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Junior Finance and Administrative Officer at GIZ Nigeria

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Background
GIZ. Solutions that Work:

  • As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries.
  • We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
  • The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. Our approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020)
  • GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently 361 national and 66 international employees, 19 regional staff, 4 integrated specialists and 3 development workers are working in the country (June 2020).

The Project
Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE) Programme:

  • Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE) Programme: The GIZ Programme “Skills for Youth Employment in Nigeria (SKYE)” supports the diversification of the economy in Nigeria through the promotion of demand oriented technical and vocational training and education (TVET).
  • Hereby the project is focusing on the agriculture, construction, automotive, ICT and other sectors.
  • The strategy of the project is to improve the synergy between measures on the supply side of the job market (i.e.offer of skills labor after vocational qualifications, formal and informal TVET and Agricultural-VET (ATVET) measures) with those of the demand side (i.e. promotion of a pro-employment environment in the private sector through e.g. job centers, job fairs, short-term training and internship programmes, etc.).

Responsibilities & Tasks
Responsibilities:
The Finance and Administrative Officer is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all accounting- and administrative processes relating to the project run smoothly and in accordance with GIZ regulations.
  • Regular reconciliation of cash and bank books.
  • Good communication within the daily work with colleagues from the programme, the line manager and the country office.
  • Supporting and advising colleagues and partners in all matters of accounting and administrative processes according to GIZ standards.

Tasks:
The tasks of a Finance/Admin Officer are:

  • Daily recording of income and expenses into winpaccs.
  • Monthly reconciliation of cash and bank book.
  • Process bank payment via online banking platform.
  • Prepare payment voucher and raise cheques.
  • Peview bank and cash invoices to insure arithmetic correctness.
  • Handling advance payments.
  • Treasure forecast.
  • Deduction and remittance of WHT
  • Handling of receivables and liabilities and error sheets.
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience
Qualifications:

  • B.Sc in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or similar area of study.
  • Relevant professional qualification is an added advantage.
  • Relevant professional qualification is an added advantage.

Professional Experience:

  • Maximum of 3-year professional experience in a comparable position.
  • Work experience in GIZ or similar international organization will be an added advantage.

Desired Additional Qualifications, Competencies and Experiences:

  • Confidential handling of data and information.
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems, managing files and records, and other office procedures.
  • English language proficiency (written and oral).
  • Detail oriented and ability to work under minimal supervision and to show initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Willingness to undergo further training in accordance with the tasks.
  • Ability to work well and cooperatively within a diverse (culturally, ethnically) work community.
  • A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility.

Salary
According to GIZ salary scale for Band 3.


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