Payment Assistants at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Payment AssistantJob ID: 190000T3Location: YobeEmployee Status: Fixed TermKey ResponsibilitiesThe jobholder will ensure effective coordination and implementation of Beneficiaries cash transfer related activities at the LGA level.The jobholder will also be responsible in the following areas of Accountability:Ensuring that payment agent/ vendor invoices are correctly approved accurately coded and processed on a timely basis for beneficiaries.Organizing Payment to beneficiariesEnsure effective utilization and safety of registration and payment devicesFollow up with beneficiaries who did not turn up for their money for at least 2 months and beneficiaries who have their money collected by proxy for over 3 months.Organize and facilitate beneficiaries training on payment mechanismEnsure of beneficiaries registration is doneVerifying and reporting transfer advices to state and local government office on timely basisPreparing agent statements reconciliations for the majority of beneficiaries to ensure receivers invoices are properly recorded and accounted for and then Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to beneficiary data and paymentDemonstrate and ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children and our vision, mission and values in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace.Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children.Providing back up for the rest of the LGA team as well as Cash transfer coordinator when necessary.

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