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Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 Job Title: Grants and Contracts Officer
Location: Nigeria
Summary
  • Coordinates Pathfinder’s awards and sub-awards administration, including the review of subcontracts and sub-grant proposals, modifications and payment transactions.
  • Coordinates internal approval procedures for awards and sub-awards.
  • Assists in drafting, negotiating and reviewing contract and grant terms and conditions as well as assist in the development of standard templates for award and sub-award documents and procedures for monitoring financial compliance.
Key Job Outcomes
  • New Grants and Contracts Review: Reviews new proposals and modifications for subcontracts and sub-grants.
  • Payment Review and Processing: Reviews subcontract payment requests and invoices. Processes payments and advances and maintains records of subcontracts.
  • Contract Modifications: Prepares contracts modifications and terms and conditions for sub-grants and subcontracts.
  • Sub-Award Budget Reviews: Reviews and negotiates sub-award budgets for accuracy and reasonableness of cost.
  • Compliance Review: Maintains Pathfinder compliance with administrative requirements of U.S. government and other donors including on-line databases and on-line reporting.
  • Manuals and Systems for Awards and Sub-awards: Assists in the development of awards and sub-awards management manuals and systems for country offices in collaboration with headquarters and field program and finance staff.
  • Training Sessions: Assists in the development and delivery of training for staff on policies and procedures, as well as support and direction on award and sub-award management and reporting.
  • Monitoring Support Tools: Assists in the development of tools for monitoring of performance and progress of awards and sub-awards, such as pre-award assessment, review of internal controls and voucher reviews.
  • Process Improvement: Works with other business units to identify innovative solutions to processes and procedures and to create solutions to challenges.
  • Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates in cross functional project teams.
Minimal Requirements
Required Education, Training and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies
  • 4 years’ experience in a nonprofit environment
  • Prefer: Master’s degree in a related field
  • Prefer: Experience working in a developing country
  • Prefer: Experience working with non-governmental or multi-lateral donor organizations
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
  • Grants and Contracts Processes: Foundational knowledge of the grant and contract process.
  • US Government Rules and Regulations: Foundational knowledge of U.S. government rules and regulations specific to contract and grant administration.
  • Budget and Financial Reports: Foundational knowledge of budgets and financial reporting.
  • Contracts: Foundational knowledge of USAID and non-US contracts.
  • Training and Presentations: Ability to develop, organize and present information to small groups.
  • Systems, Processes and Tools: Ability to develop standards, guidelines and tools to support grant and contract management.
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
  • Software Applications: Foundational knowledge of MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services, including program strategies and indicators.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Languages: Advanced writing and speaking skills using local language and English language.
  • Influencing: Ability to influence others at all levels within the organization.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
Other Information:
  • Travel required (at least 10%)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
Job Title: Program Advisor
Location: 
Nigeria

Job Summary
  • Guides in the implementation of strategic solutions focused on compliance and quality of the program. Supports planning for new business development.
  • Ensures regularity of project management and partnership coordination meetings to ensure deliverables are delivered on time and within budget guidelines.
Essential Job Functions
  • Programming Design, Planning and Implementation: Provides programmatic leadership in country programs. Works collaboratively with program staff to develop, plan, and manage activities smoothly and efficiently, and within Pathfinder’s operational policies and procedures. Leads in the design, development and implementation of innovative, effective, country appropriate programming for SRHR and SSCB to build and develop capacity of intended populations.
  • Project Management: Project Budget Tracking and Reporting: Works collaboratively with finance staff to prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets.
  • Technical Assistance: Oversees technical assistance needed to execute project work plans, which may include external consultants. Provides technical assistance to country offices, host-country governments, local partners, and other agencies to assess needs and develop SRHR and SSCB standards and guidance, and/or provide SRHR and SSCB services that are responsive to the needs of intended populations.
  • Meeting Planning and Management: Ensures that the project management meeting and partnership coordination meetings are organized regularly and takes minutes of those meetings.
  • Project Status Reporting: Ensures timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donors.
  • Shared Services: Facilitates delivery of administrative support for the Chief of Party by working collaboratively across the different directors and teams within the program and projects.
  • Networking and Branding: Represents the program and projects in professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations when needed.
  • Coaching: Coaches and supports Country Directors on country capacity building model. 9. Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.
Minimal Requirements
Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required key competencies.
  • Prefer: Master’s degree.
  • 10 years’ work experience to include managing donor relations (USG, corporate and foundation) and in-country counterpart relations (Ministry of Health officials).
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
  • Country Specific Public Health System. Foundational knowledge of the assigned countries’ public health systems.
  • Technical Expertise: Ability to provide SRHR and SSCB that meet or exceed the needs of the intended population.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Advanced knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program.
  • Program Planning and Management: Advanced skills developing strategic and tactical programming plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs.
  • Change Leadership: Ability to manage and lead change initiatives.
  • New Business Development: Advanced skills in new business/resource development, including proposal management, program design and proposal writing.
  • Facilitation and Team Building: Advanced skills in facilitation, team building and coordination.
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
  • PC Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Languages: Advanced writing and speaking skills using local language and English language. Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills, Advanced knowledge of report writing.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Demonstrated influencing and diplomacy skills. Advanced customer service skills.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality: Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues.
Other Information:
  • Travel required (20% or less)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer.
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
 
