Jobs in an International Development Organization in Nigeria

NERI Nigeria – An International Development Organization, is seeking
applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the position of:

Job Title: Finance Officer
Location:
Borno
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Finance Officer is responsible for providing effective
    financial support to the project assuring compliance with
    internationally recognized finance policies and procedures.
  • The scope of the position includes but is not limited to
    assisting with entering local transactions in accounting software,
    running monthly reports, processing travel advances, processing payroll,
    reviewing expense reports, monitoring receivables and payables,
    ensuring compliance with Nigerian and international finance regulations,
    ensuring adequate cash balances to cover project activities and
    processing wire transfer requests.
  • This position will be based in Borno State. Limited travel may be required.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Finance Officer is supervised by the State Program Manager in Borno and reports to the Finance Director based in Abuja

Primary Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Apply internationally accepted accounting principles and
    procedures to analyzing financial information and prepare accurate and
    timely financial reports.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.
  • Monitor cash balances, prepare advance account reconciliations and bank reconciliations.
  • Review local expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance
    with internationally accepted financial practices before reimbursement.
  • Coordinate with program and administrative staff to ensure transactions are properly coded.
  • Maintain a good system of records.
  • Prepare wire transfer requests, if any.
  • Coordinate with the bank for information regarding balance account, bank statements, exchange rates, etc.
  • Work with the Finance Director to ensure compliance with internationally accepted financial practices and procedures.
  • Prepare financial reports, as required.
  • Communicate information in a way that demonstrates a basic
    understanding of development assistance work, project culture, values,
    and practices.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in accounting is required.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems is required.
  • Strong analytical skills are required.
  • Multi-tasking with positive attitude is required.
  • Knowledge of payroll and tax issues.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, sustainable
    relationships with project staff and bank officials, as well as the
    development community is required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required
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Job Title: Community Development Facilitator (CDF)
Location:
Borno
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Community Development Facilitator (CDF) is responsible for
    grass-roots development of project concepts and activity submissions. 
  • The CDF will interact with community groups, non-governmental
    organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), associations
    and other groups implementing NRTI-funded activities or potential
    activities.
  • The CDF will work with groups to develop activity ideas and
    summaries, refine project concepts during the YL/GL phase, assist in
    the creation and negotiation of budgets, as well as be the primary field
    oversight for ongoing activities. 
  • This position will be based at Borno state office, with program
    activities expected to be carried out throughout the state.  Travel is
    expected.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The CDF reports to the State Program Manager based at Borno.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Liaise with community groups, NGOs, CBOs, associations and other
    community stakeholders to identify potential partners for the project
    activities.
  • Identify potential activities at the community level for project support
  • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
  • Support review of Final Evaluation Reports and grant closing.
  • Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
  • Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.
  • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability
  • Work with State Program Manager (SPM), and Abuja-based Program
    team, develop project ideas identified for support for YL/GL
    submission.
  • Work with community organizations to budget and prepare logistics for activities
  • Monitor and report on routine program operational activities and
    scheduled program events, reporting activity summaries to SPM and
    Abuja-based Reporting Officer.
  • Work with staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
  • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
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Qualifications

  • University degree in Political Science, International Affairs or other related Social Sciences field is required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required
  • Three years’ work experience in a related field is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management Skills are required.


 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates MUST submit the following documents:

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities AND
  • A cover letter

Or

  • To following e-mail address: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com Please reference the job title and location on the cover letter and resume /CV.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  16th September, 2016.

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