We are looking for a young, dynamic and very proactive candidate to fill the role of a Finance & Administrative Officer.
The successful candidate will work from our Lagos office to provide finance and administrative support to the project.
About the Project
TechnoServe, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to develop a more competitive agriculture sector in Nigeria by increasing the uptake of technology within the sector.
The program will develop an agriculture technology (agtech) network to sustainably build awareness and convene ecosystem stakeholders around agtech.
It will also provide training and advisory services to agribusinesses to increase their ability to adopt appropriate technologies, and support tech incubators to train agtech entrepreneurs to improve their products and scalability.
Through these activities, the program will reduce barriers to both the supply of appropriate technology solutions and the demand for them, while creating a sustainable interface to effectively drive technology uptake among stakeholders along agricultural value chains.
Primary Purpose and Function :
The Finance and Administrative Officer will serve as the primary financial and administrative officer of the Project. S / he will oversee the overall administration of the project and will be responsible for project financials, including working with the Nigerian Finance and Operations Manager in managing operations, sub-award and contracts issued by TechnoServe, as well as procurement of commercial goods and services.
S / he will support the country team in entering accurate and timely transaction information into TechnoServe’s accounting system, while ensuring accurate reporting internally and to donors.
It should be understood that the tasks outlined below are the key responsibilities, but the employee is expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.
Duties & Responsibilities
Support financial management and analysis including ensuring reliable and accurate data is submitted, review of cash receipts and entering of transactions on the accounting software
Support the Program Director and Nigerian Finance and Operations Manager to develop project financial reports
Support the Program Director to conduct routine budget burn rate analysis, investigating deviations and supporting budget forecasting
Support budget or contract modification processes, as needed
Ensure program adheres to corporate policy, legal and contractual obligations, and corporate and donor standards
Ensures all budgets, expenses, as well as project procurement activities, are carried out according to donor and TechnoServe’s policies, rules and regulations
Facilitate logistics arrangements such as travel and fleet management
Perform administrative tasks as needed to ensure TechnoServe adheres to local legal and statutory requirements
Support the preparation and submission of key procurement documents, including purchase requisitions, advance requests, expense reconciliations, and other documents, as necessary
Assume responsibility for document filing and develop office administrative procedures
Draft correspondence including reports, processes and other administrative documents
Facilitate payments to suppliers, based on approval and authorization by the Country Director and Program Director
Assist in scheduling and planning for events and conference calls.
Education, Required Skills & Experience :
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or related field.
At least 3 years’ experience in financial and administrative management of international development assistance programs.
Demonstrated expertise and excellent track record in management, finance, accounting, and office operations
Knowledge of budgeting, procurement, transport and fleet management and other administrative functions
Strong analytical, interpersonal, organizational and communications skills
Knowledge of international development donor reporting requirements
Working experience with financial software packages
Effective oral and written communication skills in an environment requiring diplomacy and good judgment in managing interactions with individuals at all levels inside and outside an organization
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure with frequent deadlines
Ability to work independently
ICAN or ACCA certified preferred, in the least an active student member.
Computer literacy with excellent MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint skills