2019 British High Commission Abuja Programme and Finance Assistant Recruitment
Deadline: June 6, 2019.
The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
- Making administrative arrangements for regular meetings hosted by the team, in particular monthly Working Group and quarterly Programme Board meetings. This includes booking rooms, technical services and making diary appointments.
- Providing support for the team on administrative and programmatic matters across CSSF West Africa, especially Nigeria.
- Arranging programmes for visiting CSSF team leaders, HMG staff and consultants working with CSSF, including making travel plans (e.g. flights, transport and hotel bookings).
- Coordinating administrative activities to ensure day to day operational needs of the team are met.
- Supporting the team finance manager in the collection, collation and review of financial reporting and carrying out spot checks on implementing partners, and being able to provide cover during absences.
- Providing responses to the CSSF London team on specific request and queries, coordinating with comms teams/programme managers of implementing partners to collate success stories, liaising with the BHC and CSSF communications teams to circulate and amplify messaging on social media platforms.
- Preparation of regular programme fact sheets and regional news letters for the CSSF West Africa portfolio.
- Information Management (Shared folder, Easyfile and SharePoint management) which includes managing the filing, storage and security of documents (contracts, MOUs, Project Terms of References, etc.)
• Experience of providing administrative support in a busy working environment
• Strong oral and written English communication skills
• Highly organised, strong attention to detail and able to take initiative and to work accurately within deadlines and with limited supervision
•IT skills, MS Office applications e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Confidence to deal with senior personnel
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Prior experience of working with the UK government
• Excellent numerical and spreadsheet skills
• Some Financial Management and Accounting skills
• Knowledge and interest in peace, conflict and security issues in Nigeria and West Africa