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Payment Assistant At Save The Children

Date Posted: 01/Apr/2019
Deadline: 12/Apr/2019

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

Payment Assistant

Job ID: 190000T3
Location: Yobe
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Key Responsibilities
The jobholder will ensure effective coordination and implementation of Beneficiaries cash transfer related activities at the LGA level.
The jobholder will also be responsible in the following areas of Accountability:

  • Ensuring that payment agent/ vendor invoices are correctly approved accurately coded and processed on a timely basis for beneficiaries.
  • Organizing Payment to beneficiaries
  • Ensure effective utilization and safety of registration and payment devices
  • Follow up with beneficiaries who did not turn up for their money for at least 2 months and beneficiaries who have their money collected by proxy for over 3 months.
  • Organize and facilitate beneficiaries training on payment mechanism
  • Ensure of beneficiaries registration is done
  • Verifying and reporting transfer advices to state and local government office on timely basis
  • Preparing agent statements reconciliations for the majority of beneficiaries to ensure receivers invoices are properly recorded and accounted for and then Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to beneficiary data and payment
  • Demonstrate and ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children and our vision, mission and values in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children.
  • Providing back up for the rest of the LGA team as well as Cash transfer coordinator when necessary.

Skills and Experience

  • A Degree in Statistics or Data Management.
  • Proven ability to manage large, multi-region data collection and analysis systems.
  • Prior experience in overseeing contractual compliance.
  • Demonstrated creativity in problem solving involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Highly numerically articulate with a record of accomplishment of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop others.
  • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, Hausa and any local languages.

Method of Application

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