Christian Aid: Grants and Compliance Coordinator

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  • Salary (full time): ₦8,114,408 Salary (full time)
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 6 months
  • Location: Borno State, Maiduguri
  • Closing date: 1 February 2019
  • Interview date: 15 February 2019

About us
Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

About the role
The Grants and Compliance Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri and support the Humanitarian Response programme. The post holder  plays an integral role in effective grants and contracts management.  The role will conduct and support daily financial compliance operations of Christian Aid. This will comprise setting up compliance monitoring systems; producing compliance reports; review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws and the safeguarding of assets, perform and report back on internal assessments to ensure that financial control, financial guidelines and other control procedures are in place and are being properly implemented and managed, capacity building of partners; financial and risk monitoring; and ensuring compliance with Christian Aid and donor requirements.

About you
A degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Studies, Auditing or related field is required for this role. You are required to have experience of managing grants/contracts from institutional donors (ECHO, DFID, GF, UN). You are required to have experience of setting up and managing donor compliance monitoring systems, financial management of grantees, including grantee budgets and audits, grants disbursement and appropriate deployment of grants. Other key requirements include strong financial skills encompassing proposal budgeting, income tracking, budget monitoring and financial reporting. You are required to be able  to provide clear guidance on donor policies and procedures to other staff. Experience of working in a global team and distance support as well as understanding of partnership approach to international development is desirable

Further information
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Communicate effectively
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others. What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Deliver results
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence. What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome?

Realise potential
Please tell us about a time when you took action to address gaps in your own knowledge and skills without being prompted. What was the context? What gaps did you identify? How did you identify them? What action(s) did you take? Why? What else did you consider? What were the results? Were you satisfied by the outcome? What did you learn?

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