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Finance And Administrative Officer At EngenderHealth

Date Posted: 05/Mar/2014
Deadline: 18/Mar/2014

EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable.  We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce.  We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs.  We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.

Fistula Care Plus is a five year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by EngenderHealth in collaboration with partners. It seeks to increase access to quality treatment services for obstetric fistula, improve prevention, strengthen the environment to support prevention, treatment and reintegration services, and to conduct research to improve the quality of services.


Based in Sokoto, the Finance and Administrative Officer will work closely with other staff to ensure proper management of the office finance and administrative activities.


Under the direction of the Finance and Operations Manager, the Finance and Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Ensuring the use of efficient financial system as per the standard operating procedures of EngenderHealth and overseeing the overall office management of the field office.
  • Ensure compliance of all financial transactions to local laws, donor regulations and internal policies, procedures and systems;
  • Assist in budgets preparation and ensuring budget utilization within the available budget and work plan;
  • Ensure timely processing & recording of all financial & administrative related payments & following up reimbursement requests; Custodianship of cash, checks, voucher pads, sensitive financial documents, etc.;
  • Work with Admin. and Logistics Officer to ensure appropriate custody , management and inventory of organizational property. 
  • Ensure  proper collection and documentation of donated items, including maintaining a register of cost share information;
  • Provide financial management support to all events and meetings organized by the project. 
  • Review and recommend, as appropriate, approval of all travel expenses, vendor invoices, and sub-grantee invoices in accordance with EngenderHealth’s standard operating procedures and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Prepare financial and administrative reports as required by the Finance and Operations Manager.
  • Maintain a comprehensive filing system for financial and administrative documents. 


  • BA in Accounting, Business Management, Financial Management or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience for BA holders. NGO experience is preferred.
  • Work experience in a supervisory position is a plus.
  • Experience working with a USAID supported project will be an advantage
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Excel is mandatory.


  • Excellent coordination and time management skills, and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Willingness to work under pressure and ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team.
  • Ability to travel when required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language.


EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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