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Job Title: Finance & Administrative Officer - MADE II


Job Code: 
3451
Locations: Benin City/Port Harcourt/Abuja
Project Title: Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) Phase II
Reports to: Finance Manager
Start date: March 2018

Programme Overview

Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II is a 2 year phase II of an earlier 4.5 year programme that uses the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta States. The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 155,000 poor people, 50 per cent of whom will be women, by up to 15 per cent.
MADE II will also, identify and address livelihood and economic factors contributing to human trafficking, forced labour and modern day slavery in the region, particularly in Edo State. MADE II will pilot interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of MDS, strengthen efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability.
A target of increasing incomes or providing livelihood opportunities to 30,000 people (as part of the target to add 155,000 incomes increases) within at risk geographies and demographic groups. MADE II will focus on sectors such as ICT, hospitality and the creative industries to support investment and growth in sectors that are seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking, and thus reduce drivers for emigration
The programme’s base is Port Harcourt, with project offices in Abuja and Benin City.

Tasks
Ensure that the office administration and finances are kept in line with the assigned budget.
Oversee general accounts and bookkeeping for the office.
Maintain and develop processes and systems for managing the day to day operations of the office.
Assist with the organisation of events held by the programme, including booking venues and catering.
Oversee procurement of all office requirements, plus those required for events.
Maintain and develop a database of the international and national experts required for the programme.
Assist the Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, Finance Manager, Portfolio Manager with general secretariat needs.
Assist the Project Experts as needed.
Organising meetings.
Minute taking.
Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Previous experience of working with the DFID / donor funded projects is a distinct advantage.
Computer literacy and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Package programmes (Excel etc.)
General accounting and procurement experience.
Ability to work upon your own initiative, demonstrated through the management of projects.
Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
Proactive and diligent in carrying out tasks.

Education:
Degree in Business/Public Management / Administration desirable.
Preferably hold certificates for basic accounting/bookkeeping and office management.


How to Apply



Job Title: Finance Manager - MADE II


Job Code: 3451

Location: Port Harcourt
Project Title: Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) Phase II
Reports to: Deputy Team Leader/Operations Manager
Start date: March 2018

Programme Overview

Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II is a 2 year phase II of an earlier 4.5 year programme that uses the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta States. The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 155,000 poor people, 50 per cent of whom will be women, by up to 15 per cent.
MADE II will also, identify and address livelihood and economic factors contributing to human trafficking, forced labour and modern day slavery in the region, particularly in Edo State. MADE II will pilot interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of MDS, strengthen efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability.
A target of increasing incomes or providing livelihood opportunities to 30,000 people (as part of the target to add 155,000 incomes increases) within at risk geographies and demographic groups. MADE II will focus on sectors such as ICT, hospitality and the creative industries to support investment and growth in sectors that are seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking, and thus reduce drivers for emigration
The programme’s base is Port Harcourt, with project offices in Abuja and Benin City.

Scope of work
The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the financial and administrative activities of the program.
This will include providing technical assistance to the staff in implementing financial procedures and to ensure compliance with national regulations and DAI procedures. The Finance Manager will be located in Port Harcourt for the duration of the program.

Tasks
Manage payroll functions (possibly in cooperation with an outsource agency)
Manage, process and account for all expenditures under the Programme with final authorization from DTL
Ensure non-billable requirements are kept to a minimum with final authorization of DTL
Provide to DTL with annual budget of expenditure as well as quarterly and monthly forecasts against budget statements
Provide actual spent on a weekly basis to DTL
Allocate projects funds among various program activities with the authorization of the DTL
Oversee and ensure adequate programme burn rate per line of budget
Set up and refine financial systems to DFID requirements with the DTL
Prepare regular reports for appropriate management as necessary or requested
Any other reasonable requests from the DTL, Project Manager or Project Accountant in London
Oversee and manage financial and administrative tasks of Finance and Administration Officers in Benin city, Port Harcourt and Abuja.

