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Palladium Group, a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact, is recruiting to fill the position of a Director of Operations & Finance.

Job Title: Director of Operations & Finance

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Project Overview and Role

  • The Director of Operations and Finance is responsible for establishing and maintaining policies and procedures and ensure they are consistent with Palladium’s corporate policies and USAID rule and regulations.
  • He/she is responsible for communicating and providing training on these policies and procedures to project staff.
  • He/she is responsible for identifying risks and developing and implementing, in close conjunction with the COP and Palladium’s home office management risk mitigation strategies.
  • He/she provides direct oversight of accountants, office managers, and procurement specialists.
  • He/she serves as the primary point of contact for Palladium’s home office for all compliance issues related to finance, HR, and procurement.


  • Serves as the primary reviewer of the imprest and cash balances to ensure proper recording and reconciliation throughout the month
  • Serves as first reviewer of the monthly invoices
  • Provides overall management of the imprest
  • Provides project finance staff with oversight, training and guidance
  • Establish, monitor, and oversee financial operations both in Abuja and in the State offices


  • Establish local procurement procedures compliant with USAID regulations and Palladium policies
  • Oversee field procurement processes
  • Provides guidance and quality assurance on project-specific procurements
  • Provides project procurement staff with oversight, training and guidance

Human Resources:

  • Oversees the onboarding of all CCN staff (activities include determining salary, preparing the contract, and setting up benefits (e.g. insurance), liaises with home office to ensure USAID approvals
  • Establishes and maintains the salary scale, in line with USAID guidance
  • Organizes and oversees the performance review process
  • Oversees leave tracking for CNN staff


  • Candidate should have significant experience in USAID operations and Palladium policies and procedures
  • Minimum of six years of experience in project management, including financial, procurement, and HR management
  • Project management and operations experience on multi-year, donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated organizational, writing and communication skills.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a related field.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online