Save the Children Award Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Award Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities.

In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.


  • Work with the programme managers and Finance Team to ensure that project implementation and reports are of high quality and meet donor's requirements and conditions and that the narrative and budgets are consistent, well presented and accurate and are submitted by the due date.
  • Set-up a system of accounts management of the STEER project including:
  • Preparation of monthly donor accounting returns and reconciliations;
  • Checking of coding to donors and ensuring a full audit trail of any recordings
  • Reconciliation of all donor reports to the financial systems
  • Production of timely management information as and when required
  • Budget monitoring, including working with programme and logistics to ensure commitments are taken into account when necessary.
  • Set-up electronic and paper filing systems for the above.
  • Facilitate and prepare the team for grant audits
  • Working with the Chief of Party and Programme Management Team to maintain and develop the overall funding grid for the programme.
  • Leads on Quality Control, Manages the bidding process and ensures transparency
  • Working with the Technical and Finance Team to monitor expenditure against grants, any potential over or under-spends are flagged and budgets revised as necessary in consultation with donors.
  • Monitor and analyse income received against expected timing in liaison with the in-country Finance Team to ensure debt is kept at a minimum level.
  • Working with the Chief of Party and in country Finance Team to ensure that an audit trail is available for all reports produced (both internal and external). To be involved in all donor/audit queries regarding grants both current and historic.
  • Maintaining and managing the grant filing and retrieval system to ensure that it provides easy and immediate access to information on these grants at country office level.
  • Review of all ‘live’, closed, proposed Grants obligations. Including mapping missed / current deadlines and, in consultation with the Chief of Party and Finance Manager, produce a realistic plan with timeline to meet these and map all other deadlines and produce a
    schedule for these.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in accounting, CPA, CIMA, ACCA
  • Substantial management experience of which at least 3 for the non-profit sector
  • Experience of managing institutional donor contracts such as EC, USAID, DfID
  • Proven experience in strategic financial management and producing appropriate management information to support strategy development and decision-making by management
  • Proven training experience to all levels of staff, both informal (on the job coaching) and formal (structured training courses).
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to translate analysis into appropriate, feasible and practical implementation plans and goals.
  • An understanding of development work in order to communicate effectively with donors and programme staff on funding sources and programme issues
  • Experience of developing guidelines and formats to support staff in donor applications and reporting with particular reference to USAID grants
  • Knowledge of major donor funding sources and grant application processes
  • Ability to recognize and interpret funding trends and make recommendations on implications for funding
  • Experience of managing or supporting programmes in each stage of the project cycle, including development of funding proposals, budgeting, technical and financial monitoring in the context of grants/restricted funding sources.
  • Thorough understanding of interdepartmental relationships, dynamics and functioning in an overseas programme setting
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children UK
  • Ability to translate complex, technical and financial issues into a language understandable by non-finance staff
  • Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment from time to time
  • Ability to work within a multicultural and multi-religious settings

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th June, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Award Manager Jobs in Nigeria

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