Finance, Administration & Operation Assistant (National) @ European Centre for Election Support

Finance, Administration and Operation Assistant (National)

Currently, European Centre for Election Support is a member of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and is part of its Board of Directors.

European Partnership
for Democracy is a network of European civil and political society
organizations working on democracy assistance.  European Partnership for
Democracy advocates for a stronger presence of democracy support on the
European Union’s
agenda and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices in
democratic transformations around the world.  Furthermore, the other
partners are : Club de Madrid, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty
Democracy, DEMO Finland, Eastern European Studies Centre, People in
Need, Universidade Catolica Portugesa, European Association for Local
Democracy, Elbarlament, AWEPA, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, One
World, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the French Media
Cooperation Agency. 


Finance, Administration and Operation Assistant (National)

Job Location;

Abuja, Nigeria

Vacancy Reference Number;


Language Requirements:

Excellent working level of English language in both writing and speaking.
Fluency in French is considered an asset.

Duty Station:

Reports to: Project Director, Administrative and Finances Manager


55 Months

Project’s context

of the project EU-SDGN – The Support to Independent National Electoral
Commission of Nigeria is meant to complement the efforts of the
Government to improve and strengthen democracy, especially with regards
to the 2019 general elections. Similarly, within the 11th European
Development Fund (EDF), national authorities renewed their commitment to
cooperate in the pursuit and achievement of the objectives foreseen in
the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) 2016 – 2020
the project, EU-SDGN – Support to INEC is part of a broader EU
programme in Nigeria of five components as follows: Support to INEC;
Support to the National Assembly; Support to Political
Parties; Support to Media; and Support to CSOs. The project contributes
to the reinforcement of democracy in Nigeria through building strong,
effective and legitimate democratic institutions. In particular, the
projects aims to;
  • Enhancing the capacities of the INEC and other electoral stakeholders to deliver effectively;
  • Strengthening INEC’s strategic planning, policy framework and operational capacity;
  • Enhancing
    INEC’s internal communication and strengthening the institutional
    mechanisms to engage with stakeholders. The design of the EU-SDGN
    project was undertaken in close cooperation with all relevant electoral
    stakeholders in Nigeria, taking into account the findings and
    recommendations of the latest EU EOM, as well as INEC internal review
    and report on the 2015 general elections. Furthermore, the project is
    built upon European Response to Electoral Cycle Support Strategy.

Core Purpose of the job;

Purpose of the job is to Reports to Project Director, Administrative
and Finances Manager. Which is under the supervision of the Project
Director and of the Executive Director of ECES and under the guidance of
the Administration, Finance and Operation Manager, the Project
Accountant will have the following specific responsibilities and will
provide the following deliverables:
  • Ensure that the Project’s Standard Operating Procedures are adequately implemented
  • throughout the project’s life-span
  • Ensure that adequate financial controls are implemented to maintain propriety and proper
  • accountability
  • Ensure the financial transactions are properly recorded, have adequate supporting
  • documentation, filled, maintained and can be easily extracted for the purpose of preparing
  • financial statements
  • Monitor expenditure through the use of a computer based monitoring system
  • Check budget lines to ensure that all transactions are booked to the correct budget lines
  • Ensure the regular update of project financial books
  • Follow up the budget balances
  • Contribute to prepare the activities’ projections
  • Contribute to internal financial audit and expenditure verification control
  • Contribute to the preparation of external financial audits
  • Contribute to the preparation of financial documents/reports
  • Contribute to the preparation of Project staff’s contracts
  • Implement all other working tasks deemed necessary by the Finance, Administration and Operation Manager and by the Project Director.


  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the ECES;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling ECES’ values and ethical standards.

Job requirement;

Applicant should be in possession of Bachelor Degree in in accounting, finance or a related field. 

Competency and Skill Requirements:

Interested Candidate should have a Graduate University Degree in management, economics, business
administration, organizational management etc…
At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in a finance and
administrative functions;

  • Previous experiences in administrative and finance position within not for
    profit organizations and/or international organizations
  • Experience in preparing financial reports/documents and audits
  • Experience in developing financial and management reports
  • Proven working knowledge of accountancy software/programmes
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office applications is a must
  • Good interpersonal skills and result orientation
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to perform effectively under high pressure, hardship conditions. 
Project Accountant @ European Centre for Election Support


Salaries and Allowances are very encouraging for a Start 

Method of Application

and qualified applicants must submit their application along with a
copy of their updated CV’s in PDF format to: and

Application Closing Date; 

12 August 2017

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