Finance and Operations Director- USAID Niger Non-formal Education Activity

  • Contract
  • Niamey Niger
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Creative Associates International


Background: Creative Associates International is a fast-growing, social impact company that specializes in the areas of education, economic growth, democratic transitions, and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this global development organization has a field presence is more than 25 countries and a strong client portfolio of that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department.Since its founding in 1977 by four enterprising women, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary: Creative Associates seeks a Finance and Operations Director for the anticipated USAID Niger Non-Formal Education Activity, which will target out-of-school adolescents and youth, particularly girls and those affected by conflict and crisis, who do not have access to safe, equitable, and contextually relevant learning opportunities needed to strengthen their resilience and contribute to their communities. The Finance and Operations Director will be responsible for overseeing compliant, efficient, and cost-effective project operational systems and financial procedures.


  • Ensure streamlined operations systems and financial management procedures in line with Creative and donor rules and regulations.

  • Ensure that the operational policies, including field operations management guideinventory, fleet management, and IT are in place, compliant with project and donor policies, and implemented effectively.

  • Oversee the procurement of goods and services for the office per Creative’s policy.

  • Ensure that the project meets all USAID contractual requirements and ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulations.

  • Provide financial oversight, including the maintenance and monitoring of the project budget.

  • Manage financial systems, files, and maintain Creative’s online accounting system.

  • Liaise between Creative Associates’ field and headquarters offices regarding all program financial matters and all internal or external audit requests, as needed.

  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses.

  • Manages and oversees staff responsible for arranging travel and logistics for staff and oversees organization of workshops.

  • Oversee the management of project’s assets, safeguarding of inventory and IT equipment, transport and vehicle management and maintenance of office premises.

  • Prepare monthly field expense reports and report monthly expenses to HQ Offices.

  • Responsible for program compliance with USG rules and regulations, and Creative policies and procedures.

  • Provide operational and financial training and guidance to project staff, grantees, local partners, and beneficiaries, as needed.

  • Respond to requests from USAID and supervisors as needed.

  • Travel as needed to ensure smooth and harmonized operations and financial processes, providing management support as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, business management, administration, accounting, financial management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, including at least 4 years of supervisory experience.

  • Experience with USAID project finances and budgeting (preferred) or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies.

  • Knowledge of operating procedures and security considerations in complex environments.

  • Previous experience working with USAID strongly desired, or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies.

  • Experience managing teams.

  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.

  • Fluency in written and spoken French. Professional proficiency in English.


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Deadline: 9 Apr 2023