Director of Operations, Nigeria Livestock

Country: Nigeria
Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Closing date: 31 May 2022

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Director of Operations, Nigeria Livestock

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Director of Operations for an anticipated livestock program in Nigeria funded by USAID. The Activity will explore practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states.

The Director of Operations will be expected to provide administrative management, including ensuring that interventions comply with USAID and Nigerian laws. The program is anticipated to start in late December 2022, and this position will be based in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and refine operational systems and processes
  • Maintain communications with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party to understand the program’s operational needs and status, so as to serve as a point of contact for operations information
  • Provide direction and guidance to staff on program compliance agreement as well as related ACDI/VOCA policies and USAID regulations
  • Manage and track the program’s requests to ACDI/VOCA’s contracts office to ensure an efficient and productive process
  • Oversee and manage Finance, HR, Accounting, Procurement, Grants and Security components of project operations
  • Ensure a smooth functioning of program activities including support for field office/program set-up and close-out, ongoing operations, and staff and consultant travel
  • Oversee the establishment and closing of field office operations and the training of field office operations staff to monitor field-based vendor performance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, or relevant field is required; master’s degree is desired
  • 7 years of experience in a senior management position, providing oversight and management systems development
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID and/or other international donor programs’ rules and regulations is required
  • Strong written communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to write reports in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required; knowledge of regional languages is a plus

Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.

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