CSSF West Africa Programme Finance Manager at British High Commission (BHC) Nigeria


British High Commission (BHC) is the diplomatic mission of the British sovereign and the British Government to Nigeria, representing the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom's interests.

CSSF West Africa Programme Finance Manager is needed at British High Commission (BHC) Nigeria

JOB TITLE: CSSF West Africa Programme Finance Manager

Ref Id: 14/20 ABJ
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Start Date: 1 October 2020
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: CSSF – Conflict Stability and Security Fund

Main Purpose of Job

  • The Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) West Africa team, British High Commission Abuja, a rapidly growing team, is looking for a confident and proactive finance and compliance manager to maintain oversight of a £35m p.a. regional portfolio across West Africa.
  • The CSSF is an FCO managed global cross-HMG fund which brings together the UK’s contribution to stability, security and defence activities in countries at risk of instability.
  • The job holder will work directly to the Head of CSSF West Africa and be based in Abuja.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Qualification: A Bachelor’s degree
  • Have a strong programme and project cycle management skills and experience. This will include evidence of successful programme/project/other financial management and application of sound procurement principles and financial planning and budgeting.
  • Be able to master quickly FCO’s financial and programme management systems.
  • Have a strong understanding of systems and tools for financial planning and budgeting, including excel, and financial results monitoring such as use of variance analysis to inform future decision making.
  • Be able to constructively challenge existing norms and basis for assumptions, particularly on financial forecasts and budgets.
  • Be articulate, competent in drafting high quality written communication, and have excellent attention to detail.
  • Be able to engage effectively with technical level staff in government and other donors, build relationships and be able to negotiate with others.
  • Have experience of working with commercial suppliers, multi-lateral agencies, civil society, government and development partners to identify problems/obstacles and develop/implement practical solutions.
  • The ability to work as part of a team to deliver results, be a self-starter and able to take and see-through delegated decisions.

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Job Features

Job CategoryAccounting / Audit / Finance
Deadline10th August, 2020.
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