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PYXERA Global, a Washington, DC based nonprofit organization, is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of:

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Location: Kano
Experience: 10year(s)
Course of Study: Accounting
Required Grade: Not Specified

Location: Kano, Nigeria.
Report to: The YieldWise Nigeria Project Director
 
Job Description
 
    The YieldWise Nigeria Program - a multi-year agricultural development program funded by The Rockefeller Foundation in Kane, Nigeria.
    The Program seeks to reduce post-harvest loss at the farmer and transit-to-market levels in the Nigerian tomato value chain.
    Key activities include the formalization of farmer associations, facilitation of access to finance for smallholding farmers, introduction of quality-enhancing technologies to mitigate post-harvest losses, support of demonstration plot training's on improved production practices, and strengthening of linkages between small holding farmers and secondary markets.
 
Responsibilities
The Senior Finance and Administration Officer will have the primary responsibility to:
 
    Oversee day-to-day. program cash flow management and maintenance of bank accounts
    Review and track all project payments to ensure accuracy and proper coding of invoices
    Manage office petty cash, and day-to-day small expenditures; Ensure timely reimbursements and accurate log records
    Ensure proper and complete financial record- keeping (receipts, contracts, backups) using QuickBookssystem
    Manage procurement, upkeep and tracking of project assets, including proper documentation of the procurement process through Requisition Forms, Selection Memos, and Purchase Orders
    Ensure accurate financial, procurement and administrative record keeping across field program offices
    Develop and submit timely and accurate financial program reports and cash requests to PYXERA Global HQ; Provide updates to PYXERA Global HQ regarding any financial and/or administrative requests or discrepancies
    Assist the Project Director and PYXERA Global HQ with quarterly and year-end financial reports, as needed
    Ensure all project payments and operations adhere to Nigerian fiscal and labor laws; Ensure compliance with PYXERA Global and donor financial and HR policies and procedures
    Perform monthly reconciliation of the general ledger accounts
    Oversee employee payroll processing, to include payment and labor tracking; Payroll will be submitted to the Project Director for final approval
    Maintain complete and up-to-date confidential personnel files for all staff
    liaise with partner organizations on financial issues, as necessary
    Oversee office maintenance and manage project property, infrastructure, and asset documentation
    Liaise with local legal counsel to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
    Supervise the Administration Officer, Security Officer, Security Guards, and Project Drivers
    Liaise with bank and ensure timely submission of reconciliation reports
    Other duties or tasks as required.
 
Education, Training, and Experience
 
    University degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field
    Minimum 10 years of experience managing accounts and procurement systems for a nonprofit organization or rural development program
    Strong knowledge of general bookkeeping and accounting rules and systems; Experience working in Nigeria required
    Knowledge of market and purchasing options and challenges in Nigeria
    Familiarity with programmatic budget preparation and tracking; Multi-currency experience desirable
    Proven ability to use standard accounting and spreadsheet software, including Microsoft Excel; Knowledge of QuickSooks desirable
    Ability to manage and prioritize several tasks simultaneously and effectively
    Strong attention to detail
    Excellent command of written and spoken English required
    Previous experience in conflict affected areas with limited infrastructure preferred
    Nigerian national preferred
 
Application Closing Date
13th January, 2017.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover Letter to: opportunities@pyxeraglobal.org using "Yield Wise Nigeria - Senior Finance and Admin Officer" as the subject of the mail and also indicating your availability and earliest start date in your email and/cover letter.
 
Note: The position will be based in Kano, Nigeria. Nigerian nationals and candidates currently based in the region are strongly encouraged to apply.

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