Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Jobs at ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) is one of ActionAid Country Programmes around the world.
ActionAid is an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in The Netherlands with headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. 22 of these country programmes, affiliates or associates are in Africa and are led by Africans. AAN is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the following positions:


Person Specifications:
• Bachelor Degree or HND is essential.
• Membership of recognised chartered accounting institute is essential
• At least ten years post NYSC experience, with five years' post professional qualification experience and five years audit experience with 3 years of that spent at management level is essential
• Ability to use SUN accounting system is desirable
• Experience in working with international development agencies is desirable.
• Experience of risk-based auditing and Risk Management is desirable
Skill/ Abilities
• Attention to details; fluency in spoken and written English language; ability to work independently and in a team & highly-numerate skills are essential.
• Excellent planning and prioritisation skills & strong analytical/problem solving skills are desirable. .
Personal Qualities
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; well developed and proven interpersonal & organisational management skills; able to work effectively in a diverse team environment; creative and should be able to take initiative; should be ready to work additional hours at crucial times; must be willing to travel extensively, confident to train staff effectively in a fast-paced environment & high integrity are essential

Person Specifications:
• Degree in Social Sciences, Arts or Humanities is essential.
• Masters degree in Social Sciences, Arts or Humanities is essential
• At least seven years post NYSC experience with three years spent in budget intervention work is essential
• Experience in the Nigerian Policy environment including budget process is essential.
• Working experience in the social development field, particularly in designing, setting up and coordination of programmes is essential. Experience in capacity building is essential
• Experience of community based work and engagements with CBOs is desirable
Skill I Abilities
• Excellent skills in facilitation and in capacity building on global advocacy is essential
• Excellent conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills is essential
• Demonstrable skills in the use of IT
Personal Qualities
• Creative and takes initiative.
• Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
• Willing and able to travel extensively.

Method of Application
All interested candidates should fill in the application form as accessed from the application pack on: http://www.actionaid.org/pages.aspx?PageID=12 ,or http://www.actionaid-nigeria.org/index.php?page=59. The application pack contains the Vacancy announcement, Job Description and Application form.

ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women, candidates living with HIV / AIDs (PLWHAs) and indigenes of the northern region are particularly welcome
Interview date will be communicated to shortlisted candidates. Only electronically completed application forms will be entertained and should be mailed to: vacancy.nigeria@actionaid.org . Applications will ONLY be considered if submitted on AAN's Standard Application forms. Subject line of application emails should clearly state position applied for and name of applicant with surname first e.g. Internal Auditor - Okoh, Friday.

Closing Date: 4th June, 2010.

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