Job Openings at ActionAid (AA) Nigeria


  2020-10-27
  Unspecified

ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Abuja
Contract: Fixed term
Grade: 6
Responsible to: Finance Manager (Partnership)
Line Management: None

Overall Purpose

  • The post holder will ensure maintenance of adequate financial integrity in supporting quality and timely data input for generation of financial reports, review and analyze accounting ledgers
  • S/he will also contribute to strengthening the internal control and accounting systems of ActionAid Nigeria and partner organizations.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assists in the preparation of financial reports as required by the project
  • Attend to project specific internal/external audit
  • Work with the Finance Manager on the financial planning processes of the long term (three-year planning) and short term (annual budgeting) plans that feed into the National Plans.
  • Work with other members of the project team in planning and forecasting
  • Follow through ActionAid Nigeria communication procedures with donor and implementing partners
  • Strictly adhere to AA Nigeria policies and procedures and observance with agreement or donor Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
  • Support Implementing partners organisations’ grant management process
  • Provide organizational development support to Implementing partner organisations
  • Support capacity assessment, financial and accounting processes review, and prepare reports on partner organizations as may be assigned by the Finance ManagerPartnership
  • Provide financial support to fundraising and proposal writing for the organisation
  • Monitor and review staff advances, retirements, and post hold journals
  • Responsible for reconciliation of projects, bank accounts and other assigned ledgers
  • Any other duties as assigned by line manager and Management.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: All AAN staff
  • External: AAN Partners and other stakeholders.

Education/Qualifications

  • First Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Relevant accounting professional certification

Experience:

  • At least three (3) years post NYSC experience, which should have been spent in a finance position.
  • Experience in implementing financial control systems
  • Development sector experience as a finance person.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Sound Practical Knowledge of any accounting software and Spreadsheets
  • Ability to work well with or without supervision
  • Ability to interface effectively with other members of staff and solve problems using own initiative
  • Knowledge of SUN accounting software is an added advantage
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • High sense of integrity
  • Effectively promote AAN’s mission values, and objectives

Job Title: Treasury Advisor

Location: Abuja
Responsible to: Head of Finance
Grade: 7
Line Management: None
Contract: Fixed term

Overall Purpose

  • The position holder will contribute to maintaining adequate financial integrity in supporting quality and timely data input for generation of financial reports.
  • S / he will be responsible for timely processing of funds for programme activities for AAN and contribute to strengthening the internal control and accounting systems of the organisation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Daily input of all payment vouchers into SUN Accounting system and processing of cash and bank payment vouchers.
  • Daily Treasury report on all bank accounts and monitor balances for Management decision.
  • Document, control and secure Accounting Records.
  • Monitor bank and investment accounts
  • Investigate, follow up and clear all reconciling items.
  • Maintenance of Petty cash (GBP, USD, NGN) payment and ledger reconciliation.
  • Ensure that petty cash balances are paid back into AAN Bank accounts at the end of the year latest 31st December.
  • Preparation of Country Director Expenditure for quarterly report to AAN Board Chair
  • Liaise with banks on all banking operations.
  • Preparation of monthly withholding tax schedule for remittance.
  • Receipt of cash and cheque payment to AAN
  • Provide monthly exchange rate operations
  • Issuance and disbursement of cheques upon approval by authorized personnel
  • Any other duties as assigned by line manager.

Education/Qualifications

Essential:

  • First degree in Accounting / Finance

Desirable:

  • Relevant accounting professional certification

Experience
Essential:

  • At least four (4) years post NYSC
  • Experience in implementing financial control systems
  • Sound Practical Knowledge of accounting software and Spreadsheets finance person

Desirable:

  • Development sector experience, three (3) of which should have been spent in a finance position.
  • Knowledge of the SUN Software is an added advantage

Skills / Abilities:

  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal & negotiation skills
  • High sense of Integrity
  • Ability to work well with minimum supervision
  • Ability to interface effectively with other members of staff and solve problems using own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • High integrity
  • Ability to work extra hours as may be required
  • Effectively promote the AAN’s mission values, and objectives

Job Title: Sponsorship Finance Manager

Location: Country Office, Abuja
Grade: 8
Responsible to: Head of Finance
Line Management: Finance Advisor

Overall Purpose

  • The Sponsorship Finance Manager will be required to ensure the financial and legal integrity of the organisation within the framework of the policies and procedures established and the requirements of the local law. This position involves a full range of financial control and management activities.
  • S/he will support in making key strategic decisions of both the Local Rights Programme (LRP) and Sponsorship administration as a whole; as well as provide input to strategic plans especially with regards to quantitative performance measures and indicators.
  • The position holder will take a lead on the local child sponsorship initiative in terms of designing implementation of appropriate system of accounting and internal control; coordinate the roll out of financial implementation plan of the local child sponsorship in specific locations as will be decided by ActionAid Nigeria and ensure it effectiveness, efficiency and compliance with relevant standards and law.
  • Within the context of the above, the role will cover both ActionAid International supported Child Sponsorship mechanism and the local ActionAid Nigeria’s Community Sponsorship initiative.

