Finance And Administrative Assistant
West African Power Pool
Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria
5d ago
source : Fuzu

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Contracts Engineer, the Finance and Administrative Assistant will provide support in the execution of the day-to-day activities of the Unit with regard to all administrative and employee issues.

S / he will ensure that assigned tasks are carried out effectively and efficiently and in accordance with the policy and procedure guidelines of the North Core Project.

The incumbent will also support the Finance Department in the financial management of the local PMU and in the preparation of required financial reports, in keeping with the Project's financial reporting procedures and guidelines.

To this end, the job holder will have a dotted line reporting relationship with the Accountant and the Administrative Officer of the central PMU.


  • Minimum of a university degree in accounting, finance, management, administration, economics or similar disciplines;
  • At least five (05) years of professional experience in administration and financial management;
  • Have at least two (02) years experience in administration in line with the rules of international donors (World Bank, ADB, AFD, European Union and others);
  • Proficiency in the use of a management software package such as TOMPRO, SAP or similar. Proficiency in TOMPRO in particular would be an asset;
  • Demonstrate experience in electronic document archiving;
  • Proficiency in relevant computer software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, PowerPoint) and Internet usage.
  • Duties and Responsibilities

    The key duties of the Finance and Administrative Assistant include the following :

    A. Administrative Management :

  • Ensure effective implementation of administrative, financial and accounting procedures manuals;
  • Support the Country Coordinator in the daily management of Project activities;
  • Provide all local PMU staff with the administrative support required for the performance of their duties;
  • Identify suppliers of goods and services required for the proper functioning of the local PMU;
  • Initiate the selection procedure for suppliers and service providers required by the local PMU;
  • Prepare Purchase Orders for signature by the Country Coordinator;
  • Prepare supply and delivery vouchers for supplies and services provided;
  • Coordinate the drafting of Project related correspondence;
  • Ensure that all travel documents for local PMU staff are prepared promptly (mission orders, mission budgets, tickets);
  • Ensure a filing and archiving system for all administrative and financial documents of the local PMU;
  • Prepare minutes of meetings;
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Country Coordinator.
  • B. Financial and accounting management :

  • Support the preparation of provisional budgets for the operations of the local PMU offices to be submitted to the Country Coordinator for review and transmission to Management of the Central PMU;
  • Prepare provisional cash flow plans and follow up on their implementation;
  • Prepare and present for approval by the Country Project Management, cheques and funds transfer requests on operational accounts held with local banks;
  • Ensure that general accounts of the local PMU are properly maintained;
  • Follow up on the implementation of the budget and regularly report discrepancies between forecasts and actual values to the Country Coordinator;
  • Justify the use of all advances received from the central PMU;
  • Support the Country Coordinator in the follow up of disbursement requests;
  • Ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls;
  • Participate in the preparation of financial reports for submission and approval by Management in line with the standards and frequency required by Donors;
  • Ensure that all necessary documentation is available for internal and external audits of funds managed by the local PMU;
  • Employee management :

  • Ensure that all mandatory employee management records are maintained;
  • Maintain an attendance book and submit related reports to local PMU Management;
  • Ensure that individual files of local PMU staff and Project documentation are maintained;
  • Ensure the transfer of salaries of the local PMU staff;
  • Receive requests for leave of absence from staff and forward them to the appropriate authority;
  • Initiate, on behalf of the Country Coordinator, the annual performance evaluation and rating of staff in order to determine whether to renew their employment contract or not;
  • Ensure implementation of training plans for staff of the Projects Implementing Agencies as well as for local PMU staff;
  • D. Asset management :

  • Ensure that stocks and equipment acquired with local PMU funds are protected and can be checked at any time;
  • Ensure that all measures are taken to locate and identify equipment acquired with funds provided to the local PMU and other beneficiaries;
  • Ensure that staff use the assets judiciously;
  • Draw up inventories of fixed assets according to a pre-established schedule;
  • Manage fixed assets and any other consumables required for the proper functioning of the local PMU;
  • Manage fuel;
  • Ensure security of the premises;
  • Ensure that access keys to the various offices entrusted to him are properly kept.
  • Ensure the maintenance of project equipment;
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