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  • Posted on: 9 September, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • At Christian Aid we have a vision of a better world, free from poverty. 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


    About the role
    The post holder will be responsible for working with partner organizations to assist them in financial management. S/he 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 organizations and improve the capacity of Christian Aid’s programme staff to understand Christian Aid’s and institutional donors’ policies and procedures.

    About you
    The ideal candidate must possess a degree in accounting or its equivalent, and hold professional membership registration e.g ICAN or its equivalent. S/he must have significant experience working for a similar organization

    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 in the usage of 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

    Further information
    This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country that this position is based. Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.  We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief

    Competency Questions
    Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions:  Using the guidance notes 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

    Method of Application

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

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