Deliverables:
Monthly financial reports to the DTL
Payroll preparation to the Outsource Agency for payment of salaries
Review monthly and quarterly budget forecasts for Program activities with the technical team for final approval by the DTL
Weekly update on the spent for DTL’s review
Monitoring of administrative tasks
Make sure procurement is done via TAMIS

Key Skills & Qualifications
Graduate degree in Economics, Accounting or related fields.
10 years’ overall finance experience working in development programs in Africa preferably in Nigeria.
Experience managing administrative tasks
Experience working with Oracle-based accounting and financial management preferred
Proven knowledge and experience working on donor programmes, preferably DFID
Demonstrate experience in similar complex programs
Excellent verbal and written skills
Fluency in English

How to Apply




Job Title: Grants Manager - MADE II



Job Code:
3452
Location: Abuja
Project Title: Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) Phase II
Reports to:Deputy Team Leader/Operations Manager
Start Date: March 2018

Programme Overview
Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II is a 2 year phase II of an earlier 4.5 year programme that uses the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta States. The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 155,000 poor people, 50 per cent of whom will be women, by up to 15 per cent.

MADE II will also, identify and address livelihood and economic factors contributing to human trafficking, forced labour and modern day slavery in the region, particularly in Edo State. MADE II will pilot interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of MDS, strengthen efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability. A target of increasing incomes or providing livelihood opportunities to 30,000 people (as part of the target to add 155,000 incomes increases) within at risk geographies and demographic groups. MADE II will focus on sectors such as ICT, hospitality and the creative industries to support investment and growth in sectors that are seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking, and thus reduce drivers for emigration

The programme’s base is Port Harcourt, with project offices in Abuja and Benin City.

Scope of Work
The MADE Grants Manager, based in Abuja Nigeria.
The Grants Manager will devise and manage the design, development, implementation and programme monitoring and evaluation of grant-making authority and grants management policies, procedures, and practices related to the MADE project.
For this role you will ideally have previously worked in Grants Management from an operational aspect in previous donor funded projects.
You will be familiar with the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) procedures and requirements for grants.

Duties and Responsibilities
Revise the existing grants procedures in line with DFID and DAI guidelines including the development of a Grants Manual and other tools as required
Evaluate grant applications and ensuring proper negotiation of the terms and conditions for grants
Work closely with Finance Manager and Portfolio managers in monitoring grantee compliance with financial management and reporting obligations and facilitating timely disbursements
Support the DTL/Operations Manager in the development of capacity-building plans for assessment of the financial, grants management and administrative capacity of grantees
Manage the on-going assessment of performance delivery of grantees against project objectives
Liaise closely with grantees to ensure understanding of and compliance with the grants management manual and procedures
Working closely with grantees and other DAI specialists, coach grantees to enhance effective compliance with grant obligations
Ensure grants management records are uploaded into TAMIS (in house procurement system) efficiently and accurately and ensure TAMIS is always up to date
Through regular reporting processes (biweekly and monthly), provide advice to DTL on grants management delivery and performance overall programme grantees;
Guide grantees in implementing their proposals according to MADE guidelines;
In collaboration with the DTL, undertake scheduled and spot check field visits to grantees;
Contribute specialised input to the DAI quarterly consolidated report to DFID;
Provide other support to the DAI team effort as requested by DTL;
With all team members, participate in identifying and articulating a thematically-based risk and mitigation strategy for MADE;
Participate in MADE’s meetings as required;
Contribute to efforts in meeting donor reporting requirements as well as reporting to DAI Europe home office;
Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Skills & Qualifications
Graduate degree in Economics, Accounting, or related fields.
10 years’ overall grants experience working in development programs in Africa preferably in Nigeria.
Grant management and development of grant mechanisms
Experience working with donors preferably DFID
Strong skill set in reporting, finance and monitoring and evaluation
Experience establishing and managing grants programs
Excellent communication skills
Fluency in English (both written and oral) is essential

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