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  • Financial Controller at Niger River Basin Authority

  • Posted on: 22 August, 2019 Deadline: 6 September, 2019
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  • The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) is an inter-governmental organization responsible for promoting cooperation amongst Member states and contributing to improve the living conditions of the basin populations through sustainable management of water resources and associated ecosystems. The member Countries are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.

    Financial Controller

     

    Location: Niamey, Niger

    Background and Rationale

    • In 1964, the States bordering the Niger River and its tributaries created the Niger River Commission (NFC). In 1980, the NBA succeeded the Niger River Commission with nine Member States (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria).
    • The NBA's mission is to promote cooperation among member countries and ensure integrated development of the basin through the development of resources in the fields of energy, water, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and fish farming, forestry and sylviculture, transport and industrial communications.

    Objectives
    The objectives of the Niger Basin Authority are to:

    • Harmonize and coordinate national policies for the development of water resources in the Niger Basin
    • Participate in development planning through the elaboration and implementation of an integrated basin development plan
    • Promote and participate in the design and operation of works, projects and programmes of common interest
    • Ensure the control and regulation of all forms of navigation on the river, its tributaries and sub-tributaries, in accordance with the Niamey Act
    • Participate in the formation of requests for assistance and in the mobilization of financing for the studies and works necessary for the development of the Basin's resources.

    Mission of the Position

    • Under the supervision of the President of the Council of Ministers, the Financial Controller shall ensure the effective and efficient management of the NBA's financial resources in accordance with the NBA's Financial Regulations. 

    Main Responsibilities

    • Ensure the a priori control of all acts of commitment established by the Executive Secretary and approve them before their payment
    • Present to each session of the Council of Ministers a report on the execution of the budget. A copy of this report shall be sent to the Executive Secretary
    • Make an a priori control and approve the expenses of the Executive Secretariat and Projects
    • Maintain in computerized format the accounting of commitments and liquidations
    • Draft various periodic reports (budget implementation and financial situation, etc.) and technical notes for the Council of Ministers
    • Perform all other responsibilities related to the position.

    Position Profile

    • The candidate must hold a Higher Specialised Diploma of at least BAC + 5 level (DEA, DESS, Master II) in one of the following fields: Economics, Public Finance, Finance, Audit and Management Control, Accounting/Management
    • Provide proof of additional training in procurement using multi-donor procedures
    • Have at least ten (10) years' proven experience in a similar position in a national or international public institution or in an international accounting audit firm
    • Have a solid computer knowledge of common software (Word, Excel, Power point, Email).

    The candidate must:

    • Have proven knowledge of public accounting and budget law, SYSCOA (OHADA) accounting, and financial management and analysis
    • Master control and multi-donor procedures
    • Be adaptable, responsive and communicative; be creative and of good character; have a sense of teamwork, organization, planning, problem solving and strategic thinking, and give priority to clients.
    • Knowledge of English and French is an asset.

    General Information for the Position

    • The positions are permanent and will be based at the NBA headquarters in Niamey, Niger
    • The initial duration of the contract will be two (02) years renewable for each position, following a satisfactory performance evaluation after a one-year trial period
    • Attractive salary with several benefits including, among others (health insurance for the employee and his family up to a maximum of 6 children, home leave every 2 years in the country of origin, one-way ticket for the employee and his family on taking up and leaving the service, etc.).

    You are: 

    • Nationals of one of the NBA member countries: (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon , Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria)
    • Aged 55 or under on 31st December, 2019.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to the head office at:
    Société Afrique Conseil,
    Avenue Van Vollen Hoven - Carré N° 163,
    Face "Les  Bagnoles" ex-CABOMA in Cotonou Boite Postale: 919 - Cotonou, Rép du Bénin.

    Numéro d’adressage 634 (Telephone: 00229 90921753).
    And
    Send accelerated Application by email to: abnrecrute@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.
     
    The Application should contain the following below:

    • A letter of motivation addressed to the "Executive Secretary of the NBA", with the reference of the position for which you are applying and your salary expectations
    • An updated and detailed Curriculum Vitae specifying the candidate's date of birth, Diplomas (year and place of graduation), duration (months and/or years) of experience
    • A birth certificate
    • A certified copy of the titles, Diplomas and certificates of qualifications
    • Copies of certificates or attestations of work or services
    • Two (2) passport photos
    • An extract from the criminal record less than three months old;
    • A copy of the certificate of nationality or any other document proving nationality
    • The names and addresses of three (3) reference persons.

    Note: For further information, please visit the following websites: www.afriqueconseil.com; NBA website: www.abn.ne

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