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  • Posted: Apr 29, 2024
    Deadline: May 12, 2024
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    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening ...
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    Award Management Officer

    Job Summary:

    You will oversee all activities that ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and documentation of the Finance Department’s accounting operations and financial reporting (monthly, quarterly, yearly, and as needed) in support of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will help set the standard for the Country Program’s (CP’s) financial stewardship through professional maintenance, utilization, and analysis of all cash resources controlled by the CP.

    Roles and Key Responsibilities:

    Grant Management and Budgeting

    • Ensure STaR grants management processes are aligned for Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger project teams.
    • Monitor grant amendments, update grant files, submit copies of amendment documents to Catholic Relief Services by uploading relevant documents on Gateway, and monitor the grant expiry period.
    • Ensure that donor-required reports (including accrual reports) are prepared accurately and disseminated within the due dates.
    • Lead on developing KfW funding Withdrawal Applications according to schedule. 
    • Lead project teams on any budget re-alignments and project no-cost extensions.
    • Coordinate with CP and Regional finance to ensure that all donor reports generated and analyzed are sent out to donors promptly.
    • Coordinate grant closure activities with the respective project/grant accountant and HQ/Regional Finance to ensure that once the grant expires, the closure process is followed up per donor regulations.
    • Review and approve liquidation journals, ensuring accurate postings, particularly to designated account codes, and proper sub-recipient accounts are charged.
    • Review PPM and GL records for errors and recommend correction when necessary.
    • Participate in preparing the budget commensurate with the program implementation plan and advise the Chief of Party on budgetary issues.
    • Review sub-recipient budgets and provide comments/recommend approval by the Chief of Party.
    • Develop effective budget monitoring tools and implement them for all CRS sub-recipients.
    • Actively engage in budget discussions and generate feedback for the senior management team on adverse budget variances in monthly BCR meetings.
    • Address the needs and the implementation of training on budgeting and compliance.
    • Support Country Program Finance if needed.

    Sub-recipient Financial Support

    • Ensure that the Project Grant Accountant provides direct technical support in all aspects of finance for sub-recipients.
    • Orient accounting and project management staff in relevant and appropriate donor financial management policies, procedures, and standards.
    • Ensure the integrity of donor grant financial reporting and the effective control of financial assets. Regularly monitor and assess sub-recipients' ability to accurately record and post all financial transactions and provide feedback to Finance officers.
    • Advice on GAAP and basic accounting records to be maintained with sub-recipients.
    • Coordinate the identification of training needs and development of country-specific training curriculum for training of sub-recipients.

    Financial Reporting and Auditing

    • Lead financial reporting for the STaR project, ensuring that financial information from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger is accurate, timely, and complete.
    • Facilitate all internal and external audits for the STaR project.

    Required Languages - English language. French is an added advantage.

    Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 50%.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and web conferencing applications. Excellent analytical skills and the ability to make sound judgments and decisions.
    • Knowledge of local law in the area of taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures.
    • Accuracy and completeness with a strong eye for detail
    • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
    • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
    • Ability to work collaboratively.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Preferably with work experience in an international NGO 
    • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics.
    • Substantial budgeting, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience.
    • Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations is preferred.
    • Knowledge of financial reporting software preferred.
    • Familiarity with German Government (KFW, BMZ, GFFO) financial regulations, policies, and practices; OR experience working at a senior level on a DFID/EU/ECHO-funded grant.
    • Knowledge of ERP (Insight) financial accounting package or similar financial management and reporting software

    Basic Qualifications

    • B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration with courses in accounting, plus a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA/ICAN or equivalent), is preferred.
    • Minimum of five years experience in a position with similar responsibilities, with two years of supervisory experience.

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    Supply Chain Manager

    Job Summary:

    You will plan, manage, and provide technical and operational oversight of all supply chain activities – including procurement, logistics, transportation, fleet management, invoice payment process and warehousing - to ensure effective and efficient delivery of goods to the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and experience will allow you to anticipate and manage supply chain needs and challenges, and introduce improvement solutions, as you apply the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

    Roles and Key Responsibilities: 

    • Collaborate with direct reports and programming leads to strengthen the pipeline and supply chain management plan. Manage the determination of procurement and logistics service requirements, desired specifications and delivery schedules, and how sourcing strategies are defined, ensuring proper coordination and communication. 
    • Ensure accountability and transparency of all supply chain operations in compliance with CRS and donor regulations, and international and local standards and requirements. 
    • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports. Assess skills and competencies of team members to identify areas where additional training or development is needed. Monitor and assess performance to ensure adequate capacity for successful support of high-quality programming. 
    • Lead design and implementation of a strategic sourcing and procurement process to identify, assess, select and contract suppliers that will deliver the maximum value for money to the organization. In close coordination with the procurement team oversee relationships with key suppliers and assess supplier performance. 
    • Manage logistical infrastructure, storage facilities and transportation resources. Oversee application of systems and procedures for inventory and commodity transportation, warehousing, and distribution, as well as for vehicle management to ensure proper handling and safeguarding of assets. Ensure related safety and security protocols are implemented. 
    • Oversee inventory control and the management of comprehensive goods tracking and record keeping systems throughout the whole supply chain cycle, from time of request until time of delivery. Ensure timely preparation and submission of various reports. 
    •  create and maintain the proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to small deficiencies. Provide capacity strengthening guidance for CRS and partners staff, which includes cross-departmental learning. 
    • Oversee the application of Insight and data cleanliness for procurement, inventory management, & cost management.
    • Lead CP supply chain team to promptly prepare and respond to audits, while collaborating with other functional departments (Risk & Compliance, Finance, Admin etc.)
    • Keep abreast of any changesin governmental taxes (sales, VAT), duty fees, levies, and importation procedures.
    • Oversee the processof Follow up with the various Government agencies to processrelevant documentations (e.g. IDEC, NAFDAC certification, Form M, StandardOrganization of Nigeria,etc).
    • Other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent planning, coordination, prioritization, and time management skills 
    • Excellent analytical skills with ability to make independent judgment and decisions
    • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics 
    • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented, and results-oriented 
    • Ability to work collaboratively 
    • Ability to work in a complex environment and to lead and work with a multi-cultural team.
    • Demonstrate excellent writtenandoral Communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, other relevant Master’s strongly, or equivalent experience strongly preferred. Professional certification(s) in supply chain a plus. 

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain or other relevant degree required.
    • Minimum of 5 years work experience in supply chain/logistics/procurement management with progressive responsibilities, preferably with relief supply chain management. 
    • Knowledge of and experience with various public donors’ regulations. Understanding of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR), WHO regulations and Generally Accepted Commodity Accountability Principles (GACAP)
    • Knowledge of national and international import/export legislation and common customs regulations. 
    • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. 
    • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems. Experience with ERP systems is a plus. 

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