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  • Posted on: 3 April, 2016 Deadline: 17 April, 2016
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  • In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International (WfWI) supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

    Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has helped nearly 429,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in eight countries, offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

    Advocacy Coordinator

     

    Purpose

    The Advocacy Coordinator will play a central role in supporting Change Agents, and coordinating community and national advocacy efforts. The successful candidate must be one who understands and is experienced in advocacy, and who is highly organized.

    This position will be located in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria and reports to the Social Empowerment Manager.

    Responsibilities:

    Change Agent Program Implementation and Support:

    • Adapting the Change Agent curriculum to the local context.
    • Work with Change Agents to develop ‘work plans’ for their advocacy efforts and provide frameworks to support planning and monitoring advocacy activities.
    • Manage the annual meeting with Change Agents which will be to support peer-to-peer learning, and for organizational review and learning of the program.
    • Work with NGO partners to ensure that there are opportunities for Change Agents to become involved in the planning of joint-advocacy strategies.

    Joint-Advocacy in Communities:

    • Manage the relationship with NGOs to support advocacy activities that seek to affect change at the community level.
    • Collaborate with partners to develop annual joint-advocacy plans and ensure the inclusion of specific and measurable objectives which focus on VAW and WEE as well as other relevant activities for marginalized women in communities (i.e. WfWI participants/graduates).
    • Ensure that WfWI participants/graduates are consulted in the development of plans in line with the progress of grants.

    Joint-Advocacy with National NGOs/Partners:

    • Map out potential national advocacy partners for national-level advocacy (e.g. targeting national laws or government policy).
    • Lead on developing partnerships with potential national advocacy partners and building engagement with them on VAW and WEE issues.
    • Coordinate consultations with WfWI participants/graduates and national partners to ensure that advocacy objectives are more sensitive/inclusive to the needs of marginalized women.

    Inform Key Influencers And Local Donors:

    • Map out and build connections with influencers and foreign officials to identify targets for WfWI to build relationships with and also develop a baseline of statements that relate to VAW and WEE by these individuals.
    • Continue to monitor targets’ statements (on VAW and WEE) to measure change.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor Degree in social science or related field.
    • Five (5) years of professional experience; preferably working with an NGO.
    • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise, paying attention to details.
    • Established competence in negotiation and influence.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to ensure effective communication with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office Applications.
    • Strong written and oral skills in English and local language.
    • Support the creation of a conducive learning environment within the organisation.

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    Accountant

     

    Purpose

     

    The Accountant is responsible for producing accurate financial reports, records, statements, and data, while displaying best practices in accounting standards and following organizational policy and procedures. This position is also responsible for preparing stipend schedules and performing other tasks for the Finance and Logistics Manager.

     

    The Accountant reports to the Finance and Logistics Manager and the position will be located in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

    Responsibilities:

    • Support the timely and accurate preparation and recording of monthly Sponsorship funds, in close coordination with the Finance and Social Empowerment staff.
    • Under the supervision of the Finance and Logistics Manager, reconciles all sponsorship disbursements and maintains an updated list of undistributed funds on a monthly basis.
    • Assist in the daily booking of approved transactions into QuickBooks.
    • Prepares monthly cash and bank reconciliation schedules.
    • Works closely with the Finance Assistant to ensure timely clearing of all advances
    • Assist the Finance Manager with preparation and distribution of monthly and annual financial statements and closings.
    • Ensures that all entries in the bank and cash registers are valid and fully supported prior to posting.
    • Ensures that internal control procedures are followed for all cash disbursements, receipts and transfers.
    • Maintains updated list of all authorized signatories and ensures payments are only made in accordance with policies and procedures.
    • In coordination with the Human Resources and Administration Officer, support the Finance and Logistics Manager in the preparation of employee payroll and payments to contractors and consultants while ensuring compliance with local tax and labor regulations.
    • Ensures timely submission of statutory deductions.
    • Ensures proper account coding and recording in line with the spending plan.
    • Ensures that monthly allocation entries are properly calculated, coded and entered into QuickBooks.
    • Ensures regular payments to vendors.
    • Performs other duties assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
    • ACA, ACCA or equivalent designation is preferred.
    • At least three (3) years relevant work experience, preferably with a NGO.
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, with close attention to details.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.
    • Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office Applications; experience in QuickBooks accounting software.
    • Strong commitment to honesty, integrity and transparency.
    • Discretion with sensitive materials and a strong understanding of confidentiality.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English is required; local language is an added advantage.
    • Commitment and respect for Women for Women International’s mission and values.
    • Discretion with sensitive materials and a strong understanding of confidentiality.

    Method of Application

    Candidates are encouraged to apply online on ICIMS (recommended, even for people that have applied before via email)

    OR

    Submit their CV and cover letter and 3 professional references by April 17, 2016 to nigeriajobs@womenforwomen.org. Please put “Advocacy Coordinator” or "Accountant" in the subject line.

    Only short listed applicants will be invited to interview. No telephone inquiries please.

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