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  • Posted on: 28 May, 2015 Deadline: 4 June, 2015
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  • Mercy Corps, International Humanitarian Organization is looking for a suitable candidate to fill very strategic position within our Finance Department in our Abuja Country Office. We are looking for motivated individuals, who are enthusiastic about the work we do and are looking to work within a dynamic team as:

    Grant & Finance Officer

     

    Program/Department Summary

    • The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Abuja, including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance.
    • The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures.
    • In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

    General Position Summary
    Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Senior Grants & Finance Officer and Finance Manager, the Grants & Finance Officer will assist in the accounting and documentation of all financial transactions in timely and accurate manner.

    Essential Job Funcations

    • Collaborate with the Senior Grants and Finance Officer to support grant management procedures at all stages including timely preparation of budgets, sub-grants agreements and financial reports.
    • Support the development and update of project-specific budget and financial reporting templates for MC sub-recipients, as requested by donors.
    • Monitor and support MC sub-recipient financial functions including review of all requests from sub-recipients for prior approvals as well as budget modifications
    • Participate in the month end accounting close process
    • Upload to MC accounting software
    • Assist with month end balance sheet account reconciliations
    • Make sure that all supporting documentation under each grant is adequate and filed according to MC Procedures
    • Support financial management in line with all donor regulations
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibility: Interns

    Accountability

    • Reports Directly To: This position will report directly to the Senior Grants and Finance Officer
    • Works Directly With: Country Finance Manager, Senior Finance Officer, Senior Grants and Finance Officer, Finance and Compliance Officer, Operations and Project teams.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • A Good university degree (minimum of second class lower) in Accounting is required. Having a professional accounting qualification such as ACA, CPA, ACCA, though not mandatory will be an added advantage.
    • Three years or more general accounting experience, two of which must be in a finance department of an NGO
    • Experience on USAID and DFID grants will be an added advantage
    • Experience in institutional capacity assessment and capacity building is an advantage
    • Demonstrated competence with computerized general ledger software such as Serenic navigator, quick books, Sun system or the like
    • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel is a must
    • Strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail
    • Excellent oral and written English skills

    Success Factors:

    • A clear understanding of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.
    • The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required.
    • A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.
    • Willingness to travel including travel to the northern part of Nigeria

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    Senior Grant & Finance Officer

     


    Program/Department Summary

    • The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Abuja, including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance.
    • The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps internal policies and procedures.
    • In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

    General Position Summary

    • Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Senior Grants and Finance Officer will assist in the accounting and documentation of all financial transactions in timely and accurate manner.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Support grant management procedures at all stages including timely preparation of budgets, sub-grants agreements and review of financial reports.
    • Develop and update project-specific budget and financial reporting templates for MC sub-recipients, as requested by donors.
    • Maintain and monitor a consolidated sub-award financial tracking tool for projects.
    • Coordinate review of all requests from sub-recipients for prior approvals as well as budget modifications
    • Facilitate response to donor specific audit requests
    • Support sub-grant management system
    • Participate in the month end accounting close process
    • Assist with month end balance sheet account reconciliations
    • Make sure that all supporting documentation under each grant is adequate and filed according to MC Procedures
    • Support financial management in line with all donor regulations
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    • Grants & Finance Officer, Finance Assistants, Interns

    Accountability

    • Reports Directly To: This position will report directly to the Country Finance Manager and have a dotted line reporting to Program Directors
    • Works Directly With: Country Finance Manager, Directors of Programs, Senior Finance Officer, Operations and Project teams.

    Knowledge And Experience

    • A University degree in Accounting and professional accounting qualification such as ACA, CPA, ACCA is required.
    • Five years or more general accounting experience, three of which must be in a finance or grants management department of an international NGO
    • Specific experience with USAID and DFID grants is required
    • Experience in institutional capacity assessment and capacity building is an advantage
    • Demonstrated competence with computerized general ledger software such as Serenic navigator, quick books, Sun system or the like
    • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel is a must
    • Prior management experience with strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail
    • Ability to explain complex legal, regulatory, budget and financial information to a broad range of individuals from various backgrounds.
    • Experience conducting trainings for field office staff and in-country partners with a wide range of skills and prior knowledge.
    • Excellent oral and written English skills
    • Ability to speak Hausa language is an advantage.

    Success Factors:

    • A clear understanding of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.
    • The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required.
    • A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.
    • Willingness to travel including travel to the northern part of Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to: recruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org All applications must include the position title in the subject line.

    Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity organization and we encourage women to apply to these positions.

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