North East Regional Initiative Ongoing Recruitment [2 Positions]

Posted on :

2 Aug, 2017

Category :

Finance Jobs in Nigeria, NGO Jobs in Nigeria

North East Regional Initiative (NERI) – An International Development Organization, is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the vacant position below:

Job Title: Grants Assistant
Position Start Date: Immediately
Reporting & Supervision: The Grants Assistant reports to the Grants Manager in Abuja.
Position Summary

  • The Grants Assistant is responsible for supporting the activities of the Grants Officer in the geographic area to which s/he is assigned.
  • This includes assisting with developing grant ideas, monitoring grant implementation, closing grants and maintaining all related electronic and paper files. Travel to field is anticipated.
  • This position will be based in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel to field is anticipated.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with management of all aspects of assigned grant portfolio throughout all stages of project development, implementation and closure; update associated trackers, such as the grant status and closing trackers.
  • Input data entry into the grants tracking database.
  • Assist with the review of grant ideas to ensure they match program objectives, include all relevant information, comply with grant identification process, etc.
  • Contribute to budgeting and procurement estimates for grant implementation and verify information is documented and procedures are followed.
  • Assist Grants Officer(s) with preparing project proposals through system database, incorporating project activities, deliverables, monitoring and evaluation plan, media plan within specific timelines.
  • Assist Grants Officer(s) with completion of required documentation, such as grant agreements, grant milestone or vendor payments, and grant closing requirements.
  • Help identify/document success/impact stories for reporting and documentation in the database.
  • Coordinate with staff in all offices in order to complete assigned tasks; engage in regular coordination with Procurement unit on implementation issues
  • Support program team of assigned grant portfolio by supporting activity events, including overseeing day-to-day logistics, payment, and travel as required.
  • Provide maintenance of grant files.
  • Travel to field offices for follow up/support on activity implementation, as needed.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.


  • University Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management or a related field is required.
  • Two years’ experience in grants management with international donor programs is required.
  • Experience in negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, file management is required.
  • Prior experience with internationally-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to function well in a team.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Location: Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Finance Assistant is responsible for a full range of cash management duties, vendor payment processing, receipt of collection and the reconciliation of financial transaction.
  • The scope of the position includes but is not limited to assisting with entering local transactions in accounting software, running monthly reports, monitoring receivables and payables, and ensuring adequate cash balances.
  • This position will be based in Abuja. Travel to the government and communities in the state might be required.

Reporting & Supervision:
The Finance Assistant reports to the Finance Director in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Apply internationally accepted accounting principles and procedures to analysing financial information and prepare accurate and timely financial reports.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.
  • Assistant in monitoring cash balances, prepare advance account reconciliations and bank reconciliations.
  • Assist in Coordinating program and administrative staff to ensure transactions are properly coded.
  • Maintain a good system of records.
  • Communicate information in a way that demonstrates a basic understanding of development assistance work, project culture, values, and practices.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting and Finance, Economics or Business Administration
  • 2 years’ experience in accounting, bookkeeping and/or cashiering work.
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems is required.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Multi-tasking with positive attitude is required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, sustainable relationships with project staff and bank officials, as well as the development community is required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to: [email protected]

  • A current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • A cover letter


  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Application Deadline: 15th August, 2017.