Finance Manager at Street Child Nigeria
Street Child is a UK charity working to protect vulnerable children and improve access to education in some of the poorest communities in the world. We work in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal and in the last few months Street Child has been involved in the Humanitarian response for Nigeria as well as, being partner of the Education in Emergency Working Group.
Job Title: Finance Manager
Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel, Adamawa and Yobe
Report to: Finance Director and Programme Manager
Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
Starting from: 13th of November
Duration: 6 months
- Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, and teacher training. We were a key player in the Ebola crisis and led the global response for children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia. We deliver everything through local partners and, since 2008, together we have built/renovated 156 schools and are now helping to educate over 40,000 young people. Street Child works in the fields of education, child protection and livelihoods, working through sustainable solutions to stretch donations and create maximum impact.
- Street Child is looking for a dedicated Finance Manager for our programme in North East Nigeria. Our planned programme will include emergency education interventions in collaboration with the Education in Emergencies Working Group, such as building temporary learning centers, training education facilitators in delivery of the curriculum and trauma counselling, and providing teaching and learning materials.
- Street Child is also planning activities relating to unaccompanied and separated children, working to create a referral network and supporting as many children as possible to be reunified with their families and access education.
- The Finance Manager will be responsible for the financial operation of the organization and ensure timely and accurate financial reports and practices including cash management, payroll, financial disbursement, ledgers, receipts, requisition form etc.
- Establish and implement financial procedures in line with Street Child’s requirements.
- Timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions in line with organizational and donor needs.
- Oversee all components of financial reporting to donors.
- Establish and prepare accurate information for budget monitoring and progress reporting of program.
- Provide support and advice on budget revisions and responsible for implementation of new forecasts
- Monitoring of petty cash and bank balances to ensure that sufficient funds are available for program needs.
- Reconciliation of bank and cash accounts, alongside preparation of monthly reports to be sent to Street Child’s London office.
- Control of payroll and responsibility for adhering to all local laws including tax payment.
- Establish and manage all procurement and logistic processes.
- Support internal staff and partners on the development and implementation of financial systems.
- Responsible for reviewing all programme proposal budgets before submission
- Manage the organization’s annual external statutory audit process
- Provide capacity building for implementing partners’ financial officers
- Commitment to Street Child mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm Street Child’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity;
- High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information;
- Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.
- Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.
- A resource and budget-sensitive approach – mindful of the need to balance high standards with the imperative stretching resource envelopes as far as possible, so as to benefit as many as possible of the hundreds of thousands of children in Liberia who presently lack, and are unlikely to acquire, these core life skills.
Qualification and Experience
- Holds a University degree or college diploma in Accounting, Commerce, or Business Management/Administration.
- Qualified accountant preferred.
- At least 3 years of experience as accountant
- Experience of recruiting staff and providing one-to-one training
- Supervisory and management experience
- Experience of setting up financial systems in emergencies
- Fluency in English (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills.
- Hausa language is an advantage
- Familiar with both an accounting package and Excel, indicating an ability to learn the organisation’s accounting software, if different
The ideal candidate is:
- Honest and trustworthy
- Numerate, methodical and accurate
- Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Terms and Conditions
- Contract is for six months, with opportunity for renewal based of funds opportunity
- The Street Child remuneration policy is aligned with the Street Child ethos to offer effective and professional services and at the same time express solidarity with the people served.
- The salary is calculated with the use of a post-adjustment multiplier and takes into account years of relevant experience and degree of responsibility of the role. Details will be discussed with short-listed candidate
Application Closing Date
23rd October, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including three (3) professional references with their contact information, phone and email address, A cover letter describing the candidate’s desire and motivation to work for Street Child and how your qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Application for Programme Manager”