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  • Posted on: 9 June, 2011 Deadline: 23 June, 2011
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  • Our client is a financial sector development organization funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), and Bill Be Melinda Gates Foundation; with a focus on promoting financial inclusion in Nigeria. As a result of the successful growth of its organisation, our client is seeking the following professionals and subject matter specialists.
     
    REF: M-01. Research & Development
    Key Responsibilities
    • Develops and implements research strategies in line' with the organisation's operational objectives.
    • Manages research projects and market research firms 
    • Designs qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for conducting research on financial sector issues
    • Prepares engagement contracts and service level agreements for research partners and consultants
    • Prepares assessment reports of research partners/consultants
    • Issues terms of reference for various requests for proposals
    • Analyses and presents research findings
     
    Skills/Competences

    Strong research analytical and reporting ability with good communication and interpersonal skills. Success in this role demands diligent attention to detail, creativity, strategic thinking and leadership. Attention to detail is essential. Proficiency in the MS suite and other statistical software i.e. SPSS. Stata, etc. 
     
    Education and Experience

    •             Post Graduate degree in Statistics; Economics.
    International Development or related field
    •             Minimum of 8 years work experience. of which 5 years must have been in conducting research
    •             Familiarity with Banking. Microfinance and access to finance issues will be an advantage
    Good at working under time pressure and able to solve complex financial problem. The person must be


    Ref: M02-Finance Manager
    Key Responsibilities
    •Formulates and implements financial policies • and processes in compliance with accepted accounting practical and applicable statutes.
    •Develops the organisation's annual plans. budgets and financial performance metrics
    •Develops and updates financial guidelines
    •Assists in the development and maintenance of  sound financial controls in the organisation
    •   Prepares comprehensive and timely financial and management information including tax, cash flow and statutory accounts for the organization.
      Maintains on-going liaison with relevant external bodies/contacts e.g. regulatory organization, auditors, solicitors, donors. Grantees, banks. etc
    •Prepares budget variance reports.
     
    Skills/Competences

    Self motivated, diligent, and must demonstrate strong analytical skins, leadership and the ability to communicate effectively. Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. In addition, competence in the use of TALLY 9 accounting software is required.
     
    Education and Experience

    •First degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics with a professional certificate-ACA
    •Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience of which 2 years must have been in audit
    •Work experience in the big 4 auditing firms/exposure to international accounting best practice is an advantage
     Experience in statistical modeling and analysis is an advantage.


    Ref: S03- Senior Associate
    The role ensures that information on the Nigerian financial sector is relevant and useful in designing products that (and the financial services sector in Nigeria. 
     
    Key Responsibilities
    •Conducts desk reviews. literature reviews and produce relevant reports ,
    •Assists in the design of methodologies for qualitative and quantitative research c:onducted
    •Monitors progress of projects against agreed
    timelines and milestones
    Provides relationship management support with research partners and consultants
    Ensures data integrity for an surveys/ scoping studies conducted
    •Assists in disseminating research findings.
     
    Skills/Competences
    Experience in statistical modeling and analysis is essential. Must be competent in report writing and project management. In addition. the individual must possess excellent communication &: presentation &kills and a natural inclination for creativity and original thinking. Proficient in the use of relevant computer applications (MS Office. SPSS, Stata, etc.).
     
    Education and Experience
    •Post Graduate degree in Statistics, Economics.
    International Development or related field
    •Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience of which ( years must have been in conducting research
    •Familiarity with Microfinance and access to finance issues will be an advantage


    Ref: S 04- Communications Officer
    This role focuses on supporting the development and implementation of the organisation's Public Relations (PR)strategy. 
     
    Key responsibilities
    •Liaises with the organisation's PR agency to  ensure the implementation of the client's  branding and communications strategy
    •Assists in planning, designing and coordinating the PR and communication campaigns for the client's innovation' for a and workshops
    •Maintains and develops the client's database of industry contacts, associations and consultants         
    • Updates the client's website
    Provides support to colleagues on all PR related  activities
     
     
    Skills and competences
    Proven ability to develop and manage relationships with a diverse audience. Good knowledge of media tools. Excellent communication, organisational and project management skills are required for this role. Success in, this role demands sound judgment, initiative and discretion at all times. Proficiency in the use of MS Office suite Le. Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
     
    Education and Experiences
    •First degree in English Language, Journalism, Social sciences or related field
    •5 years work experience in communications and information management, journalism/ publishing or PR in a corporate environment
    •Prior experience in the financial sector will be an advantage


    Ref: S05- Research Associate
    This role provides effective support in generating and providing useful market information on the Nigerian financial sector.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    • Conducts desk reviews              
    • Provide general research support on the client's surveys and scoping studies
    • Develops evaluation reports for all completed  research projects
    • Prepares reports and policy briefs on specific  assignments
    • Assists in the preparation of work plans and status reports for each research project
    • Provides support in collecting. collating and
    analysing the research data
    • Maintains a database of access to finance related research conducted locally and abroad 
     
    Skills and Competencies

    The individual required for this role must have excellent analytical and problem solving skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as an energetic and proactive approach to work. Experiences in the use of statistical software SPSS, Stata, etc., desirable. 
     
    Education and Experience
    •First degree in statistics, economics,  international development, public policy or
    related field        
    •Experience in statistical modeling and analysis.                
    •Minimum of 2 years work experience.


    Ref: S06- Finance
    Key Responsibilities
    • Prepares journal vouchers for all expenses such as purchase orders & invoices; office expenses; and suppliers and consultants
    • Maintains the petty cash and reconciles expenditure
    • Assists in preparing the documentation for cash advance for domestic and foreign trips for staff
    • Maintains the fixed asset register and coordinates procurement and disposal of fixed assets, as required
    • Prepares monthly reports for WHT schedules, accounts payable, VAT and fixed assets
     
    Skills and Competences

    The ideal candidate must be articulate and possess advanced analytical and problem solving skills. Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Must be proficient in the MS Office Suite, particularly MS Excel. A good team player with the capacity to work• under pressure and meet tight deadlines. In addition, competence in the use of TALLY 9 accounting software is required. 
     
    Education and Experience
    • First degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
    • Minimum of 3 years accounting experience in a corporate environment
    • Student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria or a related professional body


    Method of Application
    If you meet the requirements above, please forward you r cover letter and resume electronically to clientrecruitment@ng.pwc.com, quoting the relevant reference code for the position applied for at the top right-hand corner. In addition, the subject of your email should be the reference code and job role.
    Application closes two weeks after the date of publication
    Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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