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The Teacher Development Programme (TDP) is a six-year UK government funded programme designed to provide strategic technical assistance at Federal level and in up to 6 Lead States on teachers’ skills improvement. It aims ultimately at improving student learning.

1. Job Title: Finance AssistantJob Position        Finance Assistant
Job Ref 12899BR
Job Category      Education

Job Profile         
The Finance Assistant will be responsible for the day-to-day management of finances within the state office in accordance with Cambridge Education’ systems and procedures and consistent with the client’s requirements. The Finance Assistant will receive an induction to ensure that s/he is fully conversant with Cambridge Education (CE) systems and procedures.
Job Description Accountabilities

• Work in accordance with the project accounting handbook to administer programme funds at state level;

• In consultation with the State Team Leader and the Deputy Finance Manager, produce regular rolling quarterly and monthly forecasts and submit monthly site returns to the Deputy Finance Manager in Abuja to feed into the monthly reconciliation and invoicing processes;

• Maintain up-to-date project accounts on the system to ensure that timely, accurate and appropriate information is available to the programme management team;

• Liaise with administrative and technical teams to ensure accurate forecasting and prompt disbursal and reconciliation of expenditure;

• Supervise preparation of all payment vouchers, journal vouchers and cheques and ensure the timely settlement of all undisputed sub-contractor invoices;

• Support the disbursement of fund for workshop and related activities, and the reconciliation of such disbursement

• Monitor expenditure and advise the State Team Leader and Deputy Programme Finance Manager of potential issues with regards to forecasting, disbursement or accounting;

• Maintain a petty cash register and supervise the imprest accounts for state based staff;

• Establish good and considerate working relationships with all staff within the programme, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities.

Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.


Candidate Specification Essential competencies/skills

• Excellent financial management/ accountancy skills;

• Good IT skills and confidence/proficiency in all Microsoft packages, and the ability to master CE in-house financial management system, FiFi;

• Attention to detail and accuracy;

• Ability to think ahead and produce accurate;

• Willingness to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support colleagues in Abuja head office and State Offices when the need requires;

• May undertake periodic travel to State Offices for financial team meetings.

Required academic/professional qualifications, training and experience

• Educated to degree standard or equivalent; with minimum of two years working experience;

• Relevant professional qualification (i.e. ACCA, CIM, etc.) is an added advantage;

• Previous experience working in a large donor funded programme;

• Ability to work as a member of a team.
Contract Type    Contract
Work Pattern     Full-Time
Country                Nigeria
Country Region / State  All - Nigeria
Position Location              Abuja

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Deadline: 22nd November, 2013

2. Job Title: Office Administrator 

Job Position        Office Administrator
Job Ref 12898BR
Job Category      Education

Job Profile         
The TDP State Administrator will be responsible for managing the operations functions in the state which includes all administrative, logistical, facilities and procurement needs of the states. The administrator will also be responsible for providing support to the State Team Leader and both short and long term technical specialists working in the State.

Job Description Accountabilities

• Responsible for overseeing all the administrative, logistics, and facilities needs of TDP in the State;

• Provide administrative and logistical support to the State Team Leader and all technical specialists working in the State;

• Establish retainership agreements with contractors for the maintenance of the office and all other assets and estates in the State;

• Establish a communications network with key stakeholders within the state and with colleagues in Abuja;

• Ensure all office records are filled accordingly; this includes ensuring the maintenance of an up-to-date asset register for the States;

• Facilitate development of a list of preferred providers of accommodation and training facilities across the State with cost guidelines;

• Ensure the smooth running of the State offices by ensuring adequate supply of office equipment and strict compliance with health and safety regulations;

• Ensure that the TDP State office meets all the pre-set Cambridge Education (CE) IMS (Integrated Management Systems) requirements under the direction of the TDP Operations Support Assistant in Abuja;

• Support the State Team Leader and/or the State Technical Specialists in preparing budgets for training events and workshops;

• Support the Finance Officer by providing relevant financial information to inform the production of cash flow forecasts etc.;

• Ensure effective coordination of staff in the State and proper delivery of duties; establish good and considerate working relationships within the organisation, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities;

• Monitor and record all maintenance work carried out in the office, assets and estates within the State;

• Line-manage Finance Officer, Office Assistant and drivers; responsible for their performance reviews as well as personal and professional development;

• Work with the TDP HR Unit in coordinating all human resource needs of the staff at State level; ensuring proper feedback to HR and also meeting all pre-set deadlines;

• Work closely with all immediate colleagues and Government staff within the State Office to provide a high quality service to internal and external customers;

• Ensure the maintenance of a healthy and productive work environment within the TDP State offices.


