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Finance and Admin Officer at Helen Keller International

Finance and Admin Officer at Helen Keller International

A global health group called Helen Keller International is committed to eradicating diseases brought on by poverty, such as preventable blindness and malnutrition. The nonprofit, which Helen Keller helped cofound, provides vulnerable families with life-changing health solutions where the need is great but access to care is constrained. Helen Keller‘s strong optimism and conviction inspired it. Helen Keller’s tried-and-true, scientifically supported programs provide people the power to seize possibilities in their own lives and bring about long-lasting change in the US, Africa, and Asia.

We are hiring for the role listed below:

Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Type:

Job Description

  • For USAID and its partners, the USAID Advancing Nutrition program implements and offers technical support to nutrition programs across sectors and disciplines.
  • With a multi-sectoral approach, the project develops, puts into action, and assesses programs that target the underlying causes of malnutrition.
  • By fostering local capacity, promoting behavior change, and bolstering the supportive environment, USAID Advancing Nutrition, which is dedicated to using a systems approach, aims to sustain positive outcomes in order to save lives, enhance health, foster resilience, boost economic productivity, and advance development.
  • The overall aim of the project in Nigeria is to generate evidence to improve nutrition programming in order to achieve the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria while also providing technical support to the Government of Nigeria and other nutrition stakeholders.

Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • The state office’s operations and finances will be under the control of the Finance and Admin Officer.
  • Examine activity requests and make payment bank vouchers
  • Monitor your cash flow, gather your retirement receipts, and do a review
  • Use the ERP system to regularly enter payments and retirements into financial accounting software.
  • Monthly reconcile all bank accounts with bank statements, then provide the results for review to the finance coordinator and the head of finance and operations.
  • Together with the Logistics Officer(s) and Associate, ensure that the rules and processes for local procurement, purchasing, and logistics management are followed (s).
  • As required, assist other field office administrative and financial workers.
  • aid in the creation and management of monthly and quarterly activity budgets by technical employees.
  • Put internal and financial control policies and procedures in place.
  • processing supplier bills
  • Keep financial records and files up to date.
  • Keep the assets register current.
  • Send in employee timesheets so that payroll can be processed.
  • oversees the reconciliation of petty cash
  • creating a running budget for the workplace
  • Verify matching costs to ensure they adhere to donor guidelines.
  • help you with your month-end reporting bundle.
  • Keep track of the budget for donors and create the required donor reports as directed

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Accounting or business management degree from a university. It is preferable to have a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline and professional certification like the ACA or ACCA. It is preferable if you have experience managing state finances and administrative functions and supporting USAID-funded projects. strong mathematical abilities, quality, and attention to detail
  • 4 years minimum of experience
  • the capacity to develop and track budgets
  • To ensure audit compliance, be aware of the concepts of sufficient documentation, audit, and performance.
  • advanced English language skills, including knowledge of business jargon.
  • Although additional donor-funded projects would be considered, experience with USAID-funded projects is preferable.
  • proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly with spreadsheets in Excel.
  • Good judgment and excellent financial “common sense” should be displayed.
  • Ability to lead and organize work in teams, set priorities in a time-constrained setting, and adhere to deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to balance an individual task with working in a team context
  • logical and adaptable problem-solving methods, especially when under time constraints
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance in order to enhance it or make corrections.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to relate to people at all levels both internally and outside, and a commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and Cover Letter to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail

Application Deadline  30th September, 2022.

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