European Union Nigeria 2014 Job Vacancy for a Finance and Contracts Assistant

The Delegation of the European Union to Federal Republic of Nigeria has a vacancy for a Local Agent in the section dealing with Finances & Contracts.


Overall purpose: Under the supervision of the Head of Section, the Finances & Contracts Assistant is expected to assist in the contractual and financial management of projects and programmes funded by the European Union, in particular with tender procedures, calls for proposals, contracts, payments and follow-up of audit matters as well as to advise operational sections and beneficiaries/contractors in contractual financial and audit matters.

Functions and duties include financial management such as:

Contributing to the application of sound financial management as well as legality and regularity of the implementation by tile Delegation and the Nigerian/ECOWAS authorities of EC/EOF financial cooperation programmes and projects.
General management and/or fellow- up of the contracts
Ensuring analysis of invoices, proper preparation and execution of payment orders,
Assisting in the planning and implementation of audit including field rrussions activities
Other tasks related to the financial implementation of EU development programmes

Education/Training: A two years degree in economics, finances, accountancy or related field or equivalent qualification In one of these fields is required. A superior degree in economics, finances, accountancy or related field constitutes an advantage.

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in economics, finance/accountancy or related field is required, preferably with an international organisation or an entity dealing with development aid and projects. Excellent command of English language; both oral and written. Knowledge of French is an advantage

Gross remuneration will be fixed depending on the provided proof of years of relevant professional experience as foreseen by the EU Local Agents’ Framework rules,

This postion requires a high degree of professionalism, an excellent oral and written communication, the ability to interpret financial data at an intermediate level, the capacity to communicate technical or specialised information, the ability to work in a proactive and autonomous way and be a team good player. It also requires a good intellectual capacity and crucial analysis, good planning and reporting capabilities and strong organisational skills. The position also entails fleXibility as demands and pnonnes changes With frequent tight deadlines and a significant workload. The availability to travel Within Nigeria and internationally is also included
How to Apply
Applications should consist of a letter explaining your interest and sutiability for this position and a curriculum vitae (each 2 pages maximum). These documents should be sent by email to the attention of the Head od Administration on  Applications received after the deadline below or not conform to these instructions will be automatically rejected.

Application Deadline: 27th December, 2013.
Location: Not Specified
Experience: 3 year(s)