Deputy Finance Manager at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we collaborate to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within, now and for the future. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps operates in over 13 states focusing on key thematic areas of humanitarian response, conflict mitigation and adolescent girls’ empowerment.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Deputy Finance ManagerLocation: AbujaProgram / Department SummaryThe Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) Programme is an initiative to improve learning outcomes and the economic status of marginalized adolescent girls aged 16-19 in the Northern Nigerian states of Kano and Kaduna, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria.ENGINE through funding from the UK Department for International Development’s Girls Education Challenge, the Coca-Cola Company and other stakeholders supported over 18,000 marginalized girls to reduce education and financial barriers in its first implementation phase.In its second phase, ENGINE 2 will facilitate transition of these girls into functional literacy, numeracy and scale up their business opportunities and linkages.ENGINE 2 will further increase girls’ and young women’s access to (1) financial education and life skills; (2) peer to peer networks and mentoring; and (3) direct assets (materials and savings).Beneficiaries will be integrated into value chains as well as conduct other market-driven employment opportunities.ENGINE 2 will also work with girls in formal and informal education to increase their learning opportunities and outcomes to prepare them for future economic activities and work in the policy environment to provide an enabling environment for girls to flourish in their chosen pathways.General Position SummaryThe Deputy Finance Manager will ensure compliance with donors regular as well Mercy Corps internal policies and procedures.S/he will also be responsible for all financial functions in Nigeria country including accounting, banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting and grant financial management and compliance.The Deputy Finance Manager will ensure accuracy and completeness of Mercy Corps accounting roles and will have primary responsibility for managing the monthly accounting cycle and sub award management.Essential Job ResponsibilitiesFinance & Compliance Management:Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to emergency programming.Draft and/or review scope of work to hire and manage any technical consultants, including review for technical efficacy and contract budget.Daily management of the senior Finance Officer, Finance Officer, Finance Assistants and interns.Manage the month end accounting close process ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the ledger, sub journals and all supporting documentationCoordinate monthly preparation and ensure timely submission of monthly reporting package to HQConduct sub grantee pre-award assessment and recommend modifications to sub grantee agreementsSupport documentation in all country officesReview sub journals and upload data to the general ledgerPrimary responsibility for maintaining the general ledger softwareAssist in the training and support of all finance officer in field officesMonitor cash and bank balance and accounts consolidationConduct sub grantee assessment and preparation of sub grantee agreementStrategy & Vision:Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcome.Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions & resources to achieve objectives and contribute to countrywide strategy development.Develop and organize activities to secure resources for programs and convince stakeholders to provide support.Influence & Representation:Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with consortium partners, sub-grantees, donors, local governments and other stakeholders.Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.SecurityEnsure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies. 

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