Christian Aid Job in Nigeria for a Finance Coordinator
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Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant (Associate)
Locations
: Benue, Jos-Plateau,, Kaduna
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 1 year
Reports to (Job Title): Finance Coordinator
Matrix manager if applicable (Job Title): N/A
Expected travel per annum: Occasional travel

Role Purpose

  • To support CA financial management functions at the field offices and ensure that adequate financial records are kept at field offices and payment requests are processed on a timely basis.
  • The finance associates will be responsible for preparing financial documentation including cheques, petty cash reimbursement, petty cash advances and all staff floats.
  • The role is required to be familiar with CA and donor financial compliance requirements and to ensure that these are operationalised in the field office they are responsible for.

Role Context

  • Based in Kaduna, Benue and Plateau States. This role is part of the wider CA Nigeria Team. It is responsible for the financial management within CA Sub-Offices in the 3 states which will include financial records, financial reports, budgets, donor reporting, internal and external audits and providing financial support to Christian Aid partner staff as may be required. This role reports to the Finance Coordinator.

Key Outcomes

  • Cash, bank books and other financial documentation is maintained and reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Monthly expenditure reports and cash forecasts are submitted to Finance Coordinator on a timely basis.
  • Field Office budgets are reviewed, updated and administered accurately.
  • Christian Aid and donor financial policies and procedures are complied with.
  • Timely submission of reports to line manager to enable final reports to be prepared on a timely basis.

Role Requirements
Relationships (Key relationships, frequency of contact, purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.):

  • External: Maintains and builds relationships with donors, third parties, suppliers and other relevant external agencies
  • Internal: The position is line managed by the Finance Coordinator. However, for day to day operational issues, the Associate will report to the most senior CA staff in the field office. The role links up strongly with the Abuja Finance Team,particularly the Finance Coordinator,Grants Coordinator and Finance Manager.

Decision Making:

  • Make decisions to assist in the smooth running of financial processing. Providing advice on financial policies and procedures to local Christian Aid staff. Support the maintenance of all financial records.

Analytical Skills:

  • Ability to apply logical thinking and common sense to routine work in a specific area. Occasionally providing analysis or advice on financial matters.

Developing Self and Others:

  • Will familiarise self with CA policies to ensure that field office and staff based there are complying.

Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

  • First Degree in Accounting – Essential
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role – Essential
  • Experience working with institutional donors, particularly ECHO – Essential
  • Experience working with an Accounting software, preferably SUN – Essential
  • At the early stages of an IFAC accountancy qualification. – Desirable

IT competency required:

  • Basic

Competency Profile
Level 1: You are expected to be able to:

  • Build partnerships: Work in a reliable, helpful and cooperative way with all colleagues and provide help to others without needing to be asked. Willingly participate in team work and contribute ideas, including those that may be beyond your own or your team’s role. Keep others informed about what is going on in your own work area. Treat everyone with courteousness, dignity and respect, accepting that people are different and have different views. Act and behave consistently with what you say.
  • Communicate effectively: Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. Pass on a clear message or information promptly and accurately. Ask additional questions to clarify when needed. Explain things simply and in a different way if someone appears not to have understood. Be aware of how your actions and words impact on others and adapt if necessary.
  • Steward resources: Use resources economically, whether these are Christian Aid resources or wider environmental resources. Recognise that time is a resource and take responsibility for managing your time effectively.
  • Deliver results: Agree your work plan, keep track of your own progress and keep others informed. Check the quality of your own work and deliver to expectations. Seek clarification and support from your manager when needed and to ensure appropriate sign-off. Respond promptly to the requests of others, seeking guidance on priorities and workload when needed. Consider the consequences of your actions, including the impact on your work and colleagues. Take personal responsibility for your actions.
  • Realise potential: Question and ask for information and advice to address your own knowledge and skills gaps in order to learn. Regularly ask for and act on feedback on own performance. Assist others by showing how to complete tasks. Demonstrate concern for the well-being of others. Act and behave consistently in line with Christian Aid’s values.
  • Strive for improvement: Demonstrate openness to change. Respond quickly and helpfully to new initiatives. Find ways to make improvements in your work. Show initiative when faced with problems. Willingly share knowledge and information that may help others.

Salary
N2,740,866.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Finance Coordinator
Location: 
Kaduna
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 1 year

Role purpose

  • To lead in the financial management and reporting for Christian Aid’s projects in Kaduna, Plateau and Benue States.
  • The role will ensure that all financial transactions incurred on the project are in line with CA and donor requirements.
  • The role is responsible for reviewing all costs incurred at the field offices and posting all transactions into CA Accounting software.
  • The role will also ensure that donor reports are prepared and shared with all stakeholders within the organisation in line with the Finance Team Reporting timetable.
  • This role will directly line manage 3 finance associates and will ensure that financial procedures and controls at field office are adhered to and that grant conditions of donors relating to the projects are complied with.

