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VSO is an International Non-Governmental Development Organisation that works through volunteers to fight global poverty and disadvantage.
We work together with government institutions and local partner organisations, sharing skills, creativity and learning, to achieve shared goals. Our work includes a broad range of linked activities in Secure livelihoods, Education, HlV and AIDS, and National Volonteering.
Currently, we have a vacancy for a Finance & Programme Support Manager responsible for leading the Finance and Administration learn of VSO Nigeria. This appointment is offered on an open term local contract
Finance And Programme Support Manager, Nigeria

Location: Not Specified
Experience: 6 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified

<b>Responsibility</b><br>As a Finance &amp; Programme Support Manager, you will be responsible for managing the operations function within VSO Nigeria by, <br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Contriouting to the strategic development of the operations function in VSO Nigeria, leading its implementation and ensuring standards, policies procedures and practices are consistent across all programme areas. <br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Being the lead reference point within VSO Nigeria in proViding specialist advice on all financial, volunteer welfare matters. HR and IT,<br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Leading an operations team which is proactive, customer-focused, leam-oriented, highly motivated, and demonstrating expertise in planning, organisation and delivery of quality outputs. <br><b>Qualifications and Knowledge (recommend to</b> <b>put in bullet point)</b> <br>The applicant must possess the following qualifications and experience <br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>A recognised accounting qualification or B.Sc Human resource management <br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Minimum of 6years relevant work experience.<br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Good financial management skills (including ability to understand and work with project funding issues): understaflding offinancial management policy frameworks and abtlityto lead in this area. <br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Excellent financial planning, budgeting and report-writing skills, in particular to design new processes and procedures. <br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Experience of working in a non governmental organization will be an added advantage <br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>You must also have substantial experience at a managerial level within a complex organization with proven ability to develop and motivate a team. <br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Knowledge and experience of Nigeria laws governing operations of INGOs, employment of staff and contracts <br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Good computer skills (Windows, Excel, Power Point, Internet) and previous experience with accounts software.<br><span style='font-family:Symbol'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span>Experience in coaching staff, in order to develop their skills and support them in being able to do their job effectively and confidently. <br><b>Personal Qualification</b><br>She/he must have crear varied and sensitive communication skills, both oral and written and fluent in English, with confidence in communicating with a wide range of audiences, both internally and externally. <br>Ability to present and explain financial information and concepts clearly to managers and staff at all levels. Demonstration of excellent team working and relationship building skills in order to work collaboratively as a member of the Programme Office and build partnerships and relationships in a multi-cultural environment. <br>VSO offers competitive terms and conditions of employment for this post based in Abuja<br><b>Method of Application</b><br>Interested applicants should write to <a href="mailto:vsonigeria@vsoint.org">vsonigeria@vsoint.org</a> enclosing a written statement of no more than 1 page of A4 stating how their skills, knowledge and qualities make them suitable for the post. A curriculum vita should be attached, <br>All applications must be received no later than 12 noon, 7th January 2010. VSO will only communicate With short-listed candidates. Selection process will be held in Abuja. 21<sup>st</sup> - 22nd January 2010, <br>Details job description for the post can be obtained from Khadaga.pandey@vsointorg <br>VSO values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.<br>

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