Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based International NGO partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country Programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance and Gender. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person for the position of Finance Officer for a 3 month maternity Cover.
About the role
Based in Abuja, the role is part of the wider Nigeria country team. He/she is responsible for ensuring efficient and accurate cash and bank books are maintained, monthly accounts and returns are produced in a timely manner, reports are extracted from the financial and administration systems to review the status of the budget and the adherence to financial policies as well as working with partner organization’s to assist them in programme financial management. He/she manages aspects of financial reporting, budgeting, auditing and compliance related issues, in line with Christian Aid and institutional donors procedures and policies and improve the capacity of Christian Aid programme staff to understand both Christian Aid's and institutional donors' financial policies and procedures.
You are a motivated, confident self-starter with a strong background in knowledge of financial standards required by donors, local financial standards and legal framework. Experience in working with financial accounting procedures and reviewing financial reports, creating and monitoring budgets and working with compliance regulations with considerable experience in delivering financial training using different methodologies and excel spread sheet and word processing packages and other account reporting tools.
Question 1: Give an example of a time you addressed a difficult issue when they arose being honest and open
Question 2: Give an example of a time where you made timely and considered recommendations and decisions based on analysis of valuable data, information and evidence.
Question 3: Give an example of a time where you estimated the resources needed to achieve your own work, plans or objective and to deliver this in the most cost and effective way.
Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Application closes 5.00pm on Friday 17 February 2016