Society for Youth Awareness and Health Development (SYAHD) was established in September 2003 as non-governmental, non-profitable and non-partisan organization, located in the ancient city of Kano State with coverage and scale-up services to neighboring states of Jigawa and Kastina state respectively.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Finance Officer
Overview / Background
SYAHD is currently operating in two States namely Kano and Katsina state through donor funded projects. Our thematic areas are Educational services, Health, Household economic strengthening and psychosocial support to care givers, children, women, youth, and women empowerment through skills acquisition programs.
This is a Save the children International (SCI) Project funded by Canadian government through the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Society for Youth Awareness and Health Development (SYAHD). Titled: “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health (REACH) in Sandamu LGA, Katsina State.
Save the Children (SC) has been working in Nigeria since 2001, and is a strong, recognized and respected voice for children’s rights. Our programs currently support health and nutrition, education, child protection, food security, livelihoods and social protection in both development and humanitarian contexts. In Nigeria, the project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescent girls and boys (aged 10-19) in hard to reach, rural communities in Gombe, Zamfara and Katsina states. To achieve this aims, the project has 3 broad objectives. (1) Improving access to high quality, gender-sensitive and adolescent- friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys; (2) Increasing the decision-making of married and unmarried adolescent girls about their own SRHR; and (3) Improving the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.
Scope of Role:
This role report to the Team Lead.
Key Areas of Accountability
Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirement, timelines and templates
Communication with donors on the project budget and financial reports
Responsible for accurate Posting and coding of PVs, journals and RVs
Prepare bank reconciliations statements
Ensure security of financial information including hard copy supporting documents and data base backups.
Review activity budgets prepared by technical team
Prepare monthly financial management and reports and analysis on variances
Support with any donor audit on the project
Prepare and post payroll information
Participate in procurements meetings
Verify timesheets and hours worked by project staff
Ensure that all financial transactions have adequate and auditable supporting.
Requirements, Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree, Higher National Diploma, National Diploma, (Accounting Business Administration or any, Social Sciences)
Candidates must have at least 2-3 years of progressive experience working in a similar position
Knowledge and Skills:
Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
Experience in transcribing audio data, and in data entry
Excellent IT skills
Good writing, editing, research, and presentation skills
Previous experience in facilitating trainings, workshops and events
Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics
Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
Excellent skills in oral and written communications both in English and Hausa languages
Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are an advantage.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one documents, addressing the position requirements with their locations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All applicants must include the position title in the subject line
Applicant must be fluent in local language and familiar with the local cultures
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
We are equal employment opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply.