British High Commission Finance and Compliance Manager - Jobs in Abuja - South Africa

British High Commission Finance and Compliance Manager - Jobs in Abuja - South Africa

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  • Leading oversight of financial and compliance performance across the West Africa CSSF portfolio, including delivering through a West Africa CSSF Finance Assistant, and supporting a Sahel finance officer based in Bamako and the CSSF lead in Freetown.
  • You will need to proactively ensure compliance with all financial risk management and audit requirements, advising on and escalating any identified risks and identified areas for improvement as necessary;
  • Leading on providing financial reports to the CSSF Africa Team in London across the West Africa portfolio, coordinating with others in the team;
  • Ensuring programme management cycle principles and best practice are applied to support delivery of projects in line with annual milestones and targets;
  • Providing or supporting the production of accurate and timely financial and compliance reports for the Nigeria, Sahel and Sierra Leone strategy boards, presenting information in a clear and accessible way to inform strategic decisions;
  • Improving regional capability on finance, procurement and risk management by sharing guidance, tools and training opportunities;
  • Ensuring and implementing all necessary pre-contract compliance requirements such as due diligence and audit processes to protect programme funds,
  • Maintaining and managing relationships with suppliers, implementing partners and programme managers professionally and effectively to ensure value for money, minimizing the occurrence of fraud and inefficiencies;
  • The post holder will have line management responsibility for the West Africa Finance and Programme Assistant and will be the countersigning officer for the Sahel Finance
    and Programme Officer in Bamako.


  • Experience in managing large funds (preferably programme funds)
  • Strong financial management skills
  • A strong understanding of systems and tools for financial planning and budgeting (including excel) Strong programme and project cycle management skills and experience
  • Be articulate, competent in drafting high quality written communication, and have an excellent attention to detail
  • Able to engage effectively with both technical level and senior staff in government and other donor
  • Effective at networking and building relationships and able to negotiate with others
  • Experience of working with commercial suppliers, multi-lateral agencies, civil society, government and development partners to identify problems/obstacles and develop/implement practical solutions
  • Able to work as part of a team to deliver results, be a self-starter and able to take and see through delegated decisions
  • Financial management qualification
    Conflict/Security/development experience

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 12th June, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Finance and Compliance Manager - Jobs in Abuja - South Africa

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