Role Context

  • Based in Abuja, this role is part of the wider CA Nigeria Team.
  • It is responsible for the financial management within CA Sub-Offices in the 3 states which will include financial records, financial reports, budgets, donor reporting, internal and external audits and providing financial support to Christian Aid partner staff as may be required. This role reports to the Finance Manager.

Key Outcomes:

  • Timely preparation, review and posting of all transactions related to the projects and ensuring that monthly expenditure reports, variance reports and financial updates are provided to internal stakeholders on a timely basis.
  • Reviewing grant conditions and ensuring that all procurements and expenses incurred on the project are eligible and where there are variations, identifies and addresses them without being prompted.
  • Ensure that all field office expenditure reports are submitted on a timely basis, reconciled and entered into CA Accounting system monthly.
  • Conduct support visit to field offices to review source documents and ensure adherence to CA and donor standards.
  • A strong portfolio of partners is built to be able to respond and support Christian Aid’s Humanitarian response in the region
  • Any other responsibilities as may be given by line manager.

Role requirements
Relationships:

  • External:
    • Relationships with partners and Institutional donors. Represents Christian Aid and the programme externally with partners, other NGOs, donors and other agencies. Appraise, monitor and review programme in line with CA and donor requirements.
  • Internal:
    • The position is line managed by the Finance Manager and will in turn line manage the Finance Associates at the field offices. The role links up strongly with the Programme lead working on the project, the Governance Manager and the Grants and Compliance Coordinator.
    • This role will have contact with other members of the field offices, the Abuja finance staff, auditors (internal and external) as well as the international finance team based in London. Decision making
    • This role is expected to work in close collaboration with the Finance Manager to deliver financial information to Christian Aid and donors. The role is required to make significant decisions the financial management processes within Christian Aid field offices.

Analytical Skills:

  • Ability to review financial information alongside programme objectives and outputs to ensure that CA delivers strongly on all identified targets. Ability to coordinate and lead the direct reports to ensure that donor requirements and Christian Aid procedures are adhered to is critical for this role.
  • A strong understanding of ECHO financial management and financial reporting is essential.

Developing self and others:

  • The role has responsibilities of line managing finance associates on best practices as it relates to financial and grant management. As the most senior finance staff on the project, the role will also be responsible for identifying knowledge gaps within the team and developing and/or proposing training needs to the finance manager for consideration.

Personal specification
Essential

  • The role holder will be hold an Accounting Degree (or equivalent) and a qualified member of a recognised accounting body (ICAN, ACCA)
  • Strong knowledge of grant management for institutional donors, particularly ECHO.
  • Good experience working with an accounting software, preferably SUN.
  • 5-6 years’ experience working in a similar role.

IT competency required
LEVEL 2: You are expected to be able to:

Build partnerships:

  • Take on different work when necessary to achieve a team or organisational goal.
  • Actively consult with others to ensure you understand their needs or goals.
  • Listen to and take on board fresh perspectives and views even if you initially disagree with them.
  • Maintain on-going relationships with individuals and contacts through networks, based on mutual rapport and respect.

Communicate effectively:

  • Make complex things simple for the benefit of others.
  • Actively listen and question to check your understanding and draw out others when they are not expressing themselves clearly or seem to be holding back.
  • Be sensitive to what others may be feeling, based on what they say, how they say it and their non-verbal behaviour, adapting your style and approach to fit.
  • Address difficult issues when they arise, being honest and open.

Steward resources:

  • Implement ways to reduce the inefficient use of resources or pass the ideas on to someone who can make them happen.
  • Estimate the resources needed to achieve your own work plans or objectives and to deliver them in the most efficient and cost-effectiveA way.
  • Set and communicate realistic timelines for achieving tasks, working out how best to adapt as priorities change or unforeseen circumstances arise.

Deliver results:

  • Prioritise, plan and monitor own work to meet own and team deliverables to agreed performance or quality standards.
  • Acknowledge others’ priorities whilst being prepared to say “no” if there are genuine reasons why their needs cannot be met.
  • Use logical processes and relevant tools and techniques to report on information or analyse options.
  • Make timely and considered recommendations or decisions based on analysis of available data, information and evidence.

Realise potential:

  • Evaluate your own work and actively address gaps in knowledge and skills, without prompting.
  • Recognise how you react to feedback and manage reactions positively, acting on specific feedback from others.
  • Share your knowledge where it will help others to be more effective.
  • Provide instruction, constructive feedback and guidance to others to help them learn.

Strive for improvement:

  • Constructively challenge existing practice.
  • Seek better ways of doing things, taking into account the possible implications.
  • Make positive suggestions on a way forward when faced with challenges even if these falls outside own scope of work.
  • Look inside and outside Christian Aid for new ideas and evaluate them for own work.