Job Title: Finance Officer
Location:
 Nigeria

Job Summary
  • Serves as the primary support for the finance functions of Pathfinder country offices. Ensures that all field financial activities are managed and administered according to Pathfinder and donor regulations and policies.
  • Assists with financial capacity building and development provided to field offices. Focuses on accounting, financial reporting, and compliance with Pathfinder policies and donor regulations.
  • Strives for operational excellence that enables Pathfinder to continue to grow; evaluate, develop and implement operational best practices in areas including budgeting, financial reporting and compliance, and training.
  • Builds constructive and effective relationships with team members and clients.
Key Job Outcomes
  • Monitoring, Tracking and Reporting: Tracks key indicators and the processing of monthly country office reporting, including the receipt, review, recording, reconciliation, and consolidation of all income, expenses, and balance sheet items. Reviews monthly project spending performance for accuracy, allowability, availability of project funds, adequate supporting documentation, and proper
  • Compliance: Assists with ensuring standard financial systems and controls are established and maintained to provide appropriate level of controls over the organization’s resources. Assists with the development and implementation of effective tools, systems, policies, and procedures that ensure consistent compliance. Ensures compliance with GAAP, Pathfinder, and donor policies. Reviews monthly spending performance of country offices to ensure compliance with Pathfinder and donor policies.
  • Process and Tools Continuous Improvement: Assists with the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures in a continuous effort to improve field financial reporting and compliance.
  • Audit Preparation: Collects and organizes information from countries in preparation for the annual external audit and/or program specific audit.
  • Award Administration: Records award and account numbers and availability of project funds. Prepares donor required invoices and financial reports in accordance with award terms and conditions. Supports the design, implementation, management and monitoring of award and sub-award systems and workflow processes and procedures.
  • Budgeting: Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget, financial forecasts and cash flow projections. Prepares budgets and modifications for cost proposals in compliance with the requirements of RFPs, RFAs or other solicitations. Serves as a budgetary liaison with partners and provides guidance and technical assistance to assist partners to complete necessary budget forms in a timely manner.
  • Financial Capacity Building and Development: Assists with training country finance staff on all Pathfinder financial policies and procedures. 8. Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.
  • authorization. Assists with monitoring all matters that may affect the financial integrity of Pathfinder programs or the organization and assists in investigations in response to allegations of improper conduct.
Minimal Requirements
Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management, or related field, or equivalent, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies
  • 4 years’ professional experience working in finance, financial monitoring, policies and administration
  • Work experience with a multinational organization.
  • Prefer: Work experience in international Finance and Accounting in an organization of at least $50M in revenue with multiple international offices
  • Prefer: Work experience with Serenic/Microsoft Dyanamics NAV financial systems
  • Prefer: Work experience with government grants and contracts
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
  • Agency and Donor Rules and Regulations: Foundational knowledge of USAID, and other governmental and nongovernmental agencies’ rules and regulations.
  • Financial Accounting Systems Implementation: Foundational knowledge of financial accounting systems implementation at a project or program management level.
  • Financial Systems: Foundational knowledge of operations, financial management, organization and planning, as well as operational knowledge of major accounting, reporting and finance functions. Proven ability to work with others to prepare budgets.
  • Financial Reporting: Ability to prepare and develop required financial reports.
  • PC Tools: Foundational knowledge of finance and accounting software applications to include systems, data and spreadsheets.
  • Audit Process: Foundational knowledge of the audit system, process and tools.
  • Compliance: Foundational knowledge of compliance standards and guidelines.
  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
  • Project Management Planning and Leadership: Ability to lead and manage cross- functional initiatives.
  • Analysis and Sound Judgement: Advanced analytical and trouble shooting skills. Ability to make sound judgments. Ability to improve processes, promote excellence and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Software Applications: Foundational knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven ability to write and speak using local language and English language
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program, including program strategies and indicators.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Proven ability to influence using diplomacy skills with key stakeholders. In-depth demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality: Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues.
Other Information:
  • Travel required (10% or less).
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer.
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

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