USAID Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project recruitment for a Finance Assistant

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the new Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project to increase the use of priority health services by strengthening health finance and governance systems in low- and middle-income countries.
The HFG team, led by Abt Associates, brings significant experience working with Ministries of Health and partners at all levels of the health system to build country capacity to expand access to health care, particularly to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and reproductive health services.

To increase the use of health services and improve health outcomes, countries need strong health systems that are well-managed and country-financed. HFG, a five year (2013-2017) project, will support country partners to implement innovative and catalytic activities that advance their health system priorities.

Abt Associates therefore seeks a qualified candidate to support the general operations of the HFG Nigeria team in Abuja.


Job Title:  Finance Assistant
Specific Job Responsibilities:
Work under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor and Finance and Administration Manager to oversee and manage all office procedures and other tasks as assigned by the staff, including but not limited to:

Oversee all aspects of general office coordination
Maintain office calendar to coordinate work flow and meetings.
Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff and agency information.
Interact with client, vendors and visitors.
Make travel arrangements for staff.
Collect and maintain inventory of office equipment and supplies.
Arrange for the repair and maintenance of office equipment.
Support staff in assigned project based work.
Assist with overall maintenance of the organization and its offices.
Other duties as assigned by staff.
Answer telephones and transfer to appropriate staff member.
Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence. including faxes and email.
Sign for and distribute delivered packages.
Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries.
Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to: copying, faxing, mailing and filing of organizational documents, records and reports.
Set up and coordinate meetings and conferences.
Ability to work well either alone or as part of a team

Minimum Qualification
(3+) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Qualifications
At least three (3) years of experience in general office responsibilities and procedures.
Computer literate.
Ability to work well when alone or as part of a team.
Ability to operate standard office equipment. including but not limited to, computers, telephone systems, calculators, copiers and facsimile machines.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Good writing, analytical and problem solving skills.
Knowledge of principles and practices of basic accounting, records management, organization, planning, and general office administration.
Ability to communicate effectively. 

How to Apply
Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter detailing suitability to the job requirements and CV all in a single document with Finance Assistant as the subject to: hfgnigeriajobs@abtassoc.com  within 2 weeks of this publication.

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