Financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Strengthening capacities for peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Nigeria’s Middle Belt’ is a transitional assistance project that aims to create the conditions for de-escalating the violent conflicts in the Plateau State in Central Nigeria.
The project is active at the project locations Abuja and Jos in Nigeria. The Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI II)’ project, financed by BMZ and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to increase productivity and improve the quality of smallholders’ rice production.
This is a regional project and is currently being implemented in three African countries : Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Tanzania.
Providing advice on financial management, commercial decisions, budget and cash planning, and efficient monitoring of costs, expenditures and accounts receivable
Mentoring and providing technical guidance for financial and administrative staff as well as ensuring the transfer of commercial knowledge to national project staff
Establishing effective commercial and administrative structures and processes
Ensuring the handling of rule-compliant commercial transactions
Preparing, steering and following up internal controls and internal and external audits
Assisting with financial reporting
Participating in the creation of budgets for contracts with partners as well as holding commercial training sessions
Processing and supporting financial control of local subsidies, financing agreements and grants
University degree in business administration or a comparable qualification
Extensive knowledge of commercial processes and a sound understanding of financial and contractual tasks within the scope of GIZ projects
Good knowledge of the relevant IT instruments (WinPaccs, CostControl, SAP-FI, Onsite Reporting, Office applications)
Excellent communication skills and team player mentality
Exceptional intercultural sensitivity
Resilience and high frustration tolerance
Willingness to provide technical and administrative further training for a team of national staff
Fluent business English, German is an advantage