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  • Posted on: 14 July, 2015 Deadline: 21 July, 2015
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    RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    Finance Manager


    Job Description

    • The Finance Manager reports to the Chief of Party with functional reporting to Director of Finance, the position is an integral part of the management team in the Sokoto field office overseeing technical and management aspects of the LEAD financial management and with responsibility for implementation, quality control, reporting, monitoring, and staff management, together with expertise in the areas of internal control systems, corporate systems and processes, as well as international finance and accounting systems in Nigeria.

    Specific Duties/Responsibilities

    • Under the direction of the Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party and the Director of Finance, ensure a strong internal control environment.

    This includes but is not limited to:

    • Ensuring proper segregation of duties are identified and managed for all transactions and disbursements in accordance with prescribed RTI policies and procedures and related US government Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDARs)
    • Ensuring that RTI gets value for the goods and services it purchases by using techniques such as market surveys.
    • Ensuring proper processes, procedures, and controls are in place so as to safeguard the assets of RTI and clients.
    • Ensure that all statutory reports are filed with the appropriate authorities.
    • Responsible for accurate financial data flow from the Sokoto field offices to the Bauchi office on a timely basis.
    • Ensure that timely and accurate financial information is provided to project leaders and other key program managers. Utilize accounting system and tools to provide meaningful reports to the Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party with analysis of the project’s ability to meet to meet program goals.
    • Anticipate project’s financial needs, make and follow through on strategic recommendations. Resolve any headquarter or regional office accounting and finance issues.
    • Work with the Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party, the Director of Finance, appropriate RTI finance and program managers to ensure that the proper level of accounting, finance, procurement, property control, and other related staffing exists at the Sokoto field offices. In addition, provide training to non-finance staff on finance procedures and processes.
    • Work with the Director of Finance and International Treasurer to ensure that the appropriate level of cash is being maintained and properly controlled within Sokoto field office by reviewing proposed budgets for LEAD activities and recommending action to the DCOP/COP; reviewing and recommendation action on cash management requests (as assigned); and monitoring cash and bank balances to ensure sufficient cash on hand to meet anticipated project expenditures.
    • As part of LEAD’s management team, provides back-up support in the absence of the Director of Finance.
    • Provide supervision, training and mentoring of Financial Management’s unit technical staff.
    • Reviews, processes, and retires cash advances for travel, grants, and other project activities and operations
    • Prepares financial information and project financial reports using QuickBooks general ledger and subsidiary accounts.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party and Director of Finance.

    Required Experience Skills and Qualifications

    • Bachelors' degree and 10 years or Masters’ degree and 6 years’ experience in Accounting.
    • Minimum of 10 years of direct financial management, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience.
    • ICAN/ACA or ACCA Chartered Accountancy certification desired.
    • Strong analytical and numeracy skills as well as be ability to demonstrate experience of working with computerized accounting packages and spreadsheets with ability to transfer these skills to other users.
    • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with QuickBooks required.
    • Experience, understanding and knowledge of CFRs preferred.
    • Excellent technical and managerial skills.
    • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent team player who works well independently.

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    Senior Program Specialist (Service Delivery)


    Job Description

    • The Overall responsibility of the Sr. Program Specialist is for the design, direction, and implementation of the Service Improvement component and program activities.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Liaise with Senior Specialist in Governance, Civil Society Strengthening, and Budget Transparency components to ensure compatibility and consistency across the technical components.
    • Coordinate with other USG assisted programs to find areas of complementarity.
    • Contribute to and assist with LG and CSOs assessment activities.
    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to design and deliver training to local government officials and members of civil society organizations.
    • Provide final written and verbal reports on program activities as at when due.
    • Coordinate data collection, information dissemination, training and other program activities with Governance Program Coordinators, Communications Manager and Capacity Building Manager.
    • Anticipate program needs, making and following recommendations.
    • Collaborate with M&E to ensure monitoring is consistent with required results and provide written and verbal feedback to program management staff as needed.
    • Attend meetings and represent the project on technical issues with/to implementing partners, development partners, and stakeholders.
    • Assist LEAD financial managers to ensure that timelines and budgets/ financial disbursements for project implementation activities align.
    • Ensure quality supervision and mentoring for Junior Specialists and Governance Program Coordinators on service delivery activities.
    • Ensure timely preparation of cost-share information on activities with Government partners of the Project.
    • Other duties as assigned by the leadership of the Project.

    Required Experience Skills and Qualifications

    • Bachelors' Degree and 10 years or MA degree plus 6 years' experience
    • Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations, Development Studies or related fields.
    • Experience in Northern Nigeria preferred
    • Excellent technical and managerial skills
    • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent team player who works well independently.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should please email their cover letter which summarizes how your relevant skills and experience are a match for the position sought and CV in reverse chronological order to: Also include the position applied for in the subject of your email.


    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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