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Finance And Grants Officer At Centre For Communication And Social Impact

Date Posted: 26/Jun/2019
Deadline: 09/Jul/2019

In broad terms, the project aims to contribute to improved and sustained universal health by identifying and enhancing the social determinants of health, strengthening health systems, replicating best practices and institutionalizing effective knowledge management practices.

The specific activities that were designed to achieve the foregoing include investment in such social determinants of health as water and sanitation and education, the establishment of a Drug Revolving Fund as well as a community healthcare financing model, facility upgrade, capacity building for community healthcare workers and the establishment of a knowledge management and operations research centre.

As a part of fulfilling these activities, we will require the following positions filled:

Finance and Grants Officer



The Finance & Grants Officer will be required to:

  • Provide support in the management of all financial related components of the project including payments of vendors, sub-contracting/ sub-granting, money transfers and timely retirement.
  • Supportthe emp owerment of the small-scale entrepreneurs in seed grant

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide timely, accurate financial information and ensure that Grants expenditures are in line with the donor requirements.
  • Support the Senior Finance Officer to prepare the grants budget for the OHP project.
  • Contribute towards grant and financial management of the office and programmes, interfacing with both operational and programme team members
  • Assist with the grants set-up in SAP.
  • Support with the training of staff and partners on donor policies, rules and regulations
  • Support the full cycle of grants management activities beginning from pre- award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance in terms of accounting (use of SAP, Quickbooks), financial management, financial policy formulation, and systems of internal control of all partners/grantees to ensure compliance in terms with donor rules and regulations.
  • Review partner budget and provide assistance and guidance where necessary including the monitoring and interpretation of project budgets versus actual expenditures.
  • Facilitate timely partner advance request and liquidation in SAP.
  • Review Partners/grantee liquidation and recommend for approval.
  • Conduct and document regular partner visits to ensure compliance with grant agreement.
  • Ensure receipt of timely and accurate accounting and financial reports from partners.
  • Monitor and track grants related performance measurement indicators and liaise with Senior Finance Officer to implement strategies to improve performance.
  • Support the preparation of financial reports based on donor requirements.
  • Ensure proper filing (electronic and hard copy) of grants financial reports.
  • Periodically update the financial reporting matrix.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Senior Finance Officer

Required Qualifications: Education & Experience

  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in donor funds grants administration.
  • Experience working with sub-grantees required.
  • Preferred qualifications: knowledge of and experience with the key donors in the industry is strongly preferred.
  • Experience of providing capacity development assistance to sub-grantees strongly preferred.
  • Excellent and demonstrable experience in grant and financial management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power point)

Method of Application

Qualified applicants should please send their CV and a detailed cover letter describing their relevant qualifications and experience to [email protected] latest by Tuesday 9th July 2019Qualified applicants MUST indicate the Position Title & Location on their Email Subject line.

Method of Application

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