Abt Associates Inc.

Finance and Administration Director

Abt Associates Inc.

Finance and Administration Director

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in program implementation and research in the fields of agriculture, economic growth, health, and climate and the environment. Abt’s International Development Division partners with governments and local experts to deliver high-quality donor-funded programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East that are known for impact and innovation. The company has multiple offices in the United States and program offices in more than 40 countries.

Finance and Administration Director

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Abt Associates is recruiting qualified candidates for the upcoming USAID/Nepal Agricultural Input Market System Activity, a new five-year Activity planned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nepal. This Activity will focus on improving the productivity, competitiveness, inclusivity, and resilience of Nepal’s agriculture sector by increasing the availability and accessibility of four critical inputs – improved seed, fertilizer, irrigation, and agricultural equipment. The Agricultural Input Market System Activity will result in the stabilization of Nepal’s agricultural input market system and reduce the specific barriers faced by women, youth, and marginalized farmers to accessing, utilizing, and benefiting from improved inputs.

The position will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal and is contingent upon project award to Abt Associates.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 12 years’ experience in business administration, finance, accounting, management, or other relevant field required. Master’s preferred.
  • Experience with financial and administrative management of international development programs and other donor-funded projects in the field required; USAID finance and administration management experience required.
  • Excellent financial management skills and knowledge of latest project management tools and computer applications such as Microsoft Office and Quickbooks. 
  • 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; and (4) ability to lead large complex programs and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
  • Experience in Nepal or similar development context, highly preferred.
  • Ability to advise teams on new approaches that sustain and/or improve project delivery.
  • Ability to sustain timeliness of program delivery amidst adaptations from changing operational demands and client feedback.
  • Ability to set priorities and multi-task.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with emphasis on budgeting and financial analysis.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communications skills.
  • Nepali nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD+ Eight years of relevant experience

Job Description 

  • 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.
  • Manages implementation of financial, administrative, and HR policies and procedures that meet activity needs and corporate and client requirements.
  • Oversees procurement efforts for the activity including selection and negotiation with vendors in compliance with USAID and Abt Associates procurement regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with USAID and Abt Associates policies, regulations and procedures governing the activity contract.
  • Oversees the project’s Grants Manager and administration of the project’s Grants under Contract component.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oversees HR management functions including: recruitment, hiring, transition, and termination; benefits administration; performance appraisal; and ongoing performance management.
Applying Procedure

Candidates are requested to follow this link for applying https://tinyurl.com/2p88r7he

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 13th January, 2022.

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