Managing Director, Chief Finance Officer needed in a Non-profit organization


Vacancies: Managing Director, Chief Finance Officer

We are a Non-Governmental Non-profit organization registered as a Nigeria Trust, dedicated to improve public health in Nigeria by making essential health products and services available to the poor and those in need. We are in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the British Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States Agency for international Development (USAID) as well as the Global Funds to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria among other International donors. We seek to recruit the following personnel and invite eligible candidates to apply for the following positions:

Position: Managing Director: Ref (MD\01\2018)

The Managing Director (MD) has the overall responsibility to achieve NGO”s strategic goals and objectives, to supervise all activities undertaken by the NGO and to provide direction to both technical and administrative aspects of its operations. The MD promotes, articulates and ensures a common organizational vision and strategy and facilitates the actualization of the organization’s philosophy, mission, vision and strategic objectives.

The MD is responsible for representing the organization and serves as the liaison with Nigerian government ministries, agencies and departments, USAID, DFID, and other donors, collaborators and partners.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Programme Development and Delivery:

Work with the Board and management staff to ensure long-term programme strategy development and delivery.

Provide leadership and oversight for design and planning, marketing, promotion, delivery and monitoring and evaluation of the quality of programs, products and services in all agreed program areas

Provide strategic direction and coordination of the various divisional strategies and maintain oversight for program implementation and integration.

Administration and Human Resources

Establish an effective Management Team and ensure that there is a functional succession plan in place;

Develop Terms of Reference for staff and ensure that regular performance evaluations are held and written performance appraisals are completed in a timely manner;

Financial Management and Legal Compliance

Overall control and accounting for all funds, including developing and maintaining sound financial practices:

Work with the staff, the Finance Committee, and the Board in preparing annual budgets and prudently manages organization’s resources within budget guidelines according to current obligations, laws and regulations;

Prepare and sign official correspondence of the organization and execute legal documents jointly with the Board President and the Secretary;

Board administration and support

Support operations and administration of the Board and board committees by informing and advising Board Members on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it and interfacing between the Board and staff and other key stakeholders;

Maintain close consultation with the Board of Trustees for approval of program strategies and ensuring that the organizational objectives are pursued at all times;

Fundraising & External Relations

Oversees fundraising planning and implementation including identifying resource requirements, establishing strategies to approach and submitting proposals to funders and maintaining records and documentation;

Establish positive relationships with government, foundations and corporate funders and individual donors

Maintaining close collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders Experience/Qualification:


Minimum of 17 years cognate experience in program management at senior management levels from the private sector/multinational or with international NGO/PVO.

Educational Qualification:

The suitable candidate must possess a first degree or its equivalent in Public Health or Social Sciences.

A second degree, preferably an MBA, will be an added advantage.


Candidates are expected to exhibit professionalism, communication skills, leadership skills, objectivity and independence, proven ability to build and maintain relationship at all levels, self-motivation and managerial ability

Position: Chief Finance Officer (CFO): Ref (CFO\01\2018)

The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) reports to the Managing Director, he will be responsible for building and managing effective and streamlined operations, processes and systems relating to finance, accounting, treasury, procurement, and internal control. The CFO will focus on strengthening his/her team’s capacity to develop, implement and manage cost effective and efficient policies/practices, with particular attention to rigorous internal control systems and procedures.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Financial Management

Work with Program Directors to ensure the success of each program through cost analysis support and compliance with all contract and program requirements. This includes;

Interpreting legislative and programmatic rules and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and contractual guidelines.

Assess and fully develop the financial systems of the organisation to superior levels of service and functionality for all customers served by the finance department.

Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization and oversee financial management for sub-awards and programs.

Financial Reporting

Work with the Managing Director and Executive team to develop financial strategy and ensure the organisation’s targets are met or exceeded.

Assess organizational performance against both annual budget and long-term strategy.

Ensure that the Finance & Accounts Department prepares and sends periodic, timely reports which comply with all local and donor-specific financial guidelines.

Structure, prepare and present materials for formal board meetings and board committee meetings.


Provide oversight for the procurement function to ensure the development and implementation of policies, guidelines and procedures to ensure efficiency and transparency of the procurement system and the adoption of best practices in all dealing with vendors and contractors

Advocacy and External Relations

Develop successful and trusting relationships with donors, partners and other stakeholders, create, and sustain an environment that supports these relationships.



Must possess at least 17 years post qualification experience in financial analysis and reporting preferably in the not-for-profit or private sectors; with a minimum of 5 years in senior financial management role

Educational Qualification:

Must possess a first degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Economics or other numerate discipline.

A relevant second degree (MBA or MSC) is desirable.

A professional accounting qualification such as ACA or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized professional body.


Experience in interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.

Working knowledge of current accounting standards and procedures.

Technologically savvy, with experience in using enterprise resource planning applications.

Experience in communicating key data effectively, including presentations to senior management, the Board or other outside partners/influencers/clients.

Creative with experience in funding activities in a way that covers both costs and generates operating margins.

High interpersonal skills, a collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send their application letter and detailed CV in Microsoft word format to, specifying an e-mail address and day time phone number, quoting the reference number for the position applied for both on the application letter and as subject of your e-mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: on 27th March, 2018.