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Finance Coordinators Need at Save the Children Nigeria

Jul 11th, 2015 b y Job Poster Sabina

Save the Children International is a dual mandate organisation and as such equal
priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. This is the only way
we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children
have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be
guaranteed. As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian
interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset and
chronic emergency situations.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Finance Coordinator


Job ID: #1074491
Location: Zamfara
Role Purpose
To provide sound financial management, manage the financial information function and to assess
at the sub office level.
Train and manage financial relationships with partners.
Key Areas of Accountabilities
Financial Management:
Supervise, coach and build the financial management capacity of the finance and non finance team
of the field office. Coordinate all month end and Yearend Activities of the field office.
Perform field visits on the project implementation site and ensure financial compliance and report
to manager /Country office.
Collect partners financial report and necessary documentation and perform the reconciliation

Participate in program monthly finance meeting and provide input to budget holders.
Works with budget holders on budget review and reallocation and ensure change are approved is
posted in the system.
Prepare the draft of the monthly cash request of the field office.
Verify transaction posting and approve posting online Aggresso system or offline spreadsheet
(GLACOS).
Verification of all payment vouchers before making final payments
Coordinate the transaction documentation process.
Ensure bank reconciliations and single account matching are done timely and ensure regular cash
counts
Ensure the field office has in place a voucher approval process and all staff adheres to this working
hour.
Where there is a limitation of resources perform the role of Finance officer or perform the interim
roles of Finance manager.
Participate in statutory and specific grants audits
Any other tasks assigned by your supervisor or line manager
Budget Monitoring:
Participate in the annual budget development
Support budget holders in the proposal budget costings, creating Reporting Templates and DEAs
Support budget holders in the understanding of budget reports including phasing and re-phasing of
budgets
Support finance manager in the development of standard costings for country programme
Review monthly transactions with Budget Holders and provide comments to finance
Field Office and Partner Support Function:
Capacity Building of partners in understanding finance and awards management
Capacity Building of Budget Holders & Field staff in Awards Management
Pre awards assessment and due diligence check for new partners
Organize audit of Implementing Partners
Audit & Evaluation:
Assist with the Internal and External audit preparations including putting together relevant
documentation and TOR for the Audit
Coordinate all SC awards audits and ensure complete implementation of recommendations
Follow up on audit issues and provide appropriate response with support from Director of Finance
Other Support:
Work closely with Country office Finance Team on finance /awards related issues
Participate in monthly finance and awards meetings and provide update on all financial awards
issues
Participate in Year End & on-going processes relating to awards status including final
reconciliation of donor disbursements & awards expenditure, confirmation of debt and income
carry forward positions, awards closures

Attend to financial queries related to awards administration from Donors/Member, Budget


Holders, Regional Office and the Centre Finance.
Other Any other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
A Bachelors degree in Business Administration or other relevant professional qualification
5-7 years working experience in relevant field,
Proven experience in financial management and producing appropriate management information
to support strategy development and decision-making by budget holders and programme
implementers
Proven training experience to all levels of staff, both informal (on the job coaching) and formal
(structured training courses).
Proven analytical skills and ability to translate analysis into appropriate, feasible and practical
implementation plans and goals.
An understanding of development work in order to communicate effectively with Members/Donors
and programme staff on funding sources and programme issues
Experience of developing guidelines and formats to support staff in donor applications and
reporting with particular reference to USAID grants
Knowledge of major donor funding sources and grants application processes
Experience of managing or supporting programmes in each stage of the project cycle, including
development of funding proposals, budgeting, technical and financial monitoring in the context of
grants/restricted funding sources.
Thorough understanding of interdepartmental relationships, dynamics and functioning in an
overseas programme setting
Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children
Ability to translate complex, technical and financial issues into a language understandable by nonfinance staff
Computer literate (including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access) and competency in
development of spread-sheets and databases
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with thoughtful
and accurate information
Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment from time to time
Ability to work within a multicultural and multi-religious settings
Desirable:
Experience of Save the Children financial accounting packages (e.g Agresso), policies, systems and
procedures.
International experience preferably gained within an INGO in a relief/emergency setting
Application Closing Date
24th July, 2015.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their C.Vs and qualifying statements
to: Nigeria.FinanceVacancy@savethechildren.org explaining why you are suitable for the

position you are applying for. State position clearly in the subject field as applications
without appropriate subject will be disqualified. Also, applications received after the
closing date above will not be considered.

Note: Applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.

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