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Finance And Administration Director (FAD) At Widows And Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)

Date Posted: 14/Aug/2014
Deadline: 28/Aug/2014

A local NGO with its head office in Abuja FCT. WEWE is currently soliciting for individuals who have God's calling on their life to help widows and orphans, individuals who have a passion for vulnerable children and who are ready to join the WEWE family to help WEWE/USAID achieve its project vision 'To make Anambra and Imo State the best place to live in Nigeria for over 340,000 vulnerable children and 68,000 vulnerable households.

WEWE is looking for applicants to fill positions for a 5-year USAID funded project called 'Local Partner for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (LOPIN) Project for Anambra and Imo State'.



Finance and Administration Director (FAD)


Job Description

  • The FAD is responsible for overseeing project finances and other operational and administrative duties
  • The FAD will supervise all grant management and reporting on grant performance duties.
  • The FAD will be responsible for accounting, financial records and other financial matters
  • The FAD will provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources.
  • The FAD will prepare sound budgets and monitor project expenses in line with the cooperative agreements, USAID regulations and WEWE financial policies.
  • The FAD will be responsible for setting up the financial systems to ensure compliance with USAID regulations, WEWE financial policies and the LOPIN cooperative agreement.
  • The FAD will be responsible for writing and submitting timely financial reports to USAID and particularly completing the financial section of the quarterly reports, tilling USAID Accruals forms and Standard Forms
  • The FAD will be responsible for overseeing budgeting, financial forecasting and cash-flow for smooth project administration
  • The FAD will coordinate annual USAID audits
  • The FAD will manage staff payroll and payment of tees or stipends for consultants, interns, volunteers and NYSC
  • The FAD will set up and maintain the quick-books accounting software
  • The FAD will co - supervise the finance officer, grant officer and grant assistant.
  • The FAD will facilitate, the inauguration and quarterly learning sessions of the Financial and Administrative Compliance Advisor Board (FACAB)
  • The FAD will take the lead in implementing the FACAB's quarterly action plans and ensuring compliance with all FACAB recommendations agreed on by the project management team.

Qualifications and Skills

  • S/he must have a degree in accounting and advanced degree in social sciences, public administration or a related field
  • S/he must have thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology.
  • S/he must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • S/he must have a high proficiency in the use of computer, particularly in Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word
  • S/he must have the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs e.g. Quick Book.
  • If s/he has relevant professional qualifications this will be an added advantage.


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience as a Senior Finance and Operations Manager with a reputable NGO or donor agency.


  • Willingness to move to Owerri, Imo State without relocation allowance.

Method for Application:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive CV and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MS word document) explaining suitability for the job; to: [email protected] Please indicate the title of the post applied for in the subject line of the email.


  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please you are advised to provide your functional emails/mobile phone number on your CV as well as that of your three referees.
  • WEWE will not cover any cost for you to attend an interview if you are shortlisted.

"WEWE is an equal opportunity employer, which does not discriminate on tribe, state of origin within Nigeria, religion, age, sex, race or on different physical ability. WEWE does not require that this information is Included in your applicant and it will not be used it as a selection criteria".

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