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  • Opportunities for short term Consultancies: Development of Financial Management Systems in Urban WASH States Financial Adviser and Review and Preparation for utility Accounts FOR 2017-2018 (6 STATES OF IMO, SOKOTO, TARABA, ABIA, NIGER and DELTA) at RTI International

  • Posted on: 13 June, 2019 Deadline: 24 June, 2019
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  • RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners are implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) program. E-WASH will provide technical assistance to and will work in collaboration with state governments to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) state water boards (SWBs) in Nigeria. The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.

    Opportunities for short term Consultancies: Development of Financial Management Systems in Urban WASH States Financial Adviser and Review and Preparation for utility Accounts FOR 2017-2018 (6 STATES OF IMO, SOKOTO, TARABA, ABIA, NIGER and DELTA)

     

    RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners is implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) project. E-WASH will provide technical assistance to state governments to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) state water boards (SWBs) in Nigeria. This is part of the United States Government’s (USG) efforts working with the Federal Government to address the heart of the challenges faced by the urban water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.

    The Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) project, is seeking to identify up to 6 dynamic and technically strong Financial Advisors to support the development of  the utility financial management systems and undertaking of preparing two years Accounts and in the State Water Boards of Imo, Sokoto, Taraba, Abia, Niger and Delta States. The consultants are expected to spend lengthy periods in the SWB in order to complete the assignment. The assignment is for 22 Man days per state.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSINGMENT

    The objectives of this assignment are:

    • To review and develop an appropriate financial management system (including internal audit framework) for the utilities in compliance with international accounting standards.
    • To ensure that financial statements of the utility are appropriately prepared, manuals and standard operating procedures (SOPs) developed, and personnel trained on their administration.
    • To propose for the procurement of an accounting package or integrated ERP and implements its deployment.
    • Recommend IT hardware requirement for the financial management systems

    Qualifications and Experience:

    We are looking for fully Registered and certified financial professional able to practice in Nigeria with experience in providing basic accounting training in Nigeria with organizations the size of the water utilities. The expert shall have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a professional accounting qualification such as ACCA, CIMA etc or a related field, and must have experiences in financial due diligence (FDD), developing finance management analysis tools, experience in developing and the use of web-based accounting software.

    Competencies and special skills requirement:

    Considering that this is a Technical assistance, the following competencies are critical to the successful delivery of the assignment:

    • Good communication, analytical thinking and leadership skills;
    • Able to work with a team, adaptable and output-oriented;
    • Excellent in Microsoft Word and Excel use;
    • High level of attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Able to plan and organize multiple simultaneous tasks efficiently;
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;
    • Excellent oral, writing and reporting skills;
    • Good presentation and communication skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations, and to meet tight deadlines.

    Duration

    While we may be looking up to a maximum of six consultants, we may package this consultancy into 2 states per consultant (meaning engaging a minimum of 3 Consultants) Financial Management Experts who may be required for a Period of two months each. This arrangement would allow each expert to undertake the assignment in two (2Nos) utilities.

    Method of Application

    Email Subject line should be read any one out of these: FMC Abia, FMC Delta, FMC Imo, FMC Niger, FMC Sokoto, FMC Taraba

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit by e-mail only an Application letter and a CV as ONE SINGLE WORD document to STTA@ewash.rti.org..VERY IMPORTANT – On the subject LINE of your email you should only put the Email Subject line as indicated above (no other text should be on this subject line)  that you are applying. If you would like to be considered in more than 1 state, then submit the application to each state you would like to be considered for. Applications closes on Monday June 24, 2919. Consultants are encouraged to apply as soon as they see this advert. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for negotiations.

    Women are strongly encouraged to apply. We offer a highly competitive renumeration. For further information about RTI International, please visit our website at www.rti.org

     

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