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Latest Recruitment at Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) – 2018


The Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) is a non-governmental, non-profit making coalition, made up of organizations with a shared vision to transform Nigeria into a country where every citizen is food and nutrition secured. We pursue this lofty goal by engaging government and non-state actors to raise awareness, sustain commitment and actions to effectively tackle under-nutrition in Nigeria. The coalition was formally launched on the 7th of August, 2014.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Manager

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Finance Manager shall assume responsibility for bookkeeping and accounting functions of the project, and ensure compliance with the contractual requirements of the project
  • He/She plans, organizes, directs, and controls all accounting and financial operations for the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance to all local regulatory provisions e.g. tax board, EFCC etc
  • Analyze, develop, and monitor accounting/fiscal control procedures and program budgets including monitoring cash flows and requesting for fund transfers from Donor
  • Prepare written and verbal responses to inquiries and requests for budgetary information from Donors and Project Team.
  • Lead in the timely completion of month end and year end activities and ensure all requested yearend audit adjustments are completed
  • Assists the programmes team in contractual modifications necessary for existing business/programs, and develops costing strategy to provide assistance in the preparation of cost proposals
  • Carry out such other duties and assignments, as may be requested by the Project Director
  • Prepares financial statements, estimates, summaries, and other financial analysis and management reports
  • Prepare, develop and analyze key financial information to ensure that the organization’s management makes well informed decisions to ensure future stability and growth
  • Ensures orderly execution of the annual budget cycle with provision of approved annual budget by December 31st each year.
  • Accurately keep all books of account for the project, including petty cash register, cheque register, fixed assets register and all other accounting records
  • Assists in directing of financial forecasting, planning, and budget processes
  • Maintain financial and business policies, controls, and reporting procedures
  • Ensures that fiscal and business activities comply with donor/grant requirements
  • Lead the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, including the preparation of bank reconciliations and receipts
  • Monitor the organization’s budget in accordance with approved workplan activities
  • Act as the organization’s resource person in the interpretation of financial and accounting policies/guidelines.
  • Prepare Donor financial reports

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance or its recognized equivalent
  • Possession of a professional qualification (e.g. CPA. ACA, ICAN or recognized equivalent) will be a major advantage
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial planning and analysis or other financial activities; related to NGOs and community level programs, with increasing responsibility
  • Experience in the management of funds in a donor-based, non-profit context
  • Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance
  • Proven ability in building capacity of organizations in financial management
  • Ability to represent the organization to donors, government officials and the NGO community in financial matters when necessary
  • Proven ability in supervising staff when necessary
  • Well-developed computer skills and accounting packages like Quick books and others
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel in Nigeria for minimum of 25%
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple task functions simultaneously
  • Familiarity with the accounting, administrative, auditing, and reporting requirements of major donors (e.g. USAID, DFID, EU)
  • Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above

Deadline: 23rd February, 2018. 

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidate should send their CV’s and qualifying statements, explaining why they are suitable for the job, to: csscaleupnutring@gmail.com or info@cs-sunn.org stating the position applied for as the subject of the mail


  • Applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlist candidates will be contacted


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