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  • Posted on: 24 June, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    FINCA International is a global microfinance institution serving over 1 million clients in 22 countries. FINCA is expanding to Nigeria with plans to operate a microfinance bank based in Owerri, Imo State. FINCA aims to be the leading microfinance bank in Nigeria. Come be a part of pioneer team!

    Information Services Manager


    Location: Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
    Department: Information System

    FINCA is recruiting for a motivated and hands-on IS Manager who will oversee the development and management of a new IS Department for our microfinance start up in Nigeria, and will provide technical and administrative support for management of our core banking system (Oracle’s FLEXCUBE Retail), IS applications and IS infrastructure for the head office and a fast-growing network of branches and service centers. The IS Manager will develop a portfolio of IT Services that support the goals of the organization, deliver value and achieve a positive return-on-investment.  As a Head of Department, the IS Manager will report to the CEO and will be expected to provide senior leadership and strategic support for the organization.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    •         Lead all aspects of strategy development to align technology to business processes and goals of the Company.  This requires analyzing and understanding business requirements of a financial institution and translating them into technology solutions.
    •         Manage and provide strategic leadership for the IS department (hiring, training, creating operating plans, budgets, evaluating staff performance, and managing projects);
    •         Measure, manage and optimize quality of internal services specified in the IS Services Catalog with the main focus on the functionality of the core banking application (FLEXCUBE Retail) and its database;
    •         Ensure adequate IS security coverage, backup/recovery procedures and business continuity planning is maintained at all areas under the IS domain including but not limited to data, infrastructure, networks etc.
    •         Develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures related to information technology based on FINCA’s Global IS policies.
    •         Provide specifications and standards in procurement  of IS hardware, software, and services and manage vendor and service providers;
    •         Devise and implement an effective plan to deliver a satisfactory risk and audit profile for IT and achieve audit and assurance targets.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    •         HND/Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or related fields;
    •         At least 5 years of experience in implementation and support of IT systems, of which at least 3 years should have been at a management level;
    •         At least 2 years of experience with database management within a financial institution;
    •         Project management across multiple disciplines of IS areas (systems & network administration, database administration, infrastructure, data security, etc.);
    •         Expertise with enterprise databases (at least one of Oracle, DB2, MS SQL, Sybase);
    •         Fluent written and spoken English

    Knowledge and Skills:

    •         Excellent knowledge of information systems policies and practice in a banking environment.
    •         Experience with Oracle’s FLEXCUBE, Windows OS and other operating systems, applications, database applications or programming languages in use at the site including those related to the core banking system and elements of digital financial services like mobile banking and Point of Service devices.
    •         Experience with more than one operating system and also with sites running more than one operating system;
    •         High business acumen and accounting knowledge, ideally with accreditation by ACCA;
    •         Knowledge of ITSM (ITIL);
    •         Experience in networking: routers, routing protocols, firewalls, VPNs.

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    Internal Audit Manager


    Location: Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
    Department: Internal Audit

    FINCA is recruiting for motivated and hands-on Internal Audit Manager to develop and lead the Internal Audit function for FINCA’s start up microfinance bank in Nigeria.  The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for rendering an independent, objective evaluation of effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes of the microfinance bank and to make improvements where necessary.  The Internal Audit Manager is a Head of Department reporting to the Board of Director’s Internal Audit Committee and is expected to make substantial contributions to the strategy and leadership of the organization.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    •     Managing or conducting performance, operational, financial, IT and compliance audit assignments in the Nigeria subsidiary all with emphasis on a risk-based approach designed to assist management in the attainment of their objectives
    •     Development and execution of the subsidiary audit plan
    •     Provision of consulting services to the management and staff.
    •     Development of the Internal Audit department, including hiring, training and supervision to internal auditing staff.
    •     S/he maintains all organizational and professional ethical standards and ensures internal audit activities are carried out in compliance with The IIA’s standards.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    •     HND/University degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or related field
    •     5 years of professional experience and 3 years of full-time experience in internal auditing, operations, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation, including 2 years supervisory or project management experience.
    •     A second certification/degree in a specialty field (e.g., IT, IT auditing, Fraud or fraud auditing, HR, Legal, Accounting, Microfinance or Banking). This may substitute for one year of required experience.
    •     Experience in Microfinance operations, or Banking or auditing in a supervising capacity.
    •     Knowledge of control and risk self-assessment facilitation techniques.
    •     Knowledge of the environment, regulations, and laws.
    •     Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud.
    •     Familiarity with and understanding of the dynamics of small businesses
    •     Mathematics, business acumen and analytical skills
    •     Proficiency in Computer Applications Excel /Microsoft Office
    •     Fluency in English required, Igbo or other local language skills strongly desirable.

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    Comnpensation & Benefits Officer


    Location: Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
    Department: Human Resources

    FINCA is recruiting for a motivated and hands-on Compensation and Benefits Officer who thrives in dynamic environments to be part of the Human Resources Department for FINCA’s regulated microfinance bank start-up in Owerri, Nigeria. The Compensation and Benefits Officer reports to the Head of Human Resources. It is expected that s/he will participate and take an interest in all HR-related matters. The Compensation and Benefits Officer is responsible for administration of FINCA’s compensation, benefits and allowances for employees and trainees.

    Compensation and Benefits Administration (50%)
            Provide knowledge and support to staff on all areas related to Compensation and Benefits.  This includes providing guidance on the registration and claims processes for pension funds, insurance, and other areas related to Compensation and Benefits
            Administration of Compensation including calculation and processing of payroll, incentive and bonus
            Administration of Benefits & Allowances including calculation and processing of benefits, administration of insurance claims, processing of staff loans and processing of allowances.
            Coordination of annual compensation review based on market intelligence on compensation & benefits

    Support of Other HR Areas (50%)

    •         Onboarding and updating employee bio data and Check for data accuracy provided by staff, e.g. surname sequence
    •         Assist the Head of HR in HR internal process e.g. review of process with a view to optimise them
    •         Design all custom ad hoc reports and resolve all queries and ensure accuracy in same and prepare business documents and monitor HRIS systems and maintain integrity of all data.
    •         Prepare monthly payroll report, via the payroll interface
    •         Assist the HHR to perform process audit and ensure integrity of system
    •         Any other duties assigned by the HHR.
    •         Support administrative areas related to the recruitment, training, and other functions of the HR department.  This includes but is not limited to preparation of materials and coordination of facilities, logistical support, and management of basic communication with trainees, candidates, etc.


    • To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies:
    •         Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
    •         Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
    •         Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
    •         Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
    •         Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
    •         Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
    •         Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


    •         National Diploma, HND/University Degree
    •         Equivalent professional qualifications can be recognized
    •         Three years’ work experience in related field
    •         Computer literacy is a must, knowledge of computer based HRIS and payroll is preferred
    •         Attention to detail and strong numerical skills; accounting experience is an advantage
    •         Good communicator
    •         Familiarity with compensation law, practices and standards is an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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