Current Recruitment in an International Development Company (Development Alternatives, Inc (DAI)

Job Title: Finance & Administrative Officer – MADE II
Job Code: 3451
Locations: Benin City/Port Harcourt/Abuja
Project Title: Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) Phase II
Reports to: Finance Manager
Start date: March 2018
Programme Overview

  • Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II is a 2 year phase II of an earlier 4.5 year programme that uses the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta States. The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 155,000 poor people, 50 per cent of whom will be women, by up to 15 per cent.
  • MADE II will also, identify and address livelihood and economic factors contributing to human trafficking, forced labour and modern day slavery in the region, particularly in Edo State. MADE II will pilot interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of MDS, strengthen efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability.
  • A target of increasing incomes or providing livelihood opportunities to 30,000 people (as part of the target to add 155,000 incomes increases) within at risk geographies and demographic groups. MADE II will focus on sectors such as ICT, hospitality and the creative industries to support investment and growth in sectors that are seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking, and thus reduce drivers for emigration
  • The programme’s base is Port Harcourt, with project offices in Abuja and Benin City.


  • Ensure that the office administration and finances are kept in line with the assigned budget.
  • Oversee general accounts and bookkeeping for the office.
  • Maintain and develop processes and systems for managing the day to day operations of the office.
  • Assist with the organisation of events held by the programme, including booking venues and catering.
  • Oversee procurement of all office requirements, plus those required for events.
  • Maintain and develop a database of the international and national experts required for the programme.
  • Assist the Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, Finance Manager, Portfolio Manager with general secretariat needs.
  • Assist the Project Experts as needed.
  • Organising meetings.
  • Minute taking.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Previous experience of working with the DFID / donor funded projects is a distinct advantage.
  • Computer literacy and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Package programmes (Excel etc.)
  • General accounting and procurement experience.
  • Ability to work upon your own initiative, demonstrated through the management of projects.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Proactive and diligent in carrying out tasks.


  • Degree in Business/Public Management / Administration desirable.
  • Preferably hold certificates for basic accounting/bookkeeping and office management.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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