Candidate Specification Essential competencies/skills

• Excellent organisational skills;

• Proven people management and communication skills;

• Good IT skills and confidence/proficiency in all Microsoft packages;

• Attention to detail and accuracy;

• Ability to work under pressure and solve problems whilst retaining the support of colleagues and technical specialists alike;

• Pro-active approach to dealing with technical specialists’ logistical and training needs;

• An interest in the technical work taking place under the programme;

• Willingness to be flexible and prepared to contribute to the company in other duties as required


Required academic/professional qualifications, training and experience

• Minimum of first degree or equivalent in relevant area;

• Relevant professional qualification in administration / office skills / ICT;

• Previous experience in providing administrative support to a programme team;

• Previous experience of working within a multi-national team highly desirable.
Contract Type    Contract
Work Pattern     Full-Time
Country                Nigeria
Country Region / State  All - Nigeria
Position Location              Jigawa, Katsina and Zamfara

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Deadline: 22nd November, 2013 

3.Job Title: Drivers

Job Position        Driver
Job Ref 12220BR
Job Category      Education

Job Profile         
Drivers will be expected to provide driving support to the state teams as well as other short term and long term technical specialists thereby aiding in the delivery of both Programmes goals and objectives. The drivers and fleet of vehicles form a major part of the programmes’ support teams, and professional drivers are integral to the successful delivery of the logistics plan of each programme.
Job Description Accountabilities

• Provide a courteous and efficient service to all internal /external customers , and is a valuable first point of contact for external customers visiting the state / country;

• Perform daily vehicle checks and report maintenance needs promptly;

• Drive carefully and safely at all times in line with international driving standards, and checks to ensure that passengers, other road users and the vehicle in his care are safe;

• Ensure that all vehicle reports are duly approved and prepared on a monthly basis; records of mileage, fuel and maintenance costs made available to supervisor on or before scheduled dates;

• Maintain a professional appearance by ensuring good personal hygiene, and wears a clean and ironed uniform at all times;

• Ensure that adequate knowledge of the destination and route is gathered before departure;

• Maintain assigned vehicle in a clean and roadworthy state at all times;

• Ensure that approval for repairs is always obtained before taking the vehicle to the garage;

• Ensure adherence to transport policy on vehicle usage;

• Establishes good and considerate working relationships with all staff in the organisation, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities;

• Be available outside standard hours in case of emergency and during missions;

• Undertake missions work in provinces other than normal location with overnight allowance if necessary;

• Approval of overtime should always be given before they are taken;

• Ensure compliance with local administrative procedures required in the event of an accident;

• Be responsible for in-vehicle equipment;




Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder and line manager
Candidate Specification Extent of authority

Reports to the Security/Transport manager and Procurement and Estates Manager.


Special relationships and contacts

Establish and maintain good working relationships with all programmes staff.


Essential competencies / skills

• Valid category B driving license since at least 5 years;

• To be over 18;

• Demonstrable defensive driving skills (in town and on dirt roads);

• Good communication skills;

• Basic routine maintenance and vehicle handling skills;

• Excellent knowledge of the city and major motorways in Nigeria and (state) in particular;

• Willingness to be flexible and prepared to contribute to the company in other duties as required.



Required academic / professional qualifications, training and experience

• Minimum of OND;

• Certified professional driving training (preferred);

• Fluent English & local language;

• Previous experience of working within a multi-national team or project environment is highly desirable;

• Excellent knowledge of the city and major motorways in Nigeria;

• Significant experience in professional driving.
Contract Type    Contract
Work Pattern     Full-Time
Country                Nigeria
Country Region / State  All - Nigeria
Position Location              Nigeria

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Deadline: 22nd November, 2013

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