Admin Systems Program Specialist

from Nuru International
Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

* Reports to: Team Leader

  • Location: Adamawa State, Nigeria

  • Employment type: Contractor with some benefits

  • Term: 6 month contract in a field intensive role

  • Start Date: November 2017

Job Overview:

Nuru is focused on ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas and knows that a unique solution is needed for highly fragile states:

“Fragile states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Without urgent action they will be home to more than half of the world’s poor after 2018. Declining foreign aid and other external resources are not enough to drive development and stability in these countries.” – OECD, Fragile States 2014 Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in Fragile States

Thus Nuru’s next project site will launch in 2017 in a fragile region in Nigeria. Our goal is to take a “boots on the ground” approach and hire a highly skilled team to launch this project with an established exit strategy in mind. Nuru’s model depends on the organization’s ability to identify, train and collaborate with highly capable local leaders to develop and implement sustainable poverty solutions.

Nuru Nigeria will require HR, Finance, and IT systems to support all impact programs. Furthermore, the local staff will be trained on all systems to ensure sustainability after expat departure. These systems will need to be in compliance with U.S. and Nigerian law. An ideal candidate will have general experience and demonstrate competencies within Finance, HR, and IT.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Finance:

  • Establish sustainable accounting system (i.e. payroll, cash flow, budget tracking, compliance with local law)

  • Educate and mentor local finance team on sustainable and lawful finance practices

  • Implement checks and balances that ensure full transparency on all accounting practices, generate sound financial reports and maintain fiscal records

  • Collaborate with NI Finance Team

  • HR:

  • Establish basic HR policies and procedures for Nuru Nigeria through consultation with a firm or specialists

  • Recruit, train, and onboard local staff including HR department

  • Mentor local staff to implement HR best practices in hiring, retention, performance management and conflict resolution

  • Collaborate w/ NI HR

  • IT:

  • Establish sustainable IT infrastructure and policy for Nuru Nigeria project that supports operational, financial, administrative, and M&E functions

  • Educate and mentor local staff on sustainable IT systems

  • Maintain accountability for all IT systems, hardwares, and software licenses

  • Collaborate with NI IT

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • MA in business, project management, monitoring & evaluation, accounting or finance

  • Proven experience implementing monitoring and evaluation for program design and/or implementation

  • Minimum two years knowledge and experience dealing with process implementation in line with the areas described above

  • Demonstrated strong leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills

  • Prefer experience working with computerized accounting software system, such as QuickBooks

  • Exceptional strategic problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Complex scenario planning and project management

  • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments

  • Ability to build deep relationships with a variety of different partners and stakeholders

  • Highest level of responsibility, discipline, and personal integrity

  • Ability to operate effectively in unfamiliar and dangerous situations

  • Combat experience preferred

  • Passion for Nuru International’s mission


How to apply:

Please apply at by uploading your resume/CV and cover letter - outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.