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  • Programme Finance Officer At Christian Aid

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2013 Deadline: 29 November, 2013
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    Christian Aid is working with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person for the position of Programme Finance Officer to manage all aspects of the programme finance function of the very exciting Nigeria programme.
    Programme finance officer, NigeriaThe post holder will be responsible for working with partner organisations to assist them in programme financial management. He/she will oversee partners’ financial reporting, budgeting, auditing and compliance in line with Christian Aid’s policies, procedures and standards. The post holder will build the financial management capacity of partner organisations and improve the capacity of Christian Aid’s programme staff to understand Christian Aid’s and institutional donors’ policies and procedures.
    The ideal candidate must possess a degree in accounting, or its equivalent, and hold professional membership registration eg ICAN or its equivalent. He/she must have significant experience working for a similar organisation.

    Programme Finance Officer


    Essential criteria

    • Knowledge of financial standards required by donors, local financial standards and legal framework
    • Experience in working with financial accounting procedures, writing and reviewing financial reports, creating and monitoring budgets
    • Experience in delivering financial training using different methodologies
    • Experience with using excel and word processing packages and other account reporting tools
    • Fluency in verbal and written English

    Desirable criteria

    • Experience working for an international NGO
    • Experience dealing with institutional donor fund accounting
    • You will need to be an individual who is meticulous and well organised, who is able to plan, organise and prioritise a demanding workload.
    • Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes on the application form may help you formulate your answers.

    Steward resources

    • Please give us an example of a time when you implemented ways to reduce inefficient use of resources.

    Deliver results

    • Please tell us about a when you took a timely and considered decision or made recommendations based on analysis of available data, information or evidence.

    Strive for improvement

    • Please tell us about a time when you constructively challenged existing practice.
    • We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

    Method of Application

    Download the role profile (63 KB pdf)
    To apply for this post, please download an application pack and email your completed International application form to: stating the job reference number in the subject line. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

    • Job reference: PFO-NG/2013/009
    • Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 29 November 2013
    • Interview date: Week commencing 2 December 2013

    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.

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