Salary
N7,500,000

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Programme Officer – Disaster Management & Peace building
Locations:
 Benue, Plateau, Kaduna
Department: International
Reports to (Job Title): Senior Programme Coordinator Disaster Management & Peace building
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 1 year

Role Purpose

  • To raise the Christian Aid’s profile through effective content management of the Building Early Improved Early Warning Early Response to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and Northern Regions.
  • To contribute to the implementation of Christian Aid Resilience Strategy while supporting the team on concrete steps in the implementation of the strategy within the wider country programmes.
  • To contribute to the representation and brand of Christian Aid in country, engage with and promote communications and fundraising, including institutional donors. The role holder directly working with partners, conduct technical trainings, manage partnership and networking with key stakeholders.

Role Context

  • The Program officer- Disaster Reduction & Peacebuilding works within the International Programmes family and the wider Programme Funding remit.
  • The position is also expected to bring creative ideas, innovation and technical know-how to support the wider team around early warning, early response mechanisms, Conflict sensitivity and participatory vulnerability capacity assessments in accordance with CA strategy.
  • The role provides support to programmes to ensure that programmes are well implemented and reported on. Because reporting is key and central to CA, this role ensures that timely reporting is done and in the best possible way that meets CA standards. Travel within country will be required.

Key Outcomes:

  • Strategic partnerships established and partners able to respond to the needs of the locations country and positive working relationships with partners developed through regular communication.
  • Contribute to funding portfolio on Disaster reduction and peace building enhanced through mobilization of new resources/ funds whilst ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures including reporting requirements.
  • Relationship forged with strategic stakeholders, including community groups, traditional institutions, donors, government authorities at local and state, learning groups and other forums
  • Advocacy and policy engagement plans developed and action demonstrated through learning documents, knowledge products and shared with stakeholders

Relationships 
(Key relationships, frequency of contact, purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.)
External:

  • Institutional donors, networks & working groups, civil society platforms and wider civil society, INGOs, ACT Forum, government departments and agencies.

Internal:

  • The position is line managed by the Senior Programme Coordinator Disaster Reduction and Peace building. Has a key role in ensuring good relations with other roles in communications, fundraising and advocacy in Christian Aid. Maintains excellent relationship with other teams including programme funding, humanitarian, health and Governance programmes.

Decision making:

  • Required to make significant decisions on programme work in the country with special interest on Disaster reduction especially around flooding, peace building, conflict sensitivity, gender & inclusion and power analysis (as agreed with the Programme Manager); and also, as informed by Christian Aid strategic direction in country and globally with support from the advisor.
  • Analytical skills
  • Initiative and judgment needs to be applied regularly during day-to-day work.
  • Ability to apply logical thinking and common sense to gathering and analyzing information, designing and testing solutions to problems.
  • Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner. Integrate and interpret broad and complex information.
  • Risk assessment is an important part of developing the solution.
  • Innovation is fundamental to developing solutions.

Developing self and others:

  • The role has responsibilities of training different local partners including government representatives and other team members on Disaster reduction, Peace building, early warning early response mechanism, advocacy and lobbying, Conflict sensitivity, PVCA and inclusion for improved outcomes. Responsible for identifying his/her development needs and taking proactive actions to meet those needs.

Person specification  
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant field
  • Knowledge of development issues and current affairs especially in Northern Nigeria especially around peace building and conflict issues
  • Relevant experience of similar task and responsibilities, including administration
  • Programme management experience and financial controls and procedures
  • Strong training, facilitation and consensus- building skills
  • Direct experience of developing partners’ capacity
  • Progressive experience (for not less than 3 years) in implementing gender programmes
  • Understanding of advocacy, campaigning and lobbying and network building

Desirable:

  • Good knowledge of political and religious context especially in northern Nigeria.
  • Fluency in Hausa language and other languages depending on the location applying for
  • Understanding of partnership approach to international development
  • Understanding of gender and other forms of exclusion
  • Network and alliance building

Salary (full time)
N7,309,714

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Assistant
Location
s: Benue, Jos-Plateau, and Kaduna
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Department: International
Reports to: MEAL Coordintor
Direct Reports: MEAL Coordinator
Contract Length: 1 year

Role Purpose

  • To assist the MEAL unit in regular data collections through implementing partners/volunteers and ensure quality of the data by random verifications and validation
  • To record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way
  • Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to the relevant Program Officers and Partners. Support Program Officers and partners in conducting of field activities and adheres to CA’s monitoring and evaluation system. Participate actively in programme planning processes.
  • Upload key reports to the Source (intranet)
  • Support the team in developing the quarterly/annual organisational reports.
  • Assist MEAL unit in designing, coordinating and conducting project evaluations (baseline, mid-term and end-line)
  • Proactively volunteer for various team activities
  • Work collaboratively with different programmes for strengthening integration and cross-learning in programmes

Role Context:

  • The role works within the International Programmes role family positioned within the humanitarian team. The role is key in providing MEAL support to the work team to ensure partnerships and programmes are managed effectively
  • The role will normally work within a country office and there may be occasional travel required.

