IUCN Nigeria Job Vacancy For Financial Administrator

Background: The Komadugu Yobe Basin (KYB) Project for improving Land and water Resources Management in the Lake Chad Basin and the Niger Central Basin in Nigeria is a collaboration of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry responsible for water and working through the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission. The Project office is located in Kano (in kano state, Nigeria), with possible relocation to Minna (in Nigeria State, Nigeria).

Working under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Financial Administrator will report to IUCN-PACO’s Regional Administrative and Finance Manager. The incumbent main responsibilities are as follows:
Elaborate and set up appropriate procedures and systems to ensure as efficient financial control that adhere to IUCN policies and rules
Prepare financial plans, budget, cash flow and financial analysis; consolidate monthly financial reports to be submitted to the IUCN Regional Office (IUCN-PACO)
Coordinate the project annual budget preparation
Prepare project staff salaries and project procurements
Ensure that spending trend is in line with the budget lines
In collaboration with IUCN-PACO, ensure that the obligation of financial reporting toward the donors is fulfilled
Ensure that the project financial adhere to the term of the contract with the donors and accounting record
Ensure good cash-flow up by tracking receipt against spend and
Provide coaching, training and assistance to administrative and accounting staff reporting to him/her

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The candidate must meet the following qualifications to a large extent
Proficiency in English or French and a good working knowledge of the other
Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in accounting
Minimum of three (3) years of accounting experience and one (1) year direct supervisory experience
Experience administration and management experience
Good oral and written communication skills
Willing to travel frequently in the basin

Interested candidate for any two positions should send their curriculum vitae together with motivation letters which must specifically address the selection Criteria/Requirements in the order presented above. In addition, applicants should provide the names and contact details of three referees, including one recent employer

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Applications should be submitted preferably by email,
Not later than December 28, 2010 to:

Human Resources
IUCN – Regional office for Central and West Africa
EMAIL: jobs.paco@iucn.org ; daniel.yawson@iucn.org

IUCN is an equal opportunities employer.

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