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Finance And Budget Specialist At RTI International

Date Posted: 26/Aug/2014
Deadline: 30/Sep/2014

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

RTI International is implementing the five year USAID funded Leadership, Advocacy, Empowerment, and Development (LEAD) project in Nigeria, a project aimed at improving governance and service delivery at the local government level. 

This position is open to experienced local governance professionals and residents of Nigeria only.

RTI International is recruiting to fill the position of:

Finance and Budget Specialist (Rivers)


Job Objectives
RTI seeks an experienced Public Financial Management professional with a solid understanding of local government financial systems and processes. The Finance and Budget Specialist will contribute to and assist in the implementation of technical and management aspects of LEAD activities, of which a key focus is local and state budget transparency and accountability.
Responsibilities also include program reporting and monitoring.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing direct support and assistance to State Manager in the course of designing and implementing public financial management, budget transparency and related activities at local and state levels.
  • Ensuring technical approach and designed activities are integrated, effective, well–monitored and delivered.
  • Providing technical support to stakeholders in areas of ‘Internally Generated Revenue’ processes, and for ‘Participatory planning and Budgeting’, and ‘Transparency and Accountability’ activities.
  • Working with the M&E Officer to ensure that planned activities are in line with the project results framework and performance monitoring plan
  • Monitoring and providing technical support to grantee activity implementation
  • Convene, attend meeting with stakeholders, and assist with advocacy campaigns at both state and local levels.
  • Representing the State Manager as needed or requested.
  • Submitting timely activity reports in line with project practice
  • Submitting quarterly activity reports in line with project practice
  • Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
  • Previous experience designing and implementing public financial management activities, including budget transparency, participatory planning and budgeting, and IGR drives.
  • Previous experience with and good knowledge of the Nigerian local government environment.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills (writing samples will be requested if selected for interview)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Bachelors’ degree and 6 years or MA degree plus 3 years’ experience; Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Municipal Finance, International Relations, Development Studies or related fields.
  • Experience in the Niger Delta preferred.



How To Apply:
Please email your cover letter which summarizes how your relevant skills and experience are a match for the position sought and CV in reverse chronological order to: [email protected]
Please be sure to include your email and phone contact. Also include the position applied for in the subject of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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