Key Outcomes:

  • Support the development and strengthening of Monitoring and Evaluation systems to allow for effective, accurate reporting for decision making and project implementation.
  • Contribute to building the Nigerian Country Office and partner capacity to develop and use participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation for effective project implementation for results
  • Encourage active knowledge management and organizational learning needs using Monitoring and Evaluation findings
  • Positive relationships developed with partners/volunteers through effective communication.
  • Information provided for production of reports for institutional donors, project files maintained, supporter visits and team meetings facilitated and supported.

Role Requirements
Relationships (Key relationships, frequency of contact, purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.):

  • External: The role holder will have contact with partners., volunteers and stakeholders at state level.
  • Internal: The position is line managed by the MEAL Coordinator- Humanitarian. Has a key role in ensuring good relations with other roles in programmes, finance and logistic and procuement

Decision Making:

  • The ability to make day to day decisions to assist in the administration and smooth running of the Partnership and programmes.

Analytical Skills:

  • Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day logistics and coordination work.

Developing Self and Others:

  • Ability to take initiative, be self- motivated and build capacity of/guide new and existing staff on programme and MEAL requirement.

Applied Skills/Knowledge and Expertise
Essential:

  • Degree in Statistics or any of the Social Sciences with at least three working experience with an I/NGO Experience of monitoring and evaluation and Project/programme-cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning.
  • Understanding of reporting requirements of institutional donors such as Global Fund, EU, DFID and USAID.
  • Understanding and familiarity with data management tools (such as CS Pro, DHIS, NHMIS is essential)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Packages
  • Familiarity and understanding of statistical software such as SPSS, Epi-info; STATA)
  • Hands-on experience of monitoring and supporting community-based development programmes.
  • Excellent report writing, communication (written and verbal) skills, and strong IT skills.

Desirable:

  • Understanding of partnership approach to international development
  • Manage and organize information systems and establish and maintain filing systems
  • Ability to produce quality reports, case studies and humanitarian briefs from analysis conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information

IT Competency Required:

  • Intermediate

Competency Profile
LEVEL 1: You are expected to be able to:
Build Partnerships:

  • Work in a collaborative way that develops positive relationships and proactively provide help to others
  • Proactively participate in team work and contribute ideas, including those that may be beyond your own or your team’s role.
  • Keep others informed about what is going on in your own work area.
  • Treat everyone with courteousness, dignity and respect, recognising that people are different and have different views.
  • Act and behave consistently with what you say.

Communicate Effectively:

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
  • Pass on messages or information promptly and accurately, ensuring clarity and understanding.
  • Proactively question to clarify when needed.
  • Explain things simply and in a different way if someone appears not to have understood.
  • Be sensitive to and take responsibility for how your actions and words impact on others and adapt if necessary.

Steward Resources:

  • Be responsible for using resources economically, whether these are Christian Aid resources or wider environmental resources.
  • Recognise that time is a resource and take responsibility and proactive measures for managing your time effectively.

Deliver Results:

  • Agree your work plan and priorities, keep track of your own progress and keep others informed.
  • Check the quality of your own work and deliver to expectations.
  • Seek clarification and support from your manager when needed, ensuring appropriate sign-off
  • Respond promptly to the requests of others, handling competing priorities and seeking guidance on these where appropriate.
  • Consider the consequences of your actions, and take responsibility for the impact on your work, your colleagues and team objectives
  • Be accountable for your actions.

Realise Potential:

  • Acknowledge gaps in your own knowledge and skills and seek out information and advice in order to learn.
  • Regularly ask for and act on feedback on own performance.
  • Assist others by showing how to complete tasks and sharing knowledge.

Strive for Improvement:

  • Demonstrate openness and willingness to embrace change, be flexible and adapt to new methods of working.
  • Respond quickly and positively to new initiatives.
  • Find ways to make improvements in your work and ways of working.
  • Show initiative when faced with problems and proactively seek solutions.
  • Willingly share knowledge and information that may help others.

Remuneration
N2,740,866

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Application Deadline  11th April, 2018.

 

Note

  • Further details of specific tasks and duties will be agreed with the line manager as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.
  • This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviors the role-holder requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviors and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder.
  • You will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, policies and procedures within Christian Aid which may be updated from time to time.
  • You must be in sympathy with the aims, beliefs and values of Christian Aid as it seeks to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication.