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Finance & Administrative Officer at TechnoServe Nigeria

Posted on Fri 14th Aug, 2020 - --- (0 comments)

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance & Administrative Officer

Requisition Number: FINAN01279
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Operations

We are looking for a young, dynamic and very proactive candidate to fill the role of a Finance & Administrative Officer. The successful candidate will work from our Lagos office to provide finance and administrative support to the project.

About the Project

  • TechnoServe, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to develop a more competitive agriculture sector in Nigeria by increasing the uptake of technology within the sector. 
  • The program will develop an agriculture technology (agtech) network to sustainably build awareness and convene ecosystem stakeholders around agtech. It will also provide training and advisory services to agribusinesses to increase their ability to adopt appropriate technologies, and support tech incubators to train agtech entrepreneurs to improve their products and scalability.
  • Through these activities, the program will reduce barriers to both the supply of appropriate technology solutions and the demand for them, while creating a sustainable interface to effectively drive technology uptake among stakeholders along agricultural value chains. 

Primary Purpose and Function:

  • The Finance and Administrative Officer will serve as the primary financial and administrative officer of the Project. S/he will oversee the overall administration of the project and will be responsible for project financials, including working with the Nigerian Finance and Operations Manager in managing operations, sub-award and contracts issued by TechnoServe, as well as procurement of commercial goods and services.
  • S/he will support the country team in entering accurate and timely transaction information into TechnoServe’s accounting system, while ensuring accurate reporting internally and to donors.
  • It should be understood that the tasks outlined below are the key responsibilities, but the employee is expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support financial management and analysis including ensuring reliable and accurate data is submitted, review of cash receipts and entering of transactions on the accounting software
  • Support the Program Director and Nigerian Finance and Operations Manager to develop project financial reports
  • Support the Program Director to conduct routine budget burn rate analysis, investigating deviations and supporting budget forecasting
  • Support budget or contract modification processes, as needed
  • Ensure program adheres to corporate policy, legal and contractual obligations, and corporate and donor standards
  • Ensures all budgets, expenses, as well as project procurement activities, are carried out according to donor and TechnoServe’s policies, rules and regulations
  • Facilitate logistics arrangements such as travel and fleet management
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed to ensure TechnoServe adheres to local legal and statutory requirements
  • Support the preparation and submission of key procurement documents, including purchase requisitions, advance requests, expense reconciliations, and other documents, as necessary
  • Assume responsibility for document filing and develop office administrative procedures
  • Draft correspondence including reports, processes and other administrative documents
  • Facilitate payments to suppliers, based on approval and authorization by the Country Director and Program Director
  • Assist in scheduling and planning for events and conference calls.

Education, Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or related field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in financial and administrative management of international development assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated expertise and excellent track record in management, finance, accounting, and office operations
  • Knowledge of budgeting, procurement, transport and fleet management and other administrative functions
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, organizational and communications skills
  • Knowledge of international development donor reporting requirements
  • Working experience with financial software packages
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in an environment requiring diplomacy and good judgment in managing interactions with individuals at all levels inside and outside an organization
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure with frequent deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • ICAN or ACCA certified preferred, in the least an active student member.
  • Computer literacy with excellent MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint skills

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.
  • TechnoServe encourages diversity at all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability, and all other protected classes.
  • TechnoServe is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact Human Resources Department at [email protected]


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