USAID/Nigeria – Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement is a five year, $19.2 million project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented through a contract with Chemonics International. Its objective is to strengthen civil society’s ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels. The project will support increased engagement and efficacy of civil society to be able to influence public institutions whose function it is to serve citizens’ interests. We explicitly aim to engage marginalized populations, such as women, youth, and the disabled in the process and emphasize the importance of leadership and innovation.
The project has four components strengthening capacity of civil society; supporting greater engagement and partnership; strengthening public awareness and engagement, and supporting civil society organizations (CSOs) and business memberships organizations (BMOs) in the Niger Delta to advocate for inclusive economic growth (with support from PIN D). The project seeks to recruit the key position below to support its work. All staff as expected at all times to adhere to and act according to the Chemonics Professional Code of Ethics (“Living Our Values”) and will make the principles of the Code a part of the Project’s culture and standard operating procedures.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Finance Support Officer
Locations: Delta, Port Harcourt
- The Delta Finance Officer, supported by a grant-in-kind from PIND, is responsible for the financial and administration of the project field office in compliance with USAID regulations, the contract signed by PIND and Chemonics, and the interests of the PIND client and the project’s Nigerian counterparts.
- In close coordination with the Delta Advisor, Director of Operations, and Chief of Party, s/he will help to ensure cost control and value for money with the use of project funds.
- The Delta Finance Officer will also support activities to build the financial and administrative capacity of selected CSO and BMO partners.
Qualifications and Experience
- To apply, candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Business Administration options or equivalent and an ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification.
- S/he must have thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, governmental and non-profit) and an ability to understand accounting practices and procedures; to analyze data, narrative’ reports and workload flow charts, etc.
- The ideal candidate will also have strong computing skills (Microsoft Office and accounting software) and excellent communication skills.
- Candidate should be consummate team players and respectful of the diversity of Nigeria.
- S/he must have at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting.
- S/he must have at least three (3) years post-qualification experience as an auditor with a recognized public or private firm or as a finance manager with a reputable NGO or development contractor or donor agency is desirable.
How To Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (electronically only) to: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the appropriate reference number in the heading, no later than the above stated closing date.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
- Applications should include a cover letter and a two-page capacity statement, addressing the key skills identified and a current curriculum vitae.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- The project encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and young professionals.
Application Deadline Friday 12th January, 2015.