Director of Finance & Administration – West Africa Region

Director of Finance & Administration – West Africa Region

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Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Director of Finance & Administration supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) program in West Africa region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria). The FFPr program aims to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries through the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities. The anticipated project will be a five-year project which aims to build the competitiveness of the West African cashew industry resulting in increased direct trade with the region. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide sound financial and administrative oversight to the project
  • Supervise finance and administrative teams, including accounting, procurement, and other admin functions, as assigned
  • Develop, manage, and monitor project budgets
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports in coordination with senior project staff
  • Ensure that project operations are in compliance with all USDA and CNFA policies and procedures
  • Create, maintain, and implement financial reporting, tracking systems and controlling procedures
  • Oversee processing of approvals for procurements, consultant agreements, and vendor invoices
  • Support the development, execution, and management of subcontractor and consultant agreements
  • Perform other duties as required

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field required, Master’s degree preferred
  • At least eight (8) years of working experience including managing financial and contractual aspects of large international development projects, preferably USDA-funded projects required
  • At least five (5) years managing and supervising financial, administration and procurement staff required
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with US Government Cost Accounting Standards, and a good knowledge of Federal rules and regulations.  USDA experience preferred.
  • Fluency in English required, and knowledge of French preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Chief of Party – West Africa Region

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Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Chief of Party (COP) supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) program West Africa region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria). The FFPr program aims to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries through the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities. The anticipated project will be a five-year project which aims to build the competitiveness of the West African cashew industry resulting in increased direct trade with the region. 

Key Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in agriculture, management, international development, or a related field of study or equivalent work experience required. 
  • At least five (5) years of experience serving as program director or chief of party; successful experience managing Food for Progress programs is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated expertise in food safety systems is required, including international food safety standards and regulations, regulatory enforcement, inspection and certification systems, science-based risk assessments, foodborne illnesses, and policy harmonization;
  • Experience of working in West Africa, in particular in the area of cashew value chain or related sector, is strongly preferred;
  • Experience of working within the food or agricultural private sector, in particular in Public Private Partnerships, is strongly preferred;
  • Experience providing technical oversight and leadership to facilitate expanded trade and competitiveness of agricultural value chains preferred;
  • Experience overseeing financial and administrative management of programs, including of personnel, reporting, budgeting and procurement for large, complex programs is required;
  • Experience overseeing an M&E team to ensure high quality program reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and learning are required;
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain positive, collaborative, and productive relationships with government and other local partners is required;
  • Demonstrated experience serving as ambassador for home office, establishing and nurturing strong relationships with donor representatives and expanding business required;
  • English fluency required, knowledge of French strongly preferred. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist – West Africa Region

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Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) program West Africa region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria). The FFPr program aims to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries through the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities. The anticipated project will be a five-year project which aims to build the competitiveness of the West African cashew industry resulting in increased direct trade with the region. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design monitoring and evaluation framework and data collection and analysis systems to ensure accurate reporting on all project indicators
  • Track and analyze project indicators and capture best practices and lessons learned to incorporate into project activities
  • Coordinate and lead baseline evaluation for all indicators
  • Lead and support the project evaluations, as needed
  • Coordinate with other M&E teams on donor-funded projects to share results, best practices and lessons learned
  • Perform other duties as needed

Key Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in international development, statistics, economics, or another related field required.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience managing the monitoring and evaluation component of a USDA or other donor-funded project required.
  • A Minimum of 2+ years of staff management and supervision experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with USG M&E processes required; familiarity with USDA’s M&E policy, results framework, and indicators preferred.
  • Fluency in English required, proficiency in French language preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.