Finance Officer

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  • Added Date: Thursday, 11 August 2022
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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances childrenโ€™s rights and equality for girls. We support childrenโ€™s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for โ€“ and respond to โ€“ crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, driving changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. Plan International is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Deadline for application submission: 21st August 2022.

Location: Niger State

ROLE PURPOSE

The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate financial information and ensure that Grants expenditures are in line with specific FAD/donor requirements. The roleโ€™s support is to the World Bank ANRIN project in Niger state.

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE

Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions. The post holder will contribute towards financial management of the office and programmes, interfacing with both operational and programme team members. The post holder will also contribute towards the organisational development of Plan International Niger project implementing partners

  • Budgets โ€“ Monitor the budget of the World Bank ANRIN project in Niger state
  • Reporting โ€“ Support financial reporting on the World Bank ANRIN project in Niger state.
  • Area of Responsibility โ€“ World Bank ANRIN project in Niger state

    ACCOUNTABILITIES

    Capacity Building and Support:

    • Provide technical assistance in terms of accounting (use of SAP), financial management, financial policy formulation, and systems of internal control to all partners/grantees to ensure compliance in terms with donor rules and regulations.
    • Support the assessments of partner/grantee organizations as directed by the Finance Coordinator.
    • Review partner budget and provide assistance and guidance where necessary including the monitoring and interpretation of project budgets versus actual expenditures.
    • Support train staff and partners on donor policies, rules and regulations.
    • Facilitate timely partner advance request and liquidation in SAP.
    • Review Partners/grantee liquidation and recommend for approval.
    • Conduct and document regular partner visits to ensure compliance with grant agreement.
    • Ensure receipt of timely and accurate accounting and financial reports from partners.
    • Monitor the partner burn rate and offer timely advice to the partner and programs team for prompt action and decision-making.
    • Monitor and track grants related performance measurement indicators and liaise with the Finance & Grants Coordinator to implement strategies to improve performance.
    • Explain donor requirements and organizational financial policy & procedures to staff and ensure compliance.
    • Prepare and review on a monthly basis, donor-specific bank reconciliation statements and receipts/deposits reconciliations.
    • Support the preparation of financial reports based on donor requirements.
    • Ensure proper filing (electronic and hard copy) of grants financial reports.
    • Periodically update the financial reporting matrix.
    • Ensure that partners used the standard reporting templates and formats for their reports.
    • Prepare the monthly Project burn rate - expenditure traffic tracker.
    • Prepare the monthly Project cost recovery tracker.
    • Support the preparation of the Project funding/grant tracker.
    • Prepare the Projects expenditure tracker.
    • Support the CO in recharging costs to the Project
    • Fulfill Planโ€™s Child Safeguarding and other Policies at all times.

      Travel Advances:

      • Ensure that filing of travel advances, per diem calculations and travel reconciliation forms are reviewed;
      • Ensure that all travel and purchase advances are liquidated on time.

        Others:

        • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Finance Coordinator and/or the Finance Manager- ANRiN project.

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