Deputy Country Director, Operations and Compliance – Agency

Chemonics seeks a Deputy Country Director, Operations and Compliance for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program ? Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Nigeria. The Deputy Country Director, Operations and Compliance is responsible for assisting the Country Director with the development and implementation of management systems and the supervision of project operations and staff. S/he will provide oversight of all administrative and finance systems to ensure quality control of project administration. The Deputy Country Director, Operations and Compliance will also ensure the coordination with and adherence to U.S. government regulations, the Global Fund (GF) policies, and Chemonics? corporate and field office policies. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Country Director to develop and implement key management systems that will support project planning, reporting, and performance management, financial management, property and technical procurement systems, and personnel management
  • Supervises daily work and builds the capacity of 70+ staff reporting to the DCD as directed by the Country Director and provides performance feedback. Implement the tasks of the COP as delegated by the COP
  • Manage client-facing communications related to operations and compliance including finance, administration, project procurement, and human resources (HR)
  • Develop, monitor, and support the standardization of operational systems and policies across HSC Nigeria?s main office and regional project offices
  • Plan and track financial and administrative activities with Home Office (HO) and Project Office staff in order to evaluate needs for implementation
  • Oversee accounting procedures according to the Chemonics? accounting policies and ensure timely and accurate entering of project expenses into ABACUS on a monthly basis
  • Keep the HO up to date on the financial status of the project and the execution of the budget; provide accurate forecasting of project expenses; identify cost efficiencies; and provide financial analysis to project leadership, USAID, and the Global Fund (GF)
  • Contribute to the production of annual budgets, particularly the estimation of resources, level of effort (LOE), and in-country travel necessary to implement work plan activities
  • Supervise USD and local currency bank accounts for funding of project expenses; ensure wire transfer requests to HO are reasonable and in line with project line of credit requirements
  • Ensure compliance with USAID regulations, GF policies, Chemonics? corporate policies (e.g. Project Office Guide to Field Accounting and Compliance, Project Office Procurement Handbook, Personnel Policy Manual, Global QMS, FAR, AIDAR, etc.), laws of Nigeria, and any supplemental policies developed specifically for GHSC-PSM.


  • Bachelor?s degree required; advanced degree in relevant discipline desired
  • Minimum 7 years of experience managing USAID contracts, including strong skills in procurement/subcontracting, compliance, and financial management
  • Previous field experience desired (including long-term overseas positions or extended short-term engagements)
  • Knowledge of Nigeria operating environment preferred, including registration, taxes, and labor law
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement complex USAID-funded public health programs or projects in a developing country context
  • Ability to supervise local and international staff effectively
  • Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
  • Experience in responding to audit inquiries, working closely with external parties to ensure a high degree of compliance
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Application instructions:

Please apply by completing the form and submitting a CV at by April 29, 2022. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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