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Date Posted

May 28, 2015


Christian Aid (CA)

Job Title

Finance Officer- 2 Positions At Christian Aid (CA)

Job Type



About us

Christian Aid is working with others to end poverty in Africa.  At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. The Nigeria Country Programme presently focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance and Gender. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person for the position of a Finance Officer to support the team and Christian Aid Partner to ensure funds are managed effectively and financial standards are maintained.

About the role

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that cash and bank books are maintained in an efficient way, timely production of monthly accounts and returns. H/She will manage aspect of financial reporting, budgeting, auditing and other compliance related issues in line with Christian Aid and institutional donorís policies and procedures. H/She will support in improving the capacity of Christian Aid programme staff to understand the organizationís and donor financial standards and ensure adherence to all requirement.


About you


The post holder is responsible for providing support to Christian partnerships in capacity building and management of all compliance functions. The ideal candidate must have:


 Essential criteria


  • Degree in accounting or its equivalent
  • 2-3 years working experience in similar post for a local NGO or an INGO
  • Knowledge of financial standards required by donors, local financial standards and legal framework
  • Experience in working with financial accounting procedures and reviewing financial reports, creating and monitoring budgets and working with compliance regulations.
  • Considerable experience in delivering financial training using different methodologies.
  • Experience in using excels spread sheet and word processing packages and other account reporting tools.


 Desirable criteria


  • Qualified IFAC accountant
  • Knowledge of institutional donor requirements. Eg DFID, USAID, GF etc
  • Experience in dealing with institutional donor fund accounting.
  • Experience in using computerised financial reporting tools.


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, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, and 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:



Communicate Effectively


Give an example of a time where you addressed difficult issues when they arose, being honest and open.


Deliver results

Give an example of a time where you made timely and considered recommendations or decisions based on analysis of available data, information and evidence


Steward resources

Give an example of a time where you estimated the resources needed to achieve your own work, plans or objectives and to delivered them in the most efficient and cost effective way


Year of Experience

Does Not Matter


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