• Posted on: 23 November, 2010 Deadline: 7 December, 2010
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  • The Rivers Microfinance Agency (RIMA), the institution empowered to provide a varletyof alternative financial, business and social support services to the working poor within the state, is seeking to employ outstanding professionals (preferably eff Rivers State origin) for the following positions: 


    The Head, Strategy and Industry Development will be expected to support the developmental objectives which RIMA was set up to accomplish, including establishing and articulating strategies, policies and practices that would strengthen the underpinnings ofthe state's microfinance sector. This office will provide a quasi-regulatory support to CBN's policy thrusts, while ensuring that needed capacity building initiatives are introduced and delivereq to ensure the desired impact and sustainability for the state government's interventions.
     He or she will report directly to the CEO of the organization, and will be responsible for developing and reviewing RIMA'S mierofinance strategy; implementing a viable capadty building plan for MFls, including the criteria for their selection in accessing RIMA funding; interface with other key Government MDAs to ensure the alignment of RIMA's strategy with that of other poverty reduction efforts in the state and the deployment of impact assessment studies to ensure the continuing effectiveness and relevance of RIMA's interventions. Expected qualifications, experience and attributes include the following:

          •A good first degree from a reputable institution.
          •A post gradute qualification in a relevant field - also from a reputable institution.
          •A background in strategy, management consulting, developmental work or projects.
          •A minimum of 15 years post  graduate Experience, with a significant number of those years having been spent in a similar role or
          •A minimum of five years wotk experience in a management or as a senior project resource person.
          •Good industry knowledge, as well as familiarity with the operating terrain in Rivers State.
          •Strong strategy and analytical skills with proven ability to set up and implement programms.      
          •Effective relationship management skills.

    The head internal Audit and control will audit RIMA’S financial books and make regular reports to the CEO and the board.He or she will be responsible for ensuring the fiscal probity of RIMA on a continuous basis and key roles will include ensuring that the various functions of the apex agency are operating in line with due process, the development of operational policies and procedurea by/ for all the various functions and offices in the agency as well as the auditing of the financia records and operations of the organization to ensure comploance with general accounting rules and procedures.
    The internal Audit unit is statutory reguirement opf all Government agencies and as such will be required to operate in line with the state’s rules and regulations guiding such ofices.Expected qualifications, Experience and attributes include the following:

          -must be qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAN or ACCA )
          -should have a minimum of 10 years experience in a similar role, of which 5 years must have been spent in management.
          -Must possess hand-on audit experience, especially knowledge of audit procedures in the public sector.
          -up- to- date knowledge of developments related to business matters of interest to internal audit, particularly legislation changes and developments as they affect state government establishments.
          -should be comfortable with the use relevant ICT tools and software as they relate to accounting or auditing processes.
          -should be ethical and possess very good planing and organisation skills – in addition to being able to communicate cleary and affectively, both orally and in writing.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the requiements should forward the current curriculum vitae (prepared as a microsoft word Document and saved with candidate’s full names) by email to recruit@restral.com. All CVs should be submitted within two weeks of this publication. ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED
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