Specific Responsibilities
Planning:

  • Engage in and lead critical planning of financial processes of the long term (three-year planning) and short term (annual budgeting) plans that feed into the National LRP Plans.
  • Ensure that above plans are consistent with guidelines and procedures agreed with ActionAid and in accordance with specific needs of the LRP.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of LRPs Plans and Budgets.

Financial Reporting:

  • Ensure that accurate and timely financial and management reports are prepared and issued to the partner organisation’s CEOs, ActionAid Nigeria Management as specified in the MOU or as agreed.
  • Ensure that effective systems are in place to allow adequate financial monitoring.
  • Capture financial transactions data into SUN
  • Ensure timely review of the quarterly financial reports in relation to the programme reports of LRPs.
  • Support in the preparation of the Mid-Year and Annual Finance Report in relation to the LRPs Components.
  • Support in ensuring that funds are released on timely basis, relevant report and analysis are carried out at partner levels (e.g. monthly management account, bank reconciliation, staff debtor schedules etc.)
  • Liaise with Sponsorship focal persons to regularly define and provide report to sponsors.
  • Track income received from Probal report in relation to each LRP spent level.

Audit:

  • Work with the Internal Auditor to ensure that financial statements of LRP Partners comply with local statutory requirements.
  • Coordinate management response of partner organisation to internal and external audit findings, and to ensure proper follow up on agreed recommendations of both internal and external auditors by partners.

Organisational Development Support:

  • Provide technical support to all staff in the LRP Programme and LRP Partners.
  • Assist in the recruitment, assessment and on job training of finance and non – finance staff or community representatives in the projects.
  • Support partner organizations in ensuring that statutory deductions such as PAYE/NHF/pension/witholding tax are deducted and timely remitted to relevant agencies.
  • Support in ensuring development of accounting policies and procedures in LRPs.
  • Support in ensuring that insurance/assurance policies on Assets and Staff respectively are taken up.
  • Support LRP partners appraisal, assessment and selection process.
  • Support in providing quality control checks on ensuring that valid input data are entered into the accounting systems.
  • Provide financial advice, assistance and training to the CEO and other LRP Programme staff and community personnel as required for them to improve on their financial management skills.
  • Monitor LRP and organizational performance to ensure reduced risk of loss of AAN funds and/or integrity.
  • Ensure that AAN funds and assets are being used for rightful purposes as intended by the supporters.

Risk Management:

  • The post holder should safeguard the organization from errors that may result in high sponsor withdrawal rate, loss of funding, heavy penalties due to non-compliance with legislation and loss of integrity, low staff productivity and moral.
  • Any other work as may be assigned by the Head of Finance, Director of Finance and other appropriate officers.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Entire AAN staff
  • External: LRP Partners and other stakeholders.

Person Specification
Education / Qualifications:

  • First Degree in Accounting / Finance
  • Master’s Degree in relevant studies
  • Nationally recognised Professional Accounting Qualification.

Experience:
Essential:

  • At least 8 years post NYSC experience
  • At least 4 years post professional qualification experience with 2 years in a managerial position
  • Experience in implementing financial control systems
  • Experience in using SUN Accounting Systems & Spreadsheets.

Desirable:

  • Experience in working with International development agencies in a similar position.
  • Audit firm experience
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent management & leadership skills
  • Excellent skills in facilitation and capacity building for inter-linkages between staff, partners & stakeholders
  • Ability to work well with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to multitask
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to interface effectively with other members of staff and solve problems using own initiative
  • Demonstrable versatility in use of IT (MS office Suites, Outlook email.

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • High integrity
  • Willingness to work additional hours when necessary.

Deadline: 2nd November, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should download, complete the Application Form below and send it together with their Applications in an MS Word attachment to: Vacancy.Nigeria@actionaid.org using the Job Title and location e.g Sponsorship Finance Manager – Abuja as the subject of the mail.

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note

  • Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Scanned application forms will be disregarded.
  • ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
  • While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.

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