Finance And Operations Director, USAID/Benin NELY

  • Contractor
  • Porto-Novo Benin
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Dexis Consulting Group profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Dexis Consulting Group

Dexis is seeking an experienced Finance and Operations Director to support USAID’s Northern Economic and Livelihoods for Youth (NELY) activity based in Benin. This is a five-year project aimed at improving purchasing powers, developing self-sufficiency, and improving inclusion in the modern economic marketplace for men and women vulnerable to recruitment by violent extremist groups.

This position is contingent upon contract award.


  • Oversee the project’s administrative, procurement, and financial systems and reporting in compliance with USAID and local requirements and Dexis policies.
  • Work with the COP and DCOP to ensure that all budgets and forecasts are prepared and submitted on time and that funds are spent compliant with USAID regulations, Dexis policies, and local regulations.
  • Ensure effective systems and processes are designed and implemented for activity implementation, including fraud and risk mitigation procedures.
  • Manages procurements for the project in compliance with client rules and regulations, local regulations, and Dexis policies.
  • Supervise the HR Manager and HR functions such as recruitment, hiring, and performance management, and ensure program, processes, and tools are in compliance with local labor laws.
  • Liaise with the Dexis home office program management unit to provide high quality operational support to the field office.
  • Oversees grants and administrative functions, including risk management, grant selection and management tools, systems, and procedures.
  • Oversees logistics for business trips, seminars, conferences and meetings, including international travel.
  • Manages local vendor contracts including leases and vendor contracts.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in the relevant subject area(s), preferably in organizational development, education, international development, or community development required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 8+ years of experience with the administration and operations of donor-funded programs with at least 5+ years of experience in managing and coordinating development programs.
  • Previous experience as a Director of Admin and Finance, Operations Manager, Deputy Chief of Party-Operations, or another senior administrative management role on a USAID-funded project.
  • Excellent abilities to develop and manage administrative and operational systems for multiple, simultaneous activities, preferably across multiple countries.
  • Demonstrated understanding of USAID policies and regulations.
  • Subcontract or grants management experience on a donor-funded project, preferably for USAID.
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project.
  • Experience with donor-funded procurement requirements.
  • Experience successfully managing similar large-scale, complex USAID activities.
  • Experience working in a fragile or transitional state environment and proven experience in successful remote management, preferably across multiple countries.
  • Experience managing multicultural, diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and experience.
  • Level III fluency in French and English required.
  • Experience working in West Africa highly preferred.

How to apply

Please apply through Dexis’ career portal:

Deadline: 29 Mar 2024

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