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Finance and Admin Officer at Helen Keller International

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Helen Keller International (HKI) – Established in 1915, is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States.

HKI implements integrated package of cost-effective interventions that are proven to improve maternal and child nutrition. HKI supports policies and programs on food fortification, vitamin A supplementation, infant and young child feeding, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, community-based management of acute malnutrition and prevention and treatment of neglected tropical diseases. At the core of HKI’s programs is advocacy and social behavior change communication to various stakeholders. HKI also undertakes cutting-edge research to influence policy decisions and inform program quality.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer 

Location: Akwa Ibom

Scope of the Position

  • The Finance and Admin Officer’s (FAO) job is to ensure smooth and accurate flow of financial and operational information and also work on designing and implementing financial reports.
  • The FAA ensures effective implementation of project activities in the field location within the context of financial, contractual and operating systems.
  • He/ she also manages the budget for the state field office/project, implements Helen Keller financial policies and procedures, ensure compliance and works collaboratively with other Finance and projects technical staff to facilitate projects.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Finance and Admin Officer will oversee the operations and finances of the state office.
  • Review activity requests and prepare bank vouchers for payments
  • Track cash flow and compile retirement receipts and review              
  • Manages petty cash reconciliation
  • Maintain rigorous operations in the field office, communicating regularly with the Abuja office to assure smooth operations.
  • Assist technical staff to develop and manage monthly and quarterly activity budgets.
  • Implement financial and internal control policies and procedures 
  • Process supplier invoices 
  • Maintain financial files and records
  • Maintain the assets register 
  • Preparation of office running budget
  • Check matching expenses for compliance with donor regulations.
  • Assist with month end reporting package
  • Ensure implementation of regulations and procedures for local purchase, procurement and logistics management in collaboration with Logistics Officer(s) and Associate(s).
  • Submit staff time sheets for payroll processing

Education & Experience

  • University Degree in Business Management or accounting. Postgraduate degree in related field and possession of professional qualification such as ACA or ACCA is an added advantage.
  • Professional experience supporting USAID-funded projects and managing state finance & Admin function is preferred

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience
  • Understand the principles of adequate documentation and of audit and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  • Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
  • Experience with USAID funded project is preferred but other donor funded project will be considered
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets

Competencies:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field and experience working in a non-profit organization will be an advantage.
  • Ability to manage teams, initiate and organize work
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
  • Monitoring / assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally 
  • Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Good standard of IT including experience of using MS Office

Terms & Conditions

  • This is a local posting in Nigeria, and as such, is subject to local terms and conditions.
  • In the spirit of our founder and namesake, Helen Keller is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity in all its forms is fully valued.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resume to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline  19th November, 2022.

Note
Helen Keller International:

  • Does Not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, test, interview meeting, processing or training.
  • Does Not ask for information on applicants’ bank accounts.
  • Does Not recruit through any recruitment agency