Soil Fertility Compact Accountant Job at the International Fertilizer Development Center

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: TAAT – Soil Fertility Compact Accountant

Tracking Code: 20120387
Location: Nigeria
Program: AfDB TAAT

Background

  • The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. Our purpose is to build a world free of hunger and poverty.
  • IFDC North and West Africa is seeking to recruit a dynamic and highly innovative Accountant to support the implementation of its TAAT Soil Fertility Compact. A flagship initiative of the African Development Bank, the “Multinational – Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)” program strives to radically transform African agriculture into a business by deploying new crop and livestock productivity-increasing technologies across Africa. TAAT’s priority intervention areas are commodity/livestock value chains (rice, wheat, cassava, sorghum, millet, potato) as well as enablers that address cross cutting issues. IFDC provides leadership for the TAAT Soil Fertility Compact to deliver improved soil fertility technologies at scale for the targeted TAAT crops and livestock value chains.  The components of the TAAT Soil Fertility Compact are threefold:
    • Component 1: Facilitate a responsive private sector-led input delivery system to support the scaling up of agricultural inputs-based technologies.
    • Component 2: Facilitate access to finance and markets to catalyze a large-scale adoption of inputs-based technologies
    • Component 3: Upscale proven inputs-based technologies (e.g., FDP, MD, and Soil-SMaRT technologies) in cassava, maize, rice, sorghum, and millet value chains.
  • The Accountant will be based at the IFDC office in Abuja, Nigeria. The successful candidate will work closely with the TAAT Soil Fertility Compact Coordinator and will manage the compact finances, produce timely financial reports, work with the TAAT Soil Fertility Compact Coordinator and the Technology Transfer Officer to prepare activities budgets, monitor compact’s expenses and ensure compliance with AfDB, IITA and IFDC rules and regulations and requirements for accounting, auditing and financial management. S/he will be supervised and report to the TAAT Soil Fertility Compact Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and process requests for travel and activity advances and accurately reconcile advances upon completion of travel or activities.
  • Record daily Petty cash transactions into Accounting software.
  • Monitor expenditures against the project budget.
  • Lead preparation of the program’s financial reports (bank reconciliation, cash advance, etc.).
  • Verify and handle travel requests and travel expenses.
  • Follow up on timely expenses report submission by travellers.
  • Update and distribute individual cash advance statement to staff in the beginning of every month.
  • Maintain the filing system of all financial reports, field wire requests, bank reconciliations; field accounts review certifications and other finance documentation.
  • Use email, letters, and telephone to contact debtors and ensure retirement of all advances is within the timeframe.
  • Keep comprehensive database of all advances accounts holders in IFDC and make such available upon request.
  • Maintain inventory list and ensure it is updated regularly for all additions, deletions and changes in inventory
  • Ensure that physical verification of assets on a sample selection basis is conducted and a complete physically verified inventory is conducted and documented on a yearly basis.
  • Check and ensure that all vouchers are uploaded in the OneDrive.
  • Share the pay slips with staff by the end of every month.
  • Liaise with auditors (internal and external) and coordinate the compact’s audits.
  • Perform as needed other tasks assigned by the Value Chain Coordinator.

Required Skills

  • Must be highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data.
  • Must be highly skilled in use of Excel Spreadsheets as well as other accounting softwares.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French or English, with a good working knowledge of the second language.

Qualifications, experience

  • At Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or a Bachelor’s degree in Business with emphasis in Accounting.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting, ideally related to AfDB and/or other major international donor-funded programs.
  • Advanced proficiency with the use of MS Word, MS Excel, and QuickBooks

General:

  • This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (RS) position for one (1) year, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and continuing availability of funding.

Application Closing Date
27th April, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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