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Job Recruitment at the Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD)


The Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to research, training and advocacy on issues of democratisation, development and human security in West Africa, we are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Abuja
Reporting to: Head of Finance


Responsible for:

  • Specific project accounting
  • Financial reporting to donors
  • Preparing corporate accounts
  • Updating financial records and ensuring compliance with internal control procedures.
  • Carry out bank reconciliations using QuickBooks accounting package
  • Liaising with tax authorities and other related agencies
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Person Specification

  • The job holder must have a minimum qualification of B.Sc/HND in Accounting.
  • Must be a professionally qualified Accountant
  • At least three years hands on experience on a similar job in an IT accounting environment
  • Experience in working in an NGO is very essential
  • The incumbent must have excellent understanding of excel, word and quickbook accounting software.
  • Audit experience while not compulsory will be an added advantage .

Job Title: Monitoring And Evaluation Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer’s specific duties will be program monitoring and evaluation: ensuring that the programme is performing optimally to achieve established results/targets, and monitoring progress on performance indicators.
  • S/he shall develop and manage the system for reporting on programme results as per monthly reporting guidelines and to donors as per donor reporting guidelines.
  • S/he shall: ensure that programme plans and activities are directed towards achieving targets identified in proposal performance management plans and Annual Operating Plans;
  • Assist in negotiating with funders over indicators/performance information required from the organisation;
  • Implement and monitor a system for collecting data and information from Programme staff, partners, and sub-grantees on indicators/targets, including success stories that highlight the work of the organization.
  • S/he shall be familiar with and communicate to rest of staff the basic tenets of programme Monitoring and Evaluation (such as the OSIWA, USAID log frame, or “logical framework” approach etc).
  • S/he shall ensure that reports conform to specified/required formats, and that reports correspond to grant-specific.

The ideal candidate will bring:

  • 3+ years experience in programme monitoring and implementation
  • Thorough familiarity with grant rules, regulations and requirements common to programmes funded by development cooperation agencies & foundations (such as USAID, DFID, NED, UNDP), and
  • Proven abilities in programme DME (design, monitoring, and evaluation), including familiarity with best practices in use in the NGO sector to plan, monitor, and measure impact of programmes.
  • This position requires the ability to work with a diverse team, to manage pressure effectively, and strong organizational skills are all essential.

Deadline: 27th December, 2017.

Interview Date
9th January, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Cover letter, resume and referees contact details by email to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org


  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for e.g. Sylvester Brown: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Only short listed candidates will be invited.


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