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Job Opportunities at The Paradigm Initiative

Paradigm Initiative is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth. Our programs include digital inclusion programs – such as the Life Skills. ICT. Financial Readiness. Entrepreneurship (LIFE) training program and Techtiary program – and a digital rights program, Magoyi. Across our offices in Nigeria (Aba, Abuja, Ajegunle, Kano, Yaba), Malawi, Cameroon, and beyond, as part of a pan-African expansion plan, we work to connect under-served youth with improved livelihoods through our digital inclusion and digital rights programs.
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
Job Title: Finance and Assets Officer
Job Summary
  • Prepares and manages all financial records, assets and capital base for effective administration and operations.
Roles and Responsibilities
Financial Management:
  • Proper management of all accounts and financial statements
  • Ensure that payments and taxes are disbursed as at when due
  • Drafting financial reports in a way consistent with the organization’s policies
  • Examine and ensure that all financial records and reports conform with the procedures and standards set by the organization
  • Effectively utilizing computer systems to manage all income and expenditures in order to identify lapses and errors
  • Developing budgets and regulating deficits and surplus in order to ascertain financial misappropriation
  • Keeping proper records of all accounting systems and financial statements
  • Reviewing accounts regularly and proffering solution to financial problems
  • Maintaining, monitoring and evaluating all accounting reports and data analysis
  • Providing advice and counseling on expenses, costs, revenues and best model for business management
  • Identify and manage the internal revenue systems of the organization
  • Analyzing, reviewing and collating financial data and other accounting systems
Assets Control and Management:
  • Management and maintenance of all properties and acquisitions
  • Strategize on the best model for managing the organization’s assets and resources
  • Conducting periodic review of all assets and acquisitions
  • Evaluating the value of all properties and suggesting ways for generating revenue
  • Investigating and correcting financial misappropriations and records
  • Performs internal and external auditing functions in compliance with the organization’s policies, strategies and procedural standards
  • Keep regular updates of all financial transactions and accounting techniques
  • Managing compliance process for period reports to, and interactions with, relevant agencies of government, including the Corporate Affairs Commission, Financial Reporting Council, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Federal/State Inland Revenue Service
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Degree in Accounting
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Accounting packages
  • Proficiency in planning, analyzing, calculations, and resource management
  • At least 3 years of experience in Asset and Financial Management
Job Title: Director of Administration
 Lagos, Nigeria, with frequent local and international travel
Job Summary
  • The Director of Administration oversees the overall daily office operations of Paradigm Initiative including office management, communication, human resources, finance and assets and management of Paradigm Initiative’s administrative staff.
  • The Director of Administration works to improve processes and policies, manages administrative staff, leads long term organizational planning especially with its expansion into Africa.
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Advanced Degree in Management, Business Administration or a related field.
  • Experience with research, corporate communications, business planning and operations management
  • Human resource management experience, with emphasis on managing change
  • Non-profit or social business experience, of up to 10 years, with at least 3 in a leadership position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills
  • Familiarity with financial and facilities management principles/procedures
  • Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, in English and French, and presentation skills
  • Ability to own processes, take initiative, and lead manage corporate change
  • Management: Oversees the daily operations across offices by providing oversight for the Communications, Finance/Asset and Human Resources teams
  • Administration: Planning and coordinating administrative procedures and systems for the organization especially with ongoing expansion into Africa
  • Strategy: Develop and oversee implementation of the next phase of Paradigm Initiative’s strategic plan with the Executive Director
  • Fundraising: Co-lead fundraising and endowment planning with the Executive Director
Commensurate with experience and skills.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and a cover letter highlighting relevant past experience and why you are interested in working at Paradigm Initiative to:  using the job title as subject of the mail
Application Deadline  12th January, 2018.

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