Background:

Engagement of Finance Specialist to provide and ensure proper financial management for N-SHIP. We are implementing a CDC supported 5-year project to deliver client-centered high quality comprehensive HIV care and treatment and laboratory services to reach the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets and end AIDS by 2030. This project employs a patient-centered approach that integrates contextual health systems strengthening with comprehensive HIV care, including critical services mainstreamed towards those infected and affected by HIV.

Responsibilities:

<ul> <li>Provide and ensure proper documentation on N-SHIP records, management, and financial administration services.</li> <li>Point of contact for vendors and supplies in matter relating to payment and tax remittances</li> <li>Proactively advise and educate PMT on all financial impact of the N-SHIP operations</li> <li>Financial reports both internal and external e.g., Monthly expenditure reports, spending plans, bank reconciliation statements.</li> <li>Responsible for the maintenance and updating of the Programme NSHIP asset register.</li> <li>Responsible to ensuring that all project assets are tagged.</li> <li>Work with the fiduciary Agent in the development and review of financial policies, procedures, and systems</li> <li>Support the BO and PI in preparation of budgetary revisions as may be required from time to time.</li> <li>Ensure prompt remittance of tax deduction and returns.</li> <li>Preparation of payment vouchers and advance journals.</li> <li>Preparation of CBN transfer mandate, PMS drawdown request and upload of payments on the government TSA account/platform.</li> <li>N-SHIP financial services, including receivables management and administration processes</li> <li>Disbursements (payroll and accounts payable) processing</li> <li>Provide financial information and consultation to the PMT working in collaboration with the FA</li> <li>Interpret current financial trends and respond with appropriate action</li> <li>Participant in procurement processes with third parties</li> <li>Establish financial monitoring processes and forecasting working in collaboration with the FA.</li> <li>Lead or facilitate strategies and steps for cost and containment within the N-SHIP</li> <li>Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned</li> <li>Act as a contact person and conducts internal audits in the N-SHIP and follow up findings;</li> <li>Collects the financial data needed to compile a variety of reports, plans and budgets</li> <li>Provides the explanation, substantiation, analyses and statements required to draw up plans and reports;</li> <li>Sees to the maintenance of financial information systems, identifies bottlenecks and takes the necessary steps to solve challenges;</li> <li>Provide regular reports on financial and compliance status of N-SHIP implementation</li> <li>Any other duties assigned</li> </ul>

Qualifications & Skills:

<ul> <li>Minimum of a master&rsquo;s degree in Finance/Accounting or certification from a professional accounting body is required (eg ICAN, ACCA)</li> <li>A minimum of five (5) years of financial accounting work experience that includes financial management.</li> <li>Strong financial oversight and monitoring experience including experience with managing program budgets.</li> <li>Experience managing donor funds is required</li> <li>Experience accounting tools to manage large projects efficiently and effectively.</li> <li>Extensive knowledge of bank reconciliation processes.</li> </ul>

Deliverables:

<ul> <li>Timely monthly bank reconciliation and financial reports</li> <li>Budget tracking</li> <li>Tax tracking</li> <li>Contract tracking</li> <li>Aging analysis</li> <li>Monthly FAR update and insurance of assets</li> <li>Timely funds request</li> <li>Adherence and compliance to donor guidelines and GON policies</li> </ul>

Contracting & Accountability:

The officer will be accountable to the National Coordinator and reporting directly to the National Coordinator through the head of Finance unit.

Renumeration:

S/he will be paid competitive fees for the agreed duration based on qualification and experience.

Deadline:

Deadline for submission of application for this position is Wed Oct 12 2022 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time). Any application sent in after the set deadline will be disqualified.