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There has a vacancy for the post of Accounts Assistants for DFID Program. The Accounts Assistants will be located in each of the five programme states (Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Yobe and Kano) providing  financial management and accounting support at the state.  Candidate will work with the State Manager for costing and disbursement of funds and the Finance and Admin Manager and National Accountant for general coordination of programme funds from the states.

Responsibilities:
The Accounts Assistants will work with the State Manager for costing and disbursement of funds and the Finance and Admin Manager and National Accountant for general coordination of programme funds from the states.
S/he will operate an effective cash management system, maintain good records of all accounting books and prepare periodic financial reports to the programme head office.
The ideal candidate will coordinate all office running costs including petty cash disbursements as well as management of all payment to Consultants.

Qualified candidates should possess the following:
The ideal candidate must have a minimum of a first degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Auditing or any related discipline.
The job holder must have a minimum of 3 years’ hands-on experience in accounting or auditing in any organization.
A strong knowledge and hands-on use of Microsoft spreadsheet (Ms. Excel) and other computerized accounting soft-wares is essential for this position.
For this position candidate must have good inter-personal and communication skills. Previous experience in a similar donor-funding environment will be an added advantage.

How to apply?
To apply for this post, please email a covering letter addressing your suitability for the post and a CV to W4H@gridconsulting.net. Please quote the job title in the subject line.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please send your application CV's before 20th November, 2012.

Interviews will commence thereafter.

About the DFID Program
The Women for Health (W4H) programme is a 5 year DFID-funded health programme with the main objective of addressing the severe shortage of female health workers in five selected states in the Northern Nigeria. Women for Health is in full support of the MDG goals on reduction of child and maternal mortality especially in the selected Northern states in Nigeria and aims to address this through provision of female health workers in order to encourage improved access to health for women. The programme will address the critical health sector human resource challenges by using an approach which empowers women as service providers. Women for Health (W4H) are operated by a consortium of three organizations, namely: Health Partners International UK, Save the Children, UK and GRID Consulting Nigeria. As the programme commences its activities in Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara and Yobe with coordination from the programme head office in Kano.

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