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Vacancy At World Learning

Date Posted: 28/Jan/2014
Deadline: 03/Feb/2014

Sr. Financial Management & Capacity Specialist

World Learning seeks a Senior Financial Management and Capacity Specialist for a USAID-funded Electoral Empowerment of Civil Society program in Nigeria. Duration: Up to 5 years. Location: Abuja, Nigeria. Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. Please transmit CV and cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are best qualified for this position – please also include three references with contact information. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Thank you.

Background: The project’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations who have and will serve as integral parts of national and state-level election-related activities across Nigeria. To achieve this goal, the Electoral Empowerment of Civil Society project will focus primarily on improved management and expanded domestic electoral observation and participation programs for civil society organizations in addition to working with marginalized groups such as women, youth, PWDs and non-indigenous populations to expand their participation in elections leading to improved public confidence in elections and their outcomes.

Senior Financial Capacity Specialist responsibilities: • Provide oversight for all organizational development capacity activities including trainings and post-training monitoring and support; • Lead trainings and provide continued support to targeted CSOs in the area of financial management; • Develop and revise financial management and organizational development curricula to the Nigeria context; • Coordinate with the Chief of Party and other program staff to ensure cohesion and communication across all program activities; • Manage program staff and consultants.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in public administration and/or financial management; • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in the financial management and/or accounting field; • Minimum of 5 years of experience in advising/implementing/developing strategic and operational plans and budgets in the field of domestic election observation implemented by host-country organizations and related budgeting thereof; • Demonstrated experience supporting financial management systems of host country institutions to become sustainable and qualify for direct donor assistance; • Demonstrated experience working with civil society and on support to democracy and governance initiatives in West Africa • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

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