Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.
About the role
The post holder will lead in the financial management and reporting for Christian Aid’s projects in Kaduna, Plateau and Benue States. The role will ensure that all financial transactions incurred on the project are in line with CA and donor requirements. The role is responsible for reviewing all costs incurred at the field offices and posting all transactions into CA Accounting software. The role will also ensure that donor reports are prepared and shared with all stakeholders within the organisation in line with the Finance Team Reporting timetable. This role will directly line manage 3 finance associates and will ensure that financial procedures and controls at field office are adhered to and that grant conditions of donors relating to the projects are complied with.
You must have a 1st degree in Finance or Accounting and be a member of a Certified Accounting body (ACCA or ICAN) with 5 to 6 years experience in similar role. You must have strong experience in financial reporting, grant management for institutional donors particularly ECHO. You should have experience preparing monthly financial reports using accounting softwares such as SUN. Progressive experience working in a finance environment within an INGO (preferable) or NGO is essential.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you had to estimate the resources you needed to achieve your own work objectives and then delivered them in an efficient and cost effective way. What was the context? How had these circumstances arisen? What was your task or responsibility? What actions did you taking in first estimating what was needed and then delivering the work objectives? What was the outcome? Were you successful? If so, what was your evidence?
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others. What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence. What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?