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Operations Manager At Chemonics

Date Posted: 16/Jul/2014
Deadline: 26/Jul/2014

Chemonics seeks an operations manager for an anticipated program in Nigeria funded by USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives.  The program will focus on preventing and mitigating conflict and engaging youth and communities. The operations manager will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, with travel to other parts of the country, including northern and northeastern Nigeria as conditions allow. Candidates with relevant technical background and successful supervisory management experience in conflict or post-conflict settings are encouraged to apply. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of field operations, including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial management, facilities management and inventory control
  • Ensure compliance with all USAID and other government requirements for operations and grant making activities, including monitoring grantee performance and grant worthiness, ensuring transparency and integrity in all procurement processes, and financial management
  • Serve as acting chief of party during the chief of party's absence
  • Supervise day-to-day financial operations, including cash flow management, time sheet recording, financial reporting to USAID, and ongoing financial tracking and monitoring
  • Serve as primary point of contact for human resource issues
  • Under the direction of the chief of party, ensure a collaborative relationship with senior USAID staff in Nigeria and Chemonics' local and expatriate field- and home-office staff
  • Provide hands-on management and oversight of grants and other activity implementation
  • Ensure compliance with USAID and Chemonics policies and contractual requirements
  • Ensure compliance with physical, operational and data security requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant  field such as international relations, regional studies, or conflict mitigation; master's degree preferred
  • Minimum five years of experience managing complex, fast-paced, and challenging programs in Africa, preferably Nigeria or West Africa, including at least two years of supervisory management experience
  • Experience implementing programs that include significant grants under contract components, including in-kind and small grants
  • Experience with programs that deliver assistance quickly in response to emerging windows of opportunity
  • Experience managing rapid transition programs, and working in fragile or transitional state or security-challenged environments
  • Strong multicultural, interpersonal, and supervision skills
  • Financial management experience, including budgeting, financial tracking, reporting and accounting, and procurement
  • Proven ability to multi-task, meet short deadlines and perform successfully in high- pressure, insecure, and stressful environments
  • Experience on projects funded b USAID or other donors is required
  • Strong proficiency in basic computer applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Access
  • Fluent written and spoken English
Application Instructions:
Send electronic submissions to  [email protected] by July 25, 2014. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to [email protected] with only "Operations Manager - Nigeria OTI" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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