Finance Officer needed at John Snow Inc

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Job title : Finance Officer

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : September 30, 2023

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  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the USAID-funded MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale) Round 3B, known as MOMENTUM-Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity (M-RITE).
  • M-RITE’s overarching goal is to sustainably strengthen routine immunization programs to: 1) overcome the entrenched obstacles contributing to stagnating and declining immunization rates in USAID-supported countries, and 2) address the barriers to reaching zero-dose and under-immunized children with life-saving vaccines and other health services. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the disruption of immunization services, M-RITE will also support countries with the maintenance, adaptation, and/or reinstatement of immunization and support countries as they roll out the COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • In Nigeria, M-RITE will bring its expertise to strengthen national COVID-19 vaccination efforts through participation in national-level COVID-19 technical working groups and work in 5 states to support the national SCALES 3.0 strategy.  
  • M-RITE will support microplanning and work to build demand and acceptance for the vaccine in partnership with states to mitigate the risk of misinformation and hesitancy among health workers and other priority populations, support the design and implementation of communications and community engagement strategies to promote uptake of the vaccine and help develop and review monitoring tools.
  • In addition, M-RITE will provide technical assistance to support routine immunization strengthening in 5 states, applying a co-creation approach to improve equitable coverage with a focus on identifying, understanding, and reaching zero dose and under-immunized children and communities. 

Key Responsibilities
Budget, Accounting and Financial Management – This position will be based in Abuja Country Office, to support all projects including state offices to:

  • Ensure all finances are managed in alignment with the Nigerian government regulations, company and client’s financial policies and procedures.
  • Profiled as Uploader on banking plat form.
  • Carry out weekly and month bank reconciliations to meet Home office datelines.
  • Support forecast project expenditures.
  • Communicate and followup with relevant suppliers, consultants, vendors, contractors and staff with regards to invoices, payments, advances or finances.
  • Reconcile and review invoices for payments. Ensure necessary review, deliverables, and approvals before issuing payments.
  • Write checks/e-payment
  • Ensure and maintaining proper sound internal control systems.
  • Work closely with Operation unit to ensure all payment documents are audit ready.
  • Ensure proper filing system for financial records and documents on monthly basis.
  • Ensure timely liquidation of outstanding advances, payments due from staff, in line with JSI policies.
  • Ensure all donor rules relating to funds management are strictly adhered to.
  • Ensure applicable tax withholding and deductions are taken care of as per the Nigerian laws and regulations.
  • Maintain uptodate bank and petty cash account transaction records and supporting documentations.
  • Record all financial transactions in the financial templates provided by HQ, accurately and in a timely fashion. Prepare, review and submit regular field vouchers and financial reports to supervisors for review and transmission to HQ.
  • Obtain bank statements for the bank accounts, review cashbook, and reconcile the accounts.
  • Review monthly financial reports and inform/ update expenditure forecast/ budget on regular basis.
  • Prepare financial report as necessary and provide necessary financial support to the projects.
  • Process for applicable tax exemptions and VAT reimbursements during or after procurements in collaboration with the Nigeria Compliance Manager.
  • Assist in end of year financial audit, as may be required.
  • Work closely with the Operations Officer for daily tasks and project management.
  • Perform other duties assigned.
  • Grants Management Support.
  • Review recipients’ finance vouchers.
  • Process recipients invoices and payments.
  • Reports to Finance manager.

Candidate Requirements (Qualifications, Experience and Skills)

  • A Degree in Accounting or Financial Management.
  • At least 5 years of work experience with minimum of 3 years in broader finance, accounts and operations management with an international organization and USG contracts preferred (including office management, HR, finance, IT, and logistics);
  • A good understanding of Finance Systems, Generally Accepted Accounting Practices, Taxation, and Accounting Controls.
  • Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels;
  • High level of computer literacy (QuickBooks knowledge, a plus);
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times;
  • Cross-functional team player;
  • Results oriented and attention to detail;
  • Proven experience in managing expenditures within budget.

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters to: using “Finance Officer – Abuja” as the subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be considered for interviews.

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