publiée le 01.02.2023


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Poste proposé : Director of Finance And Administration (HSS), Benin

Job Description

The World at Abt :

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 4,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment and energy do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. C reating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity :

Abt seeks a Director of Administration and Finance (DAF), under the supervision of the Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Benin Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) based in Cotonou, Benin. The purpose of the HSS activity is to strengthen and enhance the health system to deliver quality health services to support the Government of Benin to ensure that health services in select public and private facilities are sustainably improved and effectively utilized to reduce child, neonatal, and maternal mortality. The activity will strengthen the management of human resources for health, increase data availability and use, increase private sector investments, and strengthen the implementation and scale up of Universal Health Coverage.

The DAF is responsible for the primary oversight and in-country leadership of all financial reporting, human resources, and administrative operations through the life of the program. In particular, s/he will oversee financial operations for the program; conduct continual reporting to ensure the financial health of the program and the correct usage of funds. We are looking for individuals who are committed to exceeding expectations and who strive to improve the lives of people worldwide.

Core Responsibilities :

  • Develop and maintain sound financial management systems in line with USAID rules and regulations, accounting best practices and Abt Associates policies and procedures;
  • Lead the development, monitoring, and review of project budgets in line with national laws, donor regulations and corporate policies;
  • Produce budget projections and reports for submission to USAID and Abt home office;
  • Understand Abt’s financial and operations tools, systems, and policies and oversee their application and implementation for the Cotonou and field offices.
  • Ensure timely completion of month-end and year-end accounting closes, with appropriate supporting documentation for all accounting transaction uploaded to Abt’s accounting system.
  • Lead and continuously develop and strengthen the field office finance, accounting, and operations team. Organize the orientation and provision of continuous training / skills building for all relevant field staff on financial and operations policies and procedures, and finance, accounting, & project management and operations.
  • Review financial analyses and budget vs. expense reports determining reasonableness of variances and take appropriate actions as required;
  • Maintain regular communications with the senior management team, providing relevant and timely financial information for planning and decision-making purposes;
  • Oversee financial audits;
  • Oversee Finance, Operations and Administration staff, ensuring that functions are performed timely and accurately;
  • Lead recruitment, orientation, and training of new administrative or accounting staff;
  • Ensure implementation of and adherence to Abt Associates Human Resources policies, including compliance with national labor law;
  • Negotiate with vendors for best terms for procuring goods, supplies and services in compliance with USAID and Abt Associates policies and procedures.

What We Offer :

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Profil recherché pour le poste : Director of Finance And Administration (HSS), Benin

What We Value :

  • Master’s degree preferred with between ten and twelve years of experience in accounting, finance, business administration or another relevant field.
  • At least eight years of experience in financial analysis, financial reporting, cash flow analysis, budget development and forecasting on donor-funded projects. USAID experience strongly preferred;
  • Experience developing and implementing finance and accounting policies, procedures, and systems;
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills, with strong experience in Excel and QuickBooks;
  • Well-developed and effective organizational skills, including to ability to multitask and work in a high-pressure environment;
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with government agencies, civil society counterparts, and international donor agencies;
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of professional and/or support staff;
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Fluency in French required; proficiency in English.
Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Director of Finance And Administration (HSS), Benin
Métier :
Gestion, comptabilité, finance
Secteur d´activité :
Activités associatives
Recherche et développement
Type de contrat :
Région :
Abomey - Abomey-Calavi - Aplahoué - Cotonou - Djougou - Kandi - Lokossa - Natitingou - Parakou - Pobè - Porto-Novo - Savalou
Ville : Cotonou
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Bac+5 et plus
Compétences clés :
financial analysis
financial management
Nombre de poste(s) : 1
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