Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.
In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Awards Officer
Location: Borno, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time
- The Awards Officer will be working closely with local partners for regular financial monitoring and compliance of local partners across North East Nigerian Humanitarian.
- Key areas of accountability are sub-award management and monitoring and have a role in partner capacity building.
- The Awards Officer will also support Awards unit with AMS audit and documentation follow up.
Key Areas of Accountability
- Work with other program staffs to ensure sufficient review and timely validation of partner periodic reports.
- Ensure that all adequate partner attachments are uploaded on Award Management System (AMS) and are retained as part of the award audit trail.
- Support on Award Management System documentation audits.
- Work with program managers to ensure that partners meet project objectives and minimum standards in accordance with SCI policies.
- Support with the review of Partner budgets and agreements prior to approvals.
- Support Awards (Grant) Unit to ensure all implementing partners undergo capacity assessment prior to commencing work with Save the Children and during program implementation and are engaged with appropriate effective monitoring systems so that partner delivery meets donor expectations and requirements.
- Work with program staff to ensure relevant donor requirements are effectively communicated and understood by implementing partners.
Requirements, Experiene and Skills
- Degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field, individual with practical experience may be considered.
- Familiarity with humanitarian assistance and long-term development work in order to communicate effectively with partners.
- Knowledge of finance and operational controls in regards to cash transfer programming.
- Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English.
- Minimum of 2 years post-NYSC experience within finance & sub-award unit preferably with international organizations.
- Relevant experience in assessment and remote monitoring of partners.
- Knowledge about core elements of financial compliance and accountability standards.
- Has previous working experience working in Humanitarian response.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated thinks strategically.
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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- Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
- We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
- Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received and also Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date if considered necessary. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
- Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not use any third party for employment and also does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization
Application Deadline 15th November, 2018.