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Project Volunteer, USAID (STW) at WaterAid Nigeria


WaterAid is an international non-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people break free from poverty and disease, unlock their potential and change their lives for good through improved access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. WaterAid started its operation in Nigeria in 1995. Since then it has successfully executed several intervention programmes as outlined by its objectives and has made impact in the lives of the very poor. WaterAid with the country office in Abuja currently works in Bauchi, Enugu and Plateau States with funding from various donors and partners.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Project Volunteer, USAID (STW)

Location: Adamawa
Duration: 1 year
Reports to: WASH Specialist
Manages: None
Travels: Potential travel to field to be determined based on needs

Job Purpose

  • WaterAid volunteering is intended to be a learning and development opportunity for young professionals to gain exposure and build skills through work in an international development organisation and potentially, form a crop of professionals with experience relevant to the international development or other professional sectors.
  • The volunteer will undertake receptionist and other administrative support functions at the state office in Yola. The post holder will be expected to be able to maintain the office facilities and also provide accurate information to visitors and staff.
  • The post holder will serve as the custodian of petty cash and be responsible for day-to-day operation of the petty cash box in line with constituted authority approval, this includes payment, reconciliation, record keeping/documentation, security, compliance review and retirement.
  • The volunteer with also be responsible for other finance related functions.

Accountabilities
General Administrative Duties:

  • Perform basic office support and document processing services such as typing, photocopying, scanning, spiral binding, and drafting correspondences as requested.
  • Provide logistics support for State workshop and meetings.
  • Receive letters, mails and parcels and distribute them in a timely manner to recipients and processing outgoing dispatch.
  • Act as custodian of the stationery and office supplies storage.
  • Support achievement of efficient office services; Take responsibility for basic maintenance of office facilities and escalating complaints as necessary to colleagues.

Management of Office Equipment / Office Supplies:

  • Regularly check the appropriate functioning of office equipment, (intercoms, photocopiers etc.) make recommendations for repair or renewal and supervise maintenance of office equipment.
  • Ensure stock levels of store are adequate, accurately analyze monthly stock to state’s budgets and ensure reconciliation of store data with finance record. Also ensure the security of the store.
  • Attend to staff requisitions for toiletries and other items such as tea items, papers, etc.
  • Arrange prompt repairs of damaged chairs, desk and other office furniture and fixtures; Liaise with Adamawa State Programme Lead to purchase replacements when necessary.

Financial Management:

  • Maintain up to date records of all petty cash transaction on petty cash excel template. Ensure that all petty cash support documents are complete and accurate.
  • Maintain proper documentation, retirement and filling of all financial documents and ensure that petty cash is kept safe, secured, and locked in petty cash box always.
  • Ensure all cash transaction follow Water Aid policy, donor and statutory requirement as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Carry out other finance related task that may be assigned by the Finance Team in Abuja and the Borno State program team.
  • Maintain confidentiality of financial and other job-related information.
  • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly petty cash count and reconciliation. Ensure proper documentation of petty cash reconciliation and petty cash counts including surprise cash counts.
  • Track petty cash disbursement for timely retirement/submission of receipts.
  • Assist the state program team in the raising partner and activity fund request. Ensure timely petty cash replenishment request and retirement.

Person Specification
Essential:

  • Possession of a minimum of National Diploma. Significant years of professional experience in similar role may substitute for educational qualification
  • Excellent people skills and ability to manage conflict/difficult situation
  • High sense of responsibility/ Reliable
  • Ability to manage information with discretion and confidentiality
  • Common sense.
  • Good telephone etiquette.
  • Minimum of one year work experience in a similar role in a formal /structured work setting.
  • Pleasant and good-natured disposition with a ‘can do’ attitude /willingness to assist around the office.
  • Excellent nonverbal, oral and written communication skills

Desirable:

  • University degree in Accounting, Social Sciences, humanities.
  • Experience in office management and maintenance and handling petty cash.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: You must be resident in Adamawa to be eligible to apply for this role

Application Deadline  16th September, 2022.


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