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OFFICE NOTICE NO – 01/15 ABJ
POSITION: FINANCE AND PROGRAMME MANAGER B3 (L)
SECTION: REGIONAL CONFLICT AND STABILITY TEAM, ABUJA
GRADE: B3 (L)
POSITION TYPE: FULL TIME/PERMANENT
SALARY: N 442, 149 PER MONTH
Main purpose of job:
The British High Commission wishes to recruit a Finance and Programme Officer at the local grade of B3 (L). The successful applicant will join the West Africa Regional Conflict and Stability Team.
This dynamic, three person team has a regional remit in support of upstream conflict prevention, rapid crisis response and wider UK interests. The team currently oversees a £14m p.a. programme of 25 projects located in eight countries across West Africa. From April, we will manage the new Conflict Stability and Security Fund, with c.£20m focused on Nigeria and the Sahel. The team will grow in size to around five staff.
The Finance and Programme Officer will be responsible for the financial control and management of the projects within the remit of the Regional Conflict and Stability Team. Amongst other varied duties, the this role includes; leading on monthly and quarterly financial reporting; gathering, preparing and narrating financial data for use in London and by other stakeholders; assessing and understanding project spending profiles and managing projected expenditure against plan.
Roles and responsibilities:
Lead on financial management:
Project payments and administration:
Key competences required for the job:
Level of language required: Fluent
Other skills / experience / qualifications:
Essential on arrival:
Learning and development opportunities:
The successful applicant will be required to undertake mandatory Prism eLearning, as necessary, and will also have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities (in-house and overseas training, e-learning, coaching etc.). There may also be the opportunity to travel occasionally within West Africa.
Potentially open to flexible working hours (e.g. compressed) and arrangements (e.g. laptop from home), while still being a full time position.
Any other information (or specific local Post requirements):
This role is Abuja based and reports to the Regional Conflict Adviser (a UK C4 grade staff member). The salary is fixed at N442,149 per month, with the possibility of non-consolidated performance bonuses. If the successful candidate is not liable to pay Nigerian tax there will be a 10% notional tax deduction on the basic salary. Contributory pension and health insurance schemes are available.
Working hours are from 8.00am-4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am-1.00pm on Fridays.
Annual leave is 25 days, in addition to up to 14 public holidays annually.
Applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV (maximum 2 pages).
Internal applicants should submit this along with a copy of their most recent 24 months of appraisal evidence (i.e. two full appraisals, or however many abridged appraisals, minutes etc to make up two years’ worth of evidence) to Human Resources, by email: Recruitment.Africa@fco.gov.uk
The closing date is Friday 13 February 2015 and no further applications will be accepted after that date.
Please quote in the subject line if you are an internal candidate, or spouse of a diplomatic officer, with the Vacancy Notice No: 01/15 ABJ