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Programme Finance Officer At Christian Aid

Date Posted: 14/Nov/2013
Deadline: 29/Nov/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
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  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Programme finance officer, Nigeria

Christian Aid is working with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person for the position of Programme Finance Officer to manage all aspects of the programme finance function of the very exciting Nigeria programme.

The post holder will be responsible for working with partner organisations to assist them in programme financial management. He/she will oversee partners’ financial reporting, budgeting, auditing and compliance in line with Christian Aid’s policies, procedures and standards. The post holder will build the financial management capacity of partner organisations and improve the capacity of Christian Aid’s programme staff to understand Christian Aid’s and institutional donors’ policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate must possess a degree in accounting, or its equivalent, and hold professional membership registration eg ICAN or its equivalent. He/she must have significant experience working for a similar organisation.

Essential criteria

Knowledge of financial standards required by donors, local financial standards and legal framework

Experience in working with financial accounting procedures, writing and reviewing financial reports, creating and monitoring budgets

Experience in delivering financial training using different methodologies

Experience with using excel and word processing packages and other account reporting tools

Fluency in verbal and written English

Desirable criteria

Experience working for an international NGO

Experience dealing with institutional donor fund accounting

You will need to be an individual who is meticulous and well organised, who is able to plan, organise and prioritise a demanding workload.

Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes on the application form may help you formulate your answers.

Steward resources

Please give us an example of a time when you implemented ways to reduce inefficient use of resources.

Deliver results

Please tell us about a when you took a timely and considered decision or made recommendations based on analysis of available data, information or evidence.

Strive for improvement

Please tell us about a time when you constructively challenged existing practice.

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Download the role profile (63 KB pdf)

To apply for this post, please download an application pack and email your completed International application form to: [email protected]  stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Job reference: PFO-NG/2013/009

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 29 November 2013

Interview date: Week commencing 2 December 2013

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.


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