Vacancies for Finance Assistants (Associates) at Christian Aid Nigeria(Benue, Jos, Kaduna )

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 support Christian Aid financial management functions at the field offices and ensure that adequate financial records are kept at field offices and payment requests are processed on a timely basis. The finance associates will be responsible for preparing financial documentation including cheques, petty cash reimbursement, petty cash advances and all staff floats. The role is required to be familiar with Christian Aid and donor financial compliance requirements and to ensure that these are operationalised in the field office they are responsible for.


About you

You must possess a degree in Finance/ Accounting or its equivalent with 2 to 3 years experience in a similar role. You must have experience working with institutional donors particularly ECHO.   You must have excellent skill in using excel spread sheet, word processing packages and other accounting reporting tools preferably SUN.

Further information

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 flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Effective Communication

Tell us about a time when you needed to explain something in a simple or different way because someone appeared to have not understood you. What was the context? What was your task? What did you have to communicate differently? What did you say? How did you say it? What was the result? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

Steward resources

Please give us an example of how you have taken account of the need to use resources economically and without unnecessary waste when planning and delivering your work. What was the situation? What was your task? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? Why? What was the outcome? How did you know you were successful in using resources economically?

Strive for improvement

Please give us an example of a time when you identified a way to improve the quality of your work. What was the situation? What was your role and what did you want to improve? What did you do? Why and how? What was the impact?  Was your work improved?  If so, how did you know?

  • Salary (full time): ₦2,740,866
  • Full time salary: 2740866
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 1 year
  • Location: Benue State, Nigeria, Jos, Plateau State , Nigeria, Kaduna
  • Closing date: 11 April 2018
  • Interview date:  26 April 2018

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