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Field Office Finance Assistant at ChristainAid Nigeria

Field Office Finance Assistant
Salary (full time):₦3,187,627 Salary (full time)
Full time salary:3187627
Type of contract:Fixed Term
Contracted hours:35
Contract length:2 months
Location:Borno State, Maiduguri
Closing date:23 January 2019
Interview date:7 February 2019
About us
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 Field Office Finance Associate will be based in Dikwa LGA of Borno State and is to support CA financial management functions at the field office.  She/he ensure that adequate financial records are kept at field offices and payment requests are processed on a timely basis. The finance associate will be responsible for preparing financial documentation, petty cash reimbursement, petty cash advances and for coordinating payment to volunteers etc. The role is required to be familiar with CA 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 and familiar with donor requirements.   You must have excellent skill in using excel spread sheet, word processing packages and other accounting software preferably SUN.  It is desirable that you are at the early stages of an IFAC accountancy qualification.
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:
Steward resources
Give us an example of when you managed your time effectively. What was the context? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take to manage your time more effectively? What was the outcome? What benefits could you demonstrate?
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?
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?