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VACANCIES:UNICEF Nigeria announces available positions

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria announces the following generic vacancy announcements:

1. Finance Officer NOB, Abuja – VN-NGR-26-2012

Post Title: Finance Officer, NOB.
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-26-2012
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years
Location: Abuja
Deadline for application: 07 June 2012

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of experienced Finance Officer who will under the supervision of the Finance Specialist in the country office, supervise the finance and accounts functions including the area of finance and accounting, control, recording, reporting of assets, liabilities and income. Monitors the appropriate disbursement of funds and payments of accounts in accordance with rules, regulations and established budgetary limits.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties

1. Controls and operates bank accounts in accordance with UN/UNICEF financial rules and regulations and local banking practices. Provides up-to-date information on the cash position or status of such accounts. Reconciles bank statements, keeps abreast of all procedures and regulations regarding the maintenance of bank accounts, exchange and interest rates, etc. Support the Section Chief in the orderly closure of year-end and monthly accounts.

2. Certifies the appropriate, accurate and timely processing and recording of disbursements and payments, e.g. travel claims, pension fund, insurance, Direct Cash Transfers (DCT), etc., in accordance with established rules, regulations and systems and within budgetary limits. Also ensures recovery and settlements of advances and accounts receivable. Co-ordinate the implementation of the Harmonised Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT)

3. Manages and reviews Personal Advances and Recovery (PAR) and follow-up on outstanding items. Reconciles quarterly accounts including GL accounts. Responds quickly to queries from HQ, Regional Office and Field Offices.

4.Manages SAP (business side) relating to payments, receipts and liquidation of Direct cash transfers to Government; provides training and orientation to staff on its use and coordinate with Information Technology Department (ITD) on technical adjustments or irregularities to meet local conditions. Supervises timely processing of the financial transactions in SAP.

5. Reviews SAP and other closure reports and reconcile data inconsistencies. Assists in strengthening better understanding of SAP, financial accounting and review of systems and procedures for compliance with the rules and regulations through orientation and field visits to offices and partners as necessary.

6. Controls and monitors the establishment and the use of the Petty cash (PC), cash and bank accounts in the Country as well as field Offices. Ensure their disbursements, recording, accounting and reconciliation.

7. Ensures regular updating of the signatory panels.

8. Briefs staff and partners on the application and interpretation of UN/UNICEF accounting and financial rules, regulations, procedures and policies and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Monitor Direct Cash Transfers (DCT) to counterparts and process their retirements.

9. Monitors budget expenditures against approved budget allotments; prepare periodic budget reports and reconciliation of expenditures.

10. Prepares and analyses financial data for budget estimates and financial planning. Responsible for the safe custody of used and unused cheques and other negotiable instruments.

11. Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor or head of section.

Minimum qualification & competencies:

• University First Degree or its equivalent in Accountancy, Finance or related fields. Advanced University degree in appropriate field or professional accounting qualification (e.g. ICAN), an asset. Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards is desirable.

• Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in Finance and Accounts at managerial level; experience in electronic data processing and sound knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles is required. Practical experience in SAP is desirable.

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language and local working language of the duty station an asset.

• Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, organization and analytical skills

. • Integrity, honesty and trustworthiness

• Ability to negotiate, manage resources, train staff and partners in financial standard operating procedures

• Good communication, time management and interpersonal skills

• Good management and supervisory skills

• Good knowledge of computer application. Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing and other presentation software required.

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in an international and multicultural environment.

• Passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal f History Form (which can be downloaded here) to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on Thursday, 07 June 2012.

Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

 

2. Training Officer NOB, Abuja – VN-NGR-27-2012

 

Post Title: Training Officer, NOB.
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-27-2012
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years
Location: Abuja
Deadline for application: 07 June 2012

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of experienced Training Officer who will under the supervision of the Chief Human Resources, be responsible for participating in the formulation and periodic review of the organizations’ training and staff development policies, systematically identifying the staff and organizational training and development needs.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties

1. Based on identified training needs, assists in designing and implementing innovative, focused training and development strategies capable of delivering real performance gains to UNICEF – Nigeria within available budgets. Develop appropriate relationship for staff development between country office and sub-offices that promotes training initiatives that would shape an integrated process for UNICEF Nigeria.

2. Systematically and objectively assess staff and organizational training needs based on annual performance review and office priorities in line with the training Policy thrust of UNICEF.

3. Implements cost-effectively the approved range of courses by mobilizing internal resources for their execution with the thrust coming from the incumbent and thereby reducing dependence on external consultants. In tandem with the Chief Human Resources, leads and manages the interface between external training providers and UNICEF in Nigeria, ensuring that the training given by them meets staff needs and satisfies necessary skills required.

4. In consultation with the Chief, HR, develop best practice in all aspects of staff development, performance management and constantly evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes to determine areas of improvement, challenges and opportunities for growth in training functions. Assists in securing specialist advice, guidance to line management on training and development and to ensure that training becomes an integral part of the of staff development.

5. Prepare induction/orientation programmes for all new staff and facilitate the implementation and monitoring of such programmes. Develop workshops for existing employees to ensure that all staff receives some level of job training and that all staff have the tools they need to succeed.

