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  • Posted on: 31 August, 2016 Deadline: 16 September, 2016
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    Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor funded development projects in 4 States in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.

    Finance Manager


    Position Summary

    • The Finance Manager will be responsible for the overall financial management of Pact Nigeria.
    • This position will be responsible for ensuring accurate project financial tracking, recording and financial reporting to donors, and compliance with the organizational policies and donor requirements.
    • S/he will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work with the Country Director on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance with donor requirements.
    • In collaboration with the Country Director, design, develop and adapt policies, guidelines and criteria for the management of project finances and sub-grants in accordance with Pact standards and donor regulations.
    • Provide technical assistance to staff and grantees on financial accounting, reporting, procurement, and other financial compliance practices associated with the program.
    • Lead and oversee annual budget preparations which includes overseeing work plan costing and the integration of work plan and donor-approved budgets;
    • Develop procedures for monitoring and analyzing program budgets, which allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of actual and budgeted spending and advise on action and corrective plans.
    • Advise program staff on project’s financial health through the provision of regular and timely financial expenditure reports;
    • Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub awards/contracts
    • Liaises with the Country Director to ensure the project needs are being met in terms of accounting, contracts, human resources, IT, and operations
    • Monitor partner’s (subawards) management of funds and cross check source documents
    • Maintain financial files according to Pact standard and support.
    • Be a focal person for A-133, donor specific and other applicable local statutory audits as required
    • Build the capacity of finance department in Pact Nigeria Office
    • Work closely with headquarters to ensure compliance and effective and proactive fiscal management.
    • When necessary interact with government officials, auditors and other financial institutes and represent Pact professionally at all level


    • A Master’s degree or higher in Finance, Business Management, or related degree in relevant field preferred or equivalent experience.
    • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in financial regulations, policies, and practices of comparable USG or other international programs funded by other donors.
    • Strong financial and operational management experience with proven management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills with significant experience building strong host country national team.
    • Proven ability to work with a wide range of local organizations and people.
    • Excellent understanding of USAID and USG regulations preferred, or applicable international donor experience.
    • Ability to work independently and produce timely and high quality results
    • Cooperates and work well with others in the pursuit of team goals; shares information and supports others
    • Able to establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels; puts others at ease; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements and potential conflict.
    • Adaptable; receptive to new ideas; willing and able to adjust to changing demands and circumstances
    • Remains calm, objective and in control in stressful situations; maintain a stable performance under pressure; accepts criticism without becoming over-defensive
    • Maintains high ethical standards both professionally and personally; shows integrity and fairness in dealings with others; is reliable and trustworthy
    • Seeks all possible relevant information for problem solving and decision making; consults widely; probes the facts, analyses issues from different perspectives
    • Seeks all possible relevant information for problem solving and decision making; consults widely; probes the facts, analyses issues from different perspectives
    • Enthusiastic and committed; demonstrates capacity for sustained effort and hard work over long time periods.
    • Committed to the achievement and maintenance of quality; sets high standards of performance for self and others.
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and complex accounting software systems.
    • Direct experience with accounting software systems; knowledge of Serenic Navigator accounting software desirable
    • Ability to travel to various parts of the country where Pact program is being implemented
    • Working experience in Nigeria; Nigerian national preferred.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to:  All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the subject of the mail.

    Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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