GRID CONSULTING HOT JOB OPPORTUNITY


FINANCE & ADMIN OFFICER
LOCATION: Abuja
The USAID supported Malaria Action Programme for States (MAPS), is a 5 year project which is expected to take on the USAID’s mandate of improving malaria control at scale in seven states. Activities on the MAPS project has commenced in the three Nigerian States namely; Cross-River, Nasarawa and Zamfara with expansion to additional states.
Health Partners International (HPI), one of the implementing partners of the MAPS programme, now seeks to employ a professional in the area of general financial management and administration for the project.
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (Finance & Admin Officer)
This position will be based in the programme head office in Abuja and report to the Capacity Building
Advisor also based in the head office. The Finance and Administrative officer will work closely with the State teams in managing their financial transactions. S/he will be directly responsible for maintaining overall accounts of the MAPS Capacity Building funds at the head office and all its focal States. The office holder will ensure effective management of the Capacity Building Funds, prepare and manage its budget, process invoices, make payments and monitor all expenditure for all Capacity Building activities. S/he will provide support for coordinating all administrative and logistics functions in the programme as maybe required from time to time.
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide support to the National Capacity Building Advisor in planning and developing of programme budgets for capacity building activities;
Implement HPI/MAPS financial policies and procedures as directed by the Capacity Building Advisor and the HPI finance team based in the UK office;
Implement HPI/MAPS procurement policies and procedures; including obtaining and reviewing quotes prior to presenting contracts to the National Capacity Building Manager;
Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions in the accounting system;
Oversees the entire program grant budget – selection of grantees for award, post award monitoring and reporting as well as verifying completion and final payment of invoice
Prepares monthly financial returns, tracks budget spending, and analyze in accordance with project requirements
QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING:
A Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or Financial Management is required.
S/he must have a minimum of 5-years’ managerial experience in Accounting with 3-years’ experience in a similar role.
The ideal candidate must have excellent hands-on knowledge of Microsoft office tools and accounting soft-wares, preferably in the use of Ms. Excel and QuickBooks.
S/he must have prior experience in office management including good communication and negotiation skills.
Previous working experience in a donor funding environment will be an added advantage.
Significant experience in financial monitoring, budgetary systems, and controls with strong analytical skills.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
To apply for this post, please email a covering letter addressing your suitability for the post and a CV to maps@gridconsulting.net . Please quote the job title in the subject line.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
CLOSING DATE: 5 pm, Tuesday 30 August 2011
Interview to take place in September 2011

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