6. Identify and establish Training infrastructure through consultation with Management and Training Staff Development Section, DHR/ UNHQ appropriate to the delivery of a range of quality services.

7. Provide guidance and counseling services to staff in work related areas, career development, interpersonal relations and other issues that could be of real interest and concern to staff in a non-threatening atmosphere.

8. Keeps and maintains up-to-date staff personal training history and record for career planning purposes and administration. Provide on-going updates to established training programs already in place.

9. Reviews at the end of each year the organization’s achievement with regard to the annual training plan and activities, highlighting success, weaknesses and challenges for consideration in the preparation of the training plan for the Annual Management Plan.

Minimum qualification & competencies:

• University Degree in Human Resources Management, Psychology or related fields. Masters in Human Resources Management or and organizational development preferred.

• Five (5) years progressively responsible work experience in developing and managing Training programmes within complex organisations, experience in working as a Training Manager within a Human Resources Department, some of which at international level.

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language and local working language of the duty station an asset.

• Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as to transfer knowledge and skills.

• Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

• Proven skills in management and administration.

• Good analytical and negotiating skills.

• Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment.

• Knowledge of computer management and applications.

• Ability to organize and implement training

• Ability to established harmonious working relationship in an international and multicultural environment.

If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal f History Form (which can be downloaded here) to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on Thursday, 07 June 2012.

Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

3. Education – GEP Consultants (3rd party), Northern States – VN-NGR-28-2012

 

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of  experienced Education -Girl’s Edcation Programme (GEP) consultants to work alongside staff of Government Ministries of Eduation and relate agencies.

If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal  History Form (which can be downloaded here) to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on Thursday, 07 June 2012.

Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

Click on the link below to see the full job description of the consultancy you intend to apply for

GEP Advisor – FME (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28-1-2012

GEP State Project Co- coordinators (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28-2-2012 

GEP Specialists- Planning & EMIS (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28 – 3- A- 2012 

GEP Specialists- SBMC and Capacity Building (3rd Party Consultant)VN-NGR-28 – 3- B- 2012 

GEP Specialists- Learning (3rd Party Consultant).VN-NGR-28 – 3- C- 2012 

GEP Specialists- Non Formal Education (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28 – 3- D- 2012 

GEP Specialists- LGEA (3rd Party Consultant) VN-NGR-28 – 3- E- 2012 

 

UNICEF NIGERIA IS BUILDING A TALENT POOL FOR THE ABOVE POSITIONS WHICH WILL BE USED FOR DIRECT SOURCING TO FILL VACANT POSITIONS.

To access the online application and full job description, please visit UNICEF Nigeria’s job site at www.unicef.org/nigeria and submit your application.

 

Closing date for all applications is 7 June 2012.

 

UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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Vacancies @ The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Blair-Elumelu Fellowship Programme, Liberia – Fellow
Location: Monrovia, LIBERIA

The Tony Elumelu Foundation is an Africa-based and African-funded not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and celebration of excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship across Africa. As a 21st century catalytic philanthropy, the Foundation is committed to the economic transformation of Africa by enhancing the competitiveness and growth of the African private sector. For more information, visit www.tonyelumelufoundation.org.

The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative is working for a future in which Africa’s development is led by Africans, with governments that are capable of setting and achieving priorities that reflect the rising aspirations and expectations of their citizens. For more information, visit www.africagovernance.org.

The Blair-Elumelu Fellowship is an innovative joint programme between The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI). The programme places international experts in key government institutions in a number of post-conflict and fragile African states to strengthen their capacity to attract and nurture private investment and enterprise.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
-We are looking to recruit a Fellow to support the National Investment Commission in Liberia.
-The Fellow will be a member of the AGI Liberia team. We are looking for outstanding individuals with a proven track record of leadership and delivery. AGI team members generally have 5-15 years relevant professional experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
-A background in strategy consultancy, private equity and finance, or international financial institutions. We are looking for a minimum 2-year commitment. Remuneration will be competitive within the international development sector.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV (no more than 2 pages) to jobs@tb-agi.org – stating “BEFP” in the subject line

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 10, 2012.

TEF Public Sector Competitiveness Fellow – Senior Investment Advisor to the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Location: Abuja, NIGERIA

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is an Africa-based and African-funded not-for-profit institution dedicated to the promotion and celebration of excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship across Africa. As a 21st century catalytic philanthropy, the Foundation is committed to the economic transformation of Africa by enhancing the competitiveness and growth of the African private sector.

Led by the Honourable Minister, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has developed a new agricultural transformation plan for Nigeria as part of the transformation agenda of the President.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
-In line with its intent to provide strategic support to key private sector-facing ministries through the TEF Public Sector Competitiveness Programme, The Tony Elumelu Foundation is seeking to engage the services of a suitably qualified candidate for the role of Senior Investment Advisor attached to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

-The Senior Investment Advisor will be primarily focused on attracting domestic and foreign investment into Nigeria’s agricultural sector.  The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria with extensive domestic and international travel and will report directly to the Senior Technical Advisor (Investments and Agribusiness).

Remuneration will be competitive within the international development sector.

For a more comprehensive job description and details on how to apply, visit www.tonyelumelufoundation.org.

The deadline for applications is February 3, 2012.