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  • Posted: May 12, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 19, 2021
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  • African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation, (AFRYDEV) is a youth and women led nongovernmental organization established in 2013 with the mission to serve as a platform for enlightenment and empowerment of youth society for peace and development through active participation by mainstreaming their issues and concerns into national developme...
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    Finance Officer

    Location: Yobe State of Nigeria
    Contract Period: 6 Months

    Qualification: Bsc/BA/HND in relevant field
    Commencement Date: 1st April, 2021

    Description

    Due to the wide-sweeping nature of the conflict in North-East Nigeria, social cohesion remains weak in Yobe State. Suspicion among families, neighbors, community members, and leadership continues to present challenges. Those that were associated with Boko Haram in the early days of the conflict are seen as complicit with the insurgents and community dynamics are often laden with violent interactions, even in accessing social services. Women and girls captured, abused, or forced into “marriage” by Boko Haram bear the stigma of their association, and their children are suspected of having “bad blood”. This fear of “contagion” and of suicide attacks by women and children is part of a deeper problem. International Alert is therefore working in an EU-funded consortium project led by Save the Children to

    promote early recovery in Yobe State (Damaturu, Potiskum, and Gujba LGAs). Alert’s role is to mainstream conflict sensitivity throughout consortium activities and to conduct activities promoting social cohesion. AFRYDEV is being contracted to support the implementation of social cohesion activities in the various project sites. Immediate action is needed to promote peaceful coexistence in communities torn apart by conflict and mass displacement. In particular, the conflict dynamics around the reintegration of the thousands of men, women, boys, girls, and children associated with Boko Haram needs specific attention.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Maintain complete, accurate, and timely financial records; prepares and submit monthly financial reports as directed by the program manager in timely manner, and supporting documents are filed appropriately in hard and soft copies;
    • Maintain and oversee internal controls; prepares estimates of monthly cash requirements and coordinate with the Program Manager in the field office; manage a project bank account, reconciles monthly accounts and bank statements; submits receipts and invoices;
    • Participate in regular meetings with field officer Program & Operations staff to discuss financial items and Supervise and support the team on the preparation of budgets, fund requests and follow up the settlements of funds transferred;
    • Oversee day-to-day financial management and accounting for (AFRYDEV) projects; maintains and manage financial accounts in coordination with the Executive Director;
    • Assist n establishing, maintaining, and updating organizational financial policies and procedures to guide the work of project staff and management;
    • Prepare and track project budgets and budget projections; reviews expense reports, vouchers, and payment requests, including proper backup documentation to ensure compliance with established GRA systems and donor’s requirements;

    Collaboration / Ethical Operating Standards:

    • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with (AFRYDEV)  program staff and the beneficiaries
    • Approachable and good listenership skills
    • With field travels if need be

    Qualification and Skills

    • Degree, HND, or Diploma in a relevant field
    • Previous experience in a nonprofit organization is highly desirable
    • Proven intellectual capacity and willingness to learn
    • Ability to work under pressure, with little or no supervision
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, as well as knowledge of Hausa.

    Method of Application

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

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