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Save the Children is currently looking to recruit for the position of Awards Officer to critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme in Abuja, Nigeria. The job holder will work within the Nigeria Country Programme.

Position Description:
  • To ensure the maintenance and administration of a robust and an effective awards management system for the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) that is compliant to SC award management systems and guidelines and meets DFID requirements.
  • Maintenance of an effective and efficient CDGP award filing system in accordance with SC award checklist and ensuring CDGP information is updated and monitored on the SC Award Management System (AMS).
  • Support in preparation of draft financial reports to DFID and sending to Award Manager before submission to National Programme Manager (NPM).
  • Dissemination of information/correspondence regarding CDGP and other awards as instructed by the Award Manager.
  • Following up reports and other requests with project staff and field teams and developing a system to ensure that team members understand and meet upcoming deadlines and assist in the preparation of income claims from DFID.
Candidate must have the followings requirements:
  1. A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognised professional certificate in accounting - Part II ACA, ACMA, ACCA;
  2. Experience of managing institutional donor contracts such as DFID, EC, ECHO, USAID
  3. Proven experience in strategic financial management and producing appropriate management information to support strategy development and decision-making by management;
  4. Proven analytical skills and ability to translate analysis into appropriate, feasible and practical implementation plans and goals.
Last date of application:
The last date is 30th April, 2013 for submission of application

How to apply?
If you meet the requirement for this position and are interested in making a career with Save the Children, should kindly send CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable to: Nigeria.Recruitment@savethechildren.org: state the position and location in the subject field.

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