Programme Finance Officer

  • Work experience
  • Finance, Controlling
  • Fulltime
  • Published: 2024-05-30
  • published till: 2026-06-14
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About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the persons communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

To expand our Nigerian Country Office team, we are looking for a Program Finance Officer.
The position is a Fulltime position of 40hours/week.
This position is only filled locally, with contractual conditions of Nigeria. This is not an expatriate role.

These are your responsibilities

The overall role of the Programme Finance Officer involves participating in the Country Office programme budget implementation, focusing on monitoring, reporting, evaluating and maintaining of programme budget related documents and ensuring their proper filing and timely submission to stakeholders.
  • Overseeing and coordinating the finance and accounting for project partners.
  • Providing timely project budget implementation feedback to PARTNERS’ senior management and support in the monitoring of programs.
  • Set-up PARTNERS’ financial system in line with CBM CO financial processes and procedures
  • Review periodical programme funds reconciliation statements and financial reports (including PPR) of PARTNERS in coordination with the PARTNERS finance team to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reports.
  • Assist in financial reviews and audits of PARTNERS and suggest corrective action as appropriate on areas in PARTNERS’s financial systems and procedures that need improvement.
  • Contribute to the development of Terms of Reference for project audits and ensure that CBMs accountability requirements are incorporated in the TORs.
  • Identify red-flag in PARTNERS’s transactions and processes, compile the red-flag reports and checklists, provide regular updates to the CO Comic Relief program management team.
  • Coach PARTNERS’ staff to fully comply with all aspects of financial and management policies as outlined in the project contracts and General terms & conditions.
  • Assist in financial training of PARTNER staff, contributing to training materials and resources, organizing and facilitating PARTNERS’s finance workshops and CBM partners project finance officers' workshops and reflective meetings, and take responsibility for following up on participants’ action plans.
  • Liaising between project PARTNERS’, country office and the donor.
  • Proactively manage working relationships with PARTNERS’, project/programme Officers especially for a new organisation.
  • Contribute to the development of Terms of References for project monitoring visits,
    Provide support to PARTNERS POs as required, other projects finance officers.
  • Uploading of approved financial documents in Navision and SharePoint as appropriate.
    To comply with all CBM HS&S procedures and requirements at CBM and, at all times ensure own safety and health and that of other persons who may be affected by own acts or omissions at CBM.
  • Providing support to project PARTNERs’ in procurement/local purchase related issues
  • Any other tasks assigned by the CO finance manager

These are your qualifications

  • Degree in a Finance related field (such as Accounting, Business Management or Business Administration) with an academic background of at least BAC+4
  • A professional accounting qualification (such as ACA, CPA, ACCA, CNA) and Project Management knowledge is an asset.
  • Four years’ experience
  • Demonstrated experience in MS Office Packages
  • Demonstrated experience in use of accounting software an asset
  • Knowledge in MS Navision and MS SharePoint solutions an advantage
    Highly numerate with proven analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to translate financial information to non-financial audience.
  • Demonstrated ability in financial statements analysis with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple/conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to integrate into a multi-cultural environment.
  • Must be proactive, seeking to do things differently, and to solve problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability and willingness to learn.
  • Able to work independently, and as a member of a team.
  • Reflects CBM values in daily work.
  • Identification with the Christian values and mandate of CBM.

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world's leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and other social benefits based on the local conditions in the country you apply for
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse and collegial team and great team spirit.

How to apply

Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (see APPLY NOW).
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.
We look forward to receiving your application no later than June 14th, 2024.

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.
*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!