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  • FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve - improving lives for millions.

    State Senior Finance & Administrative Officer

     

    Requisition Id: 2019201320
    Location: Kano
    Supervisor: Project Director
    Job Type: Full time

    Basic Functions

    • This position will report to the Project Director and will be responsible for accounting and finance and overall administration for the project and ensure compliance with the contractual requirements of projects with the objective of providing professional accountancy services consistent with generally accepted accounting principles.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide main support with problem resolution on CO cash accounts, bank resolutions, finance systems, resolution of audited questioned costs, and financial close outs of the project.
    • Ensure the accurate keeping of all books of account for the state office, including checking account, equipment and supply registers and all accounting records.
    • Prepare monthly and annual financial reports, including financial status of subprojects account activities.
    • Oversee contractual issues of the project.
    • Ensure continuous flow of funds and to sub recipients.
    • Provide support to and coordinate the FHI 360/Nigeria activities within DFID guidelines and regulations.
    • With relevant parties from programs, finance and contracts and grants, develop subproject documents, work plans and budgets.
    • Oversee capacity building activities and other support to local implementing agencies (IAs)
    • Serve as point of contact for logistical and administrative needs in the office.
    • Coordinate all administrative and secretarial support services (as relevant).
    • Keep proper office records/filings as appropriate.
    • Record minutes of staff meetings and circulates same amongst the field staff.
    • Coordinate all travel details/logistics for the staff, consultants and TDyers’ including booking hotel accommodations and arranging for airport and hotel pick-ups.
    • Provide logistic support for workshops and trainings.
    • Coordinate all records/storage of supplies for the country office.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 5 - 7 years relevant experience.
    • Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 - 5 years relevant experience.
    • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in office management and administration.
    • CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is required.
    • Experience in managing financial records of donor-funded organizations, and familiarity with donor and local contractual procedures is an advantage.

    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices.
    • Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills.
    • Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems.
    • Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
    • Report on variances and status on regular basis.
    • Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
    • Routine coordination with FHI employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills in the interpretation of budgetary, financial and related management information.
    • Must have report writing skills and be able to communicate with impact.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and handle pressure situations.
    • Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data.
    • Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.
    • Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background.
    • Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

    Remuneration
    The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

    Core benefits:

    • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision coverage
    • Group life and AD&D insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Long-term disability
    • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
    • Dependent life insurance
    • Business travel insurance
    • Supplemental personal accident insurance
    • Supplemental disability
    • Life insurance
    • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
    • 403(b) retirement plan
    • Pension plan

    Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

    • Public transportation program
    • On-site fitness center
    • Local credit union membership
    • Health and wellness program
    • Employee assistance program
    • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
    • Bicycle subsidy
    • Legal assistance plan
    • Pet insurance.

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    Research and Evaluation Specialist

     

    Supervisor: Project Director

    Basic Function

    • Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Research & Evaluation (R&E) Specialist will oversee the monitoring and evaluation of technical activities in Kano and Kaduna.
    • By overseeing R&E officers in both states, S/he will monitor the flow of data collection and ensure accuracy of data for donor reporting and presentation.
    • S/he will also maintain regular communication with state-level partners to share data and information.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide overall technical and managerial R&E coordination for DFID/UNICEF funded Education Projects. Support the implementation of an R&E framework that aligns with project objectives and indicators Conduct R&E program monitoring and evaluation tasks, including the implementation of R&E systems (data collection, dataflow management, data management and results reporting).
    • Coordinate training of staff/partners and consultants in R&E data collection and processing.
    • Coordinate the preparation and organization of R&E review meetings.
    • Support the development of work plans and budget for R&E activities. Provide technical support to state partners and enumerators to strengthen the monitoring system and track project deliverables.
    • Manage the information-gathering process for results and performance reports, in addition to other briefings, summaries, papers, presentations, etc. for various audiences as needed.
    • Document good practices, lessons learned, data to inform policy, and implementation issues, etc. Develop relationships with education sector partners that will help accomplish internal and external R&E goals, such as liaising with SUBEB, Ministry of Education officials and other development partners working in the education sector.
    • Collaborate with the HQ R&E team across various aspects of project work Carry out all other tasks to support monitoring, assessments and researches in project sites. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor Degree or HND in the numerical Sciences or Development Science with at least 7-9 years' work experience in monitoring and evaluation of education programs.
    • Or MA/MS or similar degrees with 5-7 years relevant experience in related field.
    • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
    • Working knowledge of data processing computer packages.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
    • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple project activities and deadlines
    • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams
    • Ability and willingness to travel as required
    • Ability to work successfully in a team-based environment
    • Experience with database management and tablet technology for monitoring purposes.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of education programming in Nigeria.
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding formative learning processes.
    • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills. 
    • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain good working rapport with staff and partners.
    • Relevant computer software and internet skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office). 
    • Familiarity with ODK software and/or tablet-based monitoring is desired.
    • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. Ability to travel in Nigeria minimum of 40%.

    Remuneration
    The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

    Core benefits:

    • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision coverage
    • Group life and AD&D insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Long-term disability
    • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
    • Dependent life insurance
    • Business travel insurance
    • Supplemental personal accident insurance
    • Supplemental disability
    • Life insurance
    • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
    • 403(b) retirement plan
    • Pension plan

    Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

    • Public transportation program
    • On-site fitness center
    • Local credit union membership
    • Health and wellness program
    • Employee assistance program
    • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
    • Bicycle subsidy
    • Legal assistance plan
    • Pet insurance.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Note: The above job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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