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  • Posted: Dec 16, 2014
    Deadline: Jan 12, 2015
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  • Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement is a five year, $19.2 million project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented through a contract with Chemonics International. Its objective is to strengthen civil society's ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state,...
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    Finance Support Officer

    Responsibilities

    The Delta Finance Officer, supported by a grant-in-kind from PIND, is responsible for the financial and administration of the project field office in compliance with USAID regulations, the contract signed by PIND and Chemonics, and the interests of the PIND client and the project's Nigerian counterparts. !n close coordination with the Delta Advisor, Director of Operations, and Chief of Party, s/he will help to ensure cost control and value for money with the use of project funds. The Delta Finance Officer will also support activities to build the financialand administrative capacity of selected CSO and BMO partners.

    Qualifications
    To apply, candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in accounting, auditing and finance, business administration options or equivalent and an ACA/ACCA/CPAorother recognized professional accounting qualification. S/he must have at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting. S/he must have at least three (3) years post-qualification experience as an auditor with a recognized public or private firm or as a finance manager with a reputable NGO or development contractor or donor agency is desirable. S/he must have thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, governmental anc non-profit) and an ability to understand accounting practices and procedures; to analyze data, narrative' reports and workload flow charts, etc. The ideal candidate will also have strong computing skills (Microsoft Office and accounting software) and excellent communication skills.

    Method of Application

    All candidates should be consummate team players and respectful of the diversity of Nigeria. Candidates interested in the above posts should send their applications (electronically only) to [email protected] indicating the appropriate reference number in the heading, no later than Friday, January 12, 2015. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications should include a cover letter and a two-page capacity statement, addressing the key skills identified and a current curriculum vitae. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The project encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and